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1940 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 1940 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerHank Greenberg
    1940 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Dahlgren155
    2Joe Gordon155
    3Joe Kuhel155
    4Lou Boudreau155
    5Rudy York155
    6Bob Kennedy154
    7Dick Siebert154
    8George Case154
    9Bobby Doerr151
    10George McQuinn151
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Doc Cramer661
    2George Case656
    3Lou Boudreau627
    4Joe Gordon616
    5Bob Kennedy606
    6Joe Kuhel603
    7Buddy Lewis600
    8Bobby Doerr595
    9Dick Siebert595
    10Gee Walker595
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams134
    2Hank Greenberg129
    3Barney McCosky123
    4Joe Gordon112
    5Joe Kuhel111
    6George Case109
    7Charlie Gehringer108
    8Jimmie Foxx106
    9Rudy York105
    10Joe Cronin104
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Barney McCosky200
    2Doc Cramer200
    3Rip Radcliff200
    4Luke Appling197
    5Taffy Wright196
    6Hank Greenberg195
    7Ted Williams193
    8George Case192
    9Buddy Lewis190
    10Rudy York186
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg50
    2Lou Boudreau46
    3Rudy York46
    4Ted Williams43
    5Wally Moses41
    6Ben Chapman40
    7Barney McCosky39
    8George McQuinn39
    9Hal Trosky39
    10Buddy Lewis38
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Barney McCosky19
    2Charlie Keller15
    3Lou Finney15
    4Ted Williams14
    5Luke Appling13
    6Doc Cramer12
    7Cecil Travis11
    8Roy Weatherly11
    9Bobby Doerr10
    10Buddy Lewis10
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg41
    2Jimmie Foxx36
    3Rudy York33
    4Bob Johnson31
    5Joe DiMaggio31
    6Joe Gordon30
    7Joe Kuhel27
    8Hal Trosky25
    9Joe Cronin24
    10Wally Judnich24
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg150
    2Rudy York134
    3Joe DiMaggio133
    4Jimmie Foxx119
    5Ted Williams113
    6Joe Cronin111
    7Bobby Doerr105
    8Bob Johnson103
    9Joe Gordon103
    10Lou Boudreau101
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case35
    2Gee Walker21
    3Joe Gordon18
    4Buddy Lewis15
    5Mike Kreevich15
    6Frankie Crosetti14
    7Jim Tabor14
    8Barney McCosky13
    9Ben Chapman13
    10Dick Bartell12
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Buddy Lewis10
    2George Case10
    3Jim Tabor10
    4Mike Tresh10
    5Barney McCosky9
    6Frankie Crosetti8
    7Harlond Clift8
    8Joe Gordon8
    9Johnny Berardino8
    10Roy Weatherly8
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Keller106
    2Harlond Clift104
    3Charlie Gehringer101
    4Jimmie Foxx101
    5Ted Williams96
    6Hank Greenberg93
    7Rudy York89
    8Joe Kuhel87
    9George Selkirk84
    10Bob Johnson83
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Chapman96
    2Rudy York88
    3Jimmie Foxx87
    4Frankie Crosetti77
    5Ray Mack77
    6Hank Greenberg75
    7Jimmy Bloodworth71
    8Wally Judnich71
    9Charlie Keller65
    10Joe Cronin65
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti10
    2Babe Dahlgren5
    3Dick Bartell5
    4George Case5
    5Bob Johnson4
    6Hal Trosky4
    7Rudy York4
    8Bill Knickerbocker3
    9Charlie Gehringer3
    10Gee Walker3
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Kreevich21
    2Doc Cramer14
    3Joe Cronin13
    4Johnny Rigney12
    5Dick Bartell11
    6Ken Keltner11
    7Charlie Gehringer10
    8Joe Kuhel10
    9Jimmy Bloodworth9
    10Roy Weatherly9
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Boudreau23
    2Babe Dahlgren20
    3Bob Johnson20
    4Ben Chapman19
    5Jimmie Foxx18
    6Mike Kreevich18
    7Bob Kennedy17
    8Frankie Crosetti17
    9Bobby Doerr16
    10Joe DiMaggio16
