1942 Boston Braves
LeagueNational League
BallparkBraves Field
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Record59–89 (.399)
League place7th
OwnersJ.A. Robert Quinn
ManagersCasey Stengel
RadioWAAB
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
← 1941
1943 →

The 1942 Boston Braves season was the 72nd in franchise history.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 0.688 60–17 46–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 0.675 2 57–22 47–28
New York Giants 85 67 0.559 20 47–31 38–36
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 0.500 29 38–39 38–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 0.449 36½ 41–34 25–47
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 38 36–41 32–45
Boston Braves 59 89 0.399 44 33–36 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 0.278 62½ 23–51 19–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 6–16 13–9 5–16–1 8–12 14–8 7–12–1 6–16
Brooklyn 16–6 16–6 15–7 14–8–1 18–4 16–6 9–13
Chicago 9–13 6–16 13–9 9–13–1 14–8 11–11 6–16
Cincinnati 16–5–1 7–15 9–13 9–13 16–6 12–9–1 7–15
New York 12–8 8–14–1 13–9–1 13–9 17–5 15–7 7–15
Philadelphia 8–14 4–18 8–14 6–16 5–17 6–13 5–17
Pittsburgh 12–7–1 6–16 11–11 9–12–1 7–15 13–6 8–14–2
St. Louis 16–6 13–9 16–6 15–7 15–7 17–5 14–8–2


Roster

1942 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Ernie Lombardi 105 309 102 .330 11 46
1B Max West 134 452 115 .254 16 56
2B Sibby Sisti 129 407 86 .211 4 35
3B Nanny Fernandez 145 577 147 .255 6 55
SS Eddie Miller 142 534 130 .243 6 47
OF Chet Ross 76 220 43 .195 5 19
OF Tommy Holmes 141 558 155 .278 4 41
OF Paul Waner 114 333 86 .258 1 39

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
Clyde Kluttz 72 210 56 .267 1 31
Buddy Gremp 72 207 45 .217 3 19
Johnny Cooney 74 198 41 .207 0 7
Frank Demaree 64 187 42 .225 3 24
Skippy Roberge 74 172 37 .215 1 12
Tony Cuccinello 40 104 21 .202 1 8
Phil Masi 57 87 19 .218 0 9
Ducky Detweiler 12 44 14 .318 0 5
Whitey Wietelmann 13 34 7 .206 0 0
Frank McElyea 7 4 0 .000 0 0
Mike Sandlock 2 1 1 1.000 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
Jim Tobin 37 287.2 12 21 3.97 71
Al Javery 42 261.0 12 16 3.03 85
Jim Hickey 1 1.1 0 1 20.25 0

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
Lou Tost 35 147.2 10 10 3.53 43
Manny Salvo 25 130.2 7 8 3.03 25
Tom Earley 27 112.2 6 11 4.71 28
Bill Donovan 31 89.1 3 6 3.43 23
Johnny Hutchings 20 65.2 1 0 4.39 27
Lefty Wallace 19 49.1 1 3 3.83 20
Warren Spahn 4 15.2 0 0 5.74 7

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
Johnny Sain 40 4 7 6 3.90 68
Dick Errickson 21 2 5 1 5.01 15
Hank LaManna 5 0 1 0 5.40 2
Art Johnson 4 0 0 0 1.42 0
George Diehl 1 0 0 0 2.45 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Hartford Bees Eastern League Del Bissonette
B Evansville Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
D Greeneville Burley Cubs Appalachian League Dale Alexander
D Welch Miners Mountain State League Don Manno
D Bradford Bees PONY League Jack Burns

Greeneville club folded, June 14, 1942[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 259, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References