1942 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s)Connie Mack
Manager(s)Connie Mack
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The 1942 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing eighth in the American League with a record of 55 wins and 99 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 103 51 0.669 58–19 45–32
Boston Red Sox 93 59 0.612 9 53–24 40–35
St. Louis Browns 82 69 0.543 19½ 40–37 42–32
Cleveland Indians 75 79 0.487 28 39–39 36–40
Detroit Tigers 73 81 0.474 30 43–34 30–47
Chicago White Sox 66 82 0.446 34 35–35 31–47
Washington Senators 62 89 0.411 39½ 35–42 27–47
Philadelphia Athletics 55 99 0.357 48 25–51 30–48


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–8 14–8 15–7 12–10 14–8 11–11 14–7
Chicago 8–13 11–11 9–13 7–15 12–10 6–13 13–7
Cleveland 8–14 11–11 9–13–2 7–15 16–6 9–13 15–7
Detroit 7–15 13–9 13–9–2 7–15 13–9 11–11 9–13
New York 10–12 15–7 15–7 15–7 16–6 15–7 17–5
Philadelphia 8–14 10–12 6–16 9–13 6–16 6–16 10–12
St. Louis 11–11 13–6 13–9 11–11 7–15 16–6 11–11
Washington 7–14 7–13 7–15 13–9 5–17 12–10 11–11


Notable transactions

Roster

1942 Philadelphia Athletics
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 Hal Wagner 104 288 68 .236 1 30
1B Dick Siebert 153 612 159 .260 2 74
2B Bill Knickerbocker 87 289 73 .253 1 19
SS Pete Suder 128 476 122 .256 4 54
3B Buddy Blair 137 484 135 .279 5 66
OF Elmer Valo 133 459 115 .251 2 40
OF Mike Kreevich 116 444 113 .255 1 30
OF Bob Johnson 149 550 160 .291 13 80

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 99 346 94 .272 0 22
Crash Davis 86 272 61 .224 2 26
Bob Swift 60 192 44 .229 0 15
Jack Wallaesa 36 117 30 .256 2 13
Eric McNair 34 103 25 .243 0 4
Frankie Hayes 21 63 15 .238 0 5
Eddie Collins 20 34 8 .235 0 7
Jim Castiglia 16 18 7 .389 0 2
Ken Richardson 6 15 1 .067 0 0
Felix Mackiewicz 6 14 3 .214 0 2
George Yankowski 6 13 2 .154 0 2
Larry Eschen 12 11 0 .000 0 0
Bruce Konopka 5 10 3 .300 0 1
Dick Adkins 3 7 1 .143 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
Phil Marchildon 38 244.0 17 14 4.20 110
Roger Wolff 32 214.1 12 15 3.32 94
Lum Harris 26 166.0 11 15 3.74 60

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
Russ Christopher 30 165.0 4 13 3.82 58
Dick Fowler 31 140.0 6 11 4.95 38
Herman Besse 30 133.0 2 9 6.16 78
Jack Knott 20 95.1 2 10 5.57 31
Bob Harris 16 78.0 1 5 2.88 26
Bob Savage 8 30.2 0 1 3.23 10
Bill Beckmann 5 20.1 0 1 7.08 10

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
Tex Shirley 15 0 1 1 5.30 10
Fred Caligiuri 13 0 3 1 6.38 20
Joe Coleman 1 0 1 0 3.00 0
Les McCrabb 1 0 0 0 31.50 0
Sam Lowry 1 0 0 0 6.00 0
Tal Abernathy 1 0 0 0 10.12 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Burleigh Grimes
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Spencer Abbott
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Herb Brett
C Newport News Builders Virginia League Harry Chozen

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wilmington
Toronto affiliation shared with Pittsburgh Pirates
[4]

References

  1. ^ Fred Chapman page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Wally Moses page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Frankie Hayes page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007