1938 Washington Senators season

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1938 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local radio WJSV
(Arch McDonald)
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The 1938 Washington Senators won 75 games, lost 76, and finished in fifth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

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

Record vs. opponents

1938 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–6 12–10 10–12 11–11–1 14–8 17–5 12–9
Chicago 6–12 9–13 7–15 8–14 12–10 13–8–1 10–11
Cleveland 10–12 13–9 12–10 8–13 18–4 13–9–1 12–9
Detroit 12–10 15–7 10–12 8–14 14–8 12–10–1 13–9
New York 11–11–1 14–8 13–8 14–8 16–5–2 15–7–1 16–6–1
Philadelphia 8–14 10–12 4–18 8–14 5–16–2 12–9 6–16
St. Louis 5–17 8–13–1 9–13–1 10–12–1 7–15–1 9–12 7–15
Washington 9–12 11–10 9–12 9–13 6–16–1 16–6 15–7


Notable transactions

Roster

1938 Washington Senators
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
C Rick Ferrell 135 411 120 .292 1 58
1B Zeke Bonura 137 540 156 .289 22 114
2B Buddy Myer 127 437 147 .336 6 71
SS Cecil Travis 146 567 190 .335 5 67
3B Buddy Lewis 151 656 194 .296 12 91
OF Al Simmons 125 470 142 .302 21 95
OF George Case 107 433 132 .305 2 40
OF Sam West 92 344 104 .302 5 47

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
John Stone 56 213 52 .244 3 28
Goose Goslin 38 57 9 .158 2 8

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
Wes Ferrell 23 149 13 8 5.92 36

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
Pete Appleton 43 164.1 7 9 4.60 62
Ken Chase 32 150 9 10 5.58 64
Jimmie DeShong 31 131.1 5 8 6.58 41
Harry Kelley 38 148.1 9 8 4.49 44
Chief Hogsett 31 91 5 6 6.03 33
René Monteagudo 5 22 1 1 5.73 13

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
Bill Phebus 5 0 0 1 11.37 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A1 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Wally Millies and Rogers Hornsby
A Trenton Senators Eastern League Spencer Abbott
B Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League Calvin Griffith
B Greenville Spinners Sally League E. A. Donahue
D Salisbury Indians Eastern Shore League Jake Flowers
D Saint Augustine Saints Florida State League Lyle Judy
D Sanford Lookouts Florida State League Guy Lacy and Bill Rodgers
D Americus Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Alex McColl

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte, Salisbury

Notes

  1. ^ Ed Linke page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Harry Kelley page at Baseball Reference

References

  • 1938 Washington Senators at Baseball-Reference
  • 1938 Washington Senators team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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