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1942 Brooklyn Dodgers season

This article is about the baseball team. For the NFL team, see 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL) season.

1942 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Ebbets Field (since 1913)
  • Brooklyn, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey
    Manager(s) Leo Durocher
    Local radio WHN
    Red Barber, Alan Hale
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    The 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers team won 104 games after another terrific season, but fell two games short of the St. Louis Cardinals in a great National League pennant race.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The Dodgers were 73–30 and 10 games ahead on August 4, but the Cardinals went on to win 45 of their last 56 to grab the NL title. To exacerbate the problem, the Dodgers had also dropped several close games to St. Louis in September.

    Defending NL batting champ Pete Reiser, hitting .380, was sidelined in mid-season after repeatedly crashing into the unpadded outfield wall in Ebbets Field. While he recovered from a fractured skull, Brooklyn couldn't keep up their early pace. A healthy Reiser may very well have made up the two-game difference.[9]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 -- .688
    Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 2 .675
    New York Giants 85 67 20 .559
    Cincinnati Reds 76 76 29 .500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 36.5 .449
    Chicago Cubs 68 86 38 .442
    Boston Braves 59 89 44 .399
    Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 62.5 .278

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1942 Brooklyn Dodgers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Owen, MickeyMickey Owen 133 421 53 109 .259 0 44 10
    1B Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 150 524 89 132 .252 26 109 10
    2B Herman, BillyBilly Herman 155 571 76 146 .256 2 65 6
    3B Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 128 495 82 137 .277 2 49 8
    SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 151 564 87 144 .255 3 53 15
    LF Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 142 553 69 166 .300 4 96 2
    CF Reiser, PetePete Reiser 125 480 89 149 .310 10 64 20
    RF Walker, DixieDixie Walker 118 393 57 114 .290 6 54 1

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Rizzo, JohnnyJohnny Rizzo 78 217 31 50 .230 4 27 2
    Galan, AugieAugie Galan 69 209 24 55 .263 0 22 2
    Riggs, LewLew Riggs 70 199 20 50 .278 3 22 0
    Sullivan, BillyBilly Sullivan 43 101 11 27 .267 1 14 1
    Bordagaray, FrenchyFrenchy Bordagaray
    Kampouris, AlexAlex Kampouris
    Dahlgren, BabeBabe Dahlgren
    Dapper, CliffCliff Dapper
    Rojek, StanStan Rojek

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
    Higbe, KirbyKirby Higbe
    Wyatt, WhitWhit Wyatt
    Davis, CurtCurt Davis
    Newsom, BoboBobo Newsom
    Fitzsimmons, FreddieFreddie Fitzsimmons

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
    French, LarryLarry French
    Head, EdEd Head
    Allen, JohnnyJohnny Allen 27 15 5 118 10 6 3.20 39 50
    Macon, MaxMax Macon
    Webber, LesLes Webber
    Rowe, SchoolboySchoolboy Rowe
    Kehn, ChetChet Kehn

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
    Casey, HughHugh Casey 50 112 6 3 13 2.25 44 54
    Kimball, NewtNewt Kimball
    Chipman, BobBob Chipman

    Awards and honors

    League top five finishers

    Dolph Camilli

    • #2 in NL in home runs (26)
    • #2 in NL in RBI (109)
    • #3 in NL in walks (97)

    Hugh Casey

    • MLB leader in saves (13)

    Curt Davis

    • #3 in NL in ERA (2.36)

    Kirby Higbe

    • #3 in NL in strikeouts (115)

    Ducky Medwick

    • #2 in NL in doubles (37)
    • #4 in NL in RBI (96)

    Pistol Pete Reiser

    • NL leader in stolen bases (20)
    • #4 in NL in batting average (.310)

    Farm System

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Santa Barbara

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