1940 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s)Gerald Nugent
Manager(s)Doc Prothro
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(Bill Dwyer, Harry McTigue)
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The 1940 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 58th season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Doc Prothro, began their third season at Shibe Park and were picked by 73 of 76 writers in the pre-season Associated Press poll of baseball writers to finish last.[1] The Phillies lost 103 games and finished last, 50 games behind the pennant-winning Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

In March 1940, the Phillies, along with the St. Louis Browns and Boston Bees were made outstanding offers of $5,000,000 by attorney Richard Cantillon for one of the teams to move its franchise to Los Angeles. Phillies owner Gerald Nugent quickly dismissed the possibility of the Phillies considering the move.[2]

The 1940 season was the 25th anniversary of the team's 1915 National League pennant, the Phillies' lone to date. Gerry Nugent announced in April 1940 that the organization would welcome back the players from the 1915 team to celebrate the anniversary.[3]

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


Game log

Legend
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Bold Phillies team member
1940 Game Log[4]
Overall Record: 50–103
April (3–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 16 @ Giants 3–1 Kirby Higbe (1–0) Carl Hubbell (0–1) None 14,840 1–0
April 17 @ Giants Postponed (threatening weather,[5] rain,[6] cold and wet grounds[7]); Makeup: July 7 as a traditional double-header[8]
April 18 @ Giants Postponed (rain,[7] wet grounds[9]); Makeup: August 18 as a traditional double-header[8]
April 19 Bees Postponed (rain);[10] Makeup: July 3 as a traditional double-header[8]
April 20 Bees Postponed (rain);[10] Makeup: August 6 as a traditional double-header[8]
April 21 Bees Postponed (rain);[11] Makeup: September 7 as a traditional double-header[8]
April 22 Giants Postponed (cold weather,[11] rain,[12] wet grounds[13]); Makeup: June 30 as a traditional double-header[8]
2 April 23 Giants 0–1 Harry Gumbert (1–0) Kirby Higbe (0–1) None 5,000 1–1
3 April 24 Giants 2–5 Hy Vandenberg (1–0) Hugh Mulcahy (0–1) None 3,000 1–2
4 April 25 Dodgers 1–3 Hugh Casey (2–0) Ike Pearson (0–1) None 1,466 1–3
5 April 26 Dodgers 0–6 Freddie Fitzsimmons (1–0) Lefty Smoll (0–1) None 1,500 1–4
6 April 27 @ Bees 5–4 Lefty Smoll (1–1) Al Javery (0–1) Lloyd Brown (1) 2,345 2–4
7 April 28 @ Bees 2–3 Joe Sullivan (1–0) Kirby Higbe (1–2) None 6,417 2–5
8 April 30 @ Pirates 6–2 Hugh Mulcahy (1–1) Bob Klinger (1–2) None 2,015 3–5
May (9–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
May 1 @ Pirates Postponed (rain);[14][15] Makeup: June 9 as a traditional double-header[8][16]
May 2 @ Pirates Postponed (threatening and cold[15] weather,[17] rain,[18] wet grounds[19]); Makeup: August 28 as a traditional double-header[8][20]
