1938 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 18 – October 15, 1938
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Jimmie Foxx (BSR)
NL: Ernie Lombardi (CIN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upBoston Red Sox
NL championsChicago Cubs
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upChicago Cubs
MLB seasons

The 1938 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 18 to October 15, 1938. The Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Yankees then defeated the Cubs in the World Series, four games to none. The Yankees became the first team to win the World Series three years in a row.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
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

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 4
  NL Chicago Cubs 0

Managers

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 Bees 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

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
New York Yankees[1] 99 -2.9% 970,916 -2.7% 12,290
Chicago Cubs[2] 89 -4.3% 951,640 6.3% 12,359
New York Giants[3] 83 -12.6% 799,633 -13.7% 10,954
Detroit Tigers[4] 84 -5.6% 799,557 -25.4% 10,121
Cincinnati Reds[5] 82 46.4% 706,756 71.9% 9,179
Brooklyn Dodgers[6] 69 11.3% 663,087 37.4% 8,961
Cleveland Indians[7] 86 3.6% 652,006 15.4% 8,579
Boston Red Sox[8] 88 10.0% 646,459 15.5% 8,619
Pittsburgh Pirates[9] 86 0.0% 641,033 39.5% 8,218
Washington Senators[10] 75 2.7% 522,694 31.4% 6,701
Philadelphia Athletics[11] 53 -1.9% 385,357 -10.5% 5,070
Boston Bees[12] 77 -2.5% 341,149 -11.5% 4,549
Chicago White Sox[13] 65 -24.4% 338,278 -42.6% 4,634
St. Louis Cardinals[14] 71 -12.3% 291,418 -32.4% 3,598
Philadelphia Phillies[15] 45 -26.2% 166,111 -21.9% 2,215
St. Louis Browns[16] 55 19.6% 130,417 5.9% 1,694

References

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