1939 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s)Gerald Nugent
Manager(s)Doc Prothro
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(Bill Dyer)
WIP
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
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The 1939 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished eighth in the National League with a record of 45 wins and 106 losses.

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

Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Phillies tie
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1939 Game Log[3]
Overall Record: 45–106–1
April (4–5–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
April 18 @ Bees Postponed (rain);[4] Makeup: July 9 as a traditional double-header
1 April 19 (1) @ Bees 6–7 (12) Bill Posedel (1–0) Max Butcher (0–1) None 1,501 0–1
April 19 (2) @ Bees Postponed (rain);[5] Makeup: August 16 as a traditional double-header
2 April 20 @ Bees 0–2 Lou Fette (1–0) Syl Johnson (0–1) None 3,166 0–2
3 April 21 Dodgers 2–2 (11)[a] None None None 2,500 0–2–1
4 April 22 Dodgers 5–4 Elmer Burkart (1–0) Red Evans (0–2) None 3,000 1–2–1
5 April 23 Dodgers 5–4 (12) Boom-Boom Beck (1–0) Hugh Casey (0–1) None 8,000 2–2–1
6 April 24 Giants 6–5 Max Butcher (1–1) Slick Castleman (0–1) Boom-Boom Beck (1) 3,000 3–2–1
7 April 25 Giants 8–1 Claude Passeau (1–0) Cliff Melton (0–2) Jim Henry (1) 3,500 4–2–1
April 26 Giants Postponed (rain);[6] Makeup: August 20 as a traditional double-header
8 April 27 Bees 4–5 Danny MacFayden (2–0) Al Hollingsworth (0–1) Tom Earley (1) 8,000 4–3–1
April 28 Bees Postponed (rain);[7] Makeup: July 2 as a traditional double-header
9 April 29 @ Dodgers 0–5 Whit Wyatt (1–0) Hugh Mulcahy (0–1) None 8,576[8] 4–4–1
10 April 30 @ Dodgers 1–3 Luke Hamlin (3–0) Max Butcher (1–2) None 20,583 4–5–1
May (8–19)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
11 May 1 @ Dodgers 12–13 Whit Wyatt (2–0) Jim Henry (0–1) None 8,063 4–6–1
12 May 2 Cubs 6–1 Syl Johnson (1–1) Ray Harrell (0–1) None 1,500 5–6–1
13 May 3 Cubs 4–1 Hugh Mulcahy (1–1) Earl Whitehill (1–1) None 1,500 6–6–1
14 May 4 Pirates 4–6 Russ Bauers (1–0) Max Butcher (1–3) None 3,500 6–7–1
15 May 5 Pirates 7–10 Rip Sewell (2–1) Al Hollingsworth (0–2) Mace Brown (2) 2,000 6–8–1
16 May 6 Pirates 1–0 Claude Passeau (2–0) Mace Brown (0–2) None 7,000 7–8–1
17 May 7 Reds 4–13 Paul Derringer (3–0) Hugh Mulcahy (1–2) None 18,046 7–9–1
18 May 8 Reds 8–7 Max Butcher (2–3) Johnny Vander Meer (0–1) Boom-Boom Beck (2) 2,313 8–9–1
19 May 9 Reds 4–8 Lee Grissom (1–1) Hugh Mulcahy (1–3) Peaches Davis (1) 2,239 8–10–1
20 May 10 Cardinals 3–4 Lon Warneke (3–1) Claude Passeau (2–1) Bob Bowman (1) 7,000 8–11–1
May 11 Cardinals Postponed (rain);[9] Makeup: June 10 as a traditional double-header
21 May 12 @ Giants 10–6 Syl Johnson (2–1) Dick Coffman (1–1) Hugh Mulcahy (1) 5,995 9–11–1
