1939 Washington Senators season

1939 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local radio WJSV
(Walter Johnson, Harry McTigue)
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The 1939 Washington Senators won 65 games, lost 87, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees10645.702--
Boston Red Sox8962.58917
Cleveland Indians8767.56520.5
Chicago White Sox8569.55222.5
Detroit Tigers8173.52626.5
Washington Senators6587.42841.5
Philadelphia Athletics5597.36251.5
St. Louis Browns43111.27964.5

Record vs. opponents

1939 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 8–1411–1110–1211–8–118–416–615–7
Chicago 14–812–1012–104–1811–1118–414–8–1
Cleveland 11–1110–1211–117–1518–416–614–8
Detroit 12–1010–1211–119–1311–1114–8–114–8
New York 8–11–118–415–713–918–419–315–7
Philadelphia 4–1811–114–1811–114–1813–9–18–12
St. Louis 6–164–186–168–14–13–199–13–17–15
Washington 7–158–14–18–148–147–1512–815–7

Roster

1939 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CRick Ferrell8727477.281031
1BMickey Vernon7627671.257130
2BJimmy Bloodworth8331892.289440
SSCecil Travis130476139.292563
3BBuddy Lewis140536171.3191075
OFTaffy Wright129499154.309493
OFSam West115390110.282352
OFGeorge Case128530160.302235

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bobby Estalella8228077.275841
Johnny Welaj6320155.274133

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dutch Leonard34269.12083.5488
Ken Chase3223210193.80118
Joe Haynes271738125.3664
Dick Bass18016.751

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Alex Carrasquel40159.1594.6941
Harry Kelley1553.2434.7020

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Pete Appleton4051064.5650
Bud Thomas40006.000
Lou Thuman30009.001

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A1 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Kiki Cuyler
A Springfield Nationals Eastern League Spencer Abbott
B Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League Calvin Griffith
B Greenville Spinners Sally League Alex McColl
C Oswego Netherlands Canadian–American League Art Funk and Blaine Kunes
D Salisbury Indians Eastern Shore League Vic Keen and Spud Nachand
D Orlando Senators Florida State League John Ganzel
D Shelby Nationals Tar Heel League Ed Montague

Notes

References

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