1943 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s)William B. Cox
Manager(s)Bucky Harris, Freddie Fitzsimmons
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Lumber baron William B. Cox purchased the team in 1943. On March 9, Cox announced that the team would officially be called the "Phillies" again after former-President Gerald Nugent had named them "Phils" prior to the 1942 season.[1]

In 1943, the team rose out of the standings cellar for the first time in five years. The fans responded with an increase in attendance. Eventually, it was revealed by Cox that he had been betting on the Phillies, and he was banned from baseball.

Offseason

Spring training

The Phillies opened spring training on March 18 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They used the baseball diamond at Hershey High School.[2]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 58–21 47–28
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 0.565 18 48–29 39–38
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 0.529 23½ 46–31 35–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 0.519 25 47–30 33–44
Chicago Cubs 74 79 0.484 30½ 36–38 38–41
Boston Braves 68 85 0.444 36½ 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 0.416 41 33–43 31–47
New York Giants 55 98 0.359 49½ 34–43 21–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–9 8–14 11–11 11–11 11–11 12–10 3–19
Brooklyn 9–12 10–12 13–9 14–8 17–5 11–11 7–15
Chicago 14–8 12–10 9–13 12–9–1 10–12 8–14 9–13
Cincinnati 11–11 9–13 13–9 16–6–1 19–3 9–13 10–12
New York 11–11 8–14 9–12–1 6–16–1 8–14–1 9–13 4–18
Philadelphia 11–11 5–17 12–10 3–19 14–8–1 10–12–1 9–13–1
Pittsburgh 10–12 11–11 14–8 13–9 13–9 12–10–1 7–15–2
St. Louis 19–3 15–7 13–9 12–10 18–4 13–9–1 15–7–2


Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
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Bold Phillies team member
1943 Game Log[4]
Overall Record: 64–90–3
April (1–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
April 21 @ Braves Postponed (inclement weather);[5] Makeup: June 23 as a traditional double-header
April 22 @ Braves Postponed (inclement weather);[6] Makeup: September 16 as a traditional double-header
1 April 24 @ Dodgers 4–11 Bobo Newsom (1–0) Al Gerheauser (0–1) Les Webber (1) 3,821 0–1
2 April 25 @ Dodgers 3–2 Jack Kraus (1–0) Curt Davis (0–1) None 12,503 1–1
3 April 27 Dodgers 2–4 Whit Wyatt (1–0) Schoolboy Rowe (0–1) Les Webber (2) 4,291 1–2
4 April 28 Dodgers 3–4 (10) Johnny Allen (1–0) Johnny Podgajny (0–1) None 2,470 1–3
5 April 29 Dodgers 3–4 Newt Kimball (1–0) Jack Kraus (1–1) Les Webber (3) 1,913 1–4
April 30 Braves Postponed (inclement weather);[7] Makeup: June 15 as a traditional double-header
May (15–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
May 1 Braves Postponed (inclement weather);[8] Makeup: June 17 as a traditional double-header
6 May 2 (1) Braves 1–3 Nate Andrews (2–0) Si Johnson (0–1) None see 2nd game 1–5
7 May 2 (2) Braves 6–5 (12) Johnny Podgajny (1–1) Red Barrett (1–1) None 12,942 2–5