May 13 @ Giants Postponed (rain);[10] Makeup: August 13 as a traditional double-header
22 May 14 @ Giants 1–2 (10) Carl Hubbell (1–0) Max Butcher (2–4) None 22,485 9–12–1
23 May 16 @ Pirates 5–8 Joe Bowman (1–1) Claude Passeau (2–2) None 1,823 9–13–1
24 May 17 @ Pirates 7–3 Hugh Mulcahy (2–3) Bob Klinger (2–4) None 2,075 10–13–1
25 May 18 @ Pirates 4–5 (10) Jim Tobin (3–2) Al Hollingsworth (0–3) None 2,183 10–14–1
26 May 19 @ Reds 3–4 (12) Paul Derringer (4–1) Max Butcher (2–5) None 3,167 10–15–1
27 May 20 @ Reds 2–7 Whitey Moore (4–3) Claude Passeau (2–3) None 5,608 10–16–1
28 May 21 @ Cardinals 2–5 Bob Bowman (2–1) Hugh Mulcahy (2–4) None 7,663 10–17–1
29 May 22 @ Cardinals 1–2 Mort Cooper (1–1) Al Hollingsworth (0–4) Curt Davis (3) 1,065 10–18–1
30 May 23 @ Cardinals 1–6 Bill McGee (3–0) Max Butcher (2–6) None 1,347 10–19–1
31 May 24 @ Cubs 2–3 Larry French (3–2) Claude Passeau (2–4) None 4,658 10–20–1
32 May 25 @ Cubs 8–7 Hugh Mulcahy (3–4) Vance Page (2–2) Syl Johnson (1) 5,015 11–20–1
33 May 27 Giants 1–10 Hal Schumacher (3–3) Al Hollingsworth (0–5) None 2,500 11–21–1
34 May 28 Giants 2–7 Bill Lohrman (2–2) Max Butcher (2–7) None 4,425 11–22–1
35 May 29 Giants 5–7 Manny Salvo (2–2) Al Hollingsworth (0–6) None 3,000 11–23–1
36 May 30 (1) Bees 7–9 (10) Joe Sullivan (1–1) Boom-Boom Beck (1–1) None see 2nd game 11–24–1
37 May 30 (2) Bees 5–3 Syl Johnson (3–1) Bill Posedel (3–3) None 19,263 12–24–1
June (7–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
38 June 1 Pirates 2–5 Rip Sewell (6–3) Kirby Higbe (2–2) None 8,000[11] 12–25–1
39 June 3 Pirates 7–10 Mace Brown (1–2) Al Hollingsworth (0–7) Bill Swift (1) 2,000 12–26–1
40 June 4 (1) Cubs 4–9 Jack Russell (1–0) Hugh Mulcahy (3–5) None 4,000 12–27–1
June 4 (2) Cubs Postponed (rain[12][13][14] and Sunday curfew[b]); Makeup: August 27 as a traditional double-header
41 June 5 Cubs 8–7 Kirby Higbe (3–2) Larry French (4–3) Hugh Mulcahy (2) 1,500 13–27–1
42 June 6 Cubs 9–8 Boom-Boom Beck (2–1) Gene Lillard (2–4) None 1,000 14–27–1
43 June 7 Reds 4–5 Whitey Moore (7–4) Max Butcher (2–8) None 3,305 14–28–1
44 June 8 Reds 2–3 Paul Derringer (8–1) Hugh Mulcahy (3–6) None 16,123 14–29–1
45 June 10 (1) Cardinals 6–5 Kirby Higbe (4–2) Clyde Shoun (0–1) None see 2nd game 15–29–1
46 June 10 (2) Cardinals 5–3 Ray Harrell (1–2) Bob Weiland (3–5) Hugh Mulcahy (3) 7,000 16–29–1
47 June 11 (1) Cardinals 5–4 (11) Boom-Boom Beck (3–1) Bill McGee (5–1) None see 2nd game 17–29–1
48 June 11 (2) Cardinals 1–4 Lon Warneke (7–2) Al Hollingsworth (0–8) Mort Cooper (3) 17,047 17–30–1
49 June 14 @ Reds 7–10 Gene Thompson (2–1) Gene Schott (0–1) Whitey Moore (3) 5,175 17–31–1
50 June 15 @ Reds 1–4 Bucky Walters (9–4) Hugh Mulcahy (3–7) None 26,616 17–32–1
51 June 17 @ Pirates 11–2 Syl Johnson (4–1) Rip Sewell (6–6) None 3,741 18–32–1
June 18 (1)[c] @ Pirates Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: July 26 as a traditional double-header
