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1940 New York Yankees season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1940 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Estate of Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
Local radioWABC (AM)
(Mel Allen, Jay C. Flippen)
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The 1940 New York Yankees season was the team's 38th season in New York and its 40th overall. The team finished in third place with a record of 88–66, finishing two games behind the American League champion Detroit Tigers and one game behind the second-place Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. Their home games were played at the Yankee Stadium.

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Contents

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 90 64 .584 --
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 1
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 2
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 8
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 8
St. Louis Browns 67 87 .435 23
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 26
Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 .351 36

Record vs. opponents

1940 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 8–14 11–11 9–13 18–4 12–10 13–9
Chicago 11–11 6–16 13–9 11–11–1 16–6 13–9 12–10
Cleveland 14–8 16–6 11–11 10–12 14–8 11–11–1 13–9
Detroit 11–11 9–13 11–11 14–8 11–11 18–4–1 16–6
New York 13–9 11–11–1 12–10 8–14 13–9 14–8 17–5
Philadelphia 4–18 6–16 8–14 11–11 9–13 8–14 8–14
St. Louis 10–12 9–13 11–11–1 4–18–1 8–14 14–8 11–11
Washington 9–13 10–12 9–13 6–16 5–17 14–8 11–11


Roster

1940 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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 Bill Dickey 106 372 45 92 .247 9 54 0
1B Babe Dahlgren 155 568 51 150 .264 12 73 1
2B Joe Gordon 155 616 112 173 .281 30 103 18
3B Red Rolfe 139 588 102 147 .250 10 53 4
SS Frankie Crosetti 145 546 84 106 .194 4 31 14
OF Charlie Keller 138 500 102 143 .286 21 93 8
OF Joe DiMaggio 132 508 93 179 .352 31 133 1
OF George Selkirk 118 379 68 102 .269 19 71 3

[2]

Other batters

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
Tommy Henrich 90 293 57 90 .307 10 53 1
Buddy Rosar 73 228 34 68 .298 4 37 7
Bill Knickerbocker 45 124 17 30 .242 1 10 1
Buster Mills 34 63 10 25 .397 1 15 0
Jake Powell 12 27 3 5 .185 0 2 0
Mike Chartak 11 15 2 2 .133 0 3 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
Red Ruffing 30 226 15 12 3.38 97
Marius Russo 30 189.1 14 8 3.28 87
Spud Chandler 27 172 8 7 4.60 56
Marv Breuer 27 164 8 9 4.55 71
Monte Pearson 16 109.2 7 5 3.69 43
Tiny Bonham 12 99.1 9 3 1.90 37

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
Atley Donald 24 118.2 8 3 3.03 60
Steve Sundra 27 99.1 4 6 5.53 26
Lefty Gomez 9 27.1 3 3 6.59 14

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
Johnny Murphy 35 8 4 9 3.69 23
Bump Hadley 25 3 5 2 5.74 39
Oral Hildebrand 13 1 1 0 1.86 5
Lee Grissom 5 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Billy Meyer
AA Newark Bears International League Johnny Neun
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Bruno Betzel
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Ray White
B Augusta Tigers Sally League Phil Page
B Wenatchee Chiefs Western International League John Kerr and Frank Morehouse
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian–American League Eddie Sawyer
C Akron Yankees Middle Atlantic League Pip Koehler
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Ted Mayer
C Joplin Miners Western Association Paul O'Malley
D Neosho Yankees Arkansas–Missouri League Ed Grayston
D Easton Yankees Eastern Shore League Ray Powell
D Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association Tom Kain
D Norfolk Yankees Western League Doc Bennett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Newark, Binghamton, Amsterdam, Akron, Butler

Arkansas–Missouri League folded, July 1, 1940[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Hank Sauer page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1940.shtml
  3. ^ 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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