1943 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1943 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)James & Dearie Mulvey, Brooklyn Trust Company
General manager(s)Branch Rickey
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local radioWHN
Red Barber, Connie Desmond
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With the roster depleted by players leaving for service in World War II, the 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers finished the season in third place.

The team featured five future Hall of Famers: second baseman Billy Herman, shortstop Arky Vaughan, outfielders Paul Waner, and Joe Medwick, and manager Leo Durocher.

Herman finished fourth in MVP voting, after hitting .330 with 100 runs batted in. Vaughan led the league in runs scored and stolen bases.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 58–21 47–28
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 0.565 18 48–29 39–38
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 0.529 23½ 46–31 35–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 0.519 25 47–30 33–44
Chicago Cubs 74 79 0.484 30½ 36–38 38–41
Boston Braves 68 85 0.444 36½ 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 0.416 41 33–43 31–47
New York Giants 55 98 0.359 49½ 34–43 21–55

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1943 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–9 8–14 11–11 11–11 11–11 12–10 3–19
Brooklyn 9–12 10–12 13–9 14–8 17–5 11–11 7–15
Chicago 14–8 12–10 9–13 12–9–1 10–12 8–14 9–13
Cincinnati 11–11 9–13 13–9 16–6–1 19–3 9–13 10–12
New York 11–11 8–14 9–12–1 6–16–1 8–14–1 9–13 4–18
Philadelphia 11–11 5–17 12–10 3–19 14–8–1 10–12–1 9–13–1
Pittsburgh 10–12 11–11 14–8 13–9 13–9 12–10–1 7–15–2
St. Louis 19–3 15–7 13–9 12–10 18–4 13–9–1 15–7–2


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1943 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Mickey Owen 100 365 31 95 .260 0 54 4
1B Dolph Camilli 95 353 56 87 .246 6 43 2
2B Billy Herman 153 585 76 193 .330 2 100 4
3B Frenchy Bordagaray 89 268 47 81 .302 0 19 6
SS Arky Vaughan 149 610 112 186 .305 5 66 20
OF Dixie Walker 138 540 83 163 .302 5 71 3
OF Augie Galan 139 495 83 142 .287 9 67 6
OF Luis Olmo 57 238 39 72 .303 4 37 3

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Paul Waner 82 225 29 70 .311 1 26 0
Al Glossop 87 217 28 37 .171 3 21 0
Bobby Bragan
Howie Schultz
Joe Medwick 48 173 13 47 .272 0 25 1
Dee Moore
Gene Hermanski
Red Barkley
Alex Kampouris
Johnny Cooney
Boyd Bartley
Al Campanis
Bill Hart
Leo Durocher 6 18 1 4 .222 0 1 0
Carden Gillenwater
Joe Orengo
Pat Ankenman
Gil Hodges
Hal Peck

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Kirby Higbe
Whit Wyatt
Curt Davis
Rex Barney 9 8 1 45.1 2 2 6.35 41 23
Freddie Fitzsimmons
Hal Gregg

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Ed Head
Rube Melton
Bobo Newsom
Max Macon
Fritz Ostermueller
Bill Lohrman

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Les Webber
Johnny Allen 17 38 5 1 1 4.26 25 15
Bill Sayles
Newt Kimball
Chris Haughey
Bob Chipman

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Augie Galan

  • #2 in NL in on-base percentage (.412)

Billy Herman

  • #2 in NL in batting average (.330)
  • #3 in NL in RBI (100)
  • #3 in NL in hits (193)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.398)

Kirby Higbe

  • #5 in NL in strikeouts (108)

Arky Vaughan

  • MLB leader in runs scored (112)
  • NL leader in stolen bases (20)
  • #5 in NL in hits (186)

Whit Wyatt

  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.49)

Farm System[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Fresco Thompson
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Ray Blades
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Bruno Betzel
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League Jake Pitler

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Johnny Allen at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Babe Dahlgren at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Schoolboy Rowe at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Jack Kraus at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Hal Peck at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Alex Kampouris at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Newt Kimball at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Joe Medwick at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Bobo Newsom at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Al Glossop at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]

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