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1940 Philadelphia Athletics (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 54-100 .351
Rank: 8th in American League
Run Differential: 703-932 -229
Manager(s): Connie Mack
General Manager:
Location:
Ballpark: Shibe Park
Attendance: 432,145 11/16
Playoffs:
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
9064.584--
8965.5781.0
8866.5712.0
8272.5328.0
8272.5328.0
6787.43523.0
6490.41626.0
54100.35136.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
30Johnny BabichP273186410100100224123.116.136.128264.012.035.16112.00--1190
35Bill BeckmannP3234394800040008031.205.205.205410.000.000.258----842
20Herman BesseP2817191510070046000.263.391.316707.053.263.3851.50--623
18Al BrancatoSS2110729842571121233128362210.191.261.252513.060.161.2151.29298.075328
9Earle BruckerC3923463911020063004.196.288.261549.065.196.2090.50--1252
16George CasterP32366238100400324022.129.169.145314.016.065.2118.00--967
25Fred ChapmanSS232669611100411610042.159.227.174401.014.101.1861.67--1279
10Sam ChapmanOF241345088814026323752646961714.276.336.474810.199.281.3012.0922.1241561
7Crash Davis2B202367418110910310122.269.300.313613.045.104.3163.33--2172
19Chubby DeanP236790626200600169021.289.396.311707.022.200.3210.56--28108
12Joe Gantenbein3B2375197214762423101121112.239.279.350629.112.173.2501.9149.369209
8Frankie HayesC251364657314323416709361591213.308.388.477865.170.314.3260.9729.1222528
21Ed HeusserP31413045001400512010.167.286.267553.100.267.2352.4030.0836
4Bob JohnsonOF3413851293137254311038283644120.268.370.514884.246.420.2540.7716.5263596
3Bill LillardSS2273206264982121012828163.238.329.311640.073.204.2711.00206.064240
37Dario Lodigiani24110000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
23Phil MarchildonP26220000000001010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
2Benny McCoy2B24134490561262657622265441414.257.344.373717.116.249.2710.6870.0183559
31Les McCrabbP25440100000101000.250.250.250500.000-.250.333----14
14Carl MilesP22241310010000000.750.7501.0001750.250.250.750----44
11Dee MilesOF318823626719612311818112.301.324.403727.102.136.3232.25236.095245
1Wally MosesOF2914253791166419950647544254.309.394.469863.160.304.3240.5959.7252617
24Nels PotterP28317141820040037062.254.284.282566.028.070.2812.33--2080
17Buck RossP25245327001400214021.132.164.189353.057.094.1587.0053.01057
34Al Rubeling3B271083764992166438454858057.245.330.351681.106.231.2801.2194.0132429
5Dick Siebert1B28154595691703165778633342712.286.323.383706.097.156.2971.03119.0228635
6Al SimmonsOF383781725401190048004.309.341.395736.086.136.3332.0081.03285
40Eric TiptonOF25282101000011000.125.222.375597.250.375.1431.00--39
38Elmer ValoOF196236800002030000.348.423.348771.000.217.3480.00--826
22Porter VaughanP2118343800020017012.235.257.235492.000.029.2967.00--836
26Hal WagnerC2434759195101000116122.253.349.347696.093.240.2750.55--2688
41Jack WallaesaSS206200300020002000.150.150.150300.000.000.167----320
Batting Totals17545304703139124253105648483355665519069127.262.332.387719.125.233.2831.1850.520545929
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
30Johnny Babich2714133.73313016110229222111951680940001.328.720.633.143.691.18
17Buck Ross255104.3824191003115616091761560434001.419.230.873.462.480.72
24Nels Potter289144.433125130502002131159918717310201.419.540.813.183.271.03
14Carl Miles220013.502000208912122860002.1310.132.259.006.750.75
33Pat McLaughlin290013.5010000014331100002.5018.004.504.500.000.00
31Les McCrabb25006.7540003011191392240001.7514.251.501.503.002.00
23Phil Marchildon26027.202210001012981842002.0010.800.907.203.600.50
21Ed Heusser316134.994162026511014484611142391001.6911.780.903.443.190.93
19Chubby Dean236136.62301981811592201361172163385001.7812.451.193.572.150.60
16George Caster324196.573624110821782341601301869753101.7011.830.913.493.791.09
20Herman Besse28038.831750070537056521034192001.9611.891.705.773.230.56
35Bill Beckmann32844.183496216112713268591135471001.319.350.782.483.331.34
22Porter Vaughan21295.36181550329910474599614612201.679.450.825.554.180.75
Pitching Totals541005.2227115472482121345154393278013553448840501.5410.320.903.573.270.91
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frankie HayesC13451563179.9710.00
Hal WagnerC28911644.9640.00
Earle BruckerC1347921.9660.00
Buddy HanckenC110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick Siebert1B154132211922112.9850.00
Joe Gantenbein1B6261001.0000.00
Frankie Hayes1B216010.9410.00
Chubby Dean1B180011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Benny McCoy2B1302613923482.9510.00
Crash Davis2B195252411.9630.00
Al Rubeling2B10242726.9620.00
Bill Lillard2B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al Rubeling3B98961842013.9330.00
Joe Gantenbein3B453175811.9300.00
Al Brancato3B25245164.9260.00
Benny McCoy3B11110.6670.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al BrancatoSS801361801735.9490.00
Bill LillardSS691121572328.9210.00
Fred ChapmanSS2540541512.8620.00
Jack WallaesaSS691933.9030.00
Joe GantenbeinSS302001.0000.00
Crash DavisSS111001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob JohnsonOF13631015134.9620.00
Wally MosesOF1332951081.9740.00
Sam ChapmanOF12934813142.9630.00
Dee MilesOF50117370.9450.00
Al SimmonsOF1851120.9630.00
Elmer ValoOF6180001.0000.00
Eric TiptonOF230001.0000.00
Joe GantenbeinOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed HeusserP4111092111.9682.45
George CasterP36178102722.9491.87
Bill BeckmannP34127111330.8891.70
Johnny BabichP31229144220.9662.20
Nels PotterP312001730021.0002.11
Chubby DeanP3015943611.9762.26
Buck RossP24156122330.9212.02
Porter VaughanP189921630.8571.63
Herman BesseP175305001.0000.85
Les McCrabbP41104001.0003.21
Phil MarchildonP21003001.0002.70
Carl MilesP2801001.0001.13
Pat McLaughlinP1101001.0007.50


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