1944 Philadelphia Athletics season

1944 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1944 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 5th in the American League with a record of 72 wins and 82 losses.

Offseason

Spring training

The Athletics considered using the Bader Field ballpark in Atlantic City for their 1944 spring training site. On November 17, 1943, Connie Mack examined Bader Field and the National Guard Armory as one possibility. But he knew the New York Yankees were already considering it. The A's went to McCurdy Field in Frederick, Maryland when the Yankees chose Atlantic City.[1]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

Notable transactions

  • April 15, 1944: Al Simmons was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[4]

Roster

1944 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C Hayes, FrankieFrankie Hayes 155 581 144 .248 13 78
OF Estalella, BobbyBobby Estalella 140 506 151 .298 7 60

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
Burns, JoeJoe Burns 28 75 18 .240 1 8
Flick, LewLew Flick 19 35 4 .114 0 2
Simmons, AlAl Simmons 4 6 3 .500 0 2
Mills, BillBill Mills 5 4 1 .250 0 0

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
Christopher, RussRuss Christopher 35 215.1 14 14 2.97 84
Flores, JesseJesse Flores 27 185.2 9 11 3.39 65
Black, DonDon Black 29 177.1 10 12 4.06 78

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

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
Berry, JoeJoe Berry 53 10 8 12 1.94 44
Abernathy, TalTal Abernathy 1 0 0 0 3.00 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Al Todd
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Lena Blackburne

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lancaster

References

External links

  • 1944 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1944 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com