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The 1939 season of the National League was the sixty-fourth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Cincinnati Reds 156 97 57 2 .622 -.- 767 (4.92) 595 (3.81) 0.278 0.339 0.405 3.27 0.974
2 St. Louis Cardinals 155 92 61 2 .594 4.5 779 (5.03) 633 (4.08) 0.294 0.351 0.432 3.59 0.971
3 Brooklyn Dodgers 157 84 69 4 .535 12.5 708 (4.51) 645 (4.11) 0.265 0.335 0.380 3.64 0.972
4 Chicago Cubs 156 84 70 2 .538 13.0 724 (4.64) 678 (4.35) 0.266 0.332 0.391 3.80 0.970
5 New York Giants 151 77 74 0 .510 18.5 703 (4.66) 685 (4.54) 0.272 0.336 0.396 4.07 0.975
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 153 68 85 0 .444 28.5 666 (4.35) 721 (4.71) 0.276 0.336 0.384 4.15 0.972
7 Boston Bees 152 63 88 1 .414 32.5 572 (3.76) 659 (4.34) 0.264 0.312 0.348 3.71 0.971
8 Philadelphia Phillies 152 45 106 1 .296 50.5 553 (3.64) 856 (5.63) 0.261 0.317 0.351 5.17 0.970

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 157
At Bats Jimmy Brown St. Louis Cardinals 645
Runs Scored Billy Werber Cincinnati Reds 115
Hits Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 209
Doubles Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals 52
Triples Billy Herman Chicago Cubs 18
Home Runs Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 28
Total Bases Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 353
Runs Batted In Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 128
Stolen Bases Stan Hack
Lee Handley
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
17
Walks Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 110
Hit by Pitch Dick Bartell
Ival Goodman
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
7
Strikeouts Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 107
Sacrifice Hits Lonny Frey
Pinky May
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
25
Grounded into Double Plays Billy Jurges New York Giants 26
Batting Average Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 0.349
On-Base Percentage Mel Ott New York Giants 0.449
Slugging Percentage Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 0.626
On-Base plus Slugging Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 1.070
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 178

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 27
Losses Max Butcher
Bob Klinger
Philadelphia Phillies/Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
17
Win-Loss Percentage Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 0.781
Appearances Clyde Shoun St. Louis Cardinals 53
Games Started Luke Hamlin
Bill Lee
Bucky Walters
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
36
Complete Games Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 31
Shutouts Lou Fette Boston Bees 6
Games Finished Clyde Shoun St. Louis Cardinals 25
Saves Bob Bowman
Clyde Shoun
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
9
Innings Pitched Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 319.0
Batters Faced Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 1283
Hits Allowed Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 321
Home Runs Allowed Luke Hamlin Brooklyn Dodgers 27
Base-on-Balls Allowed Kirby Higbe Chicago Cubs/Philadelphia Phillies 123
Hit Batsmen Hugh Casey
Hugh Mulcahy
Brooklyn Dodgers
Philadelphia Phillies
11
Strikeouts Claude Passeau
Bucky Walters
Philadelphia Phillies/Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
137
Wild Pitches Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 11
Balks Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 3
Runs Allowed Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 144
Earned Runs Allowed Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 125
Earned Run Average Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 2.29
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 1.125

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the seventh midsummer classic at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 11, 1939 by a score of 3 to 1. The league's manager was Gabby Hartnett.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Cincinnati Reds were defeated by the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Bucky Walters, a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 303 out of a possible 336 points and 18 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

[edit] Notable events

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