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1939 Philadelphia Athletics (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 55-97 .362
Rank: 7th in American League
Run Differential: 711-1022 -311
Roster Continuity 80.05% 7/15
Manager(s): Earle Mack, Connie Mack
General Manager:
Location:
Ballpark: Shibe Park
Attendance: 395,022 11/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Earle Mack
Assistant Coach: Charlie Berry
Third Base Coach: Lena Blackburne
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10645.702--
8962.58917.0
8767.56520.5
8569.55222.5
8173.52626.5
6587.42841.5
5597.36251.5
43111.27964.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
4Bob JohnsonOF33   15054411518430923114155995901012.338.440.553993.215.415.3480.6023.7301653
10Sam ChapmanOF23   14049874134246156411451621411.269.338.432770.163.279.2831.2233.2215554
1Wally MosesOF28   11543768134287333744423054.307.370.423793.117.224.3190.52145.7185486
8Frankie HayesC24   12443166122285208341405531210.283.348.510858.227.327.2871.3821.6220486
5Dick Siebert1B27   101402581182836474121220106.294.329.423752.129.189.2991.0567.0170433
7Dario Lodigiani3B23   12139346102224644204218479.260.337.382719.122.234.2600.4365.5150446
12Joe Gantenbein2B22   11134847101144436153222254.290.353.388741.098.178.3010.6987.0135387
34Bill Nagel2B-3B23   105341398619412392125862615.252.307.437744.185.261.3053.4428.4149374
11Dee MilesOF30   1063204996176137341517083.300.331.400731.100.144.3151.13320.0128343
2Skeeter NewsomeSS28   992482255910175719120158.222.277.266543.044.113.2330.63--66282
14Wayne AmblerSS23   95227154813002410222501410.211.281.269550.057.159.2381.14--61263
9Earle BruckerC38   621721850151331012416127.291.381.442823.151.285.3070.6757.376199
36Nick Etten1B25   431552039112329001611034.252.322.406728.155.258.2550.6951.763174
18Eric TiptonOF24   4710412244211420137044.231.316.337653.106.250.2400.54104.035121
22Lynn NelsonP34   4080315200501213101.188.217.213430.025.038.2246.50--1783
19Chubby DeanP22   80771227400190084035.351.412.403815.052.156.3700.50--3188
6Al Brancato3B20   2168121450181084123.206.299.324623.118.250.2060.5068.02279
24Nels PotterP27   416761220040056041.179.236.209445.030.104.1971.20--1476
17Buck RossP24   2958212200400119072.207.220.241461.034.052.30819.00--1466
35Bill BeckmannP31   275251300030023061.250.278.250528.000.038.2651.50--1360
25Fred ChapmanSS22   154951411011013010.286.300.347647.061.102.3043.00--1751
16George CasterP31   28432900030008020.209.209.209418.000.000.257----945
15Bob JoyceP24   30352310010018011.086.111.114225.029.057.1118.00--437
25Cotton PippenP28   25351300020045030.086.179.086265.000.114.1001.25--342
6Lou FinneyOF28   9221300010020000.136.208.136344.000.091.1360.00--324
26Eddie CollinsOF22   32216510001003000.238.238.286524.048.095.278----621
3Bill LillardSS21   7194610010031010.316.409.368777.053.211.3330.33--723
21Roy ParmeleeP32   16151200000014000.133.188.133321.000.067.1824.00--216
31Les McCrabbP24   5130000000005020.000.000.0000.000.000.000----015
23Bob McNamara3B22   990210030011000.222.300.333633.111.222.2501.00--310
26Hal WagnerC23   580100000003000.125.125.125250.000.000.200----18
20Sam PageP23   470300000013011.429.500.429929.000.143.7503.00--39
21Jim ReningerP24   460100000001000.167.167.167334.000.000.200----16
20Bud ThomasP28   230000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
-Walt MastersP32   420000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals18525309711143828255986676034503531150138122.271.334.400734.129.229.2861.0654.221245950