May 3 @ Reds Postponed (rain,[17] wet grounds,[21] cold weather[22]); Makeup: July 14 as a traditional double-header[8]
9 May 4 @ Reds 2–3 (11) Joe Beggs (1–0) Kirby Higbe (1–3) None 4,530 3–6
10 May 5 @ Cubs 7–5 Hugh Mulcahy (2–1) Bill Lee (2–3) Lloyd Brown (2) 14,676 4–6
11 May 6 @ Cubs 4–5 (11) Larry French (4–1) Lloyd Brown (0–1) None 5,293 4–7
12 May 7 @ Cubs 1–0 Ike Pearson (1–1) Claude Passeau (1–3) None 2,054 5–7
13 May 8 @ Cardinals 4–7 Bill McGee (2–1) Lefty Smoll (1–2) Clyde Shoun (1) 1,333 5–8
14 May 9 @ Cardinals 4–8 Ernie White (1–0) Lloyd Brown (0–2) None 1,161 5–9
15 May 11 @ Dodgers 5–4 Kirby Higbe (2–3) Luke Hamlin (2–1) None 10,870 6–9
16 May 12 @ Dodgers 3–5 Freddie Fitzsimmons (2–0) Si Johnson (0–1) Tot Pressnell (1) 14,505 6–10
17 May 13 @ Dodgers 3–6 Vito Tamulis (1–0) Ike Pearson (1–2) None 5,337 6–11
18 May 14 Cardinals 4–0 Hugh Mulcahy (3–1) Ernie White (1–1) None 1,500 7–11
19 May 15 Cardinals 6–3 Kirby Higbe (3–3) Gene Lillard (0–1) None 2,000 8–11
May 16 Cardinals Postponed (rain);[23] Makeup: July 25
20 May 17 Reds 2–7 (11) Whitey Moore (1–0) Lloyd Brown (0–3) Elmer Riddle (2) 1,731 8–12
21 May 18 Reds 8–3 Hugh Mulcahy (4–1) Paul Derringer (3–3) None 8,000 9–12
22 May 19 Pirates 6–5 Si Johnson (1–1) Rip Sewell (0–1) None 8,981 10–12
23 May 20 Pirates 8–7 Lefty Hoerst (1–0) Dick Lanahan (0–2) None 1,000 11–12
May 21 Pirates Postponed (rain);[24][25] Makeup: June 26 as a traditional double-header
May 22 Cubs Postponed (rain);[26] Makeup: May 23
24 May 23 Cubs 3–4 (13) Vern Olsen (2–1) Hugh Mulcahy (4–2) Vance Page (1) 7,801 11–13
May 24 Dodgers Postponed (rain,[27] cold,[28] threatening weather[29]); Makeup: September 5
May 25 Dodgers Postponed (rain);[30] Makeup: September 6 as a traditional double-header
25 May 26 Dodgers 1–2 (10) Vito Tamulis (2–0) Kirby Higbe (3–4) None 3,281 11–14
26 May 27 @ Dodgers 0–6 Whit Wyatt (4–2) Lefty Smoll (1–3) None 3,578 11–15
27 May 28 @ Dodgers 2–4 Freddie Fitzsimmons (4–0) Hugh Mulcahy (4–3) None 28,918[31] 11–16
28 May 29 @ Bees 1–3 Dick Errickson (2–0) Boom-Boom Beck (0–1) None 1,143 11–17
29 May 30 (1) @ Bees 5–1 Kirby Higbe (4–4) Lou Fette (0–2) None see 2nd game 12–17
30 May 30 (2) @ Bees 1–5 (11) Joe Sullivan (2–4) Si Johnson (1–2) None 14,738 12–18
June (9–21)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
31 June 1 @ Cardinals 5–4 Hugh Mulcahy (5–3) Jack Russell (2–1) Lloyd Brown (3) 2,027 13–18
32 June 2 (1)[a] @ Cardinals 4–2 Boom-Boom Beck (1–1) Max Lanier (2–2) None see 2nd game 14–18
33 June 2 (2)[a] @ Cardinals 2–9 Bob Bowman (1–3) Lefty Smoll (1–4) None 7,061 14–19
34 June 4 @ Cubs 6–12 Charlie Root (1–0) Syl Johnson (0–1) None 3,433 14–20
35 June 5 @ Cubs 2–3 Larry French (6–4) Hugh Mulcahy (5–4) None 3,304 14–21
36 June 6 @ Cubs 5–11 Bill Lee (5–7) Ike Pearson (1–3) Jake Mooty (1) 3,461 14–22
37 June 7 @ Pirates 4–10 Johnny Lanning (1–1) Si Johnson (1–3) None 1,174 14–23
38 June 8 @ Pirates 5–6 Ken Heintzelman (1–0) Si Johnson (1–4) Mace Brown (1) 3,055 14–24
39 June 9 (1) @ Pirates 6–1 Hugh Mulcahy (6–4) Bob Klinger (4–5) None see 2nd game 15–24
