1940 Philadelphia Athletics season

1940 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local radio WIP
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
WCAU
(Bill Dyer, Harry McTigue)
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The 1940 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses.

Offseason

  • December 8, 1939: Al Simmons was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers9064.584--
Cleveland Indians8965.5781
New York Yankees8866.5712
Boston Red Sox8272.5328
Chicago White Sox8272.5328
St. Louis Browns6787.43523
Washington Senators6490.41626
Philadelphia Athletics54100.35136

Record vs. opponents

1940 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–118–1411–119–1318–412–1013–9
Chicago 11–116–1613–911–11–116–613–912–10
Cleveland 14–816–611–1110–1214–811–11–113–9
Detroit 11–119–1311–1114–811–1118–4–116–6
New York 13–911–11–112–108–1413–914–817–5
Philadelphia 4–186–168–1411–119–138–148–14
St. Louis 10–129–1311–11–14–18–18–1414–811–11
Washington 9–1310–129–136–165–1714–811–11

Roster

1940 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
CFrankie Hayes136465143.3081670
OFWally Moses142537166.309950
OFBob Johnson138512137.26831103

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
Joe Gantenbein7519747.239423
Al Simmons378125.309119
Fred Chapman266911.15904
Earle Brucker23469.19602

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
Johnny Babich31229.114133.7394
George Caster36178.14196.5675

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
Chubby Dean30159.16136.6138
Bill Beckmann34127.1844.1747
Herman Besse1753038.8319

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
Ed Heusser4161354.9939
Pat McLaughlin100016.200

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Tony Lazzeri
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Fresco Thompson
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Chief Bender and Charlie Berry
D Federalsburg A's Eastern Shore League Sam Nisonoff and Joe Maynard

[2]

References

  1. Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  2. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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