June 18 (2)[c] @ Pirates Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: September 17 as a traditional double-header
June 20 @ Cardinals Postponed (rain);[16] Makeup: August 6 as a traditional double-header
52 June 21 @ Cardinals 2–14 Curt Davis (9–6) Hugh Mulcahy (3–8) None 1,359 18–33–1
53 June 22 @ Cardinals 5–11 Mort Cooper (2–3) Boom-Boom Beck (3–2) None 1,025 18–34–1
54 June 23 @ Cubs 3–4 Bill Lee (7–8) Max Butcher (2–9) None 6,762 18–35–1
55 June 24 @ Cubs 1–0 Hugh Mulcahy (4–8) Charlie Root (0–2) None 8,574 19–35–1
56 June 25 @ Cubs 3–4 Claude Passeau (5–7) Kirby Higbe (4–3) None 14,388 19–36–1
57 June 27 @ Giants 5–13 Hal Schumacher (6–5) Max Butcher (2–10) None 6,139 19–37–1
58 June 28 @ Giants 1–7 Bill Lohrman (6–3) Hugh Mulcahy (4–9) None 6,556 19–38–1
June 29 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain[17] and wet grounds[18]); Makeup: June 30
June 30 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain);[19] Makeup: September 6
July (7–23)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
59 July 1 Bees 0–6 Bill Posedel (7–5) Max Butcher (2–11) None 1,000 19–39–1
60 July 2 (1) Bees 7–9 Dick Errickson (2–5) Boom-Boom Beck (3–3) Milt Shoffner (1) see 2nd game 19–40–1
61 July 2 (2) Bees 3–4 Johnny Lanning (3–2) Syl Johnson (4–2) Fred Frankhouse (3) 7,502 19–41–1
62 July 4 (1) @ Dodgers 3–6 Tot Pressnell (4–3) Al Hollingsworth (0–9) None see 2nd game 19–42–1
63 July 4 (2) @ Dodgers 6–8 Hugh Casey (4–3) Ike Pearson (0–1) None 21,299 19–43–1
64 July 5 @ Dodgers 1–7 Freddie Fitzsimmons (2–5) Kirby Higbe (4–4) None 3,536 19–44–1
65 July 7 @ Bees 3–7 Bill Posedel (8–5) Boom-Boom Beck (3–4) None 1,768 19–45–1
66 July 8 @ Bees 0–4 Lou Fette (9–3) Syl Johnson (4–3) None 1,307 19–46–1
67 July 9 (1) @ Bees 3–1 Kirby Higbe (5–4) Danny MacFayden (6–7) None see 2nd game 20–46–1
68 July 9 (2) @ Bees 7–6 Al Hollingsworth (1–9) Johnny Lanning (3–3) Boom-Boom Beck (3) 10,634 21–46–1
July 11 1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium in New York
69 July 13 Cubs 5–7 Vance Page (4–2) Boom-Boom Beck (3–5) None 10,714 21–47–1
70 July 15 Cubs 8–5 Syl Johnson (5–3) Bill Lee (9–10) Boom-Boom Beck (4) 3,000 22–47–1
71 July 16 (1) Pirates 3–2 Hugh Mulcahy (5–9) Mace Brown (4–4) None see 2nd game 23–47–1
72 July 16 (2) Pirates 3–7 Bob Klinger (8–9) Max Butcher (2–12) Bill Swift (2) 12,958 23–48–1
73 July 17 Pirates 4–7 Joe Bowman (6–5) Ray Harrell (1–3) None 2,500 23–49–1
74 July 18 Pirates 8–3 Syl Johnson (6–3) Bill Swift (2–2) None 6,000 24–49–1
75 July 19 Cardinals 2–4 Tom Sunkel (1–1) Hugh Mulcahy (5–10) Bob Bowman (4) 11,554 24–50–1
76 July 21 (1)[d] Cardinals 16–2 Kirby Higbe (6–4) Curt Davis (11–11) None see 2nd game 25–50–1
77 July 21 (1)[d] Cardinals 0–7 Mort Cooper (6–3) Ike Pearson (0–2) None 6,000 25–51–1
78 July 22 Reds 0–2 Paul Derringer (13–4) Boom-Boom Beck (3–6) None 5,000 25–52–1
