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The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

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Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Jimmie Foxx .349 Ernie Lombardi .342
HR Hank Greenberg 58 Mel Ott 36
RBI Jimmie Foxx 175 Joe Medwick 122
Wins Red Ruffing 21 Bill Lee 22
ERA Lefty Grove 3.08 Bill Lee 2.66

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 99   53 .651     --
2nd Boston Red Sox 88   61 .591   9.5
3rd Cleveland Indians 86   66 .566   13.0
4th Detroit Tigers 84   70 .545   16.0
5th Washington Senators 75   76 .497   23.5
6th Chicago White Sox 65   83 .439   32.0
7th St. Louis Browns 55   97 .362   44.0
8th Philadelphia Athletics 53   99 .349   46.0

National League final standingsEdit

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Chicago Cubs 89   63 .586     --
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates 86   64 .573   2.0
3rd New York Giants 83   67 .553   5.0
4th Cincinnati Reds 82   68 .547   6.0
5th Boston Braves 77   75 .507   12.0
6th St. Louis Cardinals 71   80 .470   17.5
7th Brooklyn Dodgers 69   80 .463   18.5
8th Philadelphia Phillies 45   105 .300   43.0

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BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • January 24 - Jim Mutrie, 86, manager who led New York Metropolitans to the American Association title in 1884, then won pennants in 1888-89 after moving to NY's NL franchise - which he renamed by marveling over his "Giants"; career .611 winning percentage was best of 19th century
  • March 18 - Hobe Ferris, 60, lowest ever career on base percentage; committed first ever error in a World Series game
  • April 11 - Cristóbal Torriente, 44, All-Star Cuban right fielder in the Negro Leagues who batted .339 lifetime
  • May 21 - Silver King, 70, pitcher who had three 30-win seasons for the 1887-89 St. Louis Browns, and another for the 1890 Chicago team in the Players League; first sidearm pitcher
  • October 16 - Joe Knight, 79, Canadian-born outfielder who finished sixth in the 1890 National League batting race with a .312 average

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