The following are the baseball events of the year 1940 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Joe DiMaggio NYY .352 Debs Garms PIT .355
HR Hank Greenberg DET 41 Johnny Mize SLC 43
RBI Hank Greenberg DET 159 Johnny Mize SLC 137
Wins Bob Feller CLE 27 Bucky Walters CIN 22
ERA Bob Feller CLE 2.61 Bucky Walters CIN 2.48
Ks Bob Feller CLE 261 Kirby Higbe PHP 137

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Detroit Tigers 90   64 .584    --
2nd Cleveland Indians 89   65 .578   1
3rd New York Yankees 88   66 .571   2
4th Chicago White Sox 82   72 .532   8
4th Boston Red Sox 82   72 .532   8
6th St. Louis Browns 67   87 .435   23
7th Washington Senators 64   90 .416   26
8th Philadelphia Athletics 54   100 .351   36

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Cincinnati Reds 100   53 .654    --
2nd Brooklyn Dodgers 88   65 .575   12
3rd St. Louis Cardinals 84   69 .549   16
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 78   76 .506   22.5
5th Chicago Cubs 75   79 .487   25.5
6th New York Giants 72   80 .474   27.5
7th Boston Bees 65   87 .428   34.5
8th Philadelphia Phillies 50   103 .327   50

Negro league baseball final standings

Negro American League final standings

Negro American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Kansas City Monarchs 28 7 .800
Memphis Red Sox 12 4 .750
St. Louis–New Orleans Stars 3 2 .600
Chicago American Giants 11 11 .500
Birmingham Black Barons 9 11 .450
Indianapolis Crawfords 3 5 .375
Cleveland Bears 6 16 .273

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Washington Homestead Grays 42 23 .646
Baltimore Elite Giants 54 30 .643
Newark Eagles 32 22 .593
New York Cubans 16 21 .432
Philadelphia Stars 30 44 .405
New York Black Yankees 9 23 .281

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

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February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

References

  1. ^ Lanctot, Neil (2008). Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 88–90.