79 July 23 (1) Reds 2–5 (11) Gene Thompson (4–1) Hugh Mulcahy (5–11) None see 2nd game 25–53–1
80 July 23 (2) Reds 0–4 Whitey Moore (9–6) Max Butcher (2–13) None 23,840 25–54–1
81 July 25 @ Pirates 4–5 (10) Bob Klinger (10–10) Ike Pearson (0–3) None 2,539 25–55–1
82 July 26 (1)[c] @ Pirates 1–3 Bill Swift (4–2) Kirby Higbe (6–5) Mace Brown (6) see 2nd game 25–56–1
83 July 26 (2)[c] @ Pirates 3–5 Joe Bowman (7–5) Boom-Boom Beck (3–7) None 10,611 25–57–1
84 July 27 @ Pirates 9–8 Ray Harrell (2–3) Rip Sewell (7–7) Kirby Higbe (1) 2,610 26–57–1
July 28 @ Reds Postponed (rain);[20] Makeup: July 29 as a traditional double-header
85 July 29 (1) @ Reds 0–3 Gene Thompson (5–1) Hugh Mulcahy (5–12) None see 2nd game 26–58–1
86 July 29 (2) @ Reds 2–9 Whitey Moore (10–6) Ike Pearson (0–4) None 10,223 26–59–1
87 July 30 (1) @ Reds 2–9 Bucky Walters (18–6) Kirby Higbe (6–6) None see 2nd game 26–60–1
88 July 30 (2) @ Reds 1–5 Johnny Vander Meer (5–8) Boom-Boom Beck (3–8) None 30,298 26–61–1
August (13–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
89 August 1 @ Cubs 2–6 Larry French (7–5) Kirby Higbe (6–7) None 7,290 26–62–1
August 2 @ Cubs Postponed (rain);[21] Makeup: September 14 as a traditional double-header
90 August 3 @ Cubs 6–9 Bill Lee (12–10) Hugh Mulcahy (5–13) Jack Russell (3) 6,993[22] 26–63–1
91 August 4 @ Cardinals 8–9 (13) Bob Bowman (6–4) Hugh Mulcahy (5–14) None 1,041 26–64–1
92 August 5 @ Cardinals 1–5 Curt Davis (15–11) Ike Pearson (0–5) None 2,313 26–65–1
93 August 6 (1) @ Cardinals 0–11 Bob Weiland (7–9) Kirby Higbe (6–8) None see 2nd game 26–66–1
94 August 6 (2) @ Cardinals 3–8 Mort Cooper (8–4) Syl Johnson (6–4) None 10,430 26–67–1
95 August 8 Dodgers 3–2 Hugh Mulcahy (6–14) Red Evans (1–8) None 8,250 27–67–1
96 August 10 (1) Dodgers 0–3 Luke Hamlin (13–9) Boom-Boom Beck (3–9) None see 2nd game 27–68–1
97 August 10 (2) Dodgers 8–3 Ike Pearson (1–5) Freddie Fitzsimmons (4–8) None 9,000 28–68–1
98 August 11 @ Giants 2–1 Kirby Higbe (7–8) Hal Schumacher (7–8) None 5,212 29–68–1
99 August 12 @ Giants 4–3 Hugh Mulcahy (7–14) Manny Salvo (4–8) None 6,998 30–68–1
100 August 13 (1) @ Giants 2–11 Bill Lohrman (10–8) Bill Kerksieck (0–1) None see 2nd game 30–69–1
101 August 13 (2) @ Giants 2–6 Carl Hubbell (7–5) Ray Harrell (2–4) None 10,853 30–70–1
102 August 15 @ Bees 4–3 Boom-Boom Beck (4–9) Lou Fette (10–7) None 1,498 31–70–1
103 August 16 (1) @ Bees 2–9 Bill Posedel (12–9) Syl Johnson (6–5) None see 2nd game 31–71–1
104 August 16 (2) @ Bees 3–2 Hugh Mulcahy (8–14) Danny MacFayden (7–13) None 4,322 32–71–1
105 August 18 Giants 5–2 Kirby Higbe (8–8) Bill Lohrman (10–9) None 5,000 33–71–1
August 19 Giants Postponed (rain);[23] Makeup: September 28 as a traditional double-header
106 August 20 (1) Giants 4–8 Hal Schumacher (8–8) Boom-Boom Beck (4–10) None see 2nd game 33–72–1
107 August 20 (2) Giants 3–2 Hugh Mulcahy (9–14) Carl Hubbell (7–6) None 12,043 34–72–1
