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1940 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

Year Index / Affiliations / Map of Teams / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Other Years: 1939 / 1941

League-by-League Batting

48Negro American LeagueNegro Majors70.0
49Negro National LeagueNegro Majors60.0
4American AssociationAA827.4
5International LeagueAA826.9
6Pacific Coast LeagueAA828.1
1Eastern LeagueA825.0
2Southern AssociationA-1826.5
3Texas LeagueA-1826.7
7Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB823.8
8Interstate LeagueB824.2118398210411425339.261.3531406
9Piedmont LeagueB824.3
10Quebec Provincial LeagueB625.9
11South Atlantic LeagueB824.2
12Southeastern LeagueB825.0
13Western International LeagueB624.1
14Arizona-Texas LeagueC420.6
15Canadian-American LeagueC823.5
16Cotton States LeagueC824.3
17East Texas LeagueC822.9
18Michigan State LeagueC621.8
19Middle Atlantic LeagueC623.2
20Pioneer LeagueC622.2
21Western AssociationC822.9
22Alabama State LeagueD623.2
23Appalachian LeagueD822.4
24Arkansas-Missouri LeagueD4
25Bi-State LeagueD823.5
26Coastal Plain LeagueD823.7
27Eastern Shore LeagueD821.2
28Evangeline LeagueD822.8130443910601803644.239.3251444
29Florida East Coast LeagueD623.4
30Florida State LeagueD822.2
31Georgia-Florida LeagueD822.7
32Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueD822.9
33Mountain State LeagueD622.2
34North Carolina State LeagueD824.1
35Northeast Arkansas LeagueD421.212040149971674646.248.3471394
36Northern LeagueD823.2
37Ohio State LeagueD621.5
38Pennsylvania State AssociationD621.310837319951595743.267.3741397
39Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueD621.710335349321605847.264.3821349
40Tar Heel LeagueD623.1
41Virginia LeagueD422.3
42West Texas-New Mexico LeagueD823.0
43Western LeagueD422.0
44Wisconsin State LeagueD621.8
45Cuban LeagueForeign
46Japanese Baseball LeagueForeign923.43.08938352813042828866262798255106242394640243581.
47Mexican LeagueIndependent80.0
50Independent NegroNo Classification60.0

League-by-League Pitching

47American LeagueMajor League828.54.97616616.5004.38123812386885506112110958.011674614753378834496472915125271482681.4769.
48National LeagueMajor League829.54.39612612.5003.85123412346905448211211093.211329542147436883769432720026186476471.3619.
49Negro American LeagueNegro Majors7
50Negro National LeagueNegro Majors6
4American AssociationAA828.3
5International LeagueAA828.0
6Pacific Coast LeagueAA829.1
1Eastern LeagueA825.6
2Southern AssociationA-1827.2
3Texas LeagueA-1828.5
7Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB823.5
8Interstate LeagueB824.04.576256.525118118539
9Piedmont LeagueB824.3
10Quebec Provincial LeagueB625.8
11South Atlantic LeagueB824.5
12Southeastern LeagueB824.8
13Western International LeagueB624.0
14Arizona-Texas LeagueC421.4
15Canadian-American LeagueC823.0
16Cotton States LeagueC823.5
17East Texas LeagueC821.9
18Michigan State LeagueC621.8
19Middle Atlantic LeagueC621.7
20Pioneer LeagueC621.8
21Western AssociationC822.4
22Alabama State LeagueD622.5
23Appalachian LeagueD822.5
24Arkansas-Missouri LeagueD4
25Bi-State LeagueD823.4
26Coastal Plain LeagueD823.7
27Eastern Shore LeagueD820.9
28Evangeline LeagueD822.26.005179.392130130780
29Florida East Coast LeagueD624.3
30Florida State LeagueD821.8
31Georgia-Florida LeagueD822.6
32Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueD822.4
33Mountain State LeagueD620.8
34North Carolina State LeagueD823.6
35Northeast Arkansas LeagueD419.84773.392120120
36Northern LeagueD821.9
37Ohio State LeagueD622.3
38Pennsylvania State AssociationD620.85157.472108108
39Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueD621.24855.466103103
40Tar Heel LeagueD622.6
41Virginia LeagueD421.3
42West Texas-New Mexico LeagueD822.8
43Western LeagueD423.0
44Wisconsin State LeagueD622.0
45Japanese Baseball LeagueForeign922.63.08447447.5002.129389384025361458471.06262288619981064024035811181071352891.2146.
46Mexican LeagueIndependent825.0
51Independent NegroNo Classification6

Pro Baseball Map for 1940

ALL TEAMS ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN THEY ARE LISTED IN. We have not located the actual location of the ballpark.

