1938 Chicago Cubs season

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1938 Chicago Cubs
1938 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s) Charlie Grimm, Gabby Hartnett
Local radio WGN
(Bob Elson)
WBBM
(Charlie Grimm, Pat Flanagan, Val Sherman)
WCFL
(Hal Totten)
WIND
(Russ Hodges, Jimmy Dudley)
WJJD
(John Harrington, Jack Drees)
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The 1938 Chicago Cubs season was the 67th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 63rd in the National League and the 23rd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished first in the National League with a record of 89–63. The team was swept four games to none by the New York Yankees in the 1938 World Series.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 89 63 0.586 44–33 45–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 64 0.573 2 44–33 42–31
New York Giants 83 67 0.553 5 43–30 40–37
Cincinnati Reds 82 68 0.547 6 43–34 39–34
Boston Bees 77 75 0.507 12 45–30 32–45
St. Louis Cardinals 71 80 0.470 17½ 36–41 35–39
Brooklyn Dodgers 69 80 0.463 18½ 31–41 38–39
Philadelphia Phillies 45 105 0.300 43 26–48 19–57


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1938 National League Records

Sources:

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Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12 12–10 11–9 8–14 14–8 9–13 13–9–1
Brooklyn 10–12 9–11–1 9–13 8–14 15–7 9–11 9–12–1
Chicago 12–10 11–9–1 11–11 12–10 18–4 12–10 13–9–1
Cincinnati 9–11 13–9 11–11 12–9 14–7 10–12 13–9–1
New York 14–8 14–8 10–12 9–12 16–5 9–13–1 11–9–1
Philadelphia 8–14 7–15 4–18 7–14 5–16 8–12–1 6–16
Pittsburgh 13–9 11–9 10–12 12–10 13–9–1 12–8–1 15–7
St. Louis 9–13–1 12–9–1 9–13–1 9–13–1 9–11–1 16–6 7–15


Roster[edit]

1938 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Schedule[edit]

Schedule[edit]

1938 Chicago Cubs Game Log

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 Hartnett, GabbyGabby Hartnett 88 299 82 .274 10 59

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

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
Lee, BillBill Lee 44 291 22 9 2.66 121
Bryant, ClayClay Bryant 44 270.1 19 11 3.10 135
Carleton, TexTex Carleton 33 167.2 10 9 5.42 80
Dean, DizzyDizzy Dean 13 74.2 7 1 1.81 22

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

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

1938 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1938 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 5, 1938 at Wrigley Field in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 12 1
Chicago (N) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
W: Red Ruffing (1–0)   L: Bill Lee (0–1)

Game 2[edit]

October 6, 1938 at Wrigley Field in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 7 2
Chicago (N) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 0
W: Lefty Gomez (1–0)   L: Dizzy Dean (0–1)   S: Johnny Murphy (1)
HR: NYYFrankie Crosetti (1), Joe DiMaggio (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 8, 1938 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (N) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 1
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 x 5 7 2
W: Monte Pearson (1–0)  L: Clay Bryant (0–1)
HR: : CHIJoe Marty (1)    NYYJoe Gordon (1), Bill Dickey (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 9, 1938 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 1
New York (A) 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 x 8 11 1
W: Red Ruffing (2–0)  L: Bill Lee (0–2)
HR: : CHIKen O'Dea (1)    NYYTommy Henrich (1)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Truck Hannah
A1 Birmingham Barons Southern Association Fresco Thompson
B Moline Plowboys Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Mike Gazella
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Dick Luckey
C Helena Seaporters Cotton States League Riggs Stephenson
C Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League Spike Hunter
C Ponca City Angels Western Association Goldie Holt
D Greeneville Burley Cubs Appalachian League Sam Alexander
D Bisbee Bees Arizona–Texas League Charlie Mogli
D Eau Claire Bears Northern League Ed Garrity

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Ponca City, Greeneville

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