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The 1938 season of the American League was the thirty-eighth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 New York Yankees 157 99 53 5 .631 -.- 966 (6.15) 710 (4.52) 0.274 0.362 0.446 3.91 0.973
2 Boston Red Sox 150 88 61 1 .587 9.5 902 (6.01) 751 (5.01) 0.299 0.377 0.434 4.46 0.968
3 Cleveland Indians 153 86 66 1 .562 13.0 847 (5.54) 782 (5.11) 0.281 0.348 0.434 4.60 0.974
4 Detroit Tigers 155 84 70 1 .542 16.0 862 (5.56) 795 (5.13) 0.272 0.357 0.411 4.79 0.976
5 Washington Senators 152 75 76 1 .493 23.5 814 (5.36) 873 (5.74) 0.293 0.360 0.416 4.94 0.970
6 Chicago White Sox 149 65 83 1 .436 32.0 709 (4.76) 752 (5.05) 0.277 0.342 0.383 4.36 0.967
7 St. Louis Browns 156 55 97 4 .353 44.0 755 (4.84) 962 (6.17) 0.281 0.353 0.397 5.80 0.975
8 Philadelphia Athletics 154 53 99 2 .344 46.0 726 (4.71) 956 (6.21) 0.270 0.345 0.396 5.48 0.965

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Frankie Crosetti
Lou Gehrig
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
157
At Bats Doc Cramer Boston Red Sox 658
Runs Scored Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 144
Hits Joe Vosmik Boston Red Sox 201
Doubles Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox 51
Triples Jeff Heath Cleveland Indians 18
Home Runs Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 58
Total Bases Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 398
Runs Batted In Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 175
Stolen Bases Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 27
Caught Stealing Billy Werber Philadelphia Athletics 15
Walks Jimmie Foxx
Hank Greenberg
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
119
Hit by Pitch Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 15
Strikeouts Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 97
Sacrifice Hits Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 22
Batting Average Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 0.349
On-Base Percentage Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 0.462
Slugging Percentage Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 0.704
On-Base plus Slugging Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 1.166
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 182

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Red Ruffing New York Yankees 21
Losses George Caster Philadelphia Athletics 20
Win-Loss Percentage Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 0.778
Appearances Johnny Humphries Cleveland Indians 45
Games Started George Caster
Bobo Newsom
Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
40
Complete Games Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 31
Shutouts Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 4
Games Finished Eddie Smith Philadelphia Athletics 27
Saves Johnny Murphy New York Yankees 11
Innings Pitched Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 329.2
Batters Faced Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 1475
Hits Allowed Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 334
Home Runs Allowed Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 30
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 208
Hit Batsmen Earl Whitehill Cleveland Indians 9
Strikeouts Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 240
Wild Pitches Dutch Leonard Washington Senators 11
Balks Emerson Dickman
Vern Kennedy
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
2
Runs Allowed Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 205
Earned Runs Allowed Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 186
Earned Run Average Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 3.08
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Dutch Leonard Washington Senators 1.227

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the sixth midsummer classic at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, July 6, 1938 by a score of 4 to 1. The league's manager was Joe McCarthy.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jimmie Foxx, a first baseman with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 305 out of a possible 336 points and 19 first place votes.


[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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