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Lynn Nelson34   10134.773524122111197.22331171052764750001.5010.591.232.913.411.17
24Nels Potter27   8126.61412590122196.125816314426886012201.7711.851.194.042.760.68
17Buck Ross24   6146.0029286100174.02161431161795435001.7911.170.884.912.220.45
35Bill Beckmann31   7115.4027197250155.1198104931541201001.5411.500.872.381.160.49
16George Caster31   994.9028177180136.014482741645591101.399.531.062.983.901.31
25Cotton Pippen28   4115.9725175041118.216997791340334001.7612.780.983.032.500.83
19Chubby Dean22   585.2354100387116.21329368880392001.8110.150.626.153.000.49
15Bob Joyce24   356.6730610110107.215691801337253001.7913.001.083.082.080.68
21Roy Parmelee32   166.40145008144.2424132235134001.718.400.407.002.600.37
31Les McCrabb24   124.0054201035.2422016410110001.4410.501.002.502.751.10
20Sam Page23   036.9543100022.0342717115110002.2313.910.416.144.500.73
21Jim Reninger24   027.8842000016.124151431233002.2513.501.696.751.690.25
-Walt Masters32   006.5540004011.015980820002.0912.270.006.551.640.25
20Bud Thomas28   0115.752200004.08872100002.2518.004.502.250.000.00
18Eddie Smith25   109.003000003.27440230102.2515.750.004.506.751.50
34Bill Nagel23   0012.001000103.07541100002.6721.003.003.000.000.00
21Jim Schelle22   00-1000000133030000------
31Dave Smith24   00-1000000100020000------
Batting Totals55975.793081535061031213431687102286414857939735401.6911.310.993.882.660.69
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frankie HayesC114380601012.9780.00
Earle BruckerC4715018051.0000.00
Hal WagnerC5113001.0000.00
Harry O'NeillC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick Siebert1B9987474973.9910.00
Nick Etten1B4137619429.9900.00
Sam Chapman1B19147546.9740.00
Bob McNamara1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Gantenbein2B761651791926.9480.00
Bill Nagel2B561001371428.9440.00
Dario Lodigiani2B2856821016.9320.00
Wayne Ambler2B19242433.9410.00
Skeeter Newsome2B220001.0000.00
Eddie Collins2B11110.6670.00
Bob Johnson2B10000.0000.00
Bob McNamara2B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dario Lodigiani3B89103181178.9440.00
Bill Nagel3B43348174.9430.00
Al Brancato3B20204242.9390.00
Joe Gantenbein3B1481312.9550.00
Bob McNamara3B524001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Skeeter NewsomeSS931762212144.9500.00
Wayne AmblerSS771261841531.9540.00
Fred ChapmanSS15243875.8990.00
Bill LillardSS7122513.9740.00
Joe GantenbeinSS551132.8420.00
Bob McNamaraSS211001.0000.00
Al BrancatoSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob JohnsonOF15036915133.9670.00
Sam ChapmanOF11735011172.9550.00
Wally MosesOF1032091082.9650.00
Dee MilesOF77146451.9680.00
Eric TiptonOF3465040.9420.00
Eddie CollinsOF6100001.0000.00
Lou FinneyOF4120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chubby DeanP5411632624.9352.25
Nels PotterP4119683410.9771.93
Lynn NelsonP35197112726.9501.73
Bob JoyceP30107324011.0002.27
Buck RossP2917492021.9351.50
George CasterP2813692114.9681.99
Bill BeckmannP271551019001.0001.68
Cotton PippenP2511892634.9212.66
Roy ParmeleeP144421010.9232.44
Les McCrabbP53516001.0001.79
Walt MastersP4110310.7502.45
Sam PageP42206011.0002.45
Jim ReningerP41632001.0002.80
Eddie SmithP330000.0000.00
Bud ThomasP2401001.0002.25
Bill NagelP130000.0000.00
Jim SchelleP100000.0000.00
Dave SmithP100000.0000.00


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