The following are the baseball events of the year 1939 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1939 in sports

  • American football
  • Aquatic sports
  • Association football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Combat sports
    • Sumo
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrianism
  • Esports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice sports
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
    • 1938–39
    • 1939–40
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Headline event of the year

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Joe DiMaggio NYY .381 Johnny Mize SLC .349
HR Jimmie Foxx BSR 35 Johnny Mize SLC 28
RBI Ted Williams BSR 145 Frank McCormick CIN 128
Wins Bob Feller CLE 24 Bucky Walters CIN 27
ERA Lefty Grove BSR 2.54 Bucky Walters CIN 2.29

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 106   45 .702    –
2nd Boston Red Sox 89   62 .589   17.0
3rd Cleveland Indians 87   67 .565   20.5
4th Chicago White Sox 85   69 .555   22.0
5th Detroit Tigers 81   73 .526   26.5
6th Washington Senators 65   87 .428   41.5
7th Philadelphia Athletics 55   97 .362   51.5
8th St. Louis Browns 43   111 .279   64.5

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Cincinnati Reds 97   57 .630    –
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 92   61 .601   4.5
3rd Brooklyn Dodgers 84   69 .549   12.5
4th Chicago Cubs 84   70 .545   13.0
5th New York Giants 77   74 .510   18.5
6th Pittsburgh Pirates 68   85 .444   28.5
7th Boston Bees 63   88 .417   32.5
8th Philadelphia Phillies 45   106 .298   50.5

Negro league baseball final standings

Negro American League final standings

Negro American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Kansas City Monarchs 25 13 .658
Memphis Red Sox 12 13 .480
Cleveland Bears 20 21 .488
Chicago American Giants 16 20 .444
St. Louis Stars 8 11 .421
Toledo Crawfords 8 11 .421
Indianapolis ABCs 2 10 .167

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Washington Homestead Grays 33 14 .702
Newark Eagles 29 20 .592
Baltimore Elite Giants 25 21 .543
Philadelphia Stars 31 32 .492
New York Black Yankees 15 21 .417
New York Cubans 5 22 .185

Negro National League postseason

Events

January – May

June – July

Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball's greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky. When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift – that's something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies – that's something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter – that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body – it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed – that's the finest I know. So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.

August – September

October – December

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

Barney Pelty

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

References

  1. ^ "1939 NN2 Playoffs - Homestead Grays over Philadelphia Stars (3-2) | Baseball-Reference.com".
  2. ^ "1939 NN2 Playoffs - Baltimore Elite Giants over Newark Eagles (3-1) | Baseball-Reference.com".
  3. ^ "1939 NN2 Championship Series - Baltimore Elite Giants over Homestead Grays (3-1-1) | Baseball-Reference.com".
  4. ^ Retrosheet Box Score: New York Yankees 2, Boston Red Sox 0, Game played on April 20, 1939, at Yankee Stadium.
  5. ^ Retrosheet Box Score: Philadelphia Athletics 12, Boston Red Sox 8, Game played on April 23, 1939, at Fenway Park.
  6. ^ "History of Little League". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  7. ^ New York Yankees 2 at Philadelphia Athletics 3. June 26, 1936. Baseball Reference Box Score. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  8. ^ MLB.com: Hall inductees White, O'Day have intertwined history
  9. ^ Baseball Reference – Players who played for Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees
  10. ^ SABR BioProject – Nick Allen Biography