1939 Brooklyn Dodgers season

The 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers started the year with a new manager, Leo Durocher, who became both the team's manager and starting shortstop. They also became the first New York NL team to have a regular radio broadcast, with Red Barber handing the announcers job, and the first team to have a television broadcast (during their August 26 home game doubleheaders against the Reds, both of which WNBT covered for the NBC network). The team finished in third place, showing some improvement over the previous seasons.

1939 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)James & Dearie Mulvey, Brooklyn Trust Company
General manager(s)Larry MacPhail
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local radioWHN
Red Barber, Al Helfer
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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

Roster

1939 Brooklyn Dodgers
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 Babe Phelps 98 323 92 .285 6 42
1B Dolph Camilli 157 565 164 .290 26 104
2B Pete Coscarart 115 419 116 .277 4 43
3B Cookie Lavagetto 153 587 176 .300 10 87
SS Leo Durocher 116 390 108 .277 1 34
OF Gene Moore 107 306 69 .225 3 39
OF Art Parks
OF Ernie Koy

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
Johnny Hudson
Al Todd
Dixie Walker
Tuck Stainback
Goody Rosen
Mel Almada
Jimmy Ripple
Fred Sington
Tony Lazzeri 14 39 11 .282 3 6
Lyn Lary
Ray Hayworth
Chris Hartje
Oris Hockett
Lindsay Deal
Gene Schott

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
Luke Hamlin
Freddie Fitzsimmons
Whit Wyatt
Van Mungo

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
Hugh Casey 40 227.1 15 10 2.93 79
Vito Tamulis
Tot Pressnell
Red Evans 24 64.1 1 8 5.18 28
Bill Crouch 6 38.1 4 0 2.58 10
Al Hollingsworth
Carl Doyle 5 17.2 1 2 1.02 7
Boots Poffenberger

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
Ira Hutchinson 41 5 2 1 4.34 46
George Jeffcoat

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Dolph Camilli

  • #3 in NL in home runs (26)
  • #4 in NL in runs batted in (104)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (105)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.409)
  • #4 in NL in slugging percentage (.524)

Hugh Casey

  • #4 in NL in earned run average (2.93)

Luke Hamlin

  • #4 in NL in wins (20)

Cookie Lavagetto

  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (14)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Burleigh Grimes
A1 Memphis Chicks Southern Association Frank Brazil
A1 Nashville Vols Southern Association Larry Gilbert
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Clyde Sukeforth
B Macon Peaches South Atlantic League Milt Stock
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian–American League Elmer Yoter
C Greenwood Crackers Cotton States League Cecil Rhodes
C Pine Bluff Judges Cotton States League Jimmy Sherlin
Andy Cohen
C Dayton Wings Middle Atlantic League Dudley Lee
Andy Cohen
D Reidsville Luckies Bi-State League William Clark
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Tommy West
D Americus Pioneers Georgia–Florida League Joe Sims
D Paducah Indians Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League Ben Tincup
D Huntington Boosters Mountain State League Ellis Powers
D Superior Blues Northern League George Treadwell
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League Jake Pitler

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood, Pine Bluff

Notes

  1. ^ Fred Frankhouse at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b Jimmy Outlaw at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Luke Sewell at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Tom Lanning at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Kemp Wicker at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Chris Hartje at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Woody English at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Bill Posedel at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Lyn Lary at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Mel Almada at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Pee Wee Reese at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Herman Besse at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Al Hollingsworth at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Rae Blaemire at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ Jimmy Ripple at Baseball-Reference

References

External links

1939 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL) season

The 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers season was their tenth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 4–4–3, losing six games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. The October 22 game against Philadelphia was the first NFL game to be televised.

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