1940 Philadelphia Phillies season

1940 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gerald Nugent
Manager(s) Doc Prothro
Local radio WCAU
(Bill Dwyer, Harry McTigue)
WIP
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
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The 1940 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 58th season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Doc Prothro, began their third season at Shibe Park and were picked by 73 of 76 writers in the pre-season Associated Press poll of baseball writers to finish last.[1] The Phillies lost 103 games and finished last, 50 games behind the pennant-winning Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

In March 1940, the Phillies, along with the St. Louis Browns and Boston Bees were made outstanding offers of $5,000,000 by attorney Richard Cantillon for one of the teams to move its franchise to Los Angeles. Phillies owner Gerald Nugent quickly dismissed the possibility of the Phillies considering the move.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 10053 0.654 55–21 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 8865 0.575 12 41–37 47–28
St. Louis Cardinals 8469 0.549 16 41–36 43–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 7876 0.506 22½ 40–34 38–42
Chicago Cubs 7579 0.487 25½ 40–37 35–42
New York Giants 7280 0.474 27½ 33–43 39–37
Boston Bees 6587 0.428 34½ 35–40 30–47
Philadelphia Phillies 50103 0.327 50 24–55 26–48

Record vs. opponents

1940 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–138–149–127–1515–69–138–14
Brooklyn 13–910–128–14–116–517–515–7–19–13–1
Chicago 14–812–106–1612–1012–1011–118–14
Cincinnati 12–914–8–116–615–715–716–612–10–1
New York 15–75–1610–127–1512–1012–1011–10
Philadelphia 6–155–1710–127–1510–126–166–16
Pittsburgh 13–97–15–111–116–1610–1216–615–7–1
St. Louis 14–813–9–114–810–12–110–1116–67–15–1

Roster

1940 Philadelphia Phillies
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

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
Heinie Mueller9726365.247328
Del Young15338.24201

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
Cy Blanton1377434.3224

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
Boom-Boom Beck29129.1494.3138

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
Syl Johnson172224.2013
Lefty Hoerst61005.253
Max Wilson300012.863

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Ray Brubaker and Cowboy McHenry
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Wally Dashiell
C Ottawa/Ogdensburg Senators Canadian–American League Cy Morgan
D Martinsville Manufacturers Bi-State League Harry Daughtry
D Dover Orioles Eastern Shore League Cap Clark
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League Joe Holden and George Jacobs
D Wausau Timberjacks Northern League Wally Gilbert

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Martinsville

Ottawa franchise played first half of its schedule in Ogdensburg, New York[3][4]

Notes

  1. "Baseball Experts Pick Cards Over Reds". Evening Independent. April 12, 1940. p. 16.
  2. "Los Angeles Wants to Purchase Major League Ball Club". Palm Beach Daily News. April 24, 1940. p. 4.
  3. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
  4. http://www.canamleague.com/pdf/canam_history_1936-40.pdf

References


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