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The 1938 League Leaders

The 1938 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
152 Hack CHI                  707 Hack CHI                  640 McCormick CIN             
152 Herman CHI                696 Herman CHI                625 P. Waner PIT              
151 Craft CIN                 680 P. Waner PIT              624 Herman CHI                
151 McCormick CIN             671 McCormick CIN             619 L. Waner PIT              

R                             H                             2B                            
116 Ott NY                    209 McCormick CIN             47  Medwick STL               
109 Hack CHI                  195 Hack CHI                  40  McCormick CIN             
106 Camilli BRO               194 L. Waner PIT              36  Martin PHI                
103 Goodman CIN               190 Medwick STL               36  Young PIT                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
16  Mize STL                  36  Ott NY                    122 Medwick STL               
15  Gutteridge STL            30  Goodman CIN               116 Ott NY                    
14  Suhr PIT                  27  Mize STL                  111 Rizzo PIT                 
13  Koy BRO                   24  Camilli BRO               106 McCormick CIN             
13  Riggs CIN                                                                             

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
119 Camilli BRO               134 DiMaggio BOS              15  Goodman CIN               
118 Ott NY                    101 Camilli BRO               8   Bartell NY                
104 Vaughan PIT               80  Myers CIN                 5   5 players                 
94  Hack CHI                  76  Hudson BRO                                              
                              76  Koy BRO                                                 

SH                            SB                            GDP                           
15  Young PHI                 16  Hack CHI                  30  Lombardi CIN              
14  Ripple NY                 15  Koy BRO                   25  Todd PIT                  
14  Stripp STL-BOS            15  Lavagetto BRO             24  Herman CHI                
13  Melton NY                 14  Gutteridge STL            22  Jurges CHI                
13  Riggs CIN                 14  Vaughan PIT                                             

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.342 Lombardi CIN             .442 Ott NY                   .614 Mize STL                 
.337 Mize STL                 .433 Vaughan PIT              .583 Ott NY                   
.327 McCormick CIN            .422 Mize STL                 .536 Medwick STL              
.322 Medwick STL              .411 Hack CHI                 .533 Goodman CIN              

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.219 Durocher BRO             .293 Gutteridge STL           .270 Warstler BOS             
.228 DiMaggio BOS             .293 Durocher BRO             .284 Durocher BRO             
.231 Warstler BOS             .296 Todd PIT                 .303 Jurges CHI               
.245 Jurges CHI               .303 Warstler BOS             .322 Mueller PHI              

BFW                           
6.4 Ott NY                    
6.4 Vaughan PIT               
4.1 Lombardi CIN              
4.0 Hack CHI                  

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
157 Crosetti NY               757 Crosetti NY               658 Cramer BOS                
157 Gehrig NY                 724 Lewis WAS                 656 Lewis WAS                 
155 Fox DET                   717 Cramer BOS                634 Fox DET                   
155 Greenberg DET             714 Rolfe NY                  633 Almada WAS-STL            

R                             H                             2B                            
144 Greenberg DET             201 Vosmik BOS                51  Cronin BOS                
139 Foxx BOS                  198 Cramer BOS                42  McQuinn STL               
133 Gehringer DET             197 Almada WAS-STL            40  Chapman BOS               
132 Rolfe NY                  197 Foxx BOS                  40  Trosky CLE                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
18  Heath CLE                 58  Greenberg DET             175 Foxx BOS                  
15  Averill CLE               50  Foxx BOS                  146 Greenberg DET             
13  DiMaggio NY               34  Clift STL                 140 DiMaggio NY               
12  3 players                 33  York DET                  127 York DET                  

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
119 Foxx BOS                  97  Crosetti NY               15  Crosetti NY               
119 Greenberg DET             94  Chapman PHI               7   Lodigiani PHI             
118 Clift STL                 92  Greenberg DET             5   4 players                 
113 Gehringer DET             80  Berger CHI                                              

SH                            SB                            CS                            
22  Doerr BOS                 27  Crosetti NY               15  Werber PHI                
18  Hale CLE                  23  Lary CLE                  12  Crosetti NY               
14  Newsom STL                19  Werber PHI                10  Doerr BOS                 
13  McQuinn STL               17  Lewis WAS                 9   3 players                 
13  Travis WAS                                                                            

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.349 Foxx BOS                 .462 Foxx BOS                 .704 Foxx BOS                 
.343 Heath CLE                .454 Myer WAS                 .683 Greenberg DET            
.340 Chapman BOS              .438 Greenberg DET            .602 Heath CLE                
.336 Myer WAS                 .429 Averill CLE              .581 DiMaggio NY              

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.217 Berger CHI               .284 Berger CHI               .281 Berger CHI               
.245 Heffner STL              .319 Keltner CLE              .319 Heffner STL              
.255 Gordon NY                .328 Fox DET                  .353 Rogell DET               
.259 Werber PHI               .333 Finney PHI               .361 Lary CLE                 

BFW                           
5.8 Foxx BOS                  
5.3 Clift STL                 
4.5 Greenberg DET             
4.4 Cronin BOS                

