1938 Philadelphia Phillies season

1938 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gerald Nugent
Manager(s) Jimmie Wilson
Local radio WCAU
(Bill Dyer)
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The 1938 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in eighth place – last in an eight-team National League – with a record of 45–105, 43 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs and 24.5 games behind the seventh-place Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the first of five straight seasons in which the Phillies finished in last place. The Phillies wore blue and yellow on their uniforms in honor of the Tercentenary of New Sweden.[1]

The Phillies moved from their old home park, Baker Bowl, to Shibe Park midway through the season. Phils president Gerald Nugent was eager to cut expenses and he cited the move as an opportunity for the Phillies to cut expenses by sharing stadium upkeep with the Philadelphia Athletics.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 8963 0.586 44–33 45–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 8664 0.573 2 44–33 42–31
New York Giants 8367 0.553 5 43–30 40–37
Cincinnati Reds 8268 0.547 6 43–34 39–34
Boston Bees 7775 0.507 12 45–30 32–45
St. Louis Cardinals 7180 0.470 17½ 36–41 35–39
Brooklyn Dodgers 6980 0.463 18½ 31–41 38–39
Philadelphia Phillies 45105 0.300 43 26–48 19–57

Record vs. opponents

1938 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–1212–1011–98–1414–89–1313–9–1
Brooklyn 10–129–11–19–138–1415–79–119–12–1
Chicago 12–1011–9–111–1112–1018–412–1013–9–1
Cincinnati 9–1113–911–1112–914–710–1213–9–1
New York 14–814–810–129–1216–59–13–111–9–1
Philadelphia 8–147–154–187–145–168–12–16–16
Pittsburgh 13–911–910–1212–1013–9–112–8–115–7
St. Louis 9–13–112–9–19–13–19–13–19–11–116–67–15

Roster

1938 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2BHeinie Mueller136444111.250434
SSDel Young10834078.229031

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Cap Clark527419.25704
Jimmie Wilson320.00000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Max Butcher1298.1482.9329

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pete Sivess39116365.5132
Elmer Burkart210014.501

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
B Montgomery Bombers Southeastern League Bud Connolly
D Centreville Colts Eastern Shore League Patsy O'Rourke
D Jonesboro Giants Northeast Arkansas League Pete Cooper, Gus Albright and Fred Millican

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Notes

  1. Levin, Morris; Hecken, Phil (August 2, 2013). "Where the Phillies Wore Blue and Yellow for Swedish Heritage". uni-watch.com. Paul Lukas. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  2. "Phils Set to Close Deal for Use of Shibe Park". New York Times. June 26, 1938.
  3. Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
  4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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