1939 Washington Senators season

The 1939 Washington Senators won 65 games, lost 87, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1939 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s)Bucky Harris
Local radioWJSV
(Walter Johnson, Harry McTigue)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 106 45 .702 --
Boston Red Sox 89 62 .589 17
Cleveland Indians 87 67 .565 20.5
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 22.5
Detroit Tigers 81 73 .526 26.5
Washington Senators 65 87 .428 41.5
Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 51.5
St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64.5

Record vs. opponents

1939 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 8–14 11–11 10–12 11–8–1 18–4 16–6 15–7
Chicago 14–8 12–10 12–10 4–18 11–11 18–4 14–8–1
Cleveland 11–11 10–12 11–11 7–15 18–4 16–6 14–8
Detroit 12–10 10–12 11–11 9–13 11–11 14–8–1 14–8
New York 8–11–1 18–4 15–7 13–9 18–4 19–3 15–7
Philadelphia 4–18 11–11 4–18 11–11 4–18 13–9–1 8–12
St. Louis 6–16 4–18 6–16 8–14–1 3–19 9–13–1 7–15
Washington 7–15 8–14–1 8–14 8–14 7–15 12–8 15–7

Roster

1939 Washington Senators
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 Rick Ferrell 87 274 77 .281 0 31
1B Mickey Vernon 76 276 71 .257 1 30
2B Jimmy Bloodworth 83 318 92 .289 4 40
SS Cecil Travis 130 476 139 .292 5 63
3B Buddy Lewis 140 536 171 .319 10 75
OF Taffy Wright 129 499 154 .309 4 93
OF Sam West 115 390 110 .282 3 52
OF George Case 128 530 160 .302 2 35

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
Bobby Estalella 82 280 77 .275 8 41
Johnny Welaj 63 201 55 .274 1 33

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
Dutch Leonard 34 269.1 20 8 3.54 88
Ken Chase 32 232 10 19 3.80 118
Joe Haynes 27 173 8 12 5.36 64
Dick Bass 1 8 0 1 6.75 1

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
Alex Carrasquel 40 159.1 5 9 4.69 41
Harry Kelley 15 53.2 4 3 4.70 20

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
Pete Appleton 40 5 10 6 4.56 50
Bud Thomas 4 0 0 0 6.00 0
Lou Thuman 3 0 0 0 9.00 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A1 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Kiki Cuyler
A Springfield Nationals Eastern League Spencer Abbott
B Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League Calvin Griffith
B Greenville Spinners Sally League Alex McColl
C Oswego Netherlands Canadian–American League Art Funk and Blaine Kunes
D Salisbury Indians Eastern Shore League Vic Keen and Spud Nachand
D Orlando Senators Florida State League John Ganzel
D Shelby Nationals Tar Heel League Ed Montague

Notes

  1. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference

References

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