40 June 9 (2) @ Pirates 5–11 (8)[b] Mace Brown (4–4) Ike Pearson (1–4) None 14,450 15–25
41 June 11 @ Reds 4–1 Boom-Boom Beck (2–1) Bucky Walters (9–2) None 3,623 16–25
42 June 12 @ Reds 1–2 Paul Derringer (8–4) Kirby Higbe (4–5) None 17,289 16–26
43 June 14 Cardinals 2–6 Bob Bowman (2–3) Hugh Mulcahy (6–5) None 3,000 16–27
44 June 15 Cardinals 1–14 Mort Cooper (1–3) Boom-Boom Beck (2–2) None 1,000 16–28
45 June 16 (1) Cardinals 3–9 Jack Russell (3–2) Kirby Higbe (4–6) None see 2nd game 16–29
46 June 16 (2) Cardinals 1–3 Lon Warneke (4–6) Cy Blanton (0–1) None 9,847 16–30
47 June 17 Reds 2–6 Whitey Moore (2–1) Boom-Boom Beck (2–3) None 1,000 16–31
48 June 18 Reds 3–1 Hugh Mulcahy (7–5) Bucky Walters (9–4) None 10,381 17–31
49 June 20 Reds 4–3 (12) Kirby Higbe (5–6) Joe Beggs (3–2) None 7,421 18–31
50 June 21 Cubs 6–5 Lloyd Brown (1–3) Bill Lee (5–9) Ike Pearson (1) 1,000 19–31
51 June 22 Cubs 2–10 Claude Passeau (6–7) Ike Pearson (1–5) None 2,500 19–32
52 June 23 (1) Cubs 2–3 Jake Mooty (4–0) Hugh Mulcahy (7–6) None see 2nd game 19–33
53 June 23 (2) Cubs 2–7 Ken Raffensberger (3–1) Boom-Boom Beck (2–4) None 12,201 19–34
June 24 Pirates Postponed (rain);[32] Makeup: August 3[33]
54 June 25 Pirates 7–9 Johnny Lanning (2–2) Kirby Higbe (5–7) Bob Klinger (1) 1,000 19–35
55 June 26 (1) Pirates 4–2 Cy Blanton (1–1) Joe Bowman (4–5) None see 2nd game 20–35
56 June 26 (2) Pirates 6–11 Rip Sewell (4–1) Boom-Boom Beck (2–5) Mace Brown (4) 12,565 20–36
57 June 27 Giants 0–7 Hal Schumacher (5–6) Hugh Mulcahy (7–7) None 10,985 20–37
58 June 29 Giants 0–5 Bill Lohrman (7–3) Kirby Higbe (5–8) None 2,000 20–38
59 June 30 (1) Giants 7–4 Cy Blanton (2–1) Paul Dean (2–2) None see 2nd game 21–38
60 June 30 (2) Giants 3–7 Jumbo Brown (1–2) Lefty Smoll (1–5) Red Lynn (1) 10,816 21–39
July (11–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
61 July 1 Dodgers 3–4 Tot Pressnell (4–2) Hugh Mulcahy (7–8) Curt Davis (2) 1,516 21–40
62 July 2 Dodgers 1–4 Tex Carleton (4–1) Ike Pearson (1–6) None 1,067 21–41
63 July 3 (1) Bees 3–8 Joe Sullivan (5–7) Kirby Higbe (5–9) None 7,000 21–42
July 3 (2) Bees Postponed (rain);[34][35] Makeup: August 8
64 July 4 (1) Bees 4–3 Cy Blanton (3–1) Manny Salvo (2–1) None see 2nd game 22–42
65 July 4 (2) Bees 4–5 Dick Coffman (1–2) Lefty Smoll (1–6) Bill Posedel (1) 5,082 22–43
66 July 5 @ Giants 2–15 Cliff Melton (8–2) Hugh Mulcahy (7–9) None 4,702 22–44
67 July 6 @ Giants 8–2 Kirby Higbe (6–9) Paul Dean (2–3) None 5,645 23–44
68 July 7 (1) @ Giants 4–6 Hal Schumacher (6–7) Hugh Mulcahy (7–10) Bill Lohrman (1) see 2nd game 23–45
69 July 7 (2) @ Giants 4–2 Si Johnson (2–4) Roy Joiner (2–1) None 16,390 24–45
July 9 1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis
July 11 @ Pirates Postponed (rain);[36] Makeup: August 30[37][38]
70 July 12 @ Pirates 6–3 Hugh Mulcahy (8–10) Joe Bowman (4–7) None 9,042 25–45
71 July 13 @ Pirates 8–9 Danny MacFayden (2–2) Si Johnson (2–5) Joe Bowman (1) 2,375 25–46