8 May 3 @ Dodgers 3–5 Kirby Higbe (1–0) Al Gerheauser (0–2) None 3,391 2–6
9 May 4 @ Dodgers 3–1 Jack Kraus (2–1) Rube Melton (0–1) None 3,517 3–6
10 May 5 @ Dodgers 6–18 Max Macon (2–0) Charlie Fuchs (0–1) Newt Kimball (1) 4,465 3–7
11 May 6 @ Dodgers 3–2 (10) Johnny Podgajny (2–1) Bobo Newsom (2–1) None 2,043 4–7
12 May 7 Giants 13–3 Si Johnson (1–1) Ken Trinkle (1–2) None 1,723 5–7
13 May 8 Giants 5–7 Ace Adams (1–0) Charlie Fuchs (0–2) Johnny Wittig (1) 1,908[9] 5–8
14 May 9 (1) Giants 3–2 Schoolboy Rowe (1–1) Johnny Wittig (1–2) None see 2nd game 6–8
15 May 9 (2) Giants 3–1 Jack Kraus (3–1) Harry Feldman (0–2) Si Johnson (1) 24,934[10] 7–8
May 12 Reds Postponed (inclement weather);[11] Makeup: May 13 as a traditional double-header
16 May 13 (1) Reds 2–1 Si Johnson (2–1) Ray Starr (1–3) None see 2nd game 8–8
17 May 13 (2) Reds 1–3 Elmer Riddle (2–3) Johnny Podgajny (2–2) Clyde Shoun (1) 5,210 8–9
May 14 Reds Postponed (inclement weather);[12] Makeup: July 8 as a traditional double-header
18 May 15 Cardinals 3–6 Mort Cooper (3–1) Charlie Fuchs (0–3) None 3,613[13] 8–10
19 May 16 (1) Cardinals 3–4 (11) Howie Krist (1–0) Schoolboy Rowe (1–2) None see 2nd game 8–11
20 May 16 (2) Cardinals 2–1 Al Gerheauser (1–2) Harry Gumbert (1–3) None 30,823[14] 9–11
21 May 17 Cubs 8–4 Johnny Podgajny (3–2) Claude Passeau (1–2) None 2,000 10–11
22 May 18 Cubs 5–4 Si Johnson (3–1) Hiram Bithorn (3–4) None 20,820[15] 11–11
May 19 Cubs Postponed (inclement weather);[16] Makeup: May 20 as a traditional double-header
23 May 20 (1) Cubs 3–0 Charlie Fuchs (1–3) Bill Lee (1–2) None see 2nd game 12–11
24 May 20 (2) Cubs 2–0 Al Gerheauser (2–2) Dick Barrett (0–3) None 3,429 13–11
May 21 Pirates Postponed (inclement weather);[17] Makeup: July 1 as a traditional double-header
25 May 22 Pirates 10–0 Schoolboy Rowe (2–2) Bob Klinger (2–1) None 11,692 14–11
26 May 23 (1) Pirates 1–4 Rip Sewell (4–1) Johnny Podgajny (3–3) None see 2nd game 14–12
27 May 23 (2) Pirates 5–2 Jack Kraus (4–1) Xavier Rescigno (1–3) Si Johnson (2) 37,176[18] 15–12
28 May 26 @ Reds 0–1 Bucky Walters (3–3) Charlie Fuchs (1–4) None 7,512 15–13
29 May 27 @ Reds 0–7 Elmer Riddle (3–3) Si Johnson (3–2) None 1,084 15–14
30 May 28[19][20] @ Reds 8–11 Clyde Shoun (1–1) Johnny Podgajny (3–4) None 1,542 15–15
31 May 29 @ Pirates 4–12 Xavier Rescigno (2–3) Al Gerheauser (2–3) None 1,727 15–16
32 May 30 (1) @ Pirates 3–4 Rip Sewell (5–1) Schoolboy Rowe (2–3) None see 2nd game 15–17
33 May 30 (2) @ Pirates 1–2 (10) Wally Hebert (3–2) Jack Kraus (4–2) None 7,297 15–18
34 May 31 (1) @ Cubs 10–4 Johnny Podgajny (4–4) Dick Barrett (0–4) None see 2nd game 16–18
35 May 31 (2) @ Cubs 2–8 Ray Prim (1–1) Charlie Fuchs (1–5) Hank Wyse (2) 23,256 16–19
June (14–12–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
36 June 1 @ Cubs 7–2 Si Johnson (4–2) Hiram Bithorn (4–6) None 1,810 17–19
37 June 2 @ Cubs 6–5 Schoolboy Rowe (3–3) Claude Passeau (3–3) Jack Kraus (1) 2,652 18–19
38 June 3 @ Cardinals 2–8 Murry Dickson (3–0) Al Gerheauser (2–4) None 1,126 18–20