108 August 21 Reds 0–7 Johnny Niggeling (2–0) Ike Pearson (1–6) None 1,000 34–73–1
109 August 22 Reds 4–0 Kirby Higbe (9–8) Gene Thompson (8–3) None 2,450 35–73–1
110 August 23 Reds 0–3 Paul Derringer (16–7) Boom-Boom Beck (4–11) None 3,869 35–74–1
111 August 24 Cardinals 6–5 Syl Johnson (7–5) Bob Weiland (8–10) None 15,000 36–74–1
112 August 26 (1) Cardinals 0–5 Curt Davis (18–12) Kirby Higbe (9–9) None see 2nd game 36–75–1
113 August 26 (2) Cardinals 4–11 Bob Bowman (10–4) Ike Pearson (1–7) Clyde Shoun (7) 12,000 36–76–1
114 August 27 (1) Cubs 4–3 Boom-Boom Beck (5–11) Bill Lee (16–11) None see 2nd game 37–76–1
115 August 27 (2) Cubs 3–2 Ray Harrell (3–4) Claude Passeau (12–10) None 10,029 38–76–1
116 August 28 Cubs 3–5 Charlie Root (6–7) Syl Johnson (7–6) None 1,500 38–77–1
August 29 Cubs Postponed (rain);[24] Makeup: September 15 as a traditional double-header in Chicago
August 30 Pirates Postponed (rain[25] and wet grounds[26]); Makeup: August 31 as a traditional double-header[26]
117 August 31 (1) Pirates 0–1 Max Butcher (5–15) Kirby Higbe (9–10) None see 2nd game 38–78–1
118 August 31 (2) Pirates 11–6 Boom-Boom Beck (6–11) Bob Klinger (11–15) None 8,000 39–78–1
September (6–27)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
119 September 1 Bees 0–6 Bill Posedel (15–9) Ray Harrell (3–5) None 8,674 39–79–1
120 September 2 Bees 3–2 Ike Pearson (2–7) Hiker Moran (1–1) Kirby Higbe (2) 1,500 40–79–1
121 September 3 (1) Bees 3–4 Johnny Lanning (5–4) Syl Johnson (7–7) None see 2nd game 40–80–1
122 September 3 (2) Bees 2–6 Joe Sullivan (5–6) Hugh Mulcahy (9–15) None 8,081 40–81–1
123 September 4 (1) @ Giants 0–10 Hal Schumacher (10–8) Kirby Higbe (9–11) Jumbo Brown (6) see 2nd game 40–82–1
124 September 4 (2) @ Giants 6–7 Jumbo Brown (4–0) Kirby Higbe (9–12) None 13,039 40–83–1
125 September 5 @ Giants 0–6 Cliff Melton (11–12) Ray Harrell (3–6) None 1,864 40–84–1
126 September 6 @ Dodgers 1–2 Luke Hamlin (17–11) Ike Pearson (2–8) None 20,133 40–85–1
127 September 8 (1)[e] @ Dodgers 2–11 Bill Crouch (1–0) Kirby Higbe (9–13) None see 2nd game 40–86–1
128 September 8 (2)[e] @ Dodgers 1–3 (5) Vito Tamulis (8–6) Hugh Mulcahy (9–16) None 9,801 40–87–1
129 September 9 @ Bees 2–1 Boom-Boom Beck (7–11) Dick Errickson (4–7) None 1,454 41–87–1
September 10 @ Bees Canceled (rain[27] and cold weather[28]); No makeup scheduled
130 September 12 @ Cardinals 3–4 Bob Bowman (12–5) Ike Pearson (2–9) None 1,564 41–88–1
131 September 13 @ Cardinals 9–10 Bill McGee (9–5) Ike Pearson (2–10) None 1,428 41–89–1
132 September 14 (1) @ Cubs 1–13 Charlie Root (8–8) Boom-Boom Beck (7–12) None see 2nd game 41–90–1
133 September 14 (2) @ Cubs 2–5 Larry French (13–7) Roy Bruner (0–1) None 5,004 41–91–1
134 September 15 (1) @ Cubs 9–6 Kirby Higbe (10–13) Dizzy Dean (6–4) Syl Johnson (2) see 2nd game 42–91–1
135 September 15 (2) @ Cubs 1–6 Vance Page (7–7) Bill Kerksieck (0–2) Claude Passeau (3) 4,481 42–92–1
