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|Dates:||October 5–October 9|
|Radio network:||NBC Radio, CBS Radio, Mutual|
|Radio announcers:|| NBC: John Carmichael, Pat Flanagan.|
CBS: France Laux, Mel Allen.
Mutual: Red Barber, Bob Elson, Pat Flanagan.
|Umpires:||Charley Moran (NL), Cal Hubbard (AL), Ziggy Sears (NL), Lou Kolls (AL)|
|Future Hall of Famers:|| Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Joe Gordon, Red Ruffing.|
Cubs: Dizzy Dean, Gabby Hartnett, Billy Herman, Tony Lazzeri.
| World Series
The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their seventh championship and record third straight (they would win four in a row this time, and five in a row later from 1949–53).
Dizzy Dean, who had helped carry the Cubs to the National League pennant despite a sore arm (had W-L record of 7-1 in limited action) ran out of gas in the Series as the Yanks crushed the Cubs again, as they had in 1932. The Cubs did not win a meaningful game against the Yankees until a regular-season interleague series in 2003. The onoly survivors of the 1938 World Series are Tommy Henrich (Yankees) and [[Phil Cavarretta (Cubs), both generally rated as among the top 500 players ever.
Yankee starting pitcher Red Ruffing won two games without a loss, although he gave up a record seventeen hits in eighteen innings pitched.
This was the first World Series at Wrigley Field since the bleacher reconstruction of 1937 which had significantly shortened the left-centerfield power alley, and led to the phrase "the friendly confines" of Wrigley Field
|1||New York Yankees – 3, Chicago Cubs – 1||October 5||Wrigley Field||43,642|
|2||New York Yankees – 6, Chicago Cubs – 3||October 6||Wrigley Field||42,108|
|3||Chicago Cubs – 2, New York Yankees – 5||October 8||Yankee Stadium||55,236|
|4||Chicago Cubs – 3, New York Yankees – 8||October 9||Yankee Stadium||59,847|
HRs: NYY – Frankie Crosetti (1), Joe DiMaggio (1)
Dean had tried to come back too soon after his 1937 All-Star Game toe injury, favoring the toe and hurting his arm in the process. He had been obtained from the St Louis Cardinals in April 1938, and had won 7 of 8 decisions in the regular season, relying on finesse rather than his now-gone fastball. Dean would give up six earned runs in 8-1/3 innings pitched overall and take the loss in Game 2. Dean's luck ran out in the late innings of Game 2, as Frank Crosetti and Joe DiMaggio hit two-run home runs off Dean in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to send the Cubs to New York down two games to none in the Series.
HRs: CHC – Joe Marty (1) NYY – Joe Gordon (1), Bill Dickey (1)
HRs: CHC – Ken O'Dea (1) NYY – Tommy Henrich (1)
|New York Yankees||0||7||0||0||2||4||0||7||2||22||37||6|
<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Total attendance: 200,833 Average attendance: 50,208</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Winning player’s share: $5,729 Losing player’s share: $4,675</td></tr>
- ↑ 1938 World Series Game 1 - New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-05-18.
- ↑ 1938 World Series Game 2 - New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-05-18.
- ↑ 1938 World Series Game 3 - Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-05-18.
- ↑ 1938 World Series Game 4 - Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-05-18.
- Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 171–174)
- Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2146. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
- Forman, Sean L.. 1938 World Series. Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.