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1938 Washington Senators season

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1938 Washington Senators season

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The 1938 Washington Senators won 75 games, lost 76, and finished in fifth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.


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

Notable transactions


1938 Washington Senators
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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 Ferrell, RickRick Ferrell 135 411 120 .292 1 58
OF Simmons, AlAl Simmons 125 470 142 .302 21 92

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
Stone, JohnJohn Stone 56 213 52 .244 3 28
Goslin, GooseGoose Goslin 38 57 9 .158 2 8


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
Ferrell, WesWes Ferrell 23 149 13 8 5.92 36

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
Appleton, PetePete Appleton 43 164.1 7 9 4.60 62
Chase, KenKen Chase 32 150 9 10 5.58 64
DeShong, JimmieJimmie DeShong 31 131.1 5 8 6.58 41
Kelley, HarryHarry Kelley 38 148.1 9 8 4.49 44
Hogsett, ChiefChief Hogsett 31 91 5 6 6.03 33
Monteagudo, RenéRené Monteagudo 5 22 1 1 5.73 13

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
Phebus, BillBill Phebus 5 0 0 1 11.37 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A1 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Wally Millies and Rogers Hornsby
A Trenton Senators Eastern League Spencer Abbott
B Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League Calvin Griffith
B Greenville Spinners Sally League E. A. Donahue
D Salisbury Indians Eastern Shore League Jake Flowers
D Saint Augustine Saints Florida State League Lyle Judy
D Sanford Lookouts Florida State League Guy Lacy and Bill Rodgers
D Americus Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Alex McColl

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte, Salisbury



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