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1939 Detroit Tigers season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1939 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter Briggs, Sr.
General manager(s)Jack Zeller
Manager(s)Del Baker
Local radioWWJ (AM)
(Ty Tyson)
WXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)
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The 1939 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 81–73, 2612 games behind the New York Yankees.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 106 45 0.702 52–25 54–20
Boston Red Sox 89 62 0.589 17 42–32 47–30
Cleveland Indians 87 67 0.565 20½ 44–33 43–34
Chicago White Sox 86 69 0.555 22 50–27 36–42
Detroit Tigers 81 73 0.526 26½ 42–35 39–38
Washington Senators 65 88 0.425 42 37–40 28–48
Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 0.362 51½ 28–48 27–49
St. Louis Browns 43 111 0.279 64½ 18–59 25–52


Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1939 Detroit Tigers
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 Birdie Tebbetts 106 341 89 .261 4 53
1B Hank Greenberg 138 500 156 .312 33 113
2B Charlie Gehringer 118 406 132 .325 16 86
SS Frank Croucher 97 324 87 .269 5 40
3B Pinky Higgins 132 489 135 .276 8 76
OF Earl Averill 87 309 81 .262 10 58
OF Barney McCosky 147 611 190 .311 4 58
OF Pete Fox 141 519 153 .295 7 66

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
Rudy York 102 329 101 .307 20 68
Benny McCoy 55 192 58 .302 1 33
Roy Cullenbine 75 179 43 .240 6 23
Billy Rogell 74 174 40 .230 2 23
Red Kress 51 157 38 .242 1 22
Dixie Walker 43 154 47 .305 4 19
Beau Bell 54 134 32 .239 0 24
Chet Laabs 5 16 5 .313 0 2
Mark Christman 6 16 4 .250 0 0
Les Fleming 8 16 0 .000 0 1
Merv Shea 4 2 0 .000 0 0
Dixie Parsons 5 1 0 .000 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
Bobo Newsom 35 246.0 17 10 3.37 164
Tommy Bridges 29 198.0 17 7 3.50 129
Schoolboy Rowe 28 164.0 10 12 4.99 51
Fred Hutchinson 13 84.0 3 6 5.21 22
Vern Kennedy 4 21.0 0 3 6.43 9
Hal Newhouser 1 5.0 0 1 5.40 4

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
Dizzy Trout 33 162.0 9 10 3.61 72
Al Benton 37 150.0 6 8 4.56 67
Archie McKain 32 129.2 5 6 3.68 49
Harry Eisenstat 10 29.2 2 2 6.98 6
Bob Harris 5 18.0 1 1 4.00 9
Cotton Pippen 3 14.0 0 1 7.07 5
Roxie Lawson 2 11.1 1 1 4.76 4
George Gill 3 8.2 0 1 8.31 1

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
Bud Thomas 27 7 0 1 4.18 14
Slick Coffman 23 2 1 0 6.38 10
Floyd Giebell 9 1 1 0 2.93 9
Jim Walkup 7 0 1 1 7.50 5
Red Lynn 4 0 1 0 8.64 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A1 Beaumont Exporters Texas League Al Vincent
C Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League Conard Fisher
C Henderson Oilers East Texas League Jake Atz
D Fulton Tigers KITTY League Charlie Eckert
D Newport Canners Northeast Arkansas League Clary Harris
D Tiffin Mud Hens Ohio State League Jimmy Lawrence and Al Curry

[2]

References

  1. ^ Red Kress 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

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