1941 Washington Senators season

The 1941 Washington Senators won 70 games, lost 84, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1941 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s)Bucky Harris
Local radioWMAL
(Arch McDonald)
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Offseason

  • Prior to 1941 season: Sonny Dixon was signed by the Senators as an amateur free agent.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 17
Chicago White Sox 77 77 .500 24
Cleveland Indians 75 79 .487 26
Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 26
St. Louis Browns 70 84 .455 31
Washington Senators 70 84 .455 31
Philadelphia Athletics 64 90 .416 37

Record vs. opponents

1941 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 16–6 9–13 11–11 9–13–1 16–6 9–13 14–8
Chicago 6–16 17–5 12–10–1 8–14 10–12 11–11–1 13–9
Cleveland 13–9 5–17 10–12 7–15 15–7 13–9–1 12–10
Detroit 11–11 10–12–1 12–10 11–11 13–9 11–11 7–15
New York 13–9–1 14–8 15–7 11–11 14–8 18–4 16–6–1
Philadelphia 6–16 12–10 7–15 9–13 8–14 11–11 11–11
St. Louis 13–9 11–11–1 9–13–1 11–11 4–18 11–11 11–11–1
Washington 8–14 9–13 10–12 15–7 6–16–1 11–11 11–11–1

Roster

1941 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

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 Welaj 49 96 20 .208 0 5
Hillis Layne 13 50 14 .280 0 6
Jack Sanford 3 5 2 .400 0 0

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 34 256 18 13 3.45 91

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

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
Alex Carrasquel 35 6 2 2 3.44 30
Red Anderson 32 4 6 0 4.18 34

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A1 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Kiki Cuyler and Marv Olson
B Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League Calvin Griffith
B Greenville Spinners Sally League Gus Brittain and George Nix
B Selma Cloverleafs Southeastern League Dale Alexander
D Orlando Senators Florida State League Carl Weigel
D Thomasville Lookouts Georgia–Florida League Bill Rodgers and Kip Sauerbrun

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Thomasville[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Sonny Dixon page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References

Jack Sanford (first baseman)

John Doward Sanford (June 23, 1917 – January 4, 2005) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Washington Senators. Listed at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and 195 pounds (88 kg), Sanford batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Chatham, Virginia.

Basically a line-drive hitter and a fine defensive player, Sanford was one of many ballplayers who interrupted their careers to serve during World War II. He signed with the Senators out of the University of Richmond, where he lettered in baseball, basketball, football and track.

Sanford played for the Washington team in the 1940 and 1941 seasons as a backup for Zeke Bonura and Mickey Vernon at first base. He served in the US Air Force from 1941 to 1946, playing and coaching on baseball teams there, then returned to major league action briefly in 1946.

In a three-season career, Sanford was a .231 hitter (32-for-153) with 13 runs and 11 RBI in 47 games, including four doubles and four triples without home runs or stolen bases.

Following his playing career, Sanford earned a master's degree and Ph.D. From 1956 to 1966, he worked as a professor and the chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Elon College. In 10 seasons as the school's head baseball coach, he posted a 184–110 record. After that, he worked for Barton College from 1966 through 1984 and also coached the baseball team in 1973 and again from 1981 to 1984. He retired after the team won its first conference championship in 1984.

Sanford died in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the age of 87.

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