1938 Boston Red Sox season

1938 Boston Red Sox season

The 1938 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League with a record of 88 wins and 61 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

The 1938 Boston Red Sox finished higher than any other Sox team since 1918.[2] The Red Sox finished in second place with 88 wins and 61 losses, finishing 11 games behind the New York Yankees.[2] Jimmie Foxx led the American League with a .349 batting average, 50 home runs and 175 RBIs, becoming the first player to win three American League MVP Awards.[3]

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

Opening Day lineup

  8 Doc Cramer CF
  7 Joe Vosmik LF
  3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
  4 Joe Cronin SS
  5 Pinky Higgins 3B
  9 Ben Chapman RF
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  2 Gene Desautels     C
17 Jim Bagby P

Roster

1938 Boston Red Sox
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
1B Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 149 565 197 .349 50 175
3B Higgins, PinkyPinky Higgins 139 524 159 .303 5 106
SS Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin 143 530 172 .325 17 94
OF Cramer, DocDoc Cramer 148 658 198 .301 0 71
OF Vosmik, JoeJoe Vosmik 146 621 201 .324 9 86

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

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
Grove, LeftyLefty Grove 24 163.2 14 4 3.08 99

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
Bagby, JimJim Bagby 43 198.2 15 11 4.21 73
Dickman, EmersonEmerson Dickman 32 104 5 5 5.28 22

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
Baker, AlAl Baker 3 0 0 0 9.39 2
Olson, TedTed Olson 2 0 0 0 6.43 2
Cramer, DocDoc Cramer 1 0 0 0 4.50 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Minneapolis Millers American Association Donie Bush
A1 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Doc Prothro
A Hazleton Red Sox Eastern League Specs Toporcer
B Rocky Mount Red Sox Piedmont League Herb Brett
C Clarksdale Red Sox Cotton States League Nemo Leibold
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Elizabethton Betsy Red Sox Appalachian League Hobe Brummitt
D Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Bi-State League Red Barnes
D Moultrie Packers Georgia-Florida League Dewey Stover
D Crookston Pirates Northern League Bill Burwell

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References

External links

  • 1938 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1938 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com