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1938 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
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  • 1938 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerJimmie Foxx
    1938 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti157
    2Lou Gehrig157
    3Hank Greenberg155
    4Pete Fox155
    5Bob Johnson152
    6Charlie Gehringer152
    7Buddy Lewis151
    8Red Rolfe151
    9Hal Trosky150
    10Red Kress150
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Doc Cramer658
    2Buddy Lewis656
    3Pete Fox634
    4Frankie Crosetti631
    5Red Rolfe631
    6Joe Vosmik621
    7George McQuinn602
    8Joe DiMaggio599
    9Wally Moses589
    10Marv Owen577
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg144
    2Jimmie Foxx139
    3Charlie Gehringer133
    4Red Rolfe132
    5Joe DiMaggio129
    6Buddy Lewis122
    7Joe Vosmik121
    8Harlond Clift119
    9Doc Cramer116
    10Lou Gehrig115
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Vosmik201
    2Doc Cramer198
    3Jimmie Foxx197
    4Red Rolfe196
    5George McQuinn195
    6Buddy Lewis194
    7Joe DiMaggio194
    8Cecil Travis190
    9Pete Fox186
    10Hal Trosky185
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Cronin51
    2George McQuinn42
    3Ben Chapman40
    4Hal Trosky40
    5Joe Vosmik37
    6Doc Cramer36
    7Lyn Lary36
    8Red Rolfe36
    9Beau Bell35
    10Buddy Lewis35
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeff Heath18
    2Earl Averill15
    3Joe DiMaggio13
    4Bruce Campbell12
    5Lou Finney12
    6Mike Kreevich12
    7Pete Fox10
    8Taffy Wright10
    9Bob Johnson9
    10Buddy Lewis9
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg58
    2Jimmie Foxx50
    3Harlond Clift34
    4Rudy York33
    5Joe DiMaggio32
    6Bob Johnson30
    7Lou Gehrig29
    8Bill Dickey27
    9Ken Keltner26
    10Joe Gordon25
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx175
    2Hank Greenberg146
    3Joe DiMaggio140
    4Rudy York127
    5Harlond Clift118
    6Bill Dickey115
    7Lou Gehrig114
    8Zeke Bonura114
    9Bob Johnson113
    10Ken Keltner113
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti27
    2Lyn Lary23
    3Billy Werber19
    4Buddy Lewis17
    5Pete Fox16
    6Wally Moses15
    7Charlie Gehringer14
    8Ben Chapman13
    9Mike Kreevich13
    10Red Rolfe13
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Billy Werber15
    2Frankie Crosetti12
    3Bobby Doerr10
    4Buddy Lewis9
    5Doc Cramer9
    6Pinky Higgins9
    7Bob Johnson8
    8Buster Mills8
    9Lou Finney8
    10Bruce Campbell7
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg119
    2Jimmie Foxx119
    3Harlond Clift118
    4Charlie Gehringer113
    5Lou Gehrig107
    6Frankie Crosetti106
    7Billy Werber93
    8Buddy Myer93
    9Rudy York92
    10Tommy Henrich92
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti97
    2Sam Chapman94
    3Hank Greenberg92
    4Boze Berger80
    5Jimmie Foxx76
    6Ken Keltner75
    7Lou Gehrig75
    8Rudy York74
    9Bob Johnson73
    10Joe Gordon72
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti15
    2Dario Lodigiani7
    3Billy Rogell5
    4Harlond Clift5
    5Joe Cronin5
    6Lou Gehrig5
    7Cecil Travis4
    8Charlie Gehringer4
    9Don Heffner4
    10Frankie Pytlak4
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Doerr22
    2Odell Hale18
    3Bobo Newsom14
    4Cecil Travis13
    5George McQuinn13
    6Don Heffner12
    7Gene Desautels11
    8Joe Cronin11
    9Wayne Ambler11
    10Tommy Henrich10
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx398
    2Hank Greenberg380
    3Joe DiMaggio348
    4Bob Johnson311
    5Jeff Heath302
    6Lou Gehrig301
    7Hal Trosky300
