1939 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s)Connie Mack
Manager(s)Connie Mack
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(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
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(Bill Dyer)
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The 1939 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing seventh in the American League with a record of 55 wins and 97 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 106 45 0.702 52–25 54–20
Boston Red Sox 89 62 0.589 17 42–32 47–30
Cleveland Indians 87 67 0.565 20½ 44–33 43–34
Chicago White Sox 86 69 0.555 22 50–27 36–42
Detroit Tigers 81 73 0.526 26½ 42–35 39–38
Washington Senators 65 88 0.425 42 37–40 28–48
Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 0.362 51½ 28–48 27–49
St. Louis Browns 43 111 0.279 64½ 18–59 25–52


Record vs. opponents

1939 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 8–14 11–11 10–12 11–8–1 18–4 16–6 15–7
Chicago 14–8 12–10 12–10 4–18 11–11 18–4 14–8–1
Cleveland 11–11 10–12 11–11 7–15 18–4 16–6 14–8
Detroit 12–10 10–12 11–11 9–13 11–11 14–8–1 14–8
New York 8–11–1 18–4 15–7 13–9 18–4 19–3 15–7
Philadelphia 4–18 11–11 4–18 11–11 4–18 13–9–1 8–12
St. Louis 6–16 4–18 6–16 8–14–1 3–19 9–13–1 7–15
Washington 7–15 8–14–1 8–14 8–14 7–15 12–8 15–7


Roster

1939 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
C Frankie Hayes 124 431 122 .283 20 83
1B Dick Siebert 101 402 118 .294 6 47
2B Joe Gantenbein 111 348 101 .290 4 36
SS Skeeter Newsome 99 248 55 .222 0 17
3B Dario Lodigiani 121 393 102 .260 6 44
OF Wally Moses 115 437 134 .307 3 33
OF Bob Johnson 150 544 184 .338 23 114
OF Sam Chapman 140 498 134 .269 15 64

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
Bill Nagel 105 341 86 .252 12 39
Dee Miles 106 320 96 .300 1 37
Wayne Ambler 95 227 48 .211 0 24
Earle Brucker 62 172 50 .291 3 31
Nick Etten 43 155 39 .252 3 29
Eric Tipton 47 104 24 .231 1 14
Al Brancato 21 68 14 .206 1 8
Fred Chapman 15 49 14 .286 0 1
Lou Finney 9 22 3 .136 0 1
Eddie Collins 32 21 5 .238 0 0
Bill Lillard 7 19 6 .316 0 1
Bob McNamara 9 9 2 .222 0 3
Hal Wagner 5 8 1 .125 0 0
Harry O'Neill 1 0 0 ---- 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
Lynn Nelson 35 197.2 10 13 4.78 75
Buck Ross 29 174 6 14 6.00 43
Bill Beckmann 27 155.1 7 11 5.39 20
Les McCrabb 5 35.2 1 2 4.04 11
Sam Page 4 22 0 3 6.95 11
Bud Thomas 2 4 0 1 15.75 0

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
Nels Potter 41 196.1 8 12 6.60 60
George Caster 28 136 9 9 4.90 59
Cotton Pippen 25 118.2 4 11 5.99 33
Roy Parmelee 14 44.2 1 6 4.45 13
Jim Reninger 4 16.1 0 2 7.71 3

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
Chubby Dean 54 5 8 7 5.25 39
Bob Joyce 30 3 5 0 6.69 25
Walt Masters 4 0 0 0 6.55 2
Eddie Smith 3 1 0 0 9.82 3
Bill Nagel 1 0 0 0 12.00 0
Jim Schelle 1 0 0 0 0
Dave Smith 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Marty McManus
D Federalsburg Athletics Eastern Shore League Sammy Holbrook
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Joe Byrd

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References

  1. ^ Bill Beckmann page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007