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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1938

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1938 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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The Red Sox send Pinky Higgins and P Archie McKain to the Tigers for pitchers Elden Auker and Jake Wade, and OF Chet Morgan. The Sox also ship OF Ben Chapman to the Indians in exchange for P Denny Galehouse and SS Tom Irwin.

1938 – The Red Sox send Pinky Higgins and P Archie McKain to the Tigers for pitchers Elden Auker and Jake Wade, and OF Chet Morgan. The Sox also ship OF Ben Chapman to the Indians in exchange for P Denny Galehouse and SS Tom Irwin.

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Major league teams adopt several resolutions. The National League allows the Cincinnati Reds to play their season opener one day before other teams, as a way of honoring the 100th anniversary of baseball and of the 1869 Red Stockings being the first professional team. In other news, Will Harridge is re-elected as American League president and given a 10-year term. The AL permits the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Athletics to play night games. Finally, the major leagues agree on a standard ball but disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 players. Judge Landis will eventually decide on 25.

1938 – Major league teams adopt several resolutions. The National League allows the Cincinnati Reds to play their season opener one day before other teams, as a way of honoring the 100th anniversary of baseball and of the 1869 Red Stockings being the first professional team. In other news, Will Harridge is re-elected as American League president and given a 10-year term. The AL permits the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Athletics to play night games. Finally, the major leagues agree on a standard ball but disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 players. Judge Landis will eventually decide on 25.

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1938 – Fred Frankhouse returns to the Boston Bees, and Joe Stripp goes to Brooklyn in a player swap. In a separate transaction, the Dodgers send Buddy Hassett and Jimmy Outlaw to the Bees for Gene Moore and Ira Hutchinson.

1938 – Fred Frankhouse returns to the Boston Bees, and Joe Stripp goes to Brooklyn in a player swap. In a separate transaction, the Dodgers send Buddy Hassett and Jimmy Outlaw to the Bees for Gene Moore and Ira Hutchinson.

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The Giants and Cubs make a 7 player deal

In a trade of major names‚ the Giants send Dick Bartell‚ Hank Leiber‚ and Gus Mancuso to the Cubs for Billy Jurges‚ Frank Demaree‚ and Ken O’Dea. The trade works best for the Giants as the New York-born Jurges will anchor the infield for 7 years; Chicago-born Bartell lasts just a season at Wrigley.

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1938 – In the World Series, the New York Yankees become the first team to win three successive World Championships, defeating the Cubs, 8 – 3. Red Ruffing posts his second victory of the Series as the Yankees sweep the Cubs for the second time in six years.

1938 – In the World Series, the New York Yankees become the first team to win three successive World Championships, defeating the Cubs, 8 – 3. Red Ruffing posts his second victory of the Series as the Yankees sweep the Cubs for the second time in six years.

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Mel Ott establishes the record for the most games played before a 30th birthday with 1,739

At the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott singles home a run in the Giants’ 3-2 victory over Boston in the season finale at the Polo Grounds. The 29 year-old Giants’ right fielder, who will celebrate a birthday in the offseason, establishes the record for the most games played before a 30th birthday with 1,739, more than Robin Yount’s 1,671 (Brewers, 1974-85) and Andruw Jones’s 1,625 (Braves, 1996-2007)

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Tommy Thevenow, playing in his final game of a 12-year career, establishes the longest homerless streak in major league history. The 35 year-old Pirates infielder, who hit two round-trippers during his rookie season in 1924 with the Cardinals, makes another 3,605 plate appearances without homering again.

Tommy Thevenow, playing in his final game of a 12-year career, establishes the longest homerless streak in major league history. The 35 year-old Pirates infielder, who hit two round-trippers during his rookie season in 1924 with the Cardinals, makes another 3,605 plate appearances without homering again.

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In the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, Gabby Hartnett’s ‘Homer in the Gloamin’ gives the Cubs a 6-5 victory. Their ninth consecutive win proves to be significant in Chicago’s quest of the National League pennant.

In the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, Gabby Hartnett’s ‘Homer in the Gloamin’ gives the Cubs a 6-5 victory. Their ninth consecutive win proves to be significant in Chicago’s quest of the National League pennant.

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In the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, Gabby Hartnett’s ‘Homer in the Gloamin’ gives the Cubs a 6-5 victory. Their ninth consecutive win proves to be significant in Chicago’s quest of the National League pennant.

In the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, Gabby Hartnett’s ‘Homer in the Gloamin’ gives the Cubs a 6-5 victory. Their ninth consecutive win proves to be significant in Chicago’s quest of the National League pennant.

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1938 – Gabby Hartnett hits his famous “Homer in the Gloamin'” in the 9th inning against the Pirates’ Mace Brown to give the Chicago Cubs a 6 – 5 victory, their ninth straight, at Wrigley Field. It is a key triumph en route to the Cubs’ National League pennant.

1938 – Gabby Hartnett hits his famous “Homer in the Gloamin'” in the 9th inning against the Pirates’ Mace Brown to give the Chicago Cubs a 6 – 5 victory, their ninth straight, at Wrigley Field. It is a key triumph en route to the Cubs’ National League pennant.

