1943 Philadelphia Phillies season

1943 Philadelphia Phillies season

Lumber baron William B. Cox purchased the team in 1943. On March 9, Cox announced that the team would officially be called the "Phillies" again after former-President Gerald Nugent had named them "Phils" prior to the 1942 season.[1]

In 1943, the team rose out of the standings cellar for the first time in five years. The fans responded with an increase in attendance. Eventually, it was revealed by Cox that he had been betting on the Phillies, and he was banned from baseball. The new owner, Bob Carpenter, Jr., tried to polish the team's image by unofficially changing the name to the "Blue Jays"; however, the new moniker did not take, and it was quietly dropped by 1949.[2]

Offseason

Spring training

The Phillies opened spring training on March 18 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They used the baseball diamond at Hershey High School.[3]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 18 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 23.5 .529
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 25 .519
Chicago Cubs 74 79 30.5 .484
Boston Braves 68 85 36.5 .444
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 41 .416
New York Giants 55 98 49.5 .359

Roster

1943 Philadelphia Phillies
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
SS Stewart, GlenGlen Stewart 110 336 71 .211 2 24

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
Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 12 20 2 .100 0 3

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
Rowe, SchoolboySchoolboy Rowe 27 199 14 8 2.94 52
Barrett, DickDick Barrett 23 169.1 10 9 2.39 65

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
Fuchs, CharlieCharlie Fuchs 17 77.2 2 7 4.29 12
Lee, BillBill Lee 13 60.2 1 5 4.60 17

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
Salvo, MannyManny Salvo 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Braves Eastern League Wally Schang
B Trenton Packers Interstate League George Ferrell
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References

External links

  • 1943 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference