1938 Major League Baseball season

1938 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 18 – October 15, 1938
Regular season
Season champions AL: New York Yankees
NL: Chicago Cubs
Season MVP AL: Jimmie Foxx (BOS)
NL: Ernie Lombardi (CIN)
World Series
Champions New York Yankees
  Runners-up Chicago Cubs

The 1938 Major League Baseball season.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

 American LeagueNational League
AVGJimmie Foxx BOS.349Ernie Lombardi CIN.342
HRHank Greenberg DET58Mel Ott NYG36
RBIJimmie Foxx BOS175Joe Medwick STL122
WinsRed Ruffing NYY21Bill Lee CHC22
ERALefty Grove BOS3.08Bill Lee CHC2.66
SOBob Feller CLE240Clay Bryant CHC135
SVJohnny Murphy NYY11Dick Coffman NYG12
SBFrankie Crosetti NYY27Stan Hack CHC16

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stNew York Yankees99  53.651   
2ndBoston Red Sox88  61.591  9.5
3rdCleveland Indians86  66.566  13.0
4thDetroit Tigers84  70.545  16.0
5thWashington Senators75  76.497  23.5
6thChicago White Sox65  83.439  32.0
7thSt. Louis Browns55  97.362  44.0
8thPhiladelphia Athletics53  99.349  46.0

National League final standings

RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stChicago Cubs89  63.586   
2ndPittsburgh Pirates86  64.573  2.0
3rdNew York Giants83  67.553  5.0
4thCincinnati Reds82  68.547  6.0
5thBoston Bees77  75.507  12.0
6thSt. Louis Cardinals71  80.470  17.5
7thBrooklyn Dodgers69  80.463  18.5
8thPhiladelphia Phillies45  105.300  43.0


American League

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 League

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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