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|1940 in baseball|
|1940 National League|
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 Season summary
- 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||155||100||53||2||.645||-.-||707 (4.56)||528 (3.41)||0.266||0.323||0.379||3.05||0.981|
|2||Brooklyn Dodgers||156||88||65||3||.564||12.0||697 (4.47)||621 (3.98)||0.260||0.324||0.383||3.50||0.970|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||156||84||69||3||.538||16.0||747 (4.79)||699 (4.48)||0.275||0.333||0.411||3.83||0.971|
|4||Pittsburgh Pirates||156||78||76||2||.500||22.5||809 (5.19)||783 (5.02)||0.276||0.343||0.394||4.36||0.966|
|5||Chicago Cubs||154||75||79||0||.487||25.5||681 (4.42)||636 (4.13)||0.267||0.328||0.384||3.54||0.968|
|6||New York Giants||152||72||80||0||.474||27.5||663 (4.36)||659 (4.34)||0.267||0.325||0.374||3.79||0.977|
|7||Boston Bees||152||65||87||0||.428||34.5||623 (4.10)||745 (4.90)||0.256||0.308||0.349||4.36||0.970|
|8||Philadelphia Phillies||153||50||103||0||.327||50.0||494 (3.23)||750 (4.90)||0.238||0.298||0.331||4.40||0.970|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Frank McCormick, a first baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 274 out of a possible 336 points and 16 first place votes.
 Hall of Fame Game
The first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 13 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Chicago Cubs defeated the Boston Red Sox of the American League by a score of 10 to 9.
 Notable events