39 June 4 @ Cardinals 0–5 Mort Cooper (6–3) Charlie Fuchs (1–6) None 6,008 18–21
40 June 5 @ Cardinals 2–1[a] Jack Kraus (5–2) Howie Krist (2–1) None 1,678 19–21
41 June 6 (1) @ Cardinals 1–1 (5)[b] None None None 19–21–1
June 6 (2) @ Cardinals Postponed (inclement weather);[21] Makeup: July 27 as a traditional double-header
June 9 @ Giants Postponed (inclement weather);[22] Makeup: June 12 as a traditional double-header
42 June 12 (1) @ Giants 3–2 Schoolboy Rowe (4–3) Bill Lohrman (4–5) Newt Kimball (2) see 2nd game 20–21–1
43 June 12 (2) @ Giants 4–3 Al Gerheauser (3–4) Johnny Wittig (3–6) Charlie Fuchs (1) 9,802 21–21–1
44 June 13 (1) @ Giants 2–6 Carl Hubbell (2–0) Si Johnson (4–3) None see 2nd game 21–22–1
45 June 13 (2) @ Giants 3–4 (10)[c] Rube Fischer (1–0) Newt Kimball (1–2) None 16,129 21–23–1
46 June 15 (1)[23] Braves 6–4 Charlie Fuchs (2–6) Red Barrett (3–5) None see 2nd game 22–23–1
47 June 15 (2)[23] Braves 2–1 Al Gerheauser (4–4) Dave Odom (0–1) None 6,679 23–23–1
48 June 16[23] Braves 2–0[24] Si Johnson (5–3) Jim Tobin (4–4) None 9,802 24–23–1
49 June 17 (1)[23] Braves 0–2 Manny Salvo (1–2) Jack Kraus (5–3) None 6,000 24–24–1
50 June 17 (2)[23] Braves 7–2 Newt Kimball (2–2) Nate Andrews (5–6) None 7,379 25–24–1
51 June 18 @ Dodgers 10–8 Dutch Dietz (1–3) Curt Davis (1–4) None 3,654 26–24–1
52 June 19 @ Dodgers 5–7 Freddie Fitzsimmons (3–1) Charlie Fuchs (2–7) Les Webber (7) 8,618 26–25–1
53 June 20 (1) @ Braves 13–7 Si Johnson (6–3) Nate Andrews (5–7) Dutch Dietz (1) see 2nd game 27–25–1
54 June 20 (2) @ Braves 7–0 Schoolboy Rowe (5–3) Jim Tobin (4–5) None 16,994 28–25–1
55 June 22 @ Braves 6–7 Manny Salvo (2–2) Jack Kraus (5–4) Dave Odom (1) 1,636 28–26–1
56 June 23 (1) @ Braves 0–1 Red Barrett (4–6) Newt Kimball (2–3) None see 2nd game 28–27–1
57 June 23 (2) @ Braves 3–4 (11) Al Javery (7–4) Al Gerheauser (4–5) None 4,560 28–28–1
58 June 24 @ Braves 12–5 Si Johnson (7–3) Dave Odom (0–2) None 1,585 29–28–1
59 June 25 Dodgers 8–2 Schoolboy Rowe (6–3) Bobo Newsom (7–3) None 21,504 30–28–1
60 June 26 Dodgers 2–3 Kirby Higbe (4–3) Jack Kraus (5–5) Ed Head (2) 7,688 30–29–1
61 June 27 (1) Dodgers 4–9 Ed Head (5–3) Jack Kraus (5–6) None see 2nd game 30–30–1
62 June 27 (2) Dodgers 0–6 Rube Melton (4–4) Al Gerheauser (4–6) None 27,866 30–31–1
63 June 30 Pirates 3–3 (11)[d] None None None 10,655 30–31–2
July (11–24)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
64 July 1 (1) Pirates 6–1 Schoolboy Rowe (7–3) Johnny Podgajny (4–7) None see 2nd game 31–31–2
65 July 1 (2) Pirates 1–2 Bob Klinger (5–1) Al Gerheauser (4–7) None 6,884 31–32–2
66 July 2 Pirates 1–2 Rip Sewell (11–2) Jack Kraus (5–7) None 3,669 31–33–2
67 July 3 Cubs 1–6 Hank Wyse (1–3) Newt Kimball (2–4) None 3,984 31–34–2
68 July 4 (1) Cubs 2–1 Si Johnson (8–3) Hiram Bithorn (8–8) None see 2nd game 32–34–2
69 July 4 (2) Cubs 2–5 Bill Lee (3–4) Dick Barrett (0–5) None 15,671 32–35–2
70 July 5 (1) Cardinals 15–2 Al Gerheauser (5–7) Murry Dickson (3–1) None see 2nd game 33–35–2
