1938 New York Yankees season

The 1938 New York Yankees season was their 36th season. The team finished with a record of 99–53, winning their 10th pennant, finishing 9.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the 1938 World Series, they beat the Chicago Cubs in 4 games. This marked the first time any team had won three consecutive World Series.

1938 New York Yankees
1938 American League Champions
1938 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
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  • Prior to 1938 season: Milo Candini was acquired by the Yankees from the El Paso Texans.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 9953 0.651 55–22 44–31
Boston Red Sox 8861 0.591 52–23 36–38
Cleveland Indians 8666 0.566 13 46–30 40–36
Detroit Tigers 8470 0.545 16 48–31 36–39
Washington Senators 7576 0.497 23½ 44–33 31–43
Chicago White Sox 6583 0.439 32 33–39 32–44
St. Louis Browns 5597 0.362 44 31–43 24–54
Philadelphia Athletics 5399 0.349 46 28–47 25–52

Record vs. opponents

Boston 12–612–1010–1211–11–114–817–512–9
Chicago 6–129–137–158–1412–1013–8–110–11
Cleveland 10–1213–912–108–1318–413–9–112–9
Detroit 12–1015–710–128–1414–812–10–113–9
New York 11–11–114–813–814–816–5–215–7–116–6–1
Philadelphia 8–1410–124–188–145–16–212–96–16
St. Louis 5–178–13–19–13–110–12–17–15–19–127–15
Washington 9–1211–109–129–136–16–116–615–7


1938 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

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
CBill Dickey132454142.31327115
1BLou Gehrig157576170.29529114
2BJoe Gordon127458117.2552597
SSFrankie Crosetti157631166.263955
3BRed Rolfe151631196.3111080
OFGeorge Selkirk9933585.2541062
OFTommy Henrich131471127.2702291
OFJoe DiMaggio145599194.32432140

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
Myril Hoag8526774.277048
Jake Powell4516442.256220
Bill Knickerbocker4612832.250121
Joe Glenn4112332.260025
Babe Dahlgren27438.18601
Art Jorgens9174.23502

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
Red Ruffing31247.12173.31127
Lefty Gomez32239.018123.35129
Monte Pearson28202.01673.9798
Spud Chandler23172.01454.0336
Bump Hadley29167.1983.6061
Wes Ferrell530.0228.107
Atley Donald212.0015.256

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
Steve Sundra2593.2644.8033
Joe Beggs1458.1325.608
Joe Vance311.1007.152

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
Johnny Murphy3282114.2443
Ivy Andrews191313.0013
Lee Stine40001.044
Kemp Wicker11000.000

1938 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (0)

1Yankees – 3, Cubs – 1October 5Wrigley Field43,642
2Yankees – 6, Cubs – 3October 6Wrigley Field42,108
3Cubs – 2, Yankees – 5October 8Yankee Stadium55,236
4Cubs – 3, Yankees – 8October 9Yankee Stadium59,847

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Billy Meyer
AA Newark Bears International League Johnny Neun
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Bruno Betzel
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Ray White
B Augusta Tigers Sally League Sam Agnew
B Wenatchee Chiefs Western International League Glenn Wright
C Akron Yankees Middle Atlantic League Pip Koehler
C Joplin Miners Western Association Ted Mayer
D El Paso Texans Arizona–Texas League Jimmy Zinn
D Neosho Yankees Arkansas–Missouri League Dennis Burns
D Bassett Furniture Makers Bi-State League Walter Novak
D Snow Hill Billies Coastal Plain League Peahead Walker
D Norfolk Elks Nebraska State League Doc Bennett
D Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association Lefty Jenkins

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kansas City, Newark, El Paso, Neosho, Bassett, Norfolk (NSL), Butler[2]


  1. Milo Candini page at Baseball Reference
  2. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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