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1940 Philadelphia Athletics
Major league affiliations
Location
1940 Information
Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local television
Local radio WIP (AM)
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
WCAU
(Bill Dyer, Harry McTigue)

The Philadelphia Athletics' 1940 season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses.

Contents

Offseason

  • December 8, 1939: Al Simmons was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[1]

Regular season

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 90 64 .584 --
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 1
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 2
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 8
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 8
St. Louis Browns 67 87 .435 23
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 26
Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 .351 36

Roster

1940 Philadelphia Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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
OF Johnson, BobBob Johnson 138 512 137 .268 31 103

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 37 81 25 .309 1 19
Chapman, FredFred Chapman 26 69 11 .159 0 4
Brucker, EarleEarle Brucker 23 46 9 .196 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Babich, JohnnyJohnny Babich 31 229.1 14 13 3.73 94

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Beckmann, BillBill Beckmann 34 127.1 8 4 4.17 47
Besse, HermanHerman Besse 17 53 0 3 8.83 19

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Tony Lazzeri
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Fresco Thompson
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Chief Bender and Charlie Berry
D Federalsburg A's Eastern Shore League Sam Nisonoff and Joe Maynard

[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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