72 July 14 (1) @ Reds 2–3 Jim Turner (6–3) Kirby Higbe (6–10) None see 2nd game 25–47
73 July 14 (2) @ Reds 1–7 Whitey Moore (3–2) Boom-Boom Beck (2–6) None 17,251 25–48
74 July 15 @ Reds 2–3 Bucky Walters (13–4) Ike Pearson (1–7) None 3,015 25–49
July 16 @ Reds Postponed (rain);[39] Makeup: July 28 as a traditional double-header in Philadelphia
75 July 17 @ Cardinals 3–0 Hugh Mulcahy (9–10) Mort Cooper (5–6) None 7,113 26–49
76 July 19 (1)[a] @ Cardinals 2–3 Bill McGee (8–5) Kirby Higbe (6–11) None 1,680 26–50
77 July 19 (2)[a] @ Cardinals 3–5[c] Bob Bowman (3–3) Cy Blanton (3–2) None 1,630 26–51
78 July 20 @ Cubs 9–3 Ike Pearson (2–7) Larry French (9–8) None 5,382 27–51
79 July 21 (1) @ Cubs 8–2 Hugh Mulcahy (10–10) Vern Olsen (6–6) None see 2nd game 28–51
80 July 21 (2) @ Cubs 5–8 Jake Mooty (6–3) Si Johnson (2–6) None 15,737 28–52
81 July 23 Cardinals 3–7 Bill McGee (9–5) Cy Blanton (3–3) Ira Hutchinson (1) 4,000 28–53
July 24 Cardinals Postponed (rain);[40] Makeup: September 16 as a traditional double-header
July 25 Cardinals Postponed (rain);[41] Makeup: September 15 as a traditional double-header
82 July 26 Reds 5–9 Paul Derringer (14–7) Kirby Higbe (6–12) Joe Beggs (2) 6,211 28–54
83 July 27 Reds 5–3 Hugh Mulcahy (11–10) Whitey Moore (4–3) None 3,500[42] 29–54
84 July 28 (1) Reds 2–7 Jim Turner (8–3) Boom-Boom Beck (2–7) None see 2nd game 29–55
85 July 28 (2) Reds 4–1 Cy Blanton (4–3) Bucky Walters (15–5) None 10,160 30–55
86 July 29 Cubs 3–7 Claude Passeau (12–9) Ike Pearson (2–8) None 1,000 30–56
87 July 30 Cubs 7–5 Kirby Higbe (7–12) Bill Lee (7–13) Si Johnson (1) 1,000 31–56
88 July 31 Cubs 7–3 Hugh Mulcahy (12–10) Jake Mooty (6–5) None 7,500 32–56
August (7–23)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
89 August 2 Pirates 2–5 (10) Joe Bowman (6–7) Si Johnson (2–7) Bob Klinger (2) 7,521 32–57
90 August 3 Pirates 0–8 Mace Brown (8–7) Kirby Higbe (7–13) None 1,000 32–58
91 August 4 (1) Pirates 1–6 Rip Sewell (9–2) Hugh Mulcahy (12–11) None see 2nd game 32–59
92 August 4 (2) Pirates 4–6 Johnny Lanning (4–2) Charlie Frye (0–1) Ken Heintzelman (2) 7,182 32–60
93 August 6 (1) Bees 0–3 Manny Salvo (6–5) Si Johnson (2–8) None 5,288 32–61
94 August 6 (2) Bees 2–12 Joe Sullivan (8–12) Kirby Higbe (7–14) None 5,280 32–62
95 August 7 Bees 3–6 Bill Posedel (7–14) Ike Pearson (2–9) None 4,929 32–63
96 August 8 Bees 2–6 Jim Tobin (1–0) Hugh Mulcahy (12–12) None 1,000 32–64
97 August 10 Giants 0–1 Harry Gumbert (9–9) Si Johnson (2–9) None 1,500 32–65
98 August 11 (1)[d] Giants 2–0 Kirby Higbe (8–14) Cliff Melton (8–4) None see 2nd game 33–65
99 August 11 (2)[d] Giants 2–8 Hal Schumacher (9–9) Hugh Mulcahy (12–13) None 6,666 33–66
August 13 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain);[43] Makeup: August 14 as a traditional double-header[44]
100 August 14 (1) @ Dodgers 5–6 Freddie Fitzsimmons (12–2) Si Johnson (2–10) Tex Carleton (2) see 2nd game 33–67
101 August 14 (2) @ Dodgers 9–6 Boom-Boom Beck (3–7) Tex Carleton (4–6) Kirby Higbe (1) 24,356 34–67
102 August 15 @ Dodgers 4–2 Kirby Higbe (9–14) Whit Wyatt (12–10) None 4,840 35–67
