1940 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–87 (.435)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Donald Lee Barnes
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Fred Haney
Local radioKMOX
(France Laux)
KWK
(Johnny O'Hara, Johnny Neblett)
KXOK
(Alex Buchan, Gabby Street, Ray Schmidt)
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The 1940 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 67 wins and 87 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


Notable transactions

Roster

1940 St. Louis Browns
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 Bob Swift 130 398 97 .244 0 39
1B George McQuinn 151 594 166 .279 16 84
2B Don Heffner 126 487 115 .236 3 53
3B Harlond Clift 150 523 143 .273 20 87
SS Johnny Berardino 142 523 135 .258 16 85
OF Wally Judnich 137 519 157 .303 24 89
OF Rip Radcliff 150 584 200 .342 7 81
OF Roy Cullenbine 86 257 59 .230 7 31

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
Joe Grace 80 229 59 .258 5 25
Chet Laabs 105 218 59 .271 10 40
Myril Hoag 76 191 50 .262 3 26
Alan Strange 54 167 31 .186 0 6
George Susce 61 113 24 .212 0 13
Joe Gallagher 23 70 19 .271 2 8
Johnny Lucadello 17 63 20 .317 2 10
Lyn Lary 27 54 3 .056 0 3
Fuzz White 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Sam Harshany 3 1 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
Elden Auker 38 263.2 16 11 3.96 78
Vern Kennedy 34 222.1 12 17 5.59 70
Bob Harris 35 193.2 11 15 4.93 49
Johnny Niggeling 28 153.2 7 11 4.45 82
Maury Newlin 1 6.0 1 0 6.00 3

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
Emil Bildilli 28 97.0 2 4 5.57 32
Jack Kramer 16 64.2 3 7 6.26 12
Lefty Mills 26 59.0 0 6 7.78 18
John Whitehead 15 40.0 1 3 5.40 11
Willis Hudlin 6 11.1 0 1 11.12 4

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
Bill Trotter 36 7 6 2 3.77 29
Slick Coffman 31 2 2 1 6.27 26
Roxie Lawson 30 5 3 4 5.13 18
Bill Cox 12 0 1 0 7.27 7

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Zack Taylor
A1 San Antonio Missions Texas League Marty McManus
B Springfield Browns Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Art Scharein
C Palestine Pals East Texas League Elmer Kirchoff
C Tyler Trojans East Texas League Bobby Goff and Sam Hancock
C St. Joseph Autos Michigan State League Conrad Fisher and Elmer Kirchoff
C Youngstown Browns Middle Atlantic League Rod Whitney
C Topeka Owls Western Association Bill Wilson and Pete Monahan
D Pennington Gap Miners Appalachian League Art Hauger and James Rollins
D Lafayette White Sox Evangeline League Harry Strohm
D Mayfield Browns KITTY League Bennie Tate
D Paragould Browns Northeast Arkansas League Tom Greenwade
D Beaver Falls Browns Pennsylvania State Association Frank Oceak
D Lincoln Links Western League Pug Griffin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tyler, Paragould
Palestine club folded, June 5, 1940
[4]

References

  1. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ray Coleman page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Willis Hudlin page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997