1940 American League
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|1940 American League|
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The 1940 season of the American League was the fortieth season of the league.
- 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||Detroit Tigers||155||90||64||1||.581||-.-||888 (5.73)||717 (4.63)||0.286||0.364||0.442||4.01||0.968|
|2||Cleveland Indians||155||89||65||1||.574||1.0||710 (4.58)||637 (4.11)||0.265||0.330||0.398||3.63||0.975|
|3||New York Yankees||155||88||66||1||.568||2.0||817 (5.27)||671 (4.33)||0.259||0.340||0.418||3.89||0.975|
|4||Chicago White Sox||155||82||72||1||.529||8.0||735 (4.74)||672 (4.34)||0.278||0.339||0.387||3.74||0.969|
|5||Boston Red Sox||154||82||72||0||.532||8.0||872 (5.66)||825 (5.36)||0.286||0.355||0.449||4.89||0.972|
|6||St. Louis Browns||156||67||87||2||.429||23.0||757 (4.85)||882 (5.65)||0.263||0.331||0.401||5.12||0.974|
|7||Washington Senators||154||64||90||0||.416||26.0||665 (4.32)||811 (5.27)||0.271||0.329||0.374||4.59||0.968|
|8||Philadelphia Athletics||154||54||100||0||.351||36.0||703 (4.56)||932 (6.05)||0.262||0.332||0.387||5.22||0.960|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League lost 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 Joe Cronin.
In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers were defeated by the National League's Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 3.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Hank Greenberg, an outfielder with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 292 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 American League's Boston Red Sox lost to the Chicago Cubs of the National League by a score of 10 to 9.
- Steve Basil
- Harry Geisel
- Bill Grieve
- Cal Hubbard
- Lou Kolls
- Bill McGowan
- George Moriarty
- Red Ormsby
- George Pipgras
- John Quinn
- Eddie Rommel
- Joe Rue
- Bill Summers
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