Which MLB team had the longest losing streak in the 1940 season?

The St. Louis Browns had the longest losing streak within the 1940 regular season at 14 straight games. During this streak they lost to their opponents by an average of 4.0 runs. The streak started on Jul 3, 1940 and ended on Jul 18, 1940.

Were there any historic MLB losing steaks in 1940?

Yes, one losing streak during the 1940 MLB season is in the all time top 50 losing streaks in the same season. The 14 game losing streak by the St. Louis Browns is the 35th longest same season losing streak in MLB history.

Longest 1940 MLB Losing Streaks

Team Losing Streak Start End Avg Margin of Defeat
1 St. Louis Browns 14 Jul 3 Jul 18 4.0 runs
2 New York Giants 11 Sep 11 Sep 19 2.8 runs
3 Boston Bees 9 Jul 25 Jul 31 5.6 runs
Philadelphia Phillies 9 Aug 2 Aug 10 4.3 runs
Pittsburgh Pirates 9 Apr 27 May 9 4.2 runs
Philadelphia Athletics 9 Sep 11 Sep 16 3.2 runs
7 Philadelphia Athletics 8 Sep 19 Sep 26 4.5 runs
New York Yankees 8 May 4 May 11 3.1 runs
Boston Red Sox 8 Jul 18 Jul 25 2.1 runs
10 Washington Senators 7 Jun 14 Jun 20 6.1 runs
St. Louis Browns 7 May 29 Jun 3 5.6 runs
Boston Bees 7 Jun 3 Jun 9 4.4 runs
New York Giants 7 Aug 29 Sep 4 3.6 runs
Boston Red Sox 7 Jun 18 Jun 23 3.1 runs
15 St. Louis Cardinals 6 May 11 May 17 5.0 runs
Philadelphia Phillies 6 Jun 12 Jun 17 5.0 runs
Philadelphia Athletics 6 May 22 May 29 4.8 runs
Philadelphia Phillies 6 Aug 28 Sep 1 4.7 runs
Philadelphia Phillies 6 Jun 2 Jun 8 4.5 runs
Philadelphia Athletics 6 Jul 19 Jul 24 3.8 runs
Cleveland Indians 6 Sep 2 Sep 7 3.8 runs
Boston Bees 6 Apr 16 Apr 27 3.8 runs
Philadelphia Phillies 6 Sep 4 Sep 7 3.8 runs
Boston Bees 6 May 9 May 16 3.5 runs
St. Louis Cardinals 6 Jul 5 Jul 11 3.3 runs
Cleveland Indians 6 Jul 14 Jul 19 3.2 runs
Brooklyn Dodgers 6 Jul 21 Jul 27 3.2 runs
Detroit Tigers 6 Aug 16 Aug 21 3.2 runs
Washington Senators 6 Aug 26 Sep 1 3.0 runs
Philadelphia Phillies 6 Aug 22 Aug 26 2.7 runs
Chicago Cubs 6 Aug 28 Sep 2 2.2 runs
32 St. Louis Browns 5 Aug 25 Aug 31 5.6 runs
Brooklyn Dodgers 5 Sep 15 Sep 21 5.0 runs
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 Sep 12 Sep 14 4.6 runs
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 Jul 2 Jul 5 4.6 runs
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 Sep 17 Sep 21 4.4 runs
St. Louis Cardinals 5 Jun 8 Jun 10 4.0 runs
St. Louis Cardinals 5 Aug 6 Aug 10 3.8 runs
Washington Senators 5 May 1 May 6 3.8 runs
Chicago White Sox 5 Jun 12 Jun 16 3.6 runs
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 May 15 May 22 3.4 runs
New York Yankees 5 Aug 3 Aug 7 3.4 runs
Washington Senators 5 May 27 May 30 3.4 runs
St. Louis Browns 5 Aug 12 Aug 16 3.2 runs
Washington Senators 5 Sep 16 Sep 19 3.0 runs
Boston Bees 5 Jul 14 Jul 17 3.0 runs
Philadelphia Athletics 5 Aug 24 Sep 2 2.6 runs
Brooklyn Dodgers 5 Aug 20 Aug 23 2.4 runs
Philadelphia Phillies 5 May 23 May 29 2.4 runs
Washington Senators 5 Aug 15 Aug 20 2.0 runs
New York Yankees 5 Jul 20 Jul 24 2.0 runs
St. Louis Browns 5 Sep 5 Sep 10 1.8 runs

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