103 August 16 @ Giants 3–5 Hal Schumacher (10–9) Hugh Mulcahy (12–14) None 7,362 35–68
August 17 @ Giants Postponed (rain);[45] Makeup: September 26 as a traditional double-header
104 August 18 (1) @ Giants 6–3 Kirby Higbe (10–14) Cliff Melton (8–6) Syl Johnson (1) see 2nd game 36–68
105 August 18 (2) @ Giants 8–6 Si Johnson (3–10) Harry Gumbert (9–11) None 9,502 37–68
106 August 20 @ Cubs 0–4 Claude Passeau (15–11) Hugh Mulcahy (12–15) None 4,508 37–69
107 August 21 @ Cubs 7–5 (10) Lefty Smoll (2–6) Ken Raffensberger (5–6) Syl Johnson (2) 4,200 38–69
108 August 22 @ Cardinals 0–9 Mort Cooper (9–8) Charlie Frye (0–2) None 2,136 38–70
109 August 23 @ Cardinals 2–5 Bob Bowman (5–4) Kirby Higbe (10–15) None 1,095 38–71
110 August 24 @ Cardinals 0–1 Lon Warneke (13–7) Si Johnson (3–11) None 2,423 38–72
111 August 25 (1) @ Reds 2–3 Jim Turner (10–6) Boom-Boom Beck (3–8) None see 2nd game 38–73
112 August 25 (2) @ Reds 5–6 Johnny Hutchings (2–1) Hugh Mulcahy (12–16) None 23,544 38–74
113 August 26 (1) @ Reds 2–3 Bucky Walters (18–9) Lefty Smoll (2–7) None see 2nd game 38–75
114 August 26 (2) @ Reds 6–1 Syl Johnson (1–1) Whitey Moore (6–7) None 7,024 39–75
August 27 @ Reds Postponed (rain);[46] Makeup: August 26 as a traditional double-header
115 August 28 (1) @ Pirates 0–5 Rip Sewell (12–3) Hugh Mulcahy (12–17) None see 2nd game 39–76
116 August 28 (2) @ Pirates 2–5 Joe Bowman (7–8) Kirby Higbe (10–16) None 4,100 39–77
117 August 29 @ Pirates 0–4 Mace Brown (9–8) Ike Pearson (2–10) Danny MacFayden (2) 2,239 39–78
August 30 @ Pirates Postponed (rain);[47] Makeup: September 10 as a traditional double-header in Philadelphia[48]
118 August 31 @ Bees 4–9 Joe Sullivan (10–13) Charlie Frye (0–3) None 3,024 39–79
September (11–24)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
119 September 1 (1) @ Bees 1–2 Jim Tobin (4–2) Hugh Mulcahy (12–18) None see 2nd game 39–80
120 September 1 (2) @ Bees 0–10 Manny Salvo (9–6) Ike Pearson (2–11) None 10,986 39–81
121 September 2 (1) Giants 11–2 Kirby Higbe (11–16) Harry Gumbert (9–12) None see 2nd game 40–81
122 September 2 (2) Giants 6–5 (10) Boom-Boom Beck (4–8) Roy Joiner (3–2) None 13,325 41–81
123 September 4 Dodgers 0–3 Luke Hamlin (9–7) Charlie Frye (0–4) None 18,031 41–82
124 September 5 Dodgers 5–8 (10) Vito Tamulis (8–4) Hugh Mulcahy (12–19) None 500 41–83
125 September 6 (1) Dodgers 0–3 Freddie Fitzsimmons (14–2) Kirby Higbe (11–17) None see 2nd game 41–84
126 September 6 (2) Dodgers 3–14 Hugh Casey (8–7) Lefty Smoll (2–8) None 8,358 41–85
127 September 7 (1) Bees 2–3 (10) Bill Posedel (11–16) Syl Johnson (1–2) None see 2nd game 41–86
128 September 7 (2) Bees 1–3 Al Javery (2–4) Ike Pearson (2–12) None 1,500 41–87
129 September 8 (1) Bees 2–1 (12) Kirby Higbe (12–17) Dick Errickson (11–11) None see 2nd game 42–87
130 September 8 (2) Bees 3–1 Si Johnson (4–11) Jim Tobin (4–3) None 5,000 43–87
131 September 10 (1) Pirates 3–11 Joe Bowman (8–9) Hugh Mulcahy (12–20) None see 2nd game 43–88