71 July 5 (2) Cardinals 3–4 Howie Krist (6–2) Dutch Dietz (1–4) None 21,067 33–36–2
72 July 6 Cardinals 0–4 Harry Gumbert (6–4) Jack Kraus (5–8) None 3,915 33–37–2
July 7 Cardinals Postponed (inclement weather);[25] Makeup: August 18 as a traditional double-header
73 July 8 (1) Reds 5–7 Johnny Vander Meer (7–9) Dale Matthewson (0–1) None see 2nd game 33–38–2
74 July 8 (2) Reds 1–0 (14) Dick Barrett (1–5) Joe Beggs (2–3) None 4,714 34–38–2
75 July 9 Reds 4–11 Clyde Shoun (5–2) Newt Kimball (2–5) None 8,286 34–39–2
76 July 10 Reds 2–6 Elmer Riddle (11–4) Dick Conger (0–1) None 3,808 34–40–2
77 July 11 (1) Reds 4–7 Bucky Walters (4–9) Schoolboy Rowe (7–4) None see 2nd game 34–41–2
78 July 11 Reds 2–14 (8)[e] Ray Starr (8–7) Al Gerheauser (5–8) None 14,273 34–42–2
July 13 1943 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Shibe Park in Philadelphia
79 July 15 Giants 9–1 Dick Barrett (2–5) Rube Fischer (4–3) None 8,141 35–42–2
80 July 17 (1)[f] Giants 2–1 Dick Conger (1–1) Johnny Wittig (5–9) None see 2nd game 36–42–2
81 July 17 (2)[f] Giants 7–8 Ace Adams (7–3) Dale Matthewson (0–2) Bill Lohrman (1) 11,074 36–43–2
82 July 18 (1) Giants 6–10 Bill Lohrman (5–5) Newt Kimball (2–6) None see 2nd game 36–44–2
83 July 18 (2) Giants 2–3 Ken Chase (2–7) Andy Karl (1–2) None 14,589 36–45–2
84 July 20 @ Pirates 0–1 Rip Sewell (14–3) Dick Barrett (2–6) None 11,996 36–46–2
85 July 21 @ Pirates 2–10 Bob Klinger (7–3) Dick Conger (1–2) None 2,041 36–47–2
86 July 22 (1) @ Pirates 3–0 Schoolboy Rowe (8–4) Max Butcher (5–3) None see 2nd game 37–47–2
87 July 22 (2) @ Pirates 9–6 Jack Kraus (6–8) Hank Gornicki (3–8) None 5,199 38–47–2
88 July 23 @ Pirates 2–3 Johnny Gee (1–0) Al Gerheauser (5–9) None 1,895 38–48–2
89 July 24 @ Reds 3–5 Clyde Shoun (6–3) Andy Karl (1–3) None 1,857 38–49–2
90 July 25 (1) @ Reds 3–7 Elmer Riddle (13–5) Dick Conger (1–3) None see 2nd game 38–50–2
91 July 25 (2) @ Reds 3–1 Dick Barrett (3–6) Ed Heusser (2–3) None 10,346 39–50–2
92 July 26 @ Reds 2–8 Ray Starr (10–7) Jack Kraus (6–9) None 1,541 39–51–2
93 July 27 (1) @ Cardinals 2–6 Murry Dickson (5–1) Al Gerheauser (5–10) None see 2nd game 39–52–2
94 July 27 (2) @ Cardinals 2–5 Howie Krist (7–3) Dick Conger (1–4) None 2,929 39–53–2
95 July 28 @ Cardinals 6–4 Schoolboy Rowe (9–4) Red Munger (4–2) Dutch Dietz (2) 17,883 40–53–2
96 July 29 @ Cardinals 5–13 Red Munger (5–2) Dick Barrett (3–7) None 1,676[26] 40–54–2
97 July 30 @ Cardinals 3–2 (11) Al Gerheauser (6–10) Mort Cooper (14–6) None 7,606 41–54–2
98 July 31 @ Cubs 1–3 Ed Hanyzewski (5–1) Dick Conger (1–5) None 6,238 41–55–2
August (13–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
99 August 1 (1) @ Cubs 4–1 Dick Barrett (4–7) Claude Passeau (10–7) None see 2nd game 42–55–2
100 August 1 (2) @ Cubs 5–3 Al Gerheauser (7–10) Hank Wyse (5–4) None 34,086 43–55–2
August 3 @ Cubs Postponed (inclement weather);[27] Makeup: September 22 as a traditional double-header
101 August 4 @ Pirates 2–6 Max Butcher (6–4) Al Gerheauser (7–11) None 10,417 43–56–2