136 September 16 @ Cubs 2–8 Bill Lee (18–13) Ray Harrell (3–7) None 4,418 42–93–1
137 September 17 (1) @ Pirates 7–3 Syl Johnson (8–7) Johnny Gee (0–1) None see 2nd game 43–93–1
138 September 17 (2) @ Pirates 1–10 Bob Klinger (14–16) Ike Pearson (2–11) None 8,008 43–94–1
139 September 18 @ Pirates 4–7 Mace Brown (9–12) Roy Bruner (0–2) None 688 43–95–1
140 September 19 @ Reds 13–1 Kirby Higbe (11–13) Johnny Vander Meer (5–9) None 3,044 44–95–1
141 September 20 @ Reds 2–3 Bucky Walters (26–10) Boom-Boom Beck (7–13) None 3,581 44–96–1
142 September 21 @ Reds 3–8 Paul Derringer (23–7) Ike Pearson (2–12) None 3,251 44–97–1
143 September 23 (1) Dodgers 4–22 Tot Pressnell (9–6) Kirby Higbe (11–14) None see 2nd game 44–98–1
144 September 23 (2) Dodgers 0–8 Carl Doyle (1–0) Ray Harrell (3–8) None 4,000 44–99–1
145 September 24 (1) Dodgers 1–3 Ira Hutchinson (5–2) Syl Johnson (8–8) None see 2nd game 44–100–1
146 September 24 (2) Dodgers 1–6 Bill Crouch (3–0) Roy Bruner (0–3) None 7,000 44–101–1
147 September 26 Bees 5–3 Kirby Higbe (12–14) Jim Turner (4–11) None 200 45–101–1
September 27 Bees Postponed (rain);[29] Makeup: September 3 as a traditional double-header
148 September 28 (1) Giants 3–4 Harry Gumbert (17–11) Ike Pearson (2–13) None see 2nd game 45–102–1
149 September 28 (2) Giants 3–8 (8) Hal Schumacher (13–10) Ray Harrell (3–9) None 3,000 45–103–1
September 29 Giants Canceled (rain[30] and threatening weather[31]); No makeup scheduled
150 September 30 (1)[f] @ Dodgers 5–14 Bill Crouch (4–0) Roy Bruner (0–4) None see 2nd game 45–104–1
151 September 30 (2)[f] @ Dodgers 1–5 (7) Luke Hamlin (20–13) Boom-Boom Beck (7–14) None 9,431 45–105–1
October (0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
152 October 1 (1)[f] @ Dodgers 2–3 Hugh Casey (15–10) Kirby Higbe (12–15) Carl Doyle (1) 17,152 45–106–1
October 1 (2)[f] @ Dodgers Canceled (rain);[32][33] No makeup scheduled
^[a] The April 21, 1993, game ended after eleven innings due to darkness with the score tied 2–2,[34][35][36] and an additional game was scheduled for September 25 which became October 1 in Brooklyn.
^[b] The second game on June 4, 1939, was called due to the Pennsylvania Sunday curfew at the end of the third inning[14][37][38][39][40] with the score 0–2.[41] Since the game was not yet official,[41] it was replayed from the beginning on August 27.
^[c] The original schedule indicated single games on June 18 and 19 and July 26 at Pittsburgh.[42] The game on June 19 was changed to a double-header on June 18[43] which was postponed due to rain[15][44] and became a double-headers on July 26 and September 17.
^[d] The original schedule indicated single games on June 12 and July 21 with St. Louis[42] which became a double-header on July 21.
^[e] The original schedule indicated single games on September 7 and 8 at Brooklyn[42] which became a double-header on September 8.
