1944 Philadelphia Phillies season

1944 Philadelphia Phillies
Also known as the Philadelphia Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter
General manager(s) Herb Pennock
Manager(s) Freddie Fitzsimmons
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Doug Arthur)
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Offseason

Bill Veeck attempted to purchase the Phillies in late 1943. Veeck's plan was to sign players from the Negro leagues to make the Phillies competitive.[1]

The organization held a fan contest prior to the 1944 season to solicit a second nickname for the Phillies. Fans voted on Blue Jays and Elizabeth Crooks designed a logo of a blue jay perched on the Phillies word mark.[2]

Regular season

The Phillies got off to a 12–6 start, and on May 13 were 1.5 games out of first place. However, it was all downhill from there, as they finished with yet another losing season.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10549 0.682 54–22 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 9063 0.588 14½ 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 8965 0.578 16 45–33 44–32
Chicago Cubs 7579 0.487 30 35–42 40–37
New York Giants 6787 0.435 38 39–36 28–51
Boston Braves 6589 0.422 40 38–40 27–49
Brooklyn Dodgers 6391 0.409 42 37–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 6192 0.399 43½ 29–49 32–43

Record vs. opponents

1944 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOB BKN CHC CIN NYG PHP PIT SLC
Boston 9–1311–118–149–1311–11–19–138–14
Brooklyn 13–98–14–18–1410–1216–64–184–18
Chicago 11–1114–8–19–13–110–1213–912–10–16–16
Cincinnati 14–814–813–9–115–713–1912–108–14
New York 13–912–1012–107–1510–127–15–16–16
Philadelphia 11–11–16–169–139–1312–109–125–17
Pittsburgh 13–918–410–12–110–1215–7–112–912–10–3
St. Louis 14–818–416–614–816–617–510–12–3

Roster

1944 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
3BGlen Stewart11837783.220029

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
Lee Riley4121.08301
Chuck Klein471.14300
Nick Goulish110.00000

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
Dick Barrett37221.112183.8674
Bill Lee31208.110113.1550

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
Vern Kennedy1255.1154.2323

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
Chet Covington191104.6613
Deacon Donahue60207.712

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Dutch Dorman and Ray Brubaker
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League Ray Brubaker and Ken Blackman

[3]

References

  1. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 181, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  2. "Blue Jays Already Creating Squawks". The Sporting News. March 16, 1944. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  3. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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