1943 Philadelphia Phillies season

1943 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William B. Cox
Manager(s) Bucky Harris, Freddie Fitzsimmons
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Roy Neal)
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Lumber baron William B. Cox purchased the team in 1943. On March 9, Cox announced that the team would officially be called the "Phillies" again after former-President Gerald Nugent had named them "Phils" prior to the 1942 season.[1]

In 1943, the team rose out of the standings cellar for the first time in five years. The fans responded with an increase in attendance. Eventually, it was revealed by Cox that he had been betting on the Phillies, and he was banned from baseball. The new owner, Bob Carpenter, Jr., tried to polish the team's image by unofficially changing the name to the "Blue Jays"; however, the new moniker did not take, and it was quietly dropped by 1949.[2]

Offseason

Spring training

The Phillies opened spring training on March 18 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They used the baseball diamond at Hershey High School.[3]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10549 0.682 58–21 47–28
Cincinnati Reds 8767 0.565 18 48–29 39–38
Brooklyn Dodgers 8172 0.529 23½ 46–31 35–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 8074 0.519 25 47–30 33–44
Chicago Cubs 7479 0.484 30½ 36–38 38–41
Boston Braves 6885 0.444 36½ 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 6490 0.416 41 33–43 31–47
New York Giants 5598 0.359 49½ 34–43 21–55

Record vs. opponents

1943 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–98–1411–1111–1111–1112–103–19
Brooklyn 9–1210–1213–914–817–511–117–15
Chicago 14–812–109–1312–9–110–128–149–13
Cincinnati 11–119–1313–916–6–119–39–1310–12
New York 11–118–149–12–16–16–18–14–19–134–18
Philadelphia 11–115–1712–103–1914–8–110–12–19–13–1
Pittsburgh 10–1211–1114–813–913–912–10–17–15–2
St. Louis 19–315–713–912–1018–413–9–115–7–2

Roster

1943 Philadelphia Phillies
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
SSGlen Stewart11033671.211224

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
Chuck Klein12202.10003

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
Schoolboy Rowe271991482.9452
Dick Barrett23169.11092.3965

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
Charlie Fuchs1777.2274.2912
Bill Lee1360.2154.6017

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
Manny Salvo100027.000

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Braves Eastern League Wally Schang
B Trenton Packers Interstate League George Ferrell

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References

  1. "Phils Become Phillies Again". The St. Petersburg Evening Independent. March 9, 1943. Retrieved September 10, 2009.
  2. "History: Phillies Timeline (1940s)". Phillies. Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved June 4, 2008.
  3. "Litwhiler Hits Hard". The New York Times. March 19, 1943. Retrieved September 10, 2009.
  4. Schoolboy Rowe page at Baseball Reference
  5. 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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