^[f] The original schedule indicated single games on September 25 with Brooklyn and September 30 and October 1 at Brooklyn.[42] September 25 became a double-header because of the April 21 tie which became a double-headers on September 30 and October 1 in Brooklyn.[45]

Roster

1939 Philadelphia Phillies
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 Spud Davis 87 202 62 .307 0 23
1B Gus Suhr 60 198 63 .318 3 24
2B Roy Hughes 65 237 54 .228 1 16
SS George Scharein 118 399 95 .238 1 33
3B Pinky May 135 464 133 .287 2 62
OF Joe Marty 91 299 76 .254 9 44
OF Hersh Martin 111 393 111 .282 1 22
OF Morrie Arnovich 134 491 159 .324 5 67

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
Heinie Mueller 115 341 95 .279 9 43
Gibby Brack 91 270 78 .289 6 41
LeGrant Scott 76 232 65 .280 1 26
Del Young 77 217 57 .263 3 20
Jack Bolling 69 211 61 .289 3 13
Wally Millies 84 205 48 .234 0 12
Pinky Whitney 34 75 14 .187 1 6
Bud Bates 15 58 15 .259 1 2
Bennie Warren 18 56 13 .232 1 7
Les Powers 19 52 18 .346 0 2
Bud Hafey 18 51 9 .176 0 3
Stan Benjamin 12 50 7 .140 0 2
Chuck Klein 25 47 9 .191 1 9
Charlie Letchas 12 44 10 .227 1 3
Jim Shilling 11 33 10 .303 0 4
Dave Coble 15 25 7 .280 0 0
Eddie Feinberg 6 18 4 .222 0 0
Len Gabrielson 5 18 4 .222 0 1
Bill Atwood 4 6 0 .000 0 1
Johnny Watwood 2 6 1 .167 0 0
Joe Kracher 5 5 1 .200 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
Hugh Mulcahy 38 225.2 9 16 4.99 59
Kirby Higbe 34 187.1 10 14 4.85 79
Max Butcher 20 105.2 2 13 5.79 27
Claude Passeau 8 53.1 2 4 4.22 29
Roy Bruner 4 27.0 0 4 6.67 11

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
Boom-Boom Beck 34 182.2 7 14 4.73 77
Ike Pearson 26 125.0 2 13 5.76 29
Syl Johnson 22 111.0 8 8 3.81 37
Ray Harrell 22 94.2 3 7 5.42 35
Al Hollingsworth 15 60.0 1 9 5.85 24
Jim Henry 9 23.0 0 1 5.09 7

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
Bill Kerksieck 23 0 2 0 7.18 13
Jennings Poindexter 11 0 0 0 4.15 12
Al Smith 5 0 0 0 4.00 2
Elmer Burkart 5 1 0 0 4.32 2
Gene Schott 4 0 1 0 4.91 1
Bill Hoffman 3 0 0 0 13.50 1
Bud Hafey 2 0 0 0 33.75 1
Joe Marty 1 0 0 0 4.50 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Wally Dashiell
D Mayodan Millers Bi-State League Harry Daughtry, Ramon Couto and Chink Outen
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League Joe Holden
D Johnstown Johnnies Pennsylvania State Association Dick Goldberg

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pensacola[46]

Notes

  1. ^ Les Powers page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Len Gabrielson page at Baseball Reference
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  4. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 18, 1939. p. 23. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Single By Simmons Gives Bees 7-6 Win: Clout Breaks Up 12-Inning Battle With Phils — 2nd Game Postponed by Rain". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. April 20, 1939. p. 17. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 26, 1939. p. 23. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 28, 1939. p. 39. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Dodgers Shutout Philadelphia". Telegraph-Herald. Dubuque, IA. International News Service (INS). April 30, 1939. p. 15. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "Major League Summaries". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. May 12, 1939. p. 17. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  10. ^ "Week-end Baseball Results". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. May 15, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  11. ^ Biederman, Les (June 2, 1939). "The Scoreboard". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 38. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  12. ^ "Cubs Defeat Phillies, 9-4; Stop Second: Sunday Law Halts Nightcap With Dean Out Front, 2-0". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Associated Press (AP). June 5, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved January 1, 2020. Wet grounds delayed the start of the opener.
  13. ^ Kirksey, George (June 5, 1939). "Reds Tighten Up Defense; Roll Along: McKechnie Infield Begin to Show Good Form". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. United Press (UP). p. 23. Retrieved January 1, 2020. Dizzy Dean blanked the Phils for three innings in the second, which was washed up at the end of the third.
