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1940 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1940 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
    Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
    Local radio KDKA
    Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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    The 1940 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 59th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 54th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fourth in the National League with a record of 78–76.

    Offseason

    • Prior to 1940 season: Billy Cox was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[1]

    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

    Opening Day lineup

    Roster

    1940 Pittsburgh Pirates
    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
    OF Elliott, BobBob Elliott 148 551 161 .292 5 64

    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
    Waner, PaulPaul Waner 89 238 69 .290 1 32

    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
    Bowman, JoeJoe Bowman 32 187.2 9 10 4.46 57

    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
    Brown, MaceMace Brown 48 173 10 9 3.49 73

    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
    Bauers, RussRuss Bauers 15 0 2 0 7.63 11

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fort Lauderdale

    Arkansas-Missouri League folded, July 1, 1940; McKeesport franchise moved to Oil City and renamed, July 1, 1940

    Notes

    References


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