102 August 6 @ Giants 7–4 Dick Barrett (5–7) Ken Chase (2–10) Bill Lee (1) 6,358 44–56–2
103 August 7 @ Giants 9–6 Andy Karl (2–3) Johnny Wittig (5–12) Schoolboy Rowe (1) 4,982 45–56–2
104 August 8 (1) @ Giants 5–1 Jack Kraus (7–9) Cliff Melton (5–7) None see 2nd game 46–56–2
105 August 8 (2) @ Giants 8–2 Al Gerheauser (8–11) Van Mungo (0–3) Dick Barrett (1) 16,736 47–56–2
106 August 11 (1) Pirates 2–1 Schoolboy Rowe (10–4) Rip Sewell (17–5) None see 2nd game 48–56–2
107 August 11 (2) Pirates 2–0 Dick Barrett (6–7) Hank Gornicki (4–9) None 11,129 49–56–2
108 August 12 Pirates 4–3 Dick Conger (2–5) Xavier Rescigno (5–8) Newt Kimball (3) 12,065 50–56–2
August 13 Pirates Postponed (inclement weather);[28] Makeup: August 14 as a traditional double-header[28]
109 August 14 (1) Pirates 2–8 Bob Klinger (9–5) Jack Kraus (7–10) None see 2nd game 50–57–2
110 August 14 (2) Pirates 1–2 Max Butcher (7–4) Al Gerheauser (8–12) Hank Gornicki (2) 6,344 50–58–2
111 August 15 (1) Cubs 2–5 Hiram Bithorn (15–9) Dick Barrett (6–8) None see 2nd game 50–59–2
112 August 15 (2) Cubs 0–3 Paul Derringer (7–10) Bill Lee (3–8) None 16,257 50–60–2
113 August 16 Cubs 4–3 Schoolboy Rowe (11–4) Paul Erickson (0–2) None 6,460 51–60–2
114 August 17 Cubs 5–7 Ray Prim (3–3) Dick Conger (2–6) Paul Derringer (3) 1,200 51–61–2
115 August 18 (1) Cardinals 0–6 Howie Krist (8–4) Jack Kraus (7–11) None see 2nd game 51–62–2
116 August 18 (2) Cardinals 6–3 Al Gerheauser (9–12) Red Munger (6–4) None 16,514 52–62–2
117 August 19 Cardinals 6–5 Dick Barrett (7–8) Max Lanier (9–6) Jack Kraus (2) 13,733 53–62–2
118 August 20 Cardinals 1–5 Mort Cooper (17–7) Bill Lee (3–9) Howie Krist (3) 12,678 53–63–2
119 August 21 Cardinals 3–2 Schoolboy Rowe (12–4) Harry Brecheen (5–4) None 3,400 54–63–2
120 August 22 (1) Reds 3–4 Elmer Riddle (16–8) Al Gerheauser (9–13) Clyde Shoun (5) see 2nd game 54–64–2
121 August 22 (2) Reds 6–20 Joe Beggs (4–3) Dick Conger (2–7) None 16,385 54–65–2
122 August 24 Reds 2–4 Clyde Shoun (11–3) Dick Barrett (7–9) None 8,756 54–66–2
123 August 28 Dodgers 7–14 Rex Barney (2–0) Al Gerheauser (9–14) Curt Davis (3) 4,464 54–67–2
124 August 29 (1) Dodgers 1–3 Whit Wyatt (9–5) Dick Barrett (7–10) None see 2nd game 54–68–2
125 August 29 (2) Dodgers 0–8 Ed Head (7–8) Schoolboy Rowe (12–5) None 17,013 54–69–2
126 August 31 Dodgers 2–4 Kirby Higbe (9–10) Jack Kraus (7–12) None 9,428 54–70–2
September (8–20–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
127 September 2 Braves 2–3 (10) Al Javery (14–12) Al Gerheauser (9–15) None 4,018 54–71–2
September 4 Braves Postponed (inclement weather);[29] Makeup: September 18 as a traditional double-header in Boston
128 September 5 (1) Braves 2–1 Dick Barrett (8–10) Jim Tobin (12–10) None see 2nd game 55–71–2
129 September 5 (2) Braves 5–1 Schoolboy Rowe (13–5) Red Barrett (10–15) Bill Lee (2) 8,175 56–71–2
130 September 6 (1) @ Giants 3–6 Rube Fischer (5–7) Al Gerheauser (9–16) Ace Adams (9) see 2nd game 56–72–2
131 September 6 (2) @ Giants 3–1 (11) Jack Kraus (8–12) Ken Chase (3–15) None 12,183 57–72–2
