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This article is about the baseball team. For the NFL team, see 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL) season.
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Al Helfer
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The 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers started the year with a new manager, Leo Durocher, who became both the team's manager and starting shortstop. They also became the first New York team to have a regular radio broadcast, with Red Barber handed the announcers job. The team finished in third place, showing some improvement over the previous seasons.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 97 57 -- .630
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 4.5 .601
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 69 12.5 .549
Chicago Cubs 84 70 13 .545
New York Giants 77 74 18.5 .510
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 85 28.5 .444
Boston Bees 63 88 32.5 .417
Philadelphia Phillies 45 106 50.5 .298

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1939 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Phelps, BabeBabe Phelps 98 323 92 .285 6 42
1B Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 157 565 164 .290 26 104
2B Coscarart, PetePete Coscarart 115 419 116 .277 4 43
3B Lavagetto, CookieCookie Lavagetto 153 587 176 .300 10 87
SS Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 116 390 108 .277 1 34
OF Moore, GeneGene Moore 107 306 69 .225 3 39
OF Parks, ArtArt Parks
OF Koy, ErnieErnie Koy

Other batters[edit]

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
Hudson, JohnnyJohnny Hudson
Todd, AlAl Todd
Walker, DixieDixie Walker
Stainback, TuckTuck Stainback
Rosen, GoodyGoody Rosen
Almada, MelMel Almada
Ripple, JimmyJimmy Ripple
Sington, FredFred Sington
Lazzeri, TonyTony Lazzeri 14 39 11 .282 3 6
Lary, LynLyn Lary
Hayworth, RayRay Hayworth
Hartje, ChrisChris Hartje
Hockett, OrisOris Hockett
Deal, LindsayLindsay Deal
Schott, GeneGene Schott

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hamlin, LukeLuke Hamlin
Fitzsimmons, FreddieFreddie Fitzsimmons
Wyatt, WhitWhit Wyatt
Mungo, VanVan Mungo

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Casey, HughHugh Casey 40 227.1 15 10 2.93 79
Tamulis, VitoVito Tamulis
Pressnell, TotTot Pressnell
Evans, RedRed Evans 24 64.1 1 8 5.18 28
Crouch, BillBill Crouch 6 38.1 4 0 2.58 10
Hollingsworth, AlAl Hollingsworth
Doyle, CarlCarl Doyle 5 17.2 1 2 1.02 7
Poffenberger, BootsBoots Poffenberger

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hutchinson, IraIra Hutchinson 41 5 2 1 4.34 46
Jeffcoat, GeorgeGeorge Jeffcoat

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Dolph Camilli

  • #3 in NL in home runs (26)
  • #4 in NL in runs batted in (104)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (105)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.409)
  • #4 in NL in slugging percentage (.524)

Hugh Casey

  • #4 in NL in earned run average (2.93)

Luke Hamlin

  • #4 in NL in wins (20)

Cookie Lavagetto

  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (14)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Burleigh Grimes
A1 Memphis Chicks Southern Association Frank Brazil
A1 Nashville Vols Southern Association Larry Gilbert
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Clyde Sukeforth
B Macon Peaches South Atlantic League Milt Stock
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian-American League Elmer Yoter
C Greenwood Crackers Cotton States League Cecil Rhodes
C Pine Bluff Judges Cotton States League Jimmy Sherlin
Andy Cohen
C Dayton Wings Middle Atlantic League Dudley Lee
Andy Cohen
D Reidsville Luckies Bi-State League William Clark
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Tommy West
D Americus Pioneers Georgia-Florida League Joe Sims
D Paducah Indians Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League Ben Tincup
D Huntington Boosters Mountain States League Ellis Powers
D Superior Blues Northern League George Treadwell
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Jake Pitler

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood, Pine Bluff

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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