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1940 Philadelphia Athletics season

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 Tigers 90 64 .584 --
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 1
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 2
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 8
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 8
St. Louis Browns 67 87 .435 23
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 26
Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 .351 36

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
C Hayes, FrankieFrankie Hayes 136 465 143 .308 16 70
OF Moses, WallyWally Moses 142 537 166 .309 9 50
OF Johnson, BobBob Johnson 138 512 137 .268 31 103

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
Gantenbein, JoeJoe Gantenbein 75 197 47 .239 4 23
Simmons, AlAl Simmons 37 81 25 .309 1 19
Chapman, FredFred Chapman 26 69 11 .159 0 4
Brucker, EarleEarle Brucker 23 46 9 .196 0 2

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
Babich, JohnnyJohnny Babich 31 229.1 14 13 3.73 94
Caster, GeorgeGeorge Caster 36 178.1 4 19 6.56 75

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
Dean, ChubbyChubby Dean 30 159.1 6 13 6.61 38
Beckmann, BillBill Beckmann 34 127.1 8 4 4.17 47
Besse, HermanHerman Besse 17 53 0 3 8.83 19

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
Heusser, EdEd Heusser 41 6 13 5 4.99 39
McLaughlin, PatPat McLaughlin 1 0 0 0 16.20 0

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

External links

  • 1940 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1940 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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