1944 Philadelphia Athletics season

1944 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Doug Arthur)
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The 1944 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 5th in the American League with a record of 72 wins and 82 losses.

Offseason

Spring training

The Athletics considered using the Bader Field ballpark in Atlantic City for their 1944 spring training site. On November 17, 1943, Connie Mack examined Bader Field and the National Guard Armory as one possibility. But he knew the New York Yankees were already considering it. The A's went to McCurdy Field in Frederick, Maryland when the Yankees chose Atlantic City.[1]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns8965.578--
Detroit Tigers8866.5711
New York Yankees8371.5396
Boston Red Sox7777.50012
Cleveland Indians7282.46817
Philadelphia Athletics7282.46817
Chicago White Sox7183.46118
Washington Senators6490.41625

Record vs. opponents

1944 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOR CHW CLE DET NYY PHA SLB WSH
Boston 17–58–1410–12–211–1111–1110–1210–12
Chicago 5–1714–89–1310–129–138–1416–6
Cleveland 14–88–1410–128–1412–10–110–1210–12
Detroit 12–10–213–912–1014–811–119–1317–5
New York 11–1112–1014–88–1413–910–1215–7
Philadelphia 11–1113–910–12–111–119–139–139–13
St. Louis 12–1014–812–1013–912–1013–913–9
Washington 12–106–1612–105–177–1513–99–13

Notable transactions

  • April 15, 1944: Al Simmons was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[4]

Roster

1944 Philadelphia Athletics
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
CFrankie Hayes155581144.2481378
OFBobby Estalella140506151.298760

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 Burns287518.24018
Lew Flick19354.11402
Al Simmons463.50002
Bill Mills541.25000

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
Russ Christopher35215.114142.9784
Jesse Flores27185.29113.3965
Don Black29177.110124.0678

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

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
Joe Berry53108121.9444
Tal Abernathy10003.002

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Al Todd
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Lena Blackburne

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lancaster

References

  1. Warrington, Bob. "Spring Training 1944". Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. Archived from the original on November 27, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
  2. Rip Radcliff page at Baseball-Reference
  3. Sam Zoldak page at Baseball-Reference
  4. Al Simmons page at Baseball-Reference


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