1938 Cleveland Indians season

The 1938 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American League with a record of 86–66, 13 games behind the New York Yankees.

1938 Cleveland Indians
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Alva Bradley
General manager(s)Cy Slapnicka
Manager(s)Ossie Vitt
Local radioWCLE
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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

Roster

1938 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Frankie Pytlak 113 364 112 .308 1 43
1B Hal Trosky 150 554 185 .334 19 110
2B Odell Hale 130 496 138 .278 8 69
SS Lyn Lary 141 568 152 .268 3 51
3B Ken Keltner 149 576 159 .276 26 113
OF Bruce Campbell 133 511 148 .290 12 72
OF Earl Averill 134 482 159 .330 14 93
OF Jeff Heath 126 502 172 .343 21 112

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
Rollie Hemsley 66 203 60 .296 2 28
Roy Weatherly 83 210 55 .262 2 18
Moose Solters 67 199 40 .201 2 22
John Kroner 51 117 29 .248 1 17
Skeeter Webb 20 58 16 .276 0 2
Hank Helf 6 13 1 .077 0 1
Tommy Irwin 3 9 1 .111 0 0
Oscar Grimes 4 10 2 .200 0 2
Ray Mack 2 6 2 .333 0 2
Chuck Workman 2 5 2 .400 0 0
Lou Boudreau 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Lloyd Russell 2 0 0 .000 0 0

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
Bob Feller 39 277.2 17 11 4.08 240
Mel Harder 38 240.0 17 10 3.83 102
Johnny Allen 30 200.0 14 8 4.19 112
Earl Whitehill 26 160.1 9 8 5.56 60
Willis Hudlin 29 127.0 8 8 4.89 27

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
Clay Smith 4 11.0 0 0 6.55 3
Joe Heving 3 6.0 1 1 9.00 0
Charley Suche 1 1.1 0 0 27.00 1

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 Humphries 45 9 8 6 5.23 56
Denny Galehouse 36 7 8 3 4.34 66
Al Milnar 23 3 1 1 5.00 29
Bill Zuber 15 0 3 1 5.02 14
Ken Jungels 9 1 0 0 8.80 7

Awards & Honors

All Star Game

Johnny Allen, Pitcher

Earl Averill, Outfielder (Starter)

Bob Feller, Pitcher

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Allen Sothoron
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Larry Gilbert
B Spartanburg Spartans Sally League Eddie Moore and Chick Galloway
C Oswego Netherlands Canadian–American League Riley Parker
C Springfield Indians Middle Atlantic League Earl Wolgamot
D Troy Trojans Alabama–Florida League Charley Hilcher, Tilden Campbell and Gene Babbitt
D Gainesville G-Men Florida State League Don McShane
D Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League Red Smith
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Hughie Wise
D Logan Indians Mountain State League Eddie Hock
D Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Jack Knight

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Troy, Gainesville[1]

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links

Charley Suche

Charles Morris Suche (August 5, 1915 – February 11, 1984) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for one season. He played for the Cleveland Indians for one game on September 18 during the 1938 Cleveland Indians season.

Tommy Irwin

Thomas Andrew Irwin (December 20, 1912 – April 25, 1996) was a Major League Baseball player.

Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Irwin attended the University of North Carolina, where he played on the school's baseball team. After graduating from college, he signed with the Cleveland Indians, and began playing professionally with the New Orleans Pelicans of the Southern Association. He won the starting shortstop job to begin the 1936 season despite not having any professional baseball experience beforehand. Irwin played in 151 games for the Pelicans both in 1937 and 1938, and finished his second season with a .322 batting average.Entering the 1938 Cleveland Indians season, Irwin was invited to spring training, and was noted as someone who could win the starting second baseman job. He did not win the job, and was optioned to the Milwaukee Brewers. He played in 125 games on the season, where he had a .296 batting average. At the end of the season, he was promoted to the major league club. He played in the final three games of the season as the team's starting shortstop, and had one hit in nine at-bats.On December 15, 1938, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox with Denny Galehouse for Ben Chapman. As the Red Sox had Hall of Famer Joe Cronin at the shortstop position, the plan was to keep Irwin in Louisville for a season and go from there. He played in 53 games for the Louisville Colonels, then spent part of 1939 and all of 1940 with the Little Rock Travelers, where he had a .256 batting average in 137 games in 1940. After taking the 1941 season off, he spent part of 1942 with Little Rock. Irwin then the Binghamton Triplets, a team in the New York Yankees organization, and played in 45 games for them before retiring.

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