1938 Philadelphia Athletics season

1938 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1938 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 53 wins and 99 losses.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 53 .651 --
Boston Red Sox 88 61 .591 9.5
Cleveland Indians 86 66 .566 13.0
Detroit Tigers 84 70 .545 16.0
Washington Senators 75 76 .497 23.5
Chicago White Sox 65 83 .439 32.0
St. Louis Browns 55 97 .362 44.0
Philadelphia Athletics 53 99 .349 46.0

Notable transactions

Roster

1938 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Hayes, FrankieFrankie Hayes 99 316 92 .291 11 55
2B Lodigiani, DarioDario Lodigiani 93 325 91 .280 6 44
3B Werber, BillyBilly Werber 134 499 129 .259 11 69
OF Johnson, BobBob Johnson 152 563 176 .313 30 113

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Brucker, EarleEarle Brucker 53 171 64 .374 3 35
Haas, MuleMule Haas 40 78 16 .205 0 12

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Caster, GeorgeGeorge Caster 42 281.1 16 20 4.35 112
Thomas, BudBud Thomas 42 212.1 9 14 4.92 48
Nelson, LynnLynn Nelson 32 191 10 11 5.65 75
Reninger, JimJim Reninger 4 22.2 0 2 7.15 9

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dean, ChubbyChubby Dean 6 23 2 1 3.52 3
Gumpert, RandyRandy Gumpert 4 12.1 0 2 10.95 1
Kelley, HarryHarry Kelley 4 8 0 2 16.88 3

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Smith, DaveDave Smith 21 2 1 0 5.08 13
Buxton, RalphRalph Buxton 5 0 1 0 4.82 9

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Marty McManus
D Federalsburg Athletics Eastern Shore League Charlie Moss
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Phil Lundeen

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References

External links

  • 1938 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1938 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com