1940 Boston Bees
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record65–87 (.428)
League place7th
Other information
Owner(s)J.A. Robert Quinn
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local radioWAAB
(Jim Britt)
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The 1940 Boston Bees season was the 70th season of the franchise. The Bees finished seventh in the National League with a record of 65 wins and 87 losses.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 0.654 55–21 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 0.575 12 41–37 47–28
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 0.549 16 41–36 43–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 0.506 22½ 40–34 38–42
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 25½ 40–37 35–42
New York Giants 72 80 0.474 27½ 33–43 39–37
Boston Bees 65 87 0.428 34½ 35–40 30–47
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 0.327 50 24–55 26–48

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 8–14 9–12 7–15 15–6 9–13 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 10–12 8–14–1 16–5 17–5 15–7–1 9–13–1
Chicago 14–8 12–10 6–16 12–10 12–10 11–11 8–14
Cincinnati 12–9 14–8–1 16–6 15–7 15–7 16–6 12–10–1
New York 15–7 5–16 10–12 7–15 12–10 12–10 11–10
Philadelphia 6–15 5–17 10–12 7–15 10–12 6–16 6–16
Pittsburgh 13–9 7–15–1 11–11 6–16 10–12 16–6 15–7–1
St. Louis 14–8 13–9–1 14–8 10–12–1 10–11 16–6 7–15–1


Notable transactions

Roster

1940 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 Ray Berres 85 229 44 .192 0 14
1B Buddy Hassett 124 458 107 .234 0 27
2B Bama Rowell 130 486 148 .305 3 58
SS Eddie Miller 151 569 157 .276 14 79
3B Sibby Sisti 123 459 115 .251 6 34
OF Chet Ross 149 569 160 .281 17 89
OF Gene Moore 103 363 106 .292 5 39
OF Max West 139 524 137 .261 7 72

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
Johnny Cooney 108 365 116 .318 0 21
Al Glossop 60 148 35 .236 3 14
Phil Masi 63 138 27 .196 1 14
Tony Cuccinello 34 126 34 .270 0 19
Al López 36 119 35 .294 2 17
Les Scarsella 18 60 18 .300 0 8
Rabbit Warstler 33 57 12 .211 0 4
Whitey Wietelmann 35 41 8 .195 0 1
Mel Preibisch 11 40 9 .225 0 5
Stan Andrews 19 33 6 .182 0 2
Bob Loane 13 22 5 .227 0 1
Sig Broskie 11 22 6 .273 0 4
Buddy Gremp 4 9 2 .222 0 2
Don Manno 3 7 2 .286 1 4
Claude Wilborn 5 7 0 .000 0 0
Hank Majeski 3 3 0 .000 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
Dick Errickson 34 236.1 12 13 3.16 34
Bill Posedel 35 233.0 12 17 4.13 86
Manny Salvo 21 160.2 10 9 3.08 60
Jim Tobin 15 96.1 7 3 3.83 29

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
Joe Sullivan 36 177.1 10 14 3.55 64
Nick Strincevich 32 128.2 4 8 5.53 54
Al Piechota 21 61.0 2 5 5.75 18
George Barnicle 13 32.2 1 0 7.44 11
Lou Fette 7 32.1 0 5 5.57 2
Tom Earley 4 16.1 2 0 3.86 5
Joe Callahan 6 15.0 0 2 10.20 3
Hank LaManna 5 13.1 1 0 4.73 3
Art Johnson 2 6.0 0 1 10.50 1

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
Dick Coffman 31 1 5 3 5.40 11
Al Javery 29 2 4 1 5.51 42
Ace Williams 5 0 0 0 16.00 5
Bill Swift 4 1 1 1 2.89 7

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Hartford Bees Eastern League Jack Onslow
B Evansville Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
B York Bees Interstate League Rudy Hulswitt
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Hughie Wise and Harold Sueme
D Bradford Bees PONY League Eddie Onslow and Vic George

[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Roy Weir page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tony Cuccinello page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References