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1939 Philadelphia Phillies season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1939 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gerald Nugent
Manager(s)Doc Prothro
Local radioWCAU
(Bill Dyer)
WIP
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
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The 1939 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished eighth in the National League with a record of 45 wins and 106 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 57 0.630 55–25 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 51–27 41–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 69 0.549 12½ 51–27 33–42
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 13 44–34 40–36
New York Giants 77 74 0.510 18½ 41–33 36–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 85 0.444 28½ 35–42 33–43
Boston Bees 63 88 0.417 32½ 37–35 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 45 106 0.298 50½ 29–44 16–62

Record vs. opponents

1939 National League Records

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


Notable transactions

Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Phillies tie
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1939 Game Log[3]
Overall Record: 45–106–1
^[a] The April 21, 1993, game ended after eleven innings due to darkness with the score tied 2–2,[34][35][36] and an additional game was scheduled for September 25 which became October 1 in Brooklyn.
^[b] The second game on June 4, 1939, was called due to the Pennsylvania Sunday curfew at the end of the third inning[14][37][38][39][40] with the score 0–2.[41] Since the game was not yet official,[41] it was replayed from the beginning on August 27.
^[c] The original schedule indicated single games on June 18 and 19 and July 26 at Pittsburgh.[42] The game on June 19 was changed to a double-header on June 18[43] which was postponed due to rain[15][44] and became a double-headers on July 26 and September 17.
^[d] The original schedule indicated single games on June 12 and July 21 with St. Louis[42] which became a double-header on July 21.
^[e] The original schedule indicated single games on September 7 and 8 at Brooklyn[42] which became a double-header on September 8.
^[f] The original schedule indicated single games on September 25 with Brooklyn and September 30 and October 1 at Brooklyn.[42] September 25 became a double-header because of the April 21 tie which became a double-headers on September 30 and October 1 in Brooklyn.[45]

Roster

1939 Philadelphia Phillies
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
2B Roy Hughes 65 237 54 .228 1 16

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
Heinie Mueller 115 341 95 .279 9 43
LeGrant Scott 76 232 65 .280 1 26
Les Powers 19 52 18 .346 0 2
Len Gabrielson 5 18 4 .222 0 1

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
Roy Bruner 4 27 0 4 4.73 77

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
Boom-Boom Beck 34 182.2 7 14 4.73 77

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
Elmer Burkart 5 1 0 0 4.32 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Wally Dashiell
D Mayodan Millers Bi-State League Harry Daughtry, Ramon Couto and Chink Outen
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League Joe Holden
D Johnstown Johnnies Pennsylvania State Association Dick Goldberg

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pensacola[46]