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
51  Brown PIT                 37  Derringer CIN             26  Derringer CIN             
51  Coffman NY                37  Lee CHI                   22  Turner BOS                
47  McGee STL                 34  4 players                 20  Walters PHI-CIN           
46  Mulcahy PHI                                             19  Lee CHI                   
                                                            19  MacFayden BOS             

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
9   Lee CHI                   35  Coffman NY                12  Coffman NY                
5   MacFayden BOS             32  Brown PIT                 8   Root CHI                  
4   Derringer CIN             32  Brown NY                  6   Errickson BOS             
4   Warneke STL               23  Cascarella CIN            6   Hamlin BRO                

W                             L                             IP                            
22  Lee CHI                   20  Mulcahy PHI               307   Derringer CIN           
21  Derringer CIN             19  French CHI                291   Lee CHI                 
19  Bryant CHI                18  Hollingsworth CIN-PHI     270.1 Bryant CHI              
16  Weiland STL               18  Passeau PHI               268   Turner BOS              
                              18  Turner BOS                                              

H                             HR                            R                             
315 Derringer CIN             21  Turner BOS                162 Mulcahy PHI               
294 Mulcahy PHI               20  Derringer CIN             147 Passeau PHI               
281 Lee CHI                   19  Melton NY                 134 Walters PHI-CIN           
281 Passeau PHI               18  Lee CHI                   126 Melton NY                 

ER                            BB                            SO                            
137 Mulcahy PHI               125 Bryant CHI                135 Bryant CHI                
120 Passeau PHI               120 Mulcahy PHI               132 Derringer CIN             
117 Walters PHI-CIN           108 Walters PHI-CIN           125 Vander Meer CIN           
105 Gumbert NY                103 Vander Meer CIN           121 Lee CHI                   
105 Melton NY                                                                             

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
8   Carleton CHI              12  Carleton CHI              2   Carleton CHI              
8   Passeau PHI               11  Walters PHI-CIN           2   Hollingsworth CIN-PHI     
8   Pressnell BRO             9   Posedel BRO               2   Klinger PIT               
7   Gumbert NY                8   Hollingsworth CIN-PHI     1   Many players              
                              8   Mungo BRO                                               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.66 Lee CHI                  5.42 Carleton CHI             4.1 Lee CHI                   
2.86 Root CHI                 4.61 Mulcahy PHI              2.9 Derringer CIN             
2.93 Derringer CIN            4.52 Passeau PHI              2.6 Bryant CHI                
2.95 MacFayden BOS            4.47 Butcher BRO-PHI          2.1 Bauers PIT                

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
45  Humphries CLE             40  Caster PHI                31  Newsom STL                
44  Newsom STL                40  Newsom STL                22  Ruffing NY                
43  Appleton WAS              36  Feller CLE                20  Caster PHI                
43  Bagby BOS                 32  Gomez NY                  20  Feller CLE                
43  E. Smith PHI                                            20  Gomez NY                  

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
4   Gomez NY                  27  E. Smith PHI              11  Murphy NY                 
3   Leonard WAS               26  Murphy NY                 6   Humphries CLE             
3   Ruffing NY                25  Humphries CLE             6   McKain BOS                
3   Wilson BOS                23  Appleton WAS              5   Appleton WAS              
                                                            5   Potter PHI                

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Ruffing NY                20  Caster PHI                329.2 Newsom STL              
20  Newsom STL                16  Newsom STL                281.1 Caster PHI              
18  Gomez NY                  16  Ross PHI                  277.2 Feller CLE              
17  Feller CLE                15  Leonard WAS               247.1 Ruffing NY              
17  Harder CLE                15  Wilson BOS                                              

H                             HR                            R                             
334 Newsom STL                30  Newsom STL                205 Newsom STL                
310 Caster PHI                29  Nelson PHI                156 Caster PHI                
259 Thomas PHI                25  Caster PHI                144 W. Ferrell WAS-NY         
257 Harder CLE                23  Ross PHI                  142 Nelson PHI                
                              23  Thomas PHI                                              

ER                            BB                            SO                            
186 Newsom STL                208 Feller CLE                240 Feller CLE                
136 Caster PHI                192 Newsom STL                226 Newsom STL                
126 Feller CLE                117 Caster PHI                134 L. Mills STL              
125 W. Ferrell WAS-NY         116 L. Mills STL              129 Gomez NY                  

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
9   Whitehill CLE             11  Leonard WAS               2   Dickman BOS               
8   Hogsett WAS               9   Pearson NY                2   Kennedy DET               
8   L. Mills STL              8   Appleton WAS              1   Many players              
7   3 players                 7   3 players                                               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
3.08 Grove BOS                6.28 W. Ferrell WAS-NY        4.5 Ruffing NY                
3.31 Ruffing NY               5.69 Hildebrand STL           3.4 Lee CHI                   
3.35 Gomez NY                 5.65 Nelson PHI               3.2 Gomez NY                  
3.43 Leonard WAS              5.56 Whitehill CLE            3.0 Grove BOS                 

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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