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1938 New York Yankees season

1938 New York Yankees
1938 American League Champions
1938 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert
    Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
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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

    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

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    Level Team League Manager

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

    Notes

    1. ^ Milo Candini page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References

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