We list over 30,000 of teams from minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions. Report any errors or omissions

League Teams

Negro American LeagueNegro MajorsBirmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Bears, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, St. Louis/New Orleans Stars, Toledo/Indianapolis Crawfords
Negro National LeagueNegro MajorsBaltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
American AssociationAAColumbus Red Birds, Indianapolis Indians, Kansas City Blues, Louisville Colonels, Milwaukee Brewers, Minneapolis Millers, St. Paul Saints, Toledo Mud Hens
International LeagueAABaltimore Orioles, Buffalo Bisons, Jersey City Giants, Montreal Royals, Newark Bears, Rochester Red Wings, Syracuse Chiefs, Toronto Maple Leafs
Pacific Coast LeagueAAHollywood Stars, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Oaks, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Seals, Seattle Rainiers
Eastern LeagueAAlbany Senators, Binghamton Triplets, Elmira Pioneers, Hartford Bees, Scranton Red Sox, Springfield Nationals, Wilkes-Barre Barons, Williamsport Grays
Southern AssociationA-1Atlanta Crackers, Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts, Knoxville Smokies, Little Rock Travelers, Memphis Chickasaws, Nashville Volunteers, New Orleans Pelicans
Texas LeagueA-1Beaumont Exporters, Dallas Rebels, Fort Worth Cats, Houston Buffaloes, Oklahoma City Indians, San Antonio Missions, Shreveport Sports, Tulsa Oilers
Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueBCedar Rapids Raiders, Clinton Giants, Decatur Commodores, Evansville Bees, Madison Blues, Moline Plow Boys, Springfield Browns, Waterloo Hawks
Interstate LeagueBAllentown Wings, Harrisburg Senators, Hazleton Mountaineers/Lancaster Red Roses, Reading Chicks, Sunbury Indians, Trenton Senators, Wilmington Blue Rocks, York Bees
Piedmont LeagueBAsheville Tourists, Charlotte Hornets, Durham Bulls, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Cubs, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Red Sox, Winston-Salem Twins
Quebec Provincial LeagueBDrummondville Tigers, Granby Red Socks, Quebec Athletics, Sherbrooke Braves, St. Hyacinthe Saints, Trois-Rivieres Renards
South Atlantic LeagueBAugusta Tigers, Columbia Reds, Columbus Red Birds, Greenville Spinners, Jacksonville Tars, Macon Peaches, Savannah Indians, Spartanburg Charleston/Charleston Rebels
Southeastern LeagueBAnniston Rams, Gadsden Pilots, Jackson Senators, Meridian Bears, Mobile Shippers, Montgomery Rebels, Pensacola Pilots, Selma Cloverleafs
Western International LeagueBSalem Senators, Spokane Indians, Tacoma Tigers, Vancouver Capilanos, Wenatchee Chiefs, Yakima Pippins
Arizona-Texas LeagueCAlbuquerque Cardinals, Bisbee Bees, El Paso Texans, Tucson Cowboys
Canadian-American LeagueCAmsterdam Rugmakers, Auburn Colts, Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers, Oneonta Indians, Oswego Netherlands, Ottawa-Ogdensburg Senators, Rome Colonels, Utica Braves
Cotton States LeagueCClarksdale Red Sox, El Dorado Lions, Greenville Buckshots, Greenwood Chocktaws, Helena Seaporters, Hot Springs Bathers, Monroe White Sox, Pine Bluff Judges
East Texas LeagueCHenderson Oilers, Jacksonville Jax, Kilgore Boomers, Longview Texans, Marshall Tigers, Palestine Pals, Texarkana Liners, Tyler Trojans
Michigan State LeagueCFlint Gems, Grand Rapids Dodgers, Lansing Lancers, Muskegon Reds, Saginaw Athletics, St. Joseph Autos
Middle Atlantic LeagueCAkron Yankees, Canton Terriers, Charleston Senators, Dayton Wings, Portsmouth Red Birds, Youngstown Browns
Pioneer LeagueCBoise Pilots, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
Western AssociationCFort Smith Giants, Hutchinson Pirates, Joplin Miners, Muskogee Reds, Salina Millers, Springfield Cardinals, St. Joseph Saints, Topeka Owls
Alabama State LeagueDAndalusia Rams, Brewton Millers, Dothan Browns, Greenville Lions, Tallassee Indians, Troy Trojans