    8Harlond Clift296
    9George McQuinn287
    10Ken Keltner286
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti757
    2Buddy Lewis724
    3Doc Cramer717
    4Red Rolfe714
    5Joe Vosmik689
    6Lou Gehrig689
    7Charlie Gehringer688
    8Jimmie Foxx685
    9Hank Greenberg681
    10Pete Fox675
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx.349
    2Jeff Heath.343
    3Mel Almada.342
    4Ben Chapman.340
    5Buddy Myer.336
    6Cecil Travis.335
    7Hal Trosky.334
    8Earl Averill.330
    9Rip Radcliff.330
    10Joe Cronin.325
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx.462
    2Buddy Myer.454
    3Hank Greenberg.438
    4Earl Averill.429
    5Joe Cronin.428
    6Charlie Gehringer.425
    7Harlond Clift.423
    8Ben Chapman.418
    9Rudy York.417
    10Bill Dickey.412
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx.704
    2Hank Greenberg.683
    3Jeff Heath.602
    4Joe DiMaggio.581
    5Rudy York.579
    6Bill Dickey.568
    7Harlond Clift.554
    8Bob Johnson.552
    9Hal Trosky.542
    10Joe Cronin.536
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx1166
    2Hank Greenberg1121
    3Rudy York996
    4Jeff Heath985
    5Bill Dickey980
    6Harlond Clift977
    7Joe DiMaggio967
    8Earl Averill964
    9Joe Cronin964
    10Bob Johnson958
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Gehringer5.381
    2Rick Ferrell4.412
    3Bill Dickey3.409
    4Buddy Myer2.906
    5Tommy Henrich2.875
    6Joe DiMaggio2.810
    7Doc Cramer2.684
    8Cecil Travis2.636
    9Billy Werber2.514
    10Mike Kreevich2.391
    1938 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Ruffing21
    2Bobo Newsom20
    3Lefty Gomez18
    4Bob Feller17
    5Mel Harder17
    6George Caster16
    7Monte Pearson16
    8Jack Wilson15
    9Jim Bagby15
    10Monty Stratton15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Caster20
    2Bobo Newsom16
    3Buck Ross16
    4Dutch Leonard15
    5Jack Wilson15
    6Bud Thomas14
    7Jim Walkup12
    8Lefty Gomez12
    9Lefty Mills12
    10Nels Potter12
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Humphries45
    2Bobo Newsom44
    3Eddie Smith43
    4Jim Bagby43
    5Pete Appleton43
    6Bud Thomas42
    7George Caster42
    8Bob Feller39
    9Slick Coffman39
    10Johnny Rigney38
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom40
    2George Caster40
    3Bob Feller36
    4Lefty Gomez32
    5Dutch Leonard31
    6Red Ruffing31
    7Thornton Lee30
    8Bud Thomas29
    9Mel Harder29
    10Buck Ross28
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom31
    2Red Ruffing22
    3Bob Feller20
    4George Caster20
    5Lefty Gomez20
    6Thornton Lee18
    7Monte Pearson17
    8Monty Stratton17
    9Ted Lyons17
    10Dutch Leonard15
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez4
    2Dutch Leonard3
    3Jack Wilson3
    4Red Ruffing3
    5Bob Feller2
    6George Caster2
    7John Whitehead2
    8Mel Harder2
    9Spud Chandler2
    10Bill Harris1
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Smith27
    2Johnny Murphy26
    3Johnny Humphries25
    4Pete Appleton23
    5Ed Cole21
    6Nels Potter20
    7Johnny Rigney19
    8Chief Hogsett18
    9Harry Eisenstat17
    10Archie McKain16
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Murphy11
    2Archie McKain6
    3Johnny Humphries6
    4Nels Potter5
    5Pete Appleton5
    6Eddie Smith4
    7Harry Eisenstat4
    8Mel Harder4
    9Chief Hogsett3
    10Denny Galehouse3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom329.2
    2George Caster281.1
    3Bob Feller277.2
    4Red Ruffing247.1
    5Thornton Lee245.1
    6Mel Harder240
    7Lefty Gomez239
    8Dutch Leonard223.1
    9Bud Thomas212.1
    10Lefty Mills210.1
