1940 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, Harry McTigue)
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The 1940 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing eighth in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 90 64 0.584 50–29 40–35
Cleveland Indians 89 65 0.578 1 51–30 38–35
New York Yankees 88 66 0.571 2 52–24 36–42
Boston Red Sox 82 72 0.532 8 45–34 37–38
Chicago White Sox 82 72 0.532 8 41–36 41–36
St. Louis Browns 67 87 0.435 23 37–39 30–48
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 26 36–41 28–49
Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 0.351 36 29–42 25–58


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 8–14 11–11 9–13 18–4 12–10 13–9
Chicago 11–11 6–16 13–9 11–11–1 16–6 13–9 12–10
Cleveland 14–8 16–6 11–11 10–12 14–8 11–11–1 13–9
Detroit 11–11 9–13 11–11 14–8 11–11 18–4–1 16–6
New York 13–9 11–11–1 12–10 8–14 13–9 14–8 17–5
Philadelphia 4–18 6–16 8–14 11–11 9–13 8–14 8–14
St. Louis 10–12 9–13 11–11–1 4–18–1 8–14 14–8 11–11
Washington 9–13 10–12 9–13 6–16 5–17 14–8 11–11


Roster

1940 Philadelphia Athletics
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 Frankie Hayes 136 465 143 .308 16 70
1B Dick Siebert 154 595 170 .286 5 77
2B Benny McCoy 134 490 126 .257 7 62
SS Al Brancato 107 298 57 .191 1 23
3B Al Rubeling 108 376 92 .245 4 38
OF Wally Moses 142 537 166 .309 9 50
OF Bob Johnson 138 512 137 .268 31 103
OF Sam Chapman 134 508 140 .276 23 75

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
Dee Miles 88 236 71 .301 1 23
Bill Lillard 73 206 49 .238 1 21
Joe Gantenbein 75 197 47 .239 4 23
Al Simmons 37 81 25 .309 1 19
Hal Wagner 34 75 19 .253 0 10
Fred Chapman 26 69 11 .159 0 4
Crash Davis 73 67 18 .269 0 9
Earle Brucker 23 46 9 .196 0 2
Elmer Valo 6 23 8 .348 0 0
Jack Wallaesa 6 20 3 .150 0 2
Eric Tipton 2 8 1 .125 0 0
Dario Lodigiani 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Buddy Hancken 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
Johnny Babich 31 229.1 14 13 3.73 94
Nels Potter 31 200.2 9 14 4.44 73
George Caster 36 178.1 4 19 6.56 75
Buck Ross 24 156.1 5 10 4.38 43
Porter Vaughan 18 99.1 2 9 5.35 46
Phil Marchildon 2 10.0 0 2 7.20 4

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
Chubby Dean 30 159.1 6 13 6.61 38
Bill Beckmann 34 127.1 8 4 4.17 47
Herman Besse 17 53.0 0 3 8.83 19

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
Ed Heusser 41 6 13 5 4.99 39
Les McCrabb 4 0 0 0 6.94 4
Carl Miles 2 0 0 0 13.50 6
Pat McLaughlin 1 0 0 0 16.20 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Tony Lazzeri
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Fresco Thompson
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Chief Bender and Charlie Berry
D Federalsburg A's Eastern Shore League Sam Nisonoff and Joe Maynard

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References

  1. ^ Al Simmons 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