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1938 New York Yankees season

 

1938 New York Yankees season

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The 1938 New York Yankees season was their 36th season. The team finished with a record of 99-53, winning their 10th pennant, finishing 9.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the 1938 World Series, they beat the Chicago Cubs in 4 games. This marked the first time any team had won three consecutive World Series.

Offseason

  • Prior to 1938 season: Milo Candini was acquired by the Yankees from the El Paso Texans.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 53 .651 --
Boston Red Sox 88 61 .591 9.5
Cleveland Indians 86 66 .566 13.0
Detroit Tigers 84 70 .545 16.0
Washington Senators 75 76 .497 23.5
Chicago White Sox 65 83 .439 32.0
St. Louis Browns 55 97 .362 44.0
Philadelphia Athletics 53 99 .349 46.0

Roster

1938 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C Dickey, BillBill Dickey 132 454 142 .313 27 115
1B Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 157 576 170 .295 29 114
2B Gordon, JoeJoe Gordon 127 458 117 .255 25 97
3B Rolfe, RedRed Rolfe 151 631 196 .311 10 80
SS Crosetti, FrankieFrankie Crosetti 157 631 166 .263 9 55
OF DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 145 599 194 .324 32 140
OF Henrich, TommyTommy Henrich 131 471 127 .270 22 91
OF Selkirk, GeorgeGeorge Selkirk 99 335 85 .254 10 62

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
Hoag, MyrilMyril Hoag 85 267 74 .277 0 48
Powell, JakeJake Powell 45 164 42 .256 2 20
Knickerbocker, BillBill Knickerbocker 46 128 32 .250 1 21
Glenn, JoeJoe Glenn 41 123 32 .260 0 25
Dahlgren, BabeBabe Dahlgren 27 43 8 .186 0 1
Jorgens, ArtArt Jorgens 9 17 4 .235 0 2

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
Gomez, LeftyLefty Gomez 32 239 18 12 3.35 129
Ruffing, RedRed Ruffing 31 247.1 21 7 3.31 127
Pearson, MonteMonte Pearson 28 202 16 7 3.97 98
Chandler, SpudSpud Chandler 23 172 14 5 4.03 36
Hadley, BumpBump Hadley 29 167.1 9 8 3.60 61
Ferrell, WesWes Ferrell 5 30 2 2 8.10 7
Donald, AtleyAtley Donald 2 12 0 1 5.25 6

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
Sundra, SteveSteve Sundra 25 93.2 6 4 4.80 33
Beggs, JoeJoe Beggs 14 58.1 3 2 5.60 8
Vance, JoeJoe Vance 3 11.1 0 0 7.15 2

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
Murphy, JohnnyJohnny Murphy 32 8 2 11 4.24 43
Andrews, IvyIvy Andrews 19 1 3 1 3.00 13
Stine, LeeLee Stine 4 0 0 0 1.04 4
Wicker, KempKemp Wicker 1 1 0 0 0.00 0

1938 World Series

Main article: 1938 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (0)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 3, Cubs – 1 October 5 Wrigley Field 43,642
2 Yankees – 6, Cubs – 3 October 6 Wrigley Field 42,108
3 Cubs – 2, Yankees – 5 October 8 Yankee Stadium 55,236
4 Cubs – 3, Yankees – 8 October 9 Yankee Stadium 59,847

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Billy Meyer
AA Newark Bears International League Johnny Neun
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Bruno Betzel
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Ray White
B Augusta Tigers Sally League Sam Agnew
B Wenatchee Chiefs Western International League Glenn Wright
C Akron Yankees Middle Atlantic League Pip Koehler
C Joplin Miners Western Association Ted Mayer
D El Paso Texans Arizona-Texas League Jimmy Zinn
D Neosho Yankees Arkansas-Missouri League Dennis Burns
D Bassett Furniture Makers Bi-State League Walter Novak
D Snow Hill Billies Coastal Plain League Peahead Walker
D Norfolk Elks Nebraska State League Doc Bennett
D Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association Lefty Jenkins

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kansas City, Newark, El Paso, Neosho, Bassett, Norfolk (NSL), Butler[2]

Notes

References

  • 1938 New York Yankees
  • 1938 World Series
  • 1938 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
New York Yankees
1937
American League Champions
New York Yankees

1938
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1939

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