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

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 89 63 -- .586
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 64 2 .573
New York Giants 83 67 5 .553
Cincinnati Reds 82 68 6 .547
Boston Bees 77 75 12 .507
St. Louis Cardinals 71 80 17.5 .470
Brooklyn Dodgers 69 80 18.5 .463
Philadelphia Phillies 45 105 43 .300

Record vs. opponents

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

Roster

1938 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Phelps, BabeBabe Phelps 66 208 54 .308 5 46
1B Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 146 509 128 .251 24 100
2B Hudson, JohnnyJohnny Hudson 135 498 130 .261 2 37
3B Lavagetto, CookieCookie Lavagetto 137 487 133 .273 6 79
SS Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 141 479 105 .219 1 56
OF Koy, ErnieErnie Koy 142 521 156 .299 11 76
OF Rosen, GoodyGoody Rosen
OF Hassett, BuddyBuddy Hassett

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
Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler
Campbell, GillyGilly Campbell
Shea, MervMerv Shea
Stainback, TuckTuck Stainback
Coscarart, PetePete Coscarart
English, WoodyWoody English
Hockett, OrisOris Hockett
Brack, GibbyGibby Brack
Sington, FredFred Sington
Manush, HeinieHeinie Manush
Williams, WoodyWoody Williams
Spencer, RoyRoy Spencer
Rogers, PackyPacky Rogers
Winsett, TomTom Winsett
Chervinko, PaulPaul Chervinko
George, GreekGreek George
Hayworth, RayRay Hayworth
Thomas, RayRay Thomas
Haas, BertBert Haas

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
Hamlin, LukeLuke Hamlin
Fitzsimmons, FreddieFreddie Fitzsimmons 27 202.2 11 8 3.02 38
Mungo, VanVan Mungo
Gaddy, JohnJohn Gaddy
Nahem, SamSam Nahem

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
Pressnell, TotTot Pressnell
Tamulis, VitoVito Tamulis
Posedel, BillBill Posedel
Frankhouse, FredFred Frankhouse 30 93.2 3 5 4.04 32
Butcher, MaxMax Butcher 24 72.2 5 4 6.56 21
Rogers, LeeLee Rogers
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt
Winford, JimJim Winford

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
Marrow, BuckBuck Marrow
LaMaster, WayneWayne LaMaster
Potter, DykesDykes Potter

Awards and honors

Farm system

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

  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. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Johnnie Chambers at Baseball-Reference
  11. Max Butcher at Baseball-Reference
  12. Jimmy Outlaw at Baseball-Reference
  13. Don Ross at Baseball-Reference

References

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