132 September 8 @ Giants 3–2 Bill Lee (4–9) Cliff Melton (7–10) None 1,157 58–72–2
133 September 9 @ Dodgers 6–7 Les Webber (2–1) Dick Barrett (8–11) None 4,825 58–73–2
134 September 11 @ Dodgers 2–7 Kirby Higbe (11–10) Schoolboy Rowe (13–6) Ed Head (6) 8,687 58–74–2
135 September 12 @ Dodgers 4–8 Curt Davis (10–9) Al Gerheauser (9–17) Les Webber (10) 13,722 58–75–2
136 September 14 Giants 4–4 (10)[g] None None None 3,447 58–75–3
137 September 15 (1) Giants 1–0 Jack Kraus (9–12) Van Mungo (2–7) None see 2nd game 59–75–3
138 September 15 (2) Giants 3–6 Hugh East (1–1) Bill Lee (4–10) Johnny Wittig (2) 903[30] 59–76–3
139 September 16 (1) @ Braves 9–2 Schoolboy Rowe (14–6) Jim Tobin (12–12) Bill Lee (3) see 2nd game 60–76–3
140 September 16 (2) @ Braves 0–8 Al Javery (15–14) Dale Matthewson (0–3) None 1,532 60–77–3
September 17 @ Braves Postponed (inclement weather);[31] Makeup: September 19 as a traditional double-header
141 September 18 (1) @ Braves 0–2 Nate Andrews (13–18) Al Gerheauser (9–18) None see 2nd game 60–78–3
142 September 18 (2) @ Braves 1–2 Red Barrett (12–16) Dick Barrett (8–12) None 1,650 60–79–3
143 September 19 (1) @ Braves 2–3 Jim Tobin (13–12) Jack Kraus (9–13) None see 2nd game 60–80–3
144 September 19 (2) @ Braves 5–6 (14) Al Javery (16–14) Newt Kimball (2–7) None 6,054 60–81–3
145 September 22 (1) @ Cubs 1–5 Claude Passeau (15–11) Dick Barrett (8–13) None see 2nd game 60–82–3
146 September 22 (2) @ Cubs 3–0 Al Gerheauser (10–18) Hiram Bithorn (17–12) None 3,623 61–82–3
147 September 23 @ Cubs 7–8 Walter Signer (1–1) Schoolboy Rowe (14–7) John Burrows (2) 1,177 61–83–3
148 September 24 @ Cubs 4–7 (5) Paul Derringer (9–14) Bill Lee (4–11) None 314 61–84–3
149 September 25 @ Cardinals 4–5 Red Munger (9–4) Jack Kraus (9–14) None 1,653 61–85–3
150 September 26 (1) @ Cardinals 1–4 Howie Krist (10–5) Al Gerheauser (10–19) None see 2nd game 61–86–3
151 September 26 (2) @ Cardinals 3–2 (11) Dick Barrett (9–13) Red Munger (9–5) None 7,275 62–86–3
152 September 27 @ Reds 2–3 Clyde Shoun (14–5) Bill Lee (4–12) None 767 62–87–3
153 September 28 (1) @ Reds 3–4 Ray Starr (11–10) Schoolboy Rowe (14–8) None see 2nd game 62–88–3
154 September 28 (2) @ Reds 0–2 Joe Beggs (6–6) Jack Kraus (9–15) None 1,421 62–89–3
155 September 29 @ Reds 0–3 Johnny Vander Meer (14–16) Ken Raffensberger (0–1) None 2,350 62–90–3
October (2–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
156 October 3 (1) @ Pirates 3–1 Dick Barrett (10–13) Johnny Gee (4–4) None see 2nd game 63–90–3
157 October 3 (2) @ Pirates 11–3 Roger McKee (1–0) Cookie Cuccurullo (0–1) None 5,430 64–90–3
^[a] The June 5, 1943, game was protested by the Phillies in the middle of the eighth inning.[32][33] The protest was later upheld and the game was completed with new umpires[32] on June 29.[34][35]
^[b] The first game of a scheduled double-header on June 6, 1943, ended after five innings due to rain with the score tied 1–1,[21][36] and an additional game was played on July 30.