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In Detroit’s 10-2 rout of St. Louis in the nightcap of a twin bill, Hank Greenberg hits two home runs, both off Bill Cox, to extend his major league-leading total to 58. The pair of round-trippers gives the Tiger first baseman a total of 39 at Briggs Stadium, establishing a major league record for the most round-trippers hit at home in one season.

In Detroit’s 10-2 rout of St. Louis in the nightcap of a twin bill, Hank Greenberg hits two home runs, both off Bill Cox, to extend his major league-leading total to 58. The pair of round-trippers gives the Tiger first baseman a total of 39 at Briggs Stadium, establishing a major league record for the most round-trippers hit at home in one season.

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In Detroit’s 10-2 rout of St. Louis in the nightcap of a twin bill, Hank Greenberg hits two home runs, both off Bill Cox, to extend his major league-leading total to 58. The pair of round-trippers gives the Tiger first baseman a total of 39 at Briggs Stadium, establishing a major league record for the most round-trippers hit at home in one season.

In Detroit’s 10-2 rout of St. Louis in the nightcap of a twin bill, Hank Greenberg hits two home runs, both off Bill Cox, to extend his major league-leading total to 58. The pair of round-trippers gives the Tiger first baseman a total of 39 at Briggs Stadium, establishing a major league record for the most round-trippers hit at home in one season.

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An ailing Lou Gehrig hits his 493rd and final major league home run off Senators’ right-hander Dutch Leonard. On the same date 15 years earlier, the Yankee first baseman had gone deep off Bill Piercy at Fenway Park for his first career home run.

An ailing Lou Gehrig hits his 493rd and final major league home run off Senators’ right-hander Dutch Leonard. On the same date 15 years earlier, the Yankee first baseman had gone deep off Bill Piercy at Fenway Park for his first career home run.

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In the top of the seventh inning of the Cubs’ 4-0 victory over New York at the Polo Grounds, Ripper Collins hits his last career home run, finishing with 135 round-trippers during his nine-year tenure in the major leagues. The Chicago first baseman will remain the all-time switch-hitter home run leader for 18 years until Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle surpasses his total in 1956.

In the top of the seventh inning of the Cubs’ 4-0 victory over New York at the Polo Grounds, Ripper Collins hits his last career home run, finishing with 135 round-trippers during his nine-year tenure in the major leagues. The Chicago first baseman will remain the all-time switch-hitter home run leader for 18 years until Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle surpasses his total in 1956.

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Johnny Rizzo becomes the first Pirates player in franchise history to hit 20 home runs in a season. The 25 year-old rookie outfielder from Texas, who becomes hurt next season, never playing regularly for the Bucs again, finishes the campaign batting .301 with 23 round-trippers and 111 RBIs.

Johnny Rizzo becomes the first Pirates player in franchise history to hit 20 home runs in a season. The 25 year-old rookie outfielder from Texas, who becomes hurt next season, never playing regularly for the Bucs again, finishes the campaign batting .301 with 23 round-trippers and 111 RBIs.

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1938 – Brothers Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pirates hit consecutive homers off Cliff Melton in the 5th inning at the Polo Grounds. Pirates P Jim Tobin puts Mel Ott in the record book, hitting him with a pitch 3 times. Tobin wins 7 – 2. The Waners’ feat marks the first time in major league history that brothers have gone deep back-to-back; the next time will come on April 23, 2013, courtesy of B.J. and Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves.

1938 – Brothers Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pirates hit consecutive homers off Cliff Melton in the 5th inning at the Polo Grounds. Pirates P Jim Tobin puts Mel Ott in the record book, hitting him with a pitch 3 times. Tobin wins 7 – 2. The Waners’ feat marks the first time in major league history that brothers have gone deep back-to-back; the next time will come on April 23, 2013, courtesy of B.J. and Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves.

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For the fifth time in a major league game, brothers homer in the same contest when Pirates teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner both go deep off Cliff Melton in the fifth inning in the fifth inning of the Bucs’ 7-2 victory over New York at the Polo Grounds. Although ‘Big and Little Poison’ have completed the deed twice before, they are the first siblings in history to hit the home runs in consecutive at-bats, a feat which will not be duplicated again until the Upton Brothers go back-to-back for the Braves in 2013.

For the fifth time in a major league game, brothers homer in the same contest when Pirates teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner both go deep off Cliff Melton in the fifth inning in the fifth inning of the Bucs’ 7-2 victory over New York at the Polo Grounds. Although ‘Big and Little Poison’ have completed the deed twice before, they are the first siblings in history to hit the home runs in consecutive at-bats, a feat which will not be duplicated again until the Upton Brothers go back-to-back for the Braves in 2013.

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1938 – A special committee names Alexander Cartwright to Baseball’s Hall of Fame for originating the sport’s basic concepts. Henry Chadwick, inventor of the box score and the first baseball writer, is also honored.

1938 – A special committee names Alexander Cartwright to Baseball’s Hall of Fame for originating the sport’s basic concepts. Henry Chadwick, inventor of the box score and the first baseball writer, is also honored.

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