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1940 Cincinnati Reds season

1940 Cincinnati Reds
1940 World Series Champions
1940 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Crosley Field (since 1934)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (since 1882)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Powel Crosley, Jr.
    Manager(s) Bill McKechnie
    Local radio WSAI
    (Roger Baker, Dick Bray)
    WCPO
    (Harry Hartman)
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    The 1940 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished first in the National League with a record of 100–53, winning the pennant by 12 games over the Brooklyn Dodgers. They went on to face the Detroit Tigers in the 1940 World Series, beating them in seven games.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Cincinnati Reds 100 53 -- .654
    Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 12 .575
    St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 16 .549
    Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 22.5 .506
    Chicago Cubs 75 79 25.5 .487
    New York Giants 72 80 37.5 .474
    Boston Bees 65 87 34.5 .428
    Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 50 .327

    Detailed record

    Team Home Away Total Win %
    National League
    Brooklyn 6–5 8–3–1 14–8–1 .636
    Boston 7–4 6–5 13–9 .591
    Chicago 9–2 7–4 16–6 .727
    New York 8–3 7–4 15–7 .682
    Philadelphia 8–2 7–5 15–7 .682
    Pittsburgh 10–1 6–5 16–6 .727
    St. Louis 7–4–1 5–6 12–10–1 .545
    55–21 46–30 100–53 .654
    Month Games Won Lost Win %
    April 9 6 3 .667
    May 26 19 7 .731
    June 27 16 11 .593
    July 28 20 8 .714
    August 32 16 16 .500
    September 31 23 8 .742
    153 100 53 .654
    Games Won Lost Win %
    Home 76 55 21 .724
    Away 77 45 32 .584

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1940 Cincinnati Reds
    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
    C Lombardi, ErnieErnie Lombardi 109 376 120 .319 14 74
    2B Frey, LonnyLonny Frey 150 563 150 .266 8 54
    OF McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 110 417 125 .300 1 30

    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
    Ripple, JimmyJimmy Ripple 32 101 31 .307 4 20
    Baker, BillBill Baker 27 69 15 .217 0 7
    West, DickDick West 7 28 11 .393 1 6

    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
    Walters, BuckyBucky Walters 36 305 22 10 2.48 115
    Derringer, PaulPaul Derringer 37 296.2 20 12 3.06 115
    Turner, JimJim Turner 24 187 14 7 2.89 53

    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
    Hutchings, JohnnyJohnny Hutchings 19 54 2 1 3.50 18

    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
    Beggs, JoeJoe Beggs 37 12 3 7 2.00 25
    Shoffner, MiltMilt Shoffner 20 1 0 0 5.63 17
    Barrett, RedRed Barrett 3 1 0 0 6.75 0
    Guise, LeftyLefty Guise 2 0 0 0 1.17 1

    1940 World Series

    Main article: 1940 World Series

    Game 1

    October 2, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H B
    Detroit (A) 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 10 1
    Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 3
    W: Bobo Newsom (1–0)   L: Paul Derringer (0–1)
    HR: DETBruce Campbell (1)
    Attendance: 31,739  

    Game 2

    October 3, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Detroit (A) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 1
    Cincinnati (N) 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
    W: Bucky Walters (1–0)   L: Schoolboy Rowe (0–1)
    HR: CINJimmy Ripple (1)
    Attendance: 30,640  

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    Game 3

    October 4, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Cincinnati (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 10 1
    Detroit (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 x 7 13 1
    W: Tommy Bridges (1–0)  L: Jim Turner (0–1)
    HR: : DETRudy York (1), Pinky Higgins (1)

    Game 4

    October 5, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Cincinnati (N) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 1
    Detroit (A) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1
    W: Paul Derringer (1–1)  L: Dizzy Trout (0–1)

    Game 5

    October 6, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
    Detroit (A) 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 x 8 13 0
    W: Bobo Newsom (2–0)  L: Junior Thompson (0–1)
    HR: : DETHank Greenberg (1)

    Game 6

    October 7, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Detroit (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Cincinnati (N) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 4 10 2
    W: Bucky Walters (2–0)   L: Schoolboy Rowe (0–2)
    HR: CINBucky Walters (1)

    Game 7

    October 8, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Detroit (A) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
    Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 7 1
    W: Paul Derringer (2–1)   L: Bobo Newsom (2–1)

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Hank Sauer page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Jimmy Ripple page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

    External links

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