^[c] The second game of a scheduled double-header on June 13, 1943, ended with the score 6–3.[37] After a verbal protest in the ninth inning, the Giants' Mel Ott lodged a formal protest.[38] National League President Ford Frick ruled the hit batsman (Babe Dahlgren) out, and that the game be resumed on August 6.[39][40]
^[d] The June 30, 1943, game ended after eleven innings due to the Major League Baseball curfew with the score tied 3–3,[41][42] and an additional game was played on August 11.
^[e] The second game of a scheduled double-header on July 11, 1943, ended after eight innings due to the Pennsylvania Sunday curfew law[43] with the score 8–14.[44][45]
^[f] The original schedule indicated a single games on May 10 and July 17 with New York;[46] which became a double-header on July 17.
^[g] The September 14, 1943, game ended after ten innings due to the National League curfew with the score tied 4–4,[47][48][49] and an additional game was played on September 15.
^[h] The original schedule indicated a single games on October 2 and 3 at Pittsburgh;[46] which became a double-header on October 3.

Roster

1943 Philadelphia Phillies
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 Mickey Livingston 84 265 66 .249 3 18
1B Jimmy Wasdell 141 522 136 .261 4 67
2B Danny Murtaugh 113 451 123 .273 1 35
SS Glen Stewart 110 336 71 .211 2 24
3B Pinky May 137 415 117 .282 1 48
OF Ron Northey 147 586 163 .278 16 68
OF Coaker Triplett 105 360 98 .272 14 52
OF Buster Adams 111 418 107 .256 4 38

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
Babe Dahlgren 136 508 146 .287 5 56
Ray Hamrick 44 160 32 .200 0 9
Charlie Brewster 49 159 35 .220 0 12
Danny Litwhiler 36 139 36 .259 5 17
Earl Naylor 33 120 21 .175 3 14
Dee Moore 37 113 27 .239 1 8
Bob Finley 28 81 21 .259 1 7
Andy Seminick 22 72 13 .181 2 5
Tom Padden 17 41 12 .293 0 1
Paul Busby 26 40 10 .250 0 5
Benny Culp 10 24 5 .208 0 2
Chuck Klein 12 20 2 .100 0 3
Garton Del Savio 4 11 1 .091 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
Al Gerheauser 38 215.0 10 19 3.60 92
Jack Kraus 34 199.2 9 15 3.16 48
Schoolboy Rowe 27 199.0 14 8 2.94 52
Dick Barrett 23 169.1 10 9 2.39 65
Si Johnson 21 113.0 8 3 3.27 46
Dick Conger 13 54.2 2 7 6.09 18
Ken Raffensberger 1 8.0 0 1 1.13 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
Newt Kimball 34 89.2 1 6 4.12 33
Charlie Fuchs 17 77.2 2 7 4.29 12
Johnny Podgajny 13 64.0 4 4 4.22 13
Bill Lee 13 60.2 1 5 4.60 17
Andy Karl 9 26.2 1 2 7.09 4
Roger McKee 4 13.1 1 0 6.08 1

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
Dutch Dietz 21 1 1 2 6.50 10
Dale Matthewson 11 0 3 0 4.85 8
George Eyrich 9 0 0 0 3.38 5
Boom-Boom Beck 4 0 0 0 9.88 3
Deacon Donahue 2 0 0 0 4.50 1
Andy Lapihuska 1 0 0 0 23.14 0
Bill Webb 1 0 0 0 9.00 0
Manny Salvo 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Braves Eastern League Wally Schang
B Trenton Packers Interstate League George Ferrell

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