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg384
    2Rudy York343
    3Ted Williams333
    4Joe DiMaggio318
    5Joe Gordon315
    6Jimmie Foxx299
    7Bobby Doerr296
    8Joe Kuhel294
    9Barney McCosky289
    10Lou Boudreau278
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case720
    2Doc Cramer712
    3Lou Boudreau706
    4Joe Kuhel703
    5Rudy York685
    6Buddy Lewis679
    7Joe Gordon677
    8Hank Greenberg670
    9Ted Williams661
    10Barney McCosky660
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe DiMaggio.352
    2Luke Appling.348
    3Ted Williams.344
    4Rip Radcliff.342
    5Barney McCosky.340
    6Hank Greenberg.340
    7Taffy Wright.337
    8Cecil Travis.322
    9Lou Finney.320
    10Buddy Lewis.317
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams.442
    2Hank Greenberg.433
    3Charlie Gehringer.428
    4Joe DiMaggio.425
    5Luke Appling.420
    6Jimmie Foxx.412
    7Charlie Keller.411
    8Rudy York.410
    9Barney McCosky.408
    10Harlond Clift.396
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg.670
    2Joe DiMaggio.626
    3Ted Williams.594
    4Rudy York.583
    5Jimmie Foxx.581
    6Hal Trosky.529
    7Wally Judnich.520
    8Bob Johnson.514
    9Joe Gordon.511
    10Jim Tabor.510
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg1103
    2Joe DiMaggio1051
    3Ted Williams1036
    4Jimmie Foxx993
    5Rudy York993
    6Hal Trosky921
    7Charlie Keller919
    8Barney McCosky899
    9Bob Johnson888
    10Wally Judnich888
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Gehringer5.941
    2Lou Finney2.538
    3Rip Radcliff2.350
    4Cecil Travis2.087
    5Buddy Lewis2.056
    6Joe DiMaggio2.033
    7Luke Appling1.971
    8Pinky Higgins1.968
    9Lou Boudreau1.872
    10Ted Williams1.778
    1940 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller27
    2Bobo Newsom21
    3Al Milnar18
    4Sid Hudson17
    5Elden Auker16
    6Schoolboy Rowe16
    7Al Smith15
    8Ken Chase15
    9Red Ruffing15
    10Dutch Leonard14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard19
    2George Caster19
    3Johnny Rigney18
    4Ken Chase17
    5Vern Kennedy17
    6Jim Bagby16
    7Sid Hudson16
    8Bob Harris15
    9Nels Potter14
    10Chubby Dean13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller43
    2Al Benton42
    3Ed Heusser41
    4Jack Wilson41
    5Joe Dobson40
    6Joe Heving39
    7Johnny Rigney39
    8Elden Auker38
    9Sid Hudson38
    10Al Milnar37
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller37
    2Dutch Leonard35
    3Elden Auker35
    4Bobo Newsom34
    5Ken Chase34
    6Al Milnar33
    7Johnny Rigney33
    8Vern Kennedy32
    9Sid Hudson31
    10Johnny Babich30
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller31
    2Thornton Lee24
    3Dutch Leonard23
    4Bobo Newsom20
    5Elden Auker20
    6Ken Chase20
    7Red Ruffing20
    8Johnny Rigney19
    9Sid Hudson19
    10Vern Kennedy18
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Milnar4
    2Bob Feller4
    3Ted Lyons4
    4Bobo Newsom3
    5Johnny Allen3
    6Red Ruffing3
    7Sid Hudson3
    8Tiny Bonham3
    9Bill Beckmann2
    10Dutch Leonard2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clint Brown36
    2Al Benton35
    3Johnny Murphy28
    4Ed Heusser26
    5Joe Heving21
    6Bill Trotter19
    7Alex Carrasquel17
    8Archie McKain17
    9Bill Beckmann16
    10Joe Dobson16
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Benton17
    2Clint Brown10
    3Johnny Murphy9
    4Ed Heusser5
    5Jack Wilson5
    6Johnny Allen5
    7Pete Appleton5
    8Bob Feller4
    9Harry Eisenstat4
    10Roxie Lawson4
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller320.1
    2Dutch Leonard289
    3Johnny Rigney280.2
    4Bobo Newsom264
    5Elden Auker263.2
    6Ken Chase261.2
    7Sid Hudson252
    8Al Milnar242.1