  14. ^ a b "Chicago Cubs 9, Philadelphia Phillies 4". retrosheet.org. June 4, 1939. Retrieved January 1, 2020. Start of [the first] game delayed 2:10 due to rain[.] ... Game 2 of scheduled doubleheader called in fourth inning due to Sunday curfew[.]
  15. ^ a b c Biederman, Lester (June 19, 1939). "Drastic Shakeup Planned By Traynor: Fletcher Replaces Suhr: Brubaker, Berres Yanked Out: 'Pep' Young, Mueller Get Chance as Giants Come Here Tomorrow—Dismal Showing Against Phils Riles 'Pie'". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 18. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
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  19. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. June 30, 1939. p. 4 (Section 2). Retrieved December 31, 2019. called at end of first inning, rain
  20. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. July 29, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  21. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. August 3, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
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  24. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. August 30, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
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  26. ^ a b Biederman, Lester (August 30, 1939). "Fletcher, Suhr Deals Bring No Regrets: Pirates-Phils Kept Idle By Wet Grounds: Play Two Tomorrow; Elbie, Butcher Produce for Bucs". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 28. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  27. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. September 11, 1939. p. 21. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  28. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. September 11, 1939. p. 3 (Section 2). Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  29. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. September 27, 1939. p. 28. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  30. ^ "Major League Summaries". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. September 30, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  31. ^ "Results of Games". The Southeast Missourian. Cape Girardeau, MO. September 30, 1939. p. 3. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  32. ^ "Dodgers Grab Third Place: Beat Phils 3-2; Draw Million During Season". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Associated Press (AP). October 2, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  33. ^ Bailey, Judson (October 2, 1939). "Cards, Dodgers Big Surprises Of 1939 Season: Majors Reach Finish Of Unimpressive Campaign". Meriden Journal. Meriden, CT. Associated Press (AP). p. 4. Retrieved February 4, 2020. Larry MacPhail, mogul of the Dodgers, gambled his team's position for a million attendance yesterday and won. The club had drawn some 999,000 paid admissions and wanted to reach 1,000,000 for the season. Rain fell all day and the club had third place clinched if it didn't play, but ran the risk of losing its position if defeated. It nosed out the Philadelphia Phillies 3–1 [sic] and reached both goals. A second scheduled game was cancelled.
  34. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 2". retrosheet.org. April 21, 1939. Retrieved December 29, 2019. Game called, darkness[.]
  35. ^ "Cubs Open Well; Phils Get Tie: Tamulis Scatters Five Hits Over 11 Frames but Fails to Win". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. Associated Press (AP). April 22, 1939. p. 1 (Section 3). Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  36. ^ Kirksey, George (April 22, 1939). "Yankees Back at Old Tricks—Homers Win". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. United Press (UP). p. 7. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  37. ^ "Week-end Baseball Results". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. June 5, 1939. p. 19. Retrieved January 1, 2020. called in third inning, Sunday Law.
  38. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. June 5, 1939. p. 4 (Section 2). Retrieved January 1, 2020. second game called end of three innings Sunday law[.]
  39. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. June 5, 1939. p. 23. Retrieved January 1, 2020. second game, postponed, end third inning, curfew[.]
  40. ^ "Major League Summaries". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. June 5, 1939. p. 15. Retrieved January 1, 2020. second game, called at end of 312 innings, Sunday law.
  41. ^ a b "Chicago Cubs Triumph Over Phillies by 9-4". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. Associated Press (AP). June 5, 1939. p. 19. Retrieved January 1, 2020. [The] Chicago Cubs ... were out in front 2-0 ... when the second game was called in the fourth inning because of a law banning Sunday ball after 7 p.m. E.D.T. While the Cubs hustled in a futile attempt to complete the five innings necessary for the nightcap to go down on the record books, the Phils played casually.
  42. ^ a b c d "1939 Original Regular Season Schedules". retrosheet.org. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  43. ^ Biederman, Lester (June 17, 1939). "Bucs Tangle With Cellar-Dwelling Phils: Victory Over Bees Puts Bucs Nearer Fifth-Place Cubs: Quakers Sport League's Leading Hitter In Arnovich, Who Is Powdering Ball At .404 Clip". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 7. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
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