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1938 Boston Red Sox season

1938 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Joe Cronin
    Local radio WAAB
    (Fred Hoey)
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    The 1938 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League with a record of 88 wins and 61 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The 1938 Boston Red Sox finished higher than any other Sox team since 1918.[2] The Red Sox finished in second place with 88 wins and 61 losses, finishing 11 games behind the New York Yankees.[2] Jimmie Foxx led the American League with a .349 batting average, 50 home runs and 175 RBIs, becoming the first player to win three American League MVP Awards.[3]

    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

    Opening Day lineup

      8 Doc Cramer CF
      7 Joe Vosmik LF
      3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
      4 Joe Cronin SS
      5 Pinky Higgins 3B
      9 Ben Chapman RF
      1 Bobby Doerr 2B
      2 Gene Desautels     C
    17 Jim Bagby P

    Roster

    1938 Boston Red Sox
    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
    1B Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 149 565 197 .349 50 175
    3B Higgins, PinkyPinky Higgins 139 524 159 .303 5 106
    SS Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin 143 530 172 .325 17 94
    OF Cramer, DocDoc Cramer 148 658 198 .301 0 71
    OF Vosmik, JoeJoe Vosmik 146 621 201 .324 9 86

    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

    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
    Grove, LeftyLefty Grove 24 163.2 14 4 3.08 99

    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
    Bagby, JimJim Bagby 43 198.2 15 11 4.21 73
    Dickman, EmersonEmerson Dickman 32 104 5 5 5.28 22

    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
    Baker, AlAl Baker 3 0 0 0 9.39 2
    Olson, TedTed Olson 2 0 0 0 6.43 2
    Cramer, DocDoc Cramer 1 0 0 0 4.50 1

    Farm system

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    References

    1. Red Kress page at Baseball Reference
    2. 2.0 2.1 The Boston Red Sox, Milton Cole and Jim Kaplan, p. 25, World Publications Group, North Dighton, MA, ISBN 1-57215-412-8
    3. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 151, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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