1938 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1938 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)James & Dearie Mulvey, Brooklyn Trust Company
General manager(s)Larry MacPhail
Manager(s)Burleigh Grimes
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The 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers season was their 55th season. The team finished with a record of 69–80, finishing in seventh place in the National League. The 1938 season saw Babe Ruth hired as the first base coach,[1] and lights installed by the team at Ebbets Field on June 15.[2]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 89 63 0.586 44–33 45–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 64 0.573 2 44–33 42–31
New York Giants 83 67 0.553 5 43–30 40–37
Cincinnati Reds 82 68 0.547 6 43–34 39–34
Boston Bees 77 75 0.507 12 45–30 32–45
St. Louis Cardinals 71 80 0.470 17½ 36–41 35–39
Brooklyn Dodgers 69 80 0.463 18½ 31–41 38–39
Philadelphia Phillies 45 105 0.300 43 26–48 19–57

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1938 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12 12–10 11–9 8–14 14–8 9–13 13–9–1
Brooklyn 10–12 9–11–1 9–13 8–14 15–7 9–11 9–12–1
Chicago 12–10 11–9–1 11–11 12–10 18–4 12–10 13–9–1
Cincinnati 9–11 13–9 11–11 12–9 14–7 10–12 13–9–1
New York 14–8 14–8 10–12 9–12 16–5 9–13–1 11–9–1
Philadelphia 8–14 7–15 4–18 7–14 5–16 8–12–1 6–16
Pittsburgh 13–9 11–9 10–12 12–10 13–9–1 12–8–1 15–7
St. Louis 9–13–1 12–9–1 9–13–1 9–13–1 9–11–1 16–6 7–15


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1938 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Babe Phelps 66 208 54 .308 5 46
1B Dolph Camilli 146 509 128 .251 24 100
2B Johnny Hudson 135 498 130 .261 2 37
3B Cookie Lavagetto 137 487 133 .273 6 79
SS Leo Durocher 141 479 105 .219 1 56
OF Ernie Koy 142 521 156 .299 11 76
OF Goody Rosen
OF Buddy Hassett

Other batters[edit]

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
Kiki Cuyler
Gilly Campbell
Merv Shea
Tuck Stainback
Pete Coscarart
Woody English
Oris Hockett
Gibby Brack
Fred Sington
Heinie Manush
Woody Williams
Roy Spencer
Packy Rogers
Tom Winsett
Paul Chervinko
Greek George
Ray Hayworth
Ray Thomas
Bert Haas

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Luke Hamlin
Freddie Fitzsimmons 27 202.2 11 8 3.02 38
Van Mungo
John Gaddy
Sam Nahem

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tot Pressnell
Vito Tamulis
Bill Posedel
Fred Frankhouse 30 93.2 3 5 4.04 32
Max Butcher 24 72.2 5 4 6.56 21
Lee Rogers
Waite Hoyt
Jim Winford

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Buck Marrow
Wayne LaMaster
Dykes Potter

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A1 Nashville Vols Southern Association Chuck Dressen
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Clyde Sukeforth
B Winston-Salem Twins Piedmont League Walt Van Grofski
Joe Prerost
B Pensacola Pilots Southeastern League Wally Dashiell
B Clinton Owls Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Oliver Marquardt
C Greenwood Crackers Cotton States League Elmer Yoter
C Dayton Ducks Middle Atlantic League Red Rollings
Howard Holmes
Jim Lindsey
D Tallahassee Capitols Georgia–Florida League Tim Muchison
D Beatrice Blues Nebraska State League Leon Riley
D Cooleemee Weavers North Carolina State League Joe Bird
D Superior Blues Northern League George Treadwell

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Elmira, Pensacola, Superior

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/1938/june_18_1938_96519.html
  2. ^ McGee, Bob. The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rutgers UP, 2005. 137. Google Book Search link
  3. ^ Eddie Morgan at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 55, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  5. ^ Ernie Koy at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Tom Winsett at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Buck Marrow at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Whit Wyatt at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Gibby Brack at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ a b c Johnnie Chambers at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Max Butcher at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Jimmy Outlaw at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Don Ross at Baseball-Reference

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