132 September 10 (2) Pirates 1–11 Rip Sewell (14–3) Charlie Frye (0–5) None 1,000 43–89
133 September 11 Pirates 3–9 Mace Brown (10–8) Ike Pearson (2–13) None 2,500 43–90
134 September 12 Cubs 1–5 Larry French (13–13) Si Johnson (4–12) None 1,000 43–91
135 September 13 Cubs 6–1 Kirby Higbe (13–17) Charlie Root (2–4) None 500 44–91
136 September 14 Cubs 5–3 Syl Johnson (2–2) Bill Lee (8–16) None 1,500 45–91
137 September 15 (1) Cardinals 0–7 Bill McGee (15–9) Ike Pearson (2–14) None see 2nd game 45–92
138 September 15 (2) Cardinals 1–3 Bob Bowman (7–5) Johnny Podgajny (0–1) None 7,929 45–93
139 September 16 (1) Cardinals 3–2 Si Johnson (5–12) Mort Cooper (9–12) None see 2nd game 46–93
140 September 16 (1) Cardinals 1–7 Ira Hutchinson (2–2) Charlie Frye (0–6) None 1,000 46–94
141 September 17 Reds 1–2 Whitey Moore (8–7) Kirby Higbe (13–18) None 1,197 46–95
142 September 18 Reds 3–4 (13) Johnny Vander Meer (2–0) Hugh Mulcahy (12–21) Joe Beggs (7) 2,093 46–96
143 September 19 Reds 1–4 Paul Derringer (20–12) Johnny Podgajny (0–2) None 1,094 46–97
144 September 21 @ Dodgers 4–2 Kirby Higbe (14–18) Luke Hamlin (9–8) None 5,727 47–97
145 September 22 (1)[e] @ Dodgers 2–10 Freddie Fitzsimmons (16–2) Si Johnson (5–13) None see 2nd game 47–98
146 September 22 (2)[e] @ Dodgers 2–5 (8) Curt Davis (8–11) Boom-Boom Beck (4–9) None 18,672 47–99
147 September 23 (1)[f] @ Bees 6–2 Johnny Podgajny (1–2) Manny Salvo (10–9) None see 2nd game 48–99
148 September 23 (2)[f] @ Bees 0–8 Tom Earley (2–0) Hugh Mulcahy (12–22) None 1,650 48–100
September 25 @ Bees Canceled (rain);[49] No makeup scheduled
149 September 26 (1) @ Giants 1–3 Harry Gumbert (12–14) Kirby Higbe (14–19) None see 2nd game 48–101
150 September 26 (2) @ Giants 1–2 Bob Carpenter (2–0) Si Johnson (5–14) None 1,239 48–102
151 September 27 @ Giants 6–0 Hugh Mulcahy (13–22) Carl Hubbell (11–12) None 1,128 49–102
152 September 28 Dodgers 5–1 Ike Pearson (3–14) Ed Head (1–2) None 1,500 50–102
153 September 29 Dodgers 0–5 Lee Grissom (2–5) Johnny Podgajny (1–3) None 2,000 50–103
^[a] The original schedule indicated single games on June 2 and 3 and July 18 and 19 at St. Louis[50] which became double-headers on June 2[51] and July 19.[52]
^[b] The second game of a scheduled double-header on June 9, 1940, ended after eight innings due to the Pennsylvania Sunday curfew law[53] with the score 5–11.[54]
^[c] The St. Louis Cardinals turned a double-play in the second game on July 19, 1940.[55] Contemporary newspaper accounts,[56] as well as Retrosheet,[55] indicate that the Phillies protested the game, but Baseball-Reference.com does not indicate that an official protest had occurred.[57]
^[d] The original schedule indicated single games on August 9 and 11 with New York[50] which became a double-header on August 11.[58]
^[e] The original schedule indicated single games on September 20 and 22 at Brooklyn[50] which became a double-header on September 22.[59]
^[f] The original schedule indicated single games on September 23 and 24 at Boston[50] which became a double-header on September 23.

