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1943 Philadelphia Phillies
Major league affiliations
1943 Information
Owner(s) William B. Cox
Manager(s) Bucky Harris, Freddie Fitzsimmons
Local television none
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Roy Neal)

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]

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

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. The new owner, Bob Carpenter, Jr., tried to polish the team's image by unofficially changing the name to the "Blue Jays"; however, the new moniker did not take, and it was quietly dropped by 1949.[3]



Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 18 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 23.5 .529
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 25 .519
Chicago Cubs 74 79 30.5 .484
Boston Braves 68 85 36.5 .444
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 41 .416
New York Giants 55 98 49.5 .359


1943 Philadelphia Phillies roster
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
SS Stewart, GlenGlen Stewart 110 336 71 .211 2 24

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
Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 12 20 2 .100 0 3


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rowe, SchoolboySchoolboy Rowe 27 199 14 8 2.94 52

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fuchs, CharlieCharlie Fuchs 17 77.2 2 7 4.29 12

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

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



  1. ^ "Phils Become Phillies Again". The St. Petersburg Evening Independent. 1943-03-09.,1113607&dq=phillies. Retrieved 2009-09-10.  
  2. ^ "Litwhiler Hits Hard". The New York Times. 1943-03-19. Retrieved 2009-09-10.  
  3. ^ "History: Phillies Timeline (1940s)". Phillies. Retrieved 2008-06-04.  
  4. ^ Schoolboy Rowe page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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