1940 Boston Red Sox season

The 1940 Boston Red Sox season was the 40th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 82 wins and 72 losses.

1940 Boston Red Sox
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWAAB
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
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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

Opening Day lineup

  7 Dom DiMaggio RF
  8 Doc Cramer CF
  9 Ted Williams LF
  3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
  4 Joe Cronin SS
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  5 Jim Tabor 3B
  2 Gene Desautels     C
10 Lefty Grove P

Roster

1940 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
SS Joe Cronin 149 548 156 .285 24 111
OF Doc Cramer 150 661 200 .303 1 51
OF Dom DiMaggio 108 418 126 .301 8 46

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

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
Bill Butland 3 21 1 2 5.57 5

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
Jim Bagby 36 182.2 10 16 4.73 57

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Louisville Colonels American Association Bill Burwell
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Nemo Leibold
B Rocky Mount Red Sox Piedmont League Heinie Manush
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Elizabethton Betsy Red Sox Appalachian League Hobe Brummitt
D Danville-Scholfield Leafs Bi-State League Red Barnes
D Centreville Colts Eastern Shore League Ed Walls

[1]

Notes

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

Alex Mustaikis

Alexander Dominick Mustaikis (March 26, 1909 – January 17, 1970) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1940 season. Listed at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 180 lb., Mustaikis batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

In one season career, Mustaikis posted a 0–1 record with six strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA in six appearances, including one start, three games finished, and 15.0 innings of work.

Mustaikis died at the age of 60 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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