1940 Major League Baseball season

1940 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 16 – October 8, 1940
Regular season
Season champions AL: Detroit Tigers
NL: Cincinnati Reds
Season MVP AL: Hank Greenberg (DET)
NL: Frank McCormick (CIN)
World Series
Champions Cincinnati Reds
  Runners-up Detroit Tigers

The 1940 Major League Baseball season.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

 American LeagueNational League
TypeNameStatNameStat
AVGJoe DiMaggio NYY.352Debs Garms PIT.355
HRHank Greenberg DET41Johnny Mize STL43
RBIHank Greenberg DET150Johnny Mize STL137
WinsBob Feller1 CLE27Bucky Walters CIN22
ERABob Feller1 CLE2.61Bucky Walters CIN2.48
SOBob Feller1 CLE261Kirby Higbe PHI137
SVAl Benton DET17Joe Beggs CIN
Jumbo Brown NYG
Mace Brown PIT
7
SBGeorge Case WSH35Lonny Frey CIN22

1 American League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stDetroit Tigers90  64.584   --
2ndCleveland Indians89  65.578  1
3rdNew York Yankees88  66.571  2
4thChicago White Sox82  72.532  8
4thBoston Red Sox82  72.532  8
6thSt. Louis Browns67  87.435  23
7thWashington Senators64  90.416  26
8thPhiladelphia Athletics54  100.351  36

National League final standings

National League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stCincinnati Reds100  53.654   --
2ndBrooklyn Dodgers88  65.575  12
3rdSt. Louis Cardinals84  69.549  16
4thPittsburgh Pirates78  76.506  22.5
5thChicago Cubs75  79.487  25.5
6thNew York Giants72  80.474  27.5
7thBoston Bees65  87.428  34.5
8thPhiladelphia Phillies50  103.327  50

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jimmy Dykes
Cleveland Indians Ossie Vitt
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Fred Haney
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Casey Stengel
Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher
Chicago Cubs Gabby Hartnett
Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie
New York Giants Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies Doc Prothro
Pittsburgh Pirates Frankie Frisch
St. Louis Cardinals Ray Blades, Mike González and Billy Southworth


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