1939 Cincinnati Reds season: Wikis

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1939 Cincinnati Reds
1939 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1939 Information
Owner(s) Powel Crosley, Jr.
General Manager(s) Warren Giles
Manager(s) Bill McKechnie
Local television none
Local radio WSAI
(Roger Baker, Dick Bray)
WCPO
(Harry Hartman)

The Cincinnati Reds' 1939 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds winning the National League Championship.

Contents

Regular season

During the season, Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters became the last pitchers to win at least 25 games in one season for the Reds in the 20th century.[1]

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 97 57 -- .630
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 4.5 .601
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 69 12.5 .549
Chicago Cubs 84 70 13 .545
New York Giants 77 74 18.5 .510
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 85 28.5 .444
Boston Bees 63 88 32.5 .417
Philadelphia Phillies 45 106 50.5 .298

Notable transactions

Roster

1939 Cincinnati Reds roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 16 Les Scarsella
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
3B Werber, BillyBilly Werber 147 599 173 .289 5 57

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
Simmons, AlAl Simmons 9 21 3 .143 0 1
Wilson, JimmieJimmie Wilson 4 3 1 .333 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Walters, BuckyBucky Walters 39 319 27 11 2.29 137
Derringer, PaulPaul Derringer 38 301 25 7 2.93 128

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Shoffner, MiltMilt Shoffner 10 37.2 2 2 3.35 6

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Johnson, HankHank Johnson 20 0 3 1 2.01 10
Davis, PeachesPeaches Davis 20 1 0 2 6.26 4
Barrett, RedRed Barrett 2 0 0 0 1.69 1

1939 World Series

Game 1

October 4, 1939 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
W: Red Ruffing (1-0)  L: Paul Derringer (0-1)

Game 2

October 5, 1939 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
New York (A) 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 x 4 9 0
W: Monte Pearson (1-0)  L: Bucky Walters (0-1)
HR: : NYYBabe Dahlgren (1)

Game 3

October 7, 1939 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 5 1
Cincinnati (N) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
W: Bump Hadley (1-0)   L: Junior Thompson (0-1)
HR: NYYCharlie Keller (1, 2), Joe DiMaggio (1), Bill Dickey (1)

Game 4

October 8, 1939 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 7 7 1
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 11 4
W: Johnny Murphy (1-0)   L: Bucky Walters (0-2)
HR: NYYCharlie Keller (3), Bill Dickey (2)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Indianapolis Indians American Association Ray Schalk and Wes Griffin
A1 Birmingham Barons Southern Association Dutch Zwilling
A Albany Senators Eastern League Rabbit Maranville
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Oscar Roettger
B Columbia Reds Sally League Johnny Burnett
B Waterloo Red Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Cap Crossley
C El Dorado Lions Cotton States League Frank O'Rourke
C Helena Seaporters Cotton States League Buster Blakeney
C Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League Jocko Munch
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Bill McCorry
C Muskogee Reds Western Association Lester "Pat" Patterson
D Bassett Furniture Makers Bi-State League Walter Novak

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Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Milt Shoffner page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

References

Preceded by
Chicago Cubs
1938
National League Championship Season
1939
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1940

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