Appalachian LeagueDBristol Twins, Elizabethton Betsy Red Sox, Erwin Mountaineers, Greeneville Burley Cubs, Johnson City Cardinals, Kingsport Cherokees, Newport Canners, Pennington Gap Miners
Arkansas-Missouri LeagueDCarthage Pirates, Fayetteville Angels, Neosho Yankees, Siloam Springs Cardinals
Bi-State LeagueDBassett Furnituremakers, Danville-Schoolfield Leafs, Leaksville-Draper-Spray Triplets, Martinsville Manufacturers, Mayodan Millers, Mount Airy Graniteers, Reidsville Luckies, South Boston Wrappers
Coastal Plain LeagueDGoldsboro Goldbugs, Greenville Greenies, Kinston Eagles, New Bern Bears, Snow Hill Billies, Tarboro Cubs, Williamston Martins, Wilson Tobs
Eastern Shore LeagueDCambridge Canners, Centreville Red Sox, Dover Orioles, Easton Yankees, Federalsburg A's, Milford Giants, Pocomoke City Chicks, Salisbury Cardinals
Evangeline LeagueDAlexandria Aces, Houma Buccaneers/Natchez Pilgrims, Lafayette White Sox, Lake Charles Skippers, New Iberia Cardinals, Opelousas Indians, Port Arthur Tarpons, Rayne Rice Birds
Florida East Coast LeagueDFort Lauderdale Tarpons, Fort Pierce Bombers, Hollywood Chiefs, Miami Beach Tigers, Miami Wahoos, West Palm Beach Indians
Florida State LeagueDDaytona Beach Islanders, DeLand Red Hats, Gainesville G-Men, Leesburg Anglers, Ocala Yearlings, Orlando Senators, Sanford Seminoles, St. Augustine Saints
Georgia-Florida LeagueDAlbany Cardinals, Americus Pioneers, Cordele Bees, Moultrie Packers, Tallahassee Capitals, Thomasville Tourists, Valdosta Trojans, Waycross Bears
Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueDBowling Green Barons, Fulton Tigers, Hopkinsville Hoppers, Jackson Generals, Mayfield Browns, Owensboro Oilers, Paducah Indians, Union City Greyhounds
Mountain State LeagueDAshland Colonels, Bluefield Blue-Grays, Huntington Aces, Logan Indians, Welch Miners, Williamson Red Birds
North Carolina State LeagueDConcord Weavers, Cooleemee Cards, Kannapolis Towelers, Landis Dodgers, Lexington Indians, Mooresville Moors, Salisbury Giants, Thomasville Tommies
Northeast Arkansas LeagueDCaruthersville/Batesville Pilots, Jonesboro White Sox, Newport Dodgers, Paragould Browns
Northern LeagueDCrookston Pirates, Duluth Dukes, Eau Claire Bears, Fargo-Moorhead Twins, Grand Forks Chiefs, Superior Blues, Wausau Timberjacks, Winnipeg Maroons
Ohio State LeagueDFindlay Oilers, Fostoria Red Birds, Fremont Green Sox, Lima Pandas, Mansfield Braves, Tiffin Mud Hens
Pennsylvania State AssociationDBeaver Falls Browns, Butler Yankees, Johnstown Johnnies, McKeesport Little Braves/Oil City Oilers, Warren Redskins, Washington Red Birds
Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueDBatavia Clippers, Bradford Bees, Hamilton Red Wings, London Pirates, Niagara Falls Rainbows/Jamestown Falcons, Olean Oilers
Tar Heel LeagueDGastonia Cardinals, Hickory Rebels, Lenoir Reds, Newton-Conover Twins, Shelby Colonels, Statesville Owls
Virginia LeagueDHarrisonburg Turks, Lynchburg Senators, Salem-Roanoke Friends, Staunton Presidents
West Texas-New Mexico LeagueDAmarillo Gold Sox, Big Spring Barons/Odessa Oilers, Borger Gassers, Clovis Pioneers, Lamesa Lobos, Lubbock Hubbers, Midland Cowboys, Pampa Oilers
Western LeagueDNorfolk Yankees, Sioux City Soos/Mitchell Kernels, Sioux Falls Canaries, Worthington Cardinals
Wisconsin State LeagueDAppleton Papermakers, Fond du Lac Panthers, Green Bay Bluejays, La Crosse Blackhawks, Sheboygan Indians, Wisconsin Rapids White Sox
Cuban LeagueForeign
Japanese Baseball LeagueForeignHankyu, Hanshin, Kurowashi, Lion, Nagoya, Nagoya Kinko, Nakai, Tokyo Kyojin,
Cuban Winter LeagueWinter
Panama Winter LeagueWinter
Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter
California Winter LeagueWinter
Mexican LeagueIndependentChihuahua Dorados, Mexico City Diablos Rojos, Monterrey Industriales, Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes, Santa Rosa Gallos, Tampico Alijadores, Torreon Algodoneros, Veracruz Azules
Independent NegroNo ClassificationAtlantic City Bacharach Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants, Chicago Palmer House, Cincinnati Buckeyes, Indianapolis ABCs, Miami Ethiopian Clowns