    9Johnny Babich229.1
    10Thornton Lee228
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard328
    2Elden Auker299
    3Sid Hudson272
    4Vern Kennedy263
    5Ken Chase260
    6Bob Feller245
    7Al Milnar242
    8Johnny Rigney240
    9Bobo Newsom235
    10George Caster234
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Caster160
    2Sid Hudson149
    3Vern Kennedy149
    4Chubby Dean136
    5Dutch Leonard136
    6Elden Auker129
    7Al Milnar120
    8Bob Harris120
    9Ken Chase120
    10Johnny Rigney117
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vern Kennedy138
    2George Caster130
    3Sid Hudson128
    4Chubby Dean117
    5Elden Auker116
    6Dutch Leonard112
    7Bob Harris106
    8Nels Potter99
    9Johnny Rigney97
    10Jim Bagby96
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Harris24
    2Red Ruffing24
    3Johnny Rigney22
    4Chubby Dean21
    5Lefty Grove20
    6Marv Breuer20
    7Sid Hudson20
    8Bobo Newsom19
    9Dutch Leonard19
    10George Caster18
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ken Chase143
    2Vern Kennedy122
    3Bob Feller118
    4Bobo Newsom100
    5Al Milnar99
    6Elden Auker96
    7Eddie Smith95
    8Johnny Rigney90
    9Tommy Bridges88
    10Walt Masterson88
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller261
    2Bobo Newsom164
    3Johnny Rigney141
    4Tommy Bridges133
    5Ken Chase129
    6Dutch Leonard124
    7Eddie Smith119
    8Jack Wilson102
    9Al Milnar99
    10Red Ruffing97
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ken Chase12
    2Porter Vaughan12
    3Dutch Leonard10
    4Nels Potter10
    5Bob Feller8
    6Bob Harris8
    7Johnny Niggeling8
    8Joe Dobson7
    9Joe Krakauskas7
    10Jack Wilson6
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Atley Donald2
    2Bobo Newsom2
    3Nels Potter2
    4Porter Vaughan2
    5Al Smith1
    6Denny Galehouse1
    7Dutch Leonard1
    8Elden Auker1
    9Fred Hutchinson1
    10George Caster1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller2.62
    2Bobo Newsom2.83
    3Johnny Rigney3.11
    4Eddie Smith3.22
    5Ken Chase3.23
    6Ted Lyons3.24
    7Al Milnar3.27
    8Marius Russo3.29
    9Tommy Bridges3.36
    10Red Ruffing3.38
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller1.13
    2Johnny Rigney1.17
    3Ted Lyons1.21
    4Thornton Lee1.22
    5Marius Russo1.25
    6Schoolboy Rowe1.26
    7Bobo Newsom1.27
    8Red Ruffing1.30
    9Tommy Bridges1.31
    10Al Smith1.32
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller6.89
    2Johnny Rigney7.69
    3Tommy Bridges7.77
    4Eddie Smith7.78
    5Bobo Newsom8.01
    6Marius Russo8.62
    7Red Ruffing8.68
    8Johnny Babich8.72
    9Thornton Lee8.80
    10Ken Chase8.93
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller0.37
    2Ken Chase0.48
    3Tommy Bridges0.50
    4Thornton Lee0.51
    5Al Milnar0.52
    6Johnny Gorsica0.56
    7Elden Auker0.58
    8Al Smith0.59
    9Dutch Leonard0.59
    10Johnny Babich0.63
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Lyons1.79
    2Thornton Lee2.21
    3Schoolboy Rowe2.29
    4Dutch Leonard2.43
    5Marius Russo2.62
    6Al Smith2.70
    7Mel Harder2.85
    8Johnny Rigney2.88
    9Sid Hudson2.89
    10Jack Knott2.96
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller7.34
    2Tommy Bridges6.05
    3Jack Wilson5.81
    4Bobo Newsom5.59
    5Eddie Smith5.17
    6Johnny Rigney4.52
    7Ken Chase4.43
    8Marius Russo4.14
    9Marv Breuer3.90
    10Dutch Leonard3.86
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller2.212
    2Ted Lyons1.946
    3Bobo Newsom1.640
    4Dutch Leonard1.590
    5Marius Russo1.582
    6Johnny Rigney1.567
    7Thornton Lee1.554
    8Tommy Bridges1.511
    9Schoolboy Rowe1.419
    10Mel Harder1.288


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