1939 Boston Bees
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record63–88 (.417)
League place7th
Other information
Owner(s)J.A. Robert Quinn
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local radioWAAB
(Frankie Frisch)
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The 1939 Boston Bees season was the 69th season of the franchise.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 57 0.630 55–25 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 51–27 41–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 69 0.549 12½ 51–27 33–42
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 13 44–34 40–36
New York Giants 77 74 0.510 18½ 41–33 36–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 85 0.444 28½ 35–42 33–43
Boston Bees 63 88 0.417 32½ 37–35 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 45 106 0.298 50½ 29–44 16–62

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12–1 6–16 6–16 10–11 13–8 9–12 9–13
Brooklyn 12–10–1 11–11–2 10–12 12–10 17–4–1 13–9 9–13
Chicago 16–6 11–11–2 10–12 11–11 12–10 14–8 10–12
Cincinnati 16–6 12–10 12–10 11–11 19–3 16–6 11–11–2
New York 11–10 10–12 11–11 11–11 14–7 11–11 9–12
Philadelphia 8–13 4–17–1 10–12 3–19 7–14 8–14 5–17
Pittsburgh 12–9 9–13 8–14 6–16 11–11 14–8 8–14
St. Louis 13–9 13–9 12–10 11–11–2 12–9 17–5 14–8


Notable transactions

Roster

1939 Boston Bees
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 Al López 131 412 104 .252 8 49
1B Buddy Hassett 147 590 182 .308 2 60
2B Tony Cuccinello 81 310 95 .306 2 40
SS Eddie Miller 77 296 79 .267 4 31
3B Hank Majeski 106 367 100 .272 7 54
OF Debs Garms 132 513 153 .298 2 37
OF Johnny Cooney 118 368 101 .274 2 27
OF Max West 130 449 128 .285 19 62

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
Rabbit Warstler 114 342 83 .243 0 24
Al Simmons 93 330 93 .282 7 43
Sibby Sisti 63 215 49 .228 1 11
Jimmy Outlaw 65 133 35 .263 0 5
Phil Masi 46 114 29 .254 1 14
Elbie Fletcher 35 106 26 .245 0 6
Whitey Wietelmann 23 69 14 .203 0 5
Bama Rowell 21 59 11 .186 0 6
Ralph Hodgin 32 48 10 .208 0 4
Chet Ross 11 31 10 .323 0 0
Stan Andrews 13 26 6 .231 0 1
Chet Clemens 9 23 5 .217 0 1
Otto Huber 11 22 6 .273 0 3
Red Barkley 12 11 0 .000 0 0
Bill Schuster 2 3 0 .000 0 0
Oliver Hill 2 2 1 .500 0 0

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
Bill Posedel 33 220.2 15 13 3.92 73
Danny MacFayden 33 191.2 8 14 3.90 46
Jim Turner 25 157.2 4 11 4.26 50
Lou Fette 27 146 10 10 2.96 35
Al Veigel 2 2.2 0 1 6.75 1

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
Milt Shoffner 25 132.1 4 6 3.13 51
Johnny Lanning 37 129 5 6 3.42 45
Dick Errickson 28 128.1 6 9 4.00 33
Joe Sullivan 31 113.2 6 9 3.64 46
Tom Earley 14 40 1 4 4.72 9
Hiker Moran 6 20 1 1 4.50 4
George Barnicle 6 18.1 2 2 4.91 15
Joe Callahan 4 17.1 1 0 3.12 8

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
Fred Frankhouse 23 0 2 4 2.61 12
Roy Weir 2 0 0 0 0.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Hartford Bees Eastern League Fresco Thompson
B Evansville Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
C Utica Braves Canadian–American League Amby McConnell, Albert Zachary and Mike Diffley
C Allentown Dukes Interstate League Pete Weimer, George Hennessey and Lou Parisse
C Charleston Senators Middle Atlantic League Ed Hall
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Hughie Wise
D Bradford Bees PONY League John Rosar

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Allentown[5]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Johnny Dickshot page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Oliver Hill page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Milt Shoffner page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References