1939 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Clark Griffith and William Richardson
Manager(s)Bucky Harris
Local radioWJSV
(Walter Johnson, Harry McTigue)
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The 1939 Washington Senators won 65 games, lost 87, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

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


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 Washington Senators
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 Rick Ferrell 87 274 77 .281 0 31
1B Mickey Vernon 76 276 71 .257 1 30
2B Jimmy Bloodworth 83 318 92 .289 4 40
SS Cecil Travis 130 476 139 .292 5 63
3B Buddy Lewis 140 536 171 .319 10 75
OF Taffy Wright 129 499 154 .309 4 93
OF Sam West 115 390 110 .282 3 52
OF George Case 128 530 160 .302 2 35

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
Bobby Estalella 82 280 77 .275 8 41
Buddy Myer 83 258 78 .302 1 32
Johnny Welaj 63 201 55 .274 1 33
Charlie Gelbert 68 188 48 .255 3 29
Tony Giuliani 54 172 43 .250 0 18
Jimmy Wasdell 29 109 33 .303 0 13
Bob Prichard 26 85 20 .235 0 8
Jake Early 32 84 22 .262 0 14
Ossie Bluege 18 59 9 .153 0 3
Hal Quick 12 41 10 .244 0 2
Ed Leip 9 32 11 .344 0 2
Morrie Aderholt 7 25 5 .200 1 4
Al Evans 7 21 7 .333 0 1
Elmer Gedeon 5 15 3 .200 0 1
Bob Loane 3 9 0 .000 0 1
Alex Pitko 4 8 1 .125 0 1

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
Dutch Leonard 34 269.1 20 8 3.54 88
Ken Chase 32 232.0 10 19 3.80 118
Joe Krakauskas 39 217.1 11 17 4.60 110
Joe Haynes 27 173.0 8 12 5.36 64
Jimmie DeShong 7 40.2 0 3 8.63 12
Early Wynn 3 20.1 0 2 5.75 1
Dick Bass 1 8.0 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
Alex Carrasquel 40 159.1 5 9 4.69 41
Walt Masterson 24 58.1 2 2 5.55 12
Harry Kelley 15 53.2 4 3 4.70 20

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
Pete Appleton 40 5 10 6 4.56 50
Bud Thomas 4 0 0 0 6.00 0
Lou Thuman 3 0 0 0 9.00 1
Bill Holland 3 0 1 0 11.25 2
Bucky Jacobs 2 0 0 0 0.00 1
Mike Palagyi 1 0 0 0 inf 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A1 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Kiki Cuyler
A Springfield Nationals Eastern League Spencer Abbott
B Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League Calvin Griffith
B Greenville Spinners Sally League Alex McColl
C Oswego Netherlands Canadian–American League Art Funk and Blaine Kunes
D Salisbury Indians Eastern Shore League Vic Keen and Spud Nachand
D Orlando Senators Florida State League John Ganzel
D Shelby Nationals Tar Heel League Ed Montague

Notes

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