1944 Philadelphia Phillies season

Offseason

  • Bill Veeck attempted to purchase the Phillies in late 1943. Veeck’s plan was to sign players from the Negro leagues to make the Phillies competitive.[1]

Regular season

The Phillies got off to a 12-6 start, and on May 13 were 1.5 games out of first place. However, it was all downhill from there, as they finished with yet another losing season.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 14.5 .588
Cincinnati Reds 89 65 16 .578
Chicago Cubs 75 79 30 .487
New York Giants 67 87 38 .435
Boston Braves 65 89 40 .422
Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 42 .409
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 43.5 .399

Roster

1944 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
3B Stewart, GlenGlen Stewart 118 377 83 .220 0 29

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
Riley, LeeLee Riley 4 12 1 .083 0 1
Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 4 7 1 .143 0 0
Goulish, NickNick Goulish 1 1 0 .000 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
Barrett, DickDick Barrett 37 221.1 12 18 3.86 74
Lee, BillBill Lee 31 208.1 10 11 3.15 50

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
Kennedy, VernVern Kennedy 12 55.1 1 5 4.23 23

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
Covington, ChetChet Covington 19 1 1 0 4.66 13
Donahue, DeaconDeacon Donahue 6 0 2 0 7.71 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Dutch Dorman and Ray Brubaker
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League Ray Brubaker and Ken Blackman
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References

External links

  • 1944 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference