1939 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1939 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Connie Mack
Manager(s)Connie Mack
Local radioWIP
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
WCAU
(Bill Dyer)
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The 1939 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing seventh in the American League with a record of 55 wins and 97 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 106 45 .702 --
Boston Red Sox 89 62 .589 17
Cleveland Indians 87 67 .565 20.5
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 22.5
Detroit Tigers 81 73 .526 26.5
Washington Senators 65 87 .428 41.5
Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 51.5
St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1939 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 8–14 11–11 10–12 11–8–1 18–4 16–6 15–7
Chicago 14–8 12–10 12–10 4–18 11–11 18–4 14–8–1
Cleveland 11–11 10–12 11–11 7–15 18–4 16–6 14–8
Detroit 12–10 10–12 11–11 9–13 11–11 14–8–1 14–8
New York 8–11–1 18–4 15–7 13–9 18–4 19–3 15–7
Philadelphia 4–18 11–11 4–18 11–11 4–18 13–9–1 8–12
St. Louis 6–16 4–18 6–16 8–14–1 3–19 9–13–1 7–15
Washington 7–15 8–14–1 8–14 8–14 7–15 12–8 15–7


Roster[edit]

1939 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Frankie Hayes 124 431 122 .283 20 83
1B Dick Siebert 101 402 118 .294 6 47
2B Joe Gantenbein 111 348 101 .290 4 36
SS Skeeter Newsome 99 248 55 .222 0 17
3B Dario Lodigiani 121 393 102 .260 6 44
OF Wally Moses 115 437 134 .307 3 33
OF Bob Johnson 150 544 184 .338 23 114
OF Sam Chapman 140 498 134 .269 15 64

Other batters[edit]

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
Earle Brucker 62 172 50 .291 3 31
Fred Chapman 15 49 14 .286 0 1
Eddie Collins 32 21 5 .238 0 0
Bob McNamara 9 9 2 .222 0 3
Harry O'Neill 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lynn Nelson 35 197.2 10 13 4.78 75
Bill Beckmann 27 155.1 7 11 5.39 20
Les McCrabb 5 35.2 1 2 4.04 11
Sam Page 4 22 0 3 6.95 11
Bud Thomas 2 4 0 1 15.75 0

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
George Caster 28 136 9 9 4.90 59
Roy Parmelee 14 44.2 1 6 4.45 13
Jim Reninger 4 16.1 0 2 7.71 3

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Chubby Dean 54 5 8 7 5.25 39
Bob Joyce 30 3 5 0 6.69 25
Walt Masters 4 0 0 0 6.55 2
Jim Schelle 1 0 0 0 0
Dave Smith 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Marty McManus
D Federalsburg Athletics Eastern Shore League Sammy Holbrook
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Joe Byrd

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Beckmann page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]