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1940 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1940 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1940 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 58th season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Doc Prothro, began their third season at Shibe Park and were picked by 73 of 76 writers in the pre-season Associated Press poll of baseball writers to finish last.[1] The Phillies lost 103 games and finished last, 50 games behind the pennant-winning Cincinnati Reds.


In March 1940, the Phillies, along with the St. Louis Browns and Boston Bees were made outstanding offers of $5,000,000 by attorney Richard Cantillon for one of the teams to move its franchise to Los Angeles. Phillies owner Gerald Nugent quickly dismissed the possibility of the Phillies considering the move.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 -- .654
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 12 .575
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 16 .549
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 22.5 .506
Chicago Cubs 75 79 25.5 .487
New York Giants 72 80 37.5 .474
Boston Bees 65 87 34.5 .428
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 50 .327


1940 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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

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
Mueller, HeinieHeinie Mueller 97 263 65 .247 3 28
Young, DelDel Young 15 33 8 .242 0 1


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
Blanton, CyCy Blanton 13 77 4 3 4.32 24

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
Beck, Boom-BoomBoom-Boom Beck 29 129.1 4 9 4.31 38

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
Johnson, SylSyl Johnson 17 2 2 2 4.20 13
Hoerst, LeftyLefty Hoerst 6 1 0 0 5.25 3
Wilson, MaxMax Wilson 3 0 0 0 12.86 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Ray Brubaker and Cowboy McHenry
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Wally Dashiell
C Ottawa/Ogdensburg Senators Canadian-American League Cy Morgan
D Martinsville Manufacturers Bi-State League Harry Daughtry
D Dover Orioles Eastern Shore League Cap Clark
D Moultrie Packers Georgia-Florida League Joe Holden and George Jacobs
D Wausau Timberjacks Northern League Wally Gilbert

Ottawa franchise played first half of its schedule in Ogdensburg, New York[3][4]



  • 1940 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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