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 radio WIP
(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

Regular season

Season standings

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

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

1939 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
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

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

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
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

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

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

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

  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

  • 1939 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1939 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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