1938 Major League Baseball season

The 1938 Major League Baseball season was the 38th season of the modern era of Major League Baseball since the foundation of the American League. The New York Yankees became the first team to win the World Series three years in a row.

1938 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 18 – October 15, 1938
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: Chicago Cubs
Season MVPAL: Jimmie Foxx (BSR)
NL: Ernie Lombardi (CIN)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upChicago Cubs
MLB seasons

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

 
Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Jimmie Foxx BSR .349 Ernie Lombardi CIN .342
HR Hank Greenberg DET 58 Mel Ott NYG 36
RBI Jimmie Foxx BSR 175 Joe Medwick SLC 122
Wins Red Ruffing NYY 21 Bill Lee CHC 22
ERA Lefty Grove BSR 3.08 Bill Lee CHC 2.66
SO Bob Feller CLE 240 Clay Bryant CHC 135
SV Johnny Murphy NYY 11 Dick Coffman NYG 12
SB Frankie Crosetti NYY 27 Stan Hack CHC 16

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 99 53 0.651 55–22 44–31
Boston Red Sox 88 61 0.591 52–23 36–38
Cleveland Indians 86 66 0.566 13 46–30 40–36
Detroit Tigers 84 70 0.545 16 48–31 36–39
Washington Senators 75 76 0.497 23½ 44–33 31–43
Chicago White Sox 65 83 0.439 32 33–39 32–44
St. Louis Browns 55 97 0.362 44 31–43 24–54
Philadelphia Athletics 53 99 0.349 46 28–47 25–52


National League final standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 89 63 0.586 44–33 45–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 64 0.573 2 44–33 42–31
New York Giants 83 67 0.553 5 43–30 40–37
Cincinnati Reds 82 68 0.547 6 43–34 39–34
Boston Bees 77 75 0.507 12 45–30 32–45
St. Louis Cardinals 71 80 0.470 17½ 36–41 35–39
Brooklyn Dodgers 69 80 0.463 18½ 31–41 38–39
Philadelphia Phillies 45 105 0.300 43 26–48 19–57

ManagersEdit

American LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jimmy Dykes
Cleveland Indians Ossie Vitt
Detroit Tigers Mickey Cochrane and Del Baker
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Gabby Street and Ski Melillo
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Casey Stengel
Brooklyn Dodgers Burleigh Grimes
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm and Gabby Hartnett
Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie
New York Giants Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies Jimmie Wilson
Pittsburgh Pirates Pie Traynor
St. Louis Cardinals Frankie Frisch and Mike González

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