1938 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1938 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gerald Nugent
Manager(s) Jimmy Wilson
Local radio WCAU
(Bill Dyer)
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The 1938 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in eighth place – last in an eight-team National League – with a record of 45–105, 43 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs and 24.5 games behind the seventh-place Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the first of five straight seasons in which the Phillies finished in last place. The Phillies wore blue and yellow on their uniforms in honor of the Tercentenary of New Sweden.[1]


The Phillies moved from their old home park, Baker Bowl, to Shibe Park midway through the season. Phils president Gerald Nugent was eager to cut expenses and he cited the move as an opportunity for the Phillies to cut expenses by sharing stadium upkeep with the Philadelphia Athletics.[2]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

1938 Philadelphia Phillies
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
2B Mueller, HeinieHeinie Mueller 136 444 111 .250 4 34
SS Young, DelDel Young 108 340 78 .229 0 31

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
Clark, CapCap Clark 52 74 19 .257 0 4
Wilson, JimmieJimmie Wilson 3 2 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
Butcher, MaxMax Butcher 12 98.1 4 8 2.93 29

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
Sivess, PetePete Sivess 39 116 3 6 5.51 32
Burkart, ElmerElmer Burkart 2 10 0 1 4.50 1

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
B Montgomery Bombers Southeastern League Bud Connolly
D Centreville Colts Eastern Shore League Patsy O'Rourke
D Jonesboro Giants Northeast Arkansas League Pete Cooper, Gus Albright and Fred Millican

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Levin, Morris; Hecken, Phil (August 2, 2013). "Where the Phillies Wore Blue and Yellow for Swedish Heritage". uni-watch.com. Paul Lukas. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Phils Set to Close Deal for Use of Shibe Park". New York Times. June 26, 1938. 
  3. ^ Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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