Notes

  1. ^ Les Powers page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Len Gabrielson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "1939 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 18, 1939. p. 23. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Single By Simmons Gives Bees 7-6 Win: Clout Breaks Up 12-Inning Battle With Phils — 2nd Game Postponed by Rain". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. April 20, 1939. p. 17. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 26, 1939. p. 23. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 28, 1939. p. 39. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Dodgers Shutout Philadelphia". Telegraph-Herald. Dubuque, IA. International News Service (INS). April 30, 1939. p. 15. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "Major League Summaries". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. May 12, 1939. p. 17. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  10. ^ "Week-end Baseball Results". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. May 15, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  11. ^ Biederman, Les (June 2, 1939). "The Scoreboard". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 38. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  12. ^ "Cubs Defeat Phillies, 9-4; Stop Second: Sunday Law Halts Nightcap With Dean Out Front, 2-0". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Associated Press (AP). June 5, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved January 1, 2020. Wet grounds delayed the start of the opener.
  13. ^ Kirksey, George (June 5, 1939). "Reds Tighten Up Defense; Roll Along: McKechnie Infield Begin to Show Good Form". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. United Press (UP). p. 23. Retrieved January 1, 2020. Dizzy Dean blanked the Phils for three innings in the second, which was washed up at the end of the third.
  14. ^ a b "Chicago Cubs 9, Philadelphia Phillies 4". retrosheet.org. June 4, 1939. Retrieved January 1, 2020. Start of [the first] game delayed 2:10 due to rain[.] ... Game 2 of scheduled doubleheader called in fourth inning due to Sunday curfew[.]
  15. ^ a b c Biederman, Lester (June 19, 1939). "Drastic Shakeup Planned By Traynor: Fletcher Replaces Suhr: Brubaker, Berres Yanked Out: 'Pep' Young, Mueller Get Chance as Giants Come Here Tomorrow—Dismal Showing Against Phils Riles 'Pie'". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 18. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  16. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. June 21, 1939. p. 25. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  17. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. June 30, 1939. p. 31. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  18. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. June 30, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  19. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. June 30, 1939. p. 4 (Section 2). Retrieved December 31, 2019. called at end of first inning, rain
  20. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. July 29, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  21. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. August 3, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  22. ^ "Rookies Cause Uplift In Cub Ranks, Win 9–6: Nicholson and Mattick Start Off With Bang in Thursday's Game". Telegraph-Herald. Dubuque, IA. International News Service (INS). August 4, 1939. p. 9. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  23. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. August 20, 1939. p. 2 (Sports). Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  24. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. August 30, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  25. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. August 30, 1939. p. 29. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  26. ^ a b Biederman, Lester (August 30, 1939). "Fletcher, Suhr Deals Bring No Regrets: Pirates-Phils Kept Idle By Wet Grounds: Play Two Tomorrow; Elbie, Butcher Produce for Bucs". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 28. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  27. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. September 11, 1939. p. 21. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  28. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. September 11, 1939. p. 3 (Section 2). Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  29. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. September 27, 1939. p. 28. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  30. ^ "Major League Summaries". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. September 30, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  31. ^ "Results of Games". The Southeast Missourian. Cape Girardeau, MO. September 30, 1939. p. 3. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  32. ^ "Dodgers Grab Third Place: Beat Phils 3-2; Draw Million During Season". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Associated Press (AP). October 2, 1939. p. 16. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  33. ^ Bailey, Judson (October 2, 1939). "Cards, Dodgers Big Surprises Of 1939 Season: Majors Reach Finish Of Unimpressive Campaign". Meriden Journal. Meriden, CT. Associated Press (AP). p. 4. Retrieved February 4, 2020. Larry MacPhail, mogul of the Dodgers, gambled his team's position for a million attendance yesterday and won. The club had drawn some 999,000 paid admissions and wanted to reach 1,000,000 for the season. Rain fell all day and the club had third place clinched if it didn't play, but ran the risk of losing its position if defeated. It nosed out the Philadelphia Phillies 3–1 [sic] and reached both goals. A second scheduled game was cancelled.
  34. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 2". retrosheet.org. April 21, 1939. Retrieved December 29, 2019. Game called, darkness[.]
  35. ^ "Cubs Open Well; Phils Get Tie: Tamulis Scatters Five Hits Over 11 Frames but Fails to Win". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. Associated Press (AP). April 22, 1939. p. 1 (Section 3). Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  36. ^ Kirksey, George (April 22, 1939). "Yankees Back at Old Tricks—Homers Win". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. United Press (UP). p. 7. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  37. ^ "Week-end Baseball Results". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. June 5, 1939. p. 19. Retrieved January 1, 2020. called in third inning, Sunday Law.
  38. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. June 5, 1939. p. 4 (Section 2). Retrieved January 1, 2020. second game called end of three innings Sunday law[.]
  39. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. June 5, 1939. p. 23. Retrieved January 1, 2020. second game, postponed, end third inning, curfew[.]
  40. ^ "Major League Summaries". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. June 5, 1939. p. 15. Retrieved January 1, 2020. second game, called at end of 3​12 innings, Sunday law.
  41. ^ a b "Chicago Cubs Triumph Over Phillies by 9-4". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. Associated Press (AP). June 5, 1939. p. 19. Retrieved January 1, 2020. [The] Chicago Cubs ... were out in front 2-0 ... when the second game was called in the fourth inning because of a law banning Sunday ball after 7 p.m. E.D.T. While the Cubs hustled in a futile attempt to complete the five innings necessary for the nightcap to go down on the record books, the Phils played casually.
  42. ^ a b c d "1939 Original Regular Season Schedules". retrosheet.org. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  43. ^ Biederman, Lester (June 17, 1939). "Bucs Tangle With Cellar-Dwelling Phils: Victory Over Bees Puts Bucs Nearer Fifth-Place Cubs: Quakers Sport League's Leading Hitter In Arnovich, Who Is Powdering Ball At .404 Clip". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 7. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  44. ^ "Major League Summaries". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. June 20, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  45. ^ "Yesterday's Baseball". The Gazette. Montreal, QC. September 26, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  46. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

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