1939 Philadelphia Phillies season

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.

1939 Philadelphia Phillies
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gerald Nugent
Manager(s)Doc Prothro
Local radioWCAU
(Bill Dyer)
WIP
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
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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 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[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Les Powers page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Len Gabrielson page at Baseball Reference
  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

Jennings Poindexter

Chester Jennings Poindexter [Jinx] (September 30, 1910 – March 3, 1983) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1936) and Philadelphia Phillies (1939). Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 165 lb., Poindexter batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

In a two-season-career, Poindexter posted a 0–2 record with a 4.83 ERA in 14 appearances, including one start, 14 strikeouts, 31 walks, and 41.0 innings of work.

Poindexter died in Norman, Oklahoma, at the age of 72.

Moon Mullen

Ford Parker "Moon" Mullen (February 9, 1917 – February 28, 2013) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played one year for the Philadelphia Blue Jays during the 1944 season. Listed at 5' 9", 165 lb., Mullen batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He attended the University of Oregon, where he played baseball and basketball, and was a member of the basketball team that won the first NCAA men's basketball championship.

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(2)
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