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1938 Cincinnati Reds season

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1938 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1938 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League with a record of 82-68, 6 games behind the Chicago Cubs.

Regular season

  • Johnny Vander Meer became the only pitcher in major league history to pitch two consecutive no-hitters in 1938. On June 11, 1938, he no-hit the Boston Bees at Crosley Field. Four nights later, in the first night game played at Ebbets Field, he no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers. One of two balls that survives from this historic game is in the Seth Swirsky collection.[1] After his double no-hit achievement, Reds' management wanted Vander Meer to change his uniform number to "00." He politely refused.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 89 63 -- .586
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 64 2 .573
New York Giants 83 67 5 .553
Cincinnati Reds 82 68 6 .547
Boston Bees 77 75 12 .507
St. Louis Cardinals 71 80 17.5 .470
Brooklyn Dodgers 69 80 18.5 .463
Philadelphia Phillies 45 105 43 .300


1938 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
C Lombardi, ErnieErnie Lombardi 129 489 167 .342 19 95
OF Goodman, IvalIval Goodman 145 568 166 .292 30 92
OF Berger, WallyWally Berger 99 407 125 .307 16 56

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
Lang, DonDon Lang 21 50 13 .220 1 11
West, DickDick West 1 1 0 .000 0 0


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
Vander Meer, JohnnyJohnny Vander Meer 32 225.1 15 10 3.12 125

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
Davis, PeachesPeaches Davis 29 167.2 7 12 3.97 28
Weaver, JimJim Weaver 30 129.1 6 4 3.13 64
Barrett, RedRed Barrett 6 28.2 2 0 3.14 5

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
Cascarella, JoeJoe Cascarella 33 4 7 4 4.57 30
Benge, RayRay Benge 9 1 1 2 4.11 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Chiefs International League Jim Bottomley and Dick Porter
A Albany Senators Eastern League Bill McCorry
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Bill Hughes
B Columbia Reds Sally League Johnny Burnett
B Waterloo Red Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Lenny Backer
C El Dorado Lions Cotton States League Frank O'Rourke
C Muskogee Reds Western Association Ben Tincup
D Rogers Reds Arkansas-Missouri League Lester "Pat" Patterson
D Williamston Martins Coastal Plain League Art Hauger
D Union City Greyhounds KITTY League Hap Bohl



External links

  • 1938 Cincinnati Reds season at Baseball Reference

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