Roster

1940 Philadelphia Phillies
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 Bennie Warren 106 289 71 .246 12 34
1B Art Mahan 146 544 133 .244 2 39
2B Ham Schulte 120 436 103 .236 1 21
SS Bobby Bragan 132 474 105 .222 7 44
3B Pinky May 136 501 147 .293 1 48
OF Joe Marty 123 455 123 .270 13 50
OF Chuck Klein 116 354 77 .218 7 37
OF Johnny Rizzo 103 367 107 .292 20 53

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 97 263 65 .247 3 28
Bill Atwood 78 203 39 .192 0 22
Mel Mazzera 69 156 37 .237 0 13
Danny Litwhiler 36 142 49 .345 5 17
Morrie Arnovich 39 141 28 .199 0 12
Hersh Martin 33 83 21 .253 0 5
Wally Millies 26 43 3 .070 0 0
Wally Berger 20 41 13 .317 1 5
Hal Marnie 11 34 6 .176 0 4
George Jumonville 11 34 3 .088 0 0
Del Young 15 33 8 .242 0 1
Neb Stewart 10 31 4 .129 0 0
Gus Suhr 10 25 4 .160 2 5
George Scharein 7 17 5 .294 0 0
Alex Monchak 19 14 2 .143 0 0
Sam File 7 13 1 .077 0 1
Stan Benjamin 8 9 2 .222 0 1
Ed Levy 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Roy Hughes 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
Kirby Higbe 41 283.0 14 19 3.72 137
Hugh Mulcahy 36 280.0 13 22 3.60 82
Ike Pearson 29 145.1 3 14 5.45 43
Cy Blanton 13 77.0 4 3 4.32 24
Johnny Podgajny 4 35.0 1 3 2.83 12

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
Si Johnson 37 138.1 5 14 4.88 58
Boom-Boom Beck 29 129.1 4 9 4.31 38
Lefty Smoll 33 109.0 2 8 5.37 31
Charlie Frye 15 50.1 0 6 4.65 18

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
Lloyd Brown 18 1 3 3 6.21 16
Syl Johnson 17 2 2 2 4.20 13
Lefty Hoerst 6 1 0 0 5.25 3
Max Wilson 3 0 0 0 12.86 3
Roy Bruner 2 0 0 0 5.68 4
Paul Masterson 2 0 0 0 7.20 3
Art Mahan 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Ray Brubaker and Cowboy McHenry
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Wally Dashiell
C Ottawa/Ogdensburg Senators Canadian–American League Cy Morgan
D Martinsville Manufacturers Bi-State League Harry Daughtry
D Dover Orioles Eastern Shore League Cap Clark
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League Joe Holden and George Jacobs
D Wausau Timberjacks Northern League Wally Gilbert

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Martinsville

Ottawa franchise played first half of its schedule in Ogdensburg, New York[60][61]

Notes

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