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom334
    2George Caster310
    3Bud Thomas259
    4Mel Harder257
    5Thornton Lee252
    6Red Ruffing246
    7Lefty Gomez239
    8Ted Lyons238
    9Bob Feller225
    10Dutch Leonard221
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom205
    2George Caster156
    3Lynn Nelson142
    4Lefty Mills139
    5Bud Thomas138
    6Bob Feller136
    7Buck Ross132
    8Thornton Lee123
    9Vern Kennedy123
    10Mel Harder115
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom186
    2George Caster136
    3Bob Feller126
    4Lefty Mills124
    5Lynn Nelson120
    6Bud Thomas116
    7Buck Ross109
    8Vern Kennedy107
    9Oral Hildebrand103
    10Mel Harder102
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom30
    2Lynn Nelson29
    3George Caster25
    4Buck Ross23
    5Bud Thomas23
    6Earl Whitehill18
    7Monty Stratton18
    8Oral Hildebrand18
    9Jack Wilson16
    10Johnny Rigney16
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller208
    2Bobo Newsom192
    3George Caster117
    4Lefty Mills116
    5Ken Chase113
    6Monte Pearson113
    7Vern Kennedy113
    8Lefty Gomez99
    9Thornton Lee94
    10Jack Wilson91
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller240
    2Bobo Newsom226
    3Lefty Mills134
    4Lefty Gomez129
    5Red Ruffing127
    6George Caster112
    7Johnny Allen112
    8Joe Krakauskas104
    9Mel Harder102
    10Tommy Bridges101
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard11
    2Monte Pearson9
    3Pete Appleton8
    4Johnny Allen7
    5Johnny Rigney7
    6Vern Kennedy7
    7Bump Hadley6
    8Ken Chase6
    9Bob Feller5
    10Bud Thomas5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Emerson Dickman2
    2Vern Kennedy2
    3Al Williams1
    4Bob Feller1
    5Bobo Newsom1
    6Buck Ross1
    7Bud Thomas1
    8Chubby Dean1
    9Ed Cole1
    10Jack Knott1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove3.07
    2Red Ruffing3.32
    3Lefty Gomez3.35
    4Dutch Leonard3.43
    5Thornton Lee3.49
    6Johnny Rigney3.56
    7Bump Hadley3.61
    8Ted Lyons3.69
    9Mel Harder3.83
    10Monte Pearson3.97
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard1.23
    2Monty Stratton1.30
    3Mel Harder1.33
    4Red Ruffing1.33
    5Spud Chandler1.34
    6Johnny Allen1.35
    7Lefty Grove1.35
    8Bump Hadley1.38
    9Johnny Rigney1.41
    10Lefty Gomez1.41
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller7.28
    2Johnny Allen8.51
    3Monte Pearson8.82
    4Johnny Rigney8.84
    5Bump Hadley8.89
    6Dutch Leonard8.92
    7Red Ruffing8.96
    8Lefty Gomez9.00
    9Monty Stratton9.00
    10Ken Chase9.06
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ken Chase0.24
    2Lefty Gomez0.26
    3Spud Chandler0.37
    4Jim Bagby0.41
    5Bob Feller0.42
    6Dutch Leonard0.44
    7Lefty Grove0.44
    8Thornton Lee0.44
    9Monte Pearson0.53
    10Red Ruffing0.58
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard2.14
    2Mel Harder2.33
    3Ted Lyons2.40
    4Spud Chandler2.46
    5Bud Thomas2.63
    6Monty Stratton2.71
    7George Gill2.74
    8Lefty Grove2.85
    9Fritz Ostermueller2.95
    10Red Ruffing2.99
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller7.77
    2Bobo Newsom6.16
    3Tommy Bridges6.02
    4Lefty Mills5.74
    5Lefty Grove5.43
    6Johnny Allen5.04
    7Lefty Gomez4.86
    8Red Ruffing4.63
    9Johnny Rigney4.53
    10Jack Wilson4.43
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove1.904
    2Tommy Bridges1.741
    3Mel Harder1.645
    4Red Ruffing1.549
    5Monty Stratton1.464
    6Johnny Allen1.383
    7Lefty Gomez1.303
    8Dutch Leonard1.283
    9Bobo Newsom1.177
    10Johnny Rigney1.167


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