1938 Boston Bees season

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1938 Boston Bees
77–75, Finished 5th in the National League.
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 77–75 (.507)
League place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) J.A. Robert Quinn
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local radio WAAB
(Fred Hoey)
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The 1938 Boston Bees season was the franchises 62nd Major League Baseball season.

Offseason[edit]

On January 8, 1938, Bob Smith was released by the Boston Bees.[1] On February 16, 1938, Tommy Thevenow was released by the Bees.[2]

Regular season[edit]

On June 11, 1938, Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds threw a no-hitter against the Bees. It would be the first of two consecutive no-hitters that Vander Meer pitched.[3]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 89 63 -- .586
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 64 2 .573
New York Giants 83 67 5 .553
Cincinnati Reds 82 68 6 .547
Boston Bees 77 75 12 .507
St. Louis Cardinals 71 80 17.5 .470
Brooklyn Dodgers 69 80 18.5 .463
Philadelphia Phillies 45 105 43 .300

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1938 Boston Bees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Mueller, RayRay Mueller 83 274 65 .237 4 35

Other batters[edit]

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
Lopez, AlAl Lopez 71 236 63 .267 1 14
Moore, GeneGene Moore 54 180 49 .272 3 19
Maggert, HarlHarl Maggert 66 89 25 .281 3 19
Walsh, JoeJoe Walsh 4 8 0 .000 0 0
Kane, TomTom Kane 2 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Turner, JimJim Turner 35 268 14 18 3.46 71
MacFayden, DannyDanny MacFayden 29 219.2 14 9 2.95 58

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Shoffner, MiltMilt Shoffner 26 139.2 8 7 3.54 49
Errickson, DickDick Errickson 34 122.2 9 7 3.15 40
Earley, TomTom Earley 2 11 1 0 3.27 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Weir, RoyRoy Weir 5 1 0 0 6.75 3
Doll, ArtArt Doll 3 0 0 0 2.25 1
Balas, MikeMike Balas 1 0 0 0 6.75 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Hartford Bees Eastern League Eddie Onslow
B Evansville Bees Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bob Coleman
C Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League Jocko Munch
D Huntington Bees Mountain State League Dickie Kerr
D Salisbury Bees North Carolina State League Blackie Carter

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tommy Thevenow page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p.55, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  4. ^ Oliver Hill page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

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