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1940 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major league affiliations
Location
1940 Information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
Local television none
Local radio KDKA
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock

Contents

Offseason

  • Prior to 1940 season: Billy Cox was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[1]

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 -- .654
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 12 .575
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 16 .549
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 22.5 .506
Chicago Cubs 75 79 25.5 .487
New York Giants 72 80 37.5 .474
Boston Bees 65 87 34.5 .428
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 50 .327

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1940 Pittsburgh Pirates roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 37 Fern Bell
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

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

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

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

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
Bauers, RussRuss Bauers 15 0 2 0 7.63 11

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Chiefs International League Dick Porter
A Albany Senators Eastern League Specs Toporcer
B Gadsden Pilots Southeastern League Billy Bancroft
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian-American League Steve Yerkes and Buster Blakeney
C Hutchinson Pirates Western Association Jimmy Jordan and Buzz Arlitt
D Carthage Pirates Arkansas-Missouri League Buzz Arlitt
D Fort Lauderdale Tarpons Florida East Coast League Herb Thomas
D McKeesport Little Pirates/Oil City Oilers Pennsylvania State Association Elmer Klump
D London Pirates PONY League Mickey LaLange and Jimmy Jordan

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fort Lauderdale

Arkansas-Missouri League folded, July 1, 1940; McKeesport franchise moved to Oil City and renamed, July 1, 1940

Notes

References


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