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The 1940 season of the National League was the sixty-fifth 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 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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 156
At Bats Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 618
Runs Scored Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 113
Hits Stan Hack
Frank McCormick
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
191
Doubles Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 44
Triples Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 15
Home Runs Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 43
Total Bases Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 368
Runs Batted In Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 137
Stolen Bases Lonny Frey Cincinnati Reds 22
Walks Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Pirates 119
Hit by Pitch Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Pirates 9
Strikeouts Chet Ross Boston Bees 127
Sacrifice Hits Mike McCormick
Ham Schulte
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
20
Grounded into Double Plays Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 23
Batting Average Debs Garms Pittsburgh Pirates 0.355
On-Base Percentage Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Pirates 0.418
Slugging Percentage Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 0.636
On-Base plus Slugging Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 1.040
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 176

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 22
Losses Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 22
Win-Loss Percentage Freddie Fitzsimmons Brooklyn Dodgers 0.889
Appearances Clyde Shoun St. Louis Cardinals 54
Games Started Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 37
Complete Games Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 29
Shutouts Manny Salvo
Whit Wyatt
Boston Bees
Brooklyn Dodgers
5
Games Finished Joe Beggs Cincinnati Reds 27
Saves Joe Beggs
Jumbo Brown
Mace Brown
Cincinnati Reds
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
7
Innings Pitched Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 305.0
Batters Faced Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 1207
Hits Allowed Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 283
Home Runs Allowed Carl Hubbell New York Giants 22
Base-on-Balls Allowed Kirby Higbe Philadelphia Phillies 121
Hit Batsmen Carl Doyle Brooklyn Dodgers/St. Louis Cardinals 10
Strikeouts Kirby Higbe Philadelphia Phillies 137
Wild Pitches Kirby Higbe
Bill McGee
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
9
Balks Mort Cooper
Al Javery
Bill McGee
Hugh Mulcahy
Manny Salvo
Junior Thompson
St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Bees
St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Bees
Cincinnati Reds
2
Runs Allowed Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 141
Earned Runs Allowed Bill Lee Chicago Cubs 118
Earned Run Average Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 2.48
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 1.092

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the eighth midsummer classic at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, July 9, 1940 by a score of 4 to 0. The league's manager was Bill McKechnie.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Cincinnati Reds defeated the American League's Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3.

[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.

[edit] Notable events

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