1943 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s)Connie Mack
Manager(s)Connie Mack
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The 1943 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing eighth in the American League with a record of 49 wins and 105 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 54–23 44–33
Washington Senators 84 69 0.549 13½ 44–32 40–37
Cleveland Indians 82 71 0.536 15½ 44–33 38–38
Chicago White Sox 82 72 0.532 16 40–36 42–36
Detroit Tigers 78 76 0.506 20 45–32 33–44
St. Louis Browns 72 80 0.474 25 44–33 28–47
Boston Red Sox 68 84 0.447 29 39–36 29–48
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 0.318 49 27–51 22–54


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 8–14 12–10 11–11–1 5–17–1 11–11 11–9–1 10–12
Chicago 14–8 7–15 9–13 10–12 18–4–1 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 10–12 15–7 15–7 9–13 16–6 9–13 8–13
Detroit 11–11–1 13–9 7–15 10–12 13–9 11–11 13–9
New York 17–5–1 12–10 13–9 12–10 16–6 17–5 11–11
Philadelphia 11–11 4–18–1 6–16 9–13 6–16 8–14 5–17
St. Louis 9–11–1 12–10 13–9 11–11 5–17 14–8 8–14
Washington 12–10 8–14 13–8 9–13 11–11 17–5 14–8


Notable transactions

Roster

1943 Philadelphia Athletics
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 Hal Wagner 111 289 69 .239 1 26
1B Dick Siebert 146 558 140 .251 1 72
2B Pete Suder 131 475 105 .221 3 41
SS Irv Hall 151 544 139 .256 0 54
3B Eddie Mayo 128 471 103 .219 0 28
OF Jo-Jo White 139 500 124 .248 1 30
OF Bobby Estalella 117 367 95 .259 11 63
OF Johnny Welaj 93 281 68 .242 0 15

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
Elmer Valo 77 249 55 .221 3 18
Bob Swift 77 224 43 .192 1 11
Don Heffner 52 178 37 .208 0 8
Jim Tyack 54 155 40 .258 0 23
Jimmy Ripple 32 126 30 .238 0 15
George Staller 21 85 23 .271 3 12
Bill Burgo 17 70 26 .371 1 9
Frank Skaff 32 64 18 .281 1 8
Joe Rullo 16 55 16 .291 0 6
Woody Wheaton 7 30 6 .200 0 2
Ed Busch 4 17 5 .294 0 0
Tony Parisse 6 17 3 .176 0 1
Felix Mackiewicz 9 16 1 .063 0 0
Lew Flick 1 5 3 .600 0 0
George Kell 1 5 1 .200 0 1
Vern Benson 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Bruce Konopka 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Earle Brucker 1 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
Jesse Flores 31 231.1 12 14 3.11 113
Lum Harris 32 216.1 7 21 4.20 55
Don Black 33 208.0 6 16 4.20 65
Charlie Bowles 2 18.0 1 1 3.00 6
Jim Mains 1 8.0 0 1 5.63 4
Norm Brown 1 7.0 0 0 0.00 1

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
Roger Wolff 41 221.0 10 15 3.54 91
Orie Arntzen 32 164.1 4 13 4.22 66
Russ Christopher 24 133.0 5 8 3.45 56
Lou Ciola 12 43.2 1 3 5.56 7
Bert Kuczynski 6 24.2 0 1 4.01 8
Herman Besse 5 16.1 1 1 3.31 3
Tal Abernathy 5 14.2 0 3 12.89 10
John Burrows 4 7.2 0 1 8.22 3

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
Everett Fagan 18 2 6 3 6.27 9
Carl Scheib 6 0 1 0 4.34 3
Sam Lowry 5 0 0 0 5.00 4
Tom Clyde 4 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Ray Brubaker
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Dutch Dorman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Elmira[3]

References

  1. ^ Johnny Welaj page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Dave Odom page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007