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The 1938 season of the National League was the sixty-third 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 Chicago Cubs 154 89 63 2 .578 -.- 713 (4.63) 598 (3.88) 0.269 0.334 0.377 3.37 0.978
2 Pittsburgh Pirates 152 86 64 2 .566 2.0 707 (4.65) 630 (4.14) 0.279 0.338 0.388 3.46 0.974
3 New York Giants 152 83 67 2 .546 5.0 705 (4.64) 637 (4.19) 0.271 0.330 0.396 3.62 0.973
4 Cincinnati Reds 151 82 68 1 .543 6.0 723 (4.79) 634 (4.20) 0.277 0.323 0.406 3.62 0.972
5 Boston Bees 153 77 75 1 .503 12.0 561 (3.67) 618 (4.04) 0.250 0.306 0.333 3.40 0.972
6 St. Louis Cardinals 156 71 80 5 .455 17.5 725 (4.65) 721 (4.62) 0.279 0.329 0.407 3.84 0.967
7 Brooklyn Dodgers 151 69 80 2 .457 18.5 704 (4.66) 710 (4.70) 0.257 0.336 0.367 4.07 0.973
8 Philadelphia Phillies 151 45 105 1 .298 43.0 550 (3.64) 840 (5.56) 0.254 0.310 0.333 4.93 0.966

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Stan Hack
Billy Herman
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
152
At Bats Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 640
Runs Scored Mel Ott New York Giants 116
Hits Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 209
Doubles Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals 47
Triples Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 16
Home Runs Mel Ott New York Giants 36
Total Bases Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 326
Runs Batted In Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals 122
Stolen Bases Stan Hack Chicago Cubs 16
Walks Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 119
Hit by Pitch Ival Goodman Cincinnati Reds 15
Strikeouts Vince DiMaggio Boston Bees 134
Sacrifice Hits Del Young Philadelphia Phillies 15
Grounded into Double Plays Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds 30
Batting Average Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds 0.342
On-Base Percentage Mel Ott New York Giants 0.442
Slugging Percentage Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 0.614
On-Base plus Slugging Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 1.036
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mel Ott New York Giants 178

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bill Lee Chicago Cubs 22
Losses Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 20
Win-Loss Percentage Bill Lee Chicago Cubs 0.710
Appearances Mace Brown
Dick Coffman
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
51
Games Started Paul Derringer
Bill Lee
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
37
Complete Games Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 26
Shutouts Bill Lee Chicago Cubs 9
Games Finished Dick Coffman New York Giants 35
Saves Dick Coffman New York Giants 12
Innings Pitched Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 307.0
Batters Faced Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 1263
Hits Allowed Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 315
Home Runs Allowed Jim Turner Boston Bees 21
Base-on-Balls Allowed Clay Bryant Chicago Cubs 125
Hit Batsmen Tex Carleton
Claude Passeau
Tot Pressnell
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
Brooklyn Dodgers
8
Strikeouts Clay Bryant Chicago Cubs 135
Wild Pitches Tex Carleton Chicago Cubs 12
Balks Tex Carleton
Al Hollingsworth
Bob Klinger
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds/Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
2
Runs Allowed Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 162
Earned Runs Allowed Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 137
Earned Run Average Bill Lee Chicago Cubs 2.66
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Carl Hubbell New York Giants 1.140

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won 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 Bill Terry.

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Ernie Lombardi, a catcher with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 229 out of a possible 336 points and 10 first place votes.


[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the National League
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