Record: 86-64, Finished 2nd in National League (1938 NL)
Managed by Pie Traynor
Ballpark: Forbes Field
The 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates had a seven-game lead over the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs in the National League standings on September 1st but went 12-16 the rest of the way to lose the pennant to the Cubs.
Lloyd Waner and Paul Waner both homered on September 15th; it would be 71 years until Andy LaRoche and Adam LaRoche became the next brother duo to homer in the same contest for Pittsburgh.
 Awards and Honors
 Further Reading
- Lester Biederman: "Pirate Hobble Home to Face Trade Talk", The Pittsburgh Press, October 3, 1938, p. 21. 
- Ronald T. Waldo: Pennant Hopes Dashed by the Homer in the Gloamin’: The Story of How the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Blew the National League Pennant, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7864-7202-4