1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Game-by-Game Results

National League (NL)
Team Record: 86-64
Finished 2nd in the NL
Attendance: 710,653, Avg. 10,299
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Manager: Pie Traynor (86-64)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Statistics
1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League ended the 1938 season with a record of 86 wins and 64 losses, finishing second in the NL.

The Pirates plated 707 runs and allowed 630 runs. Johnny Rizzo paced Pittsburgh with 23 home runs and drove in 111 runs. Arky Vaughan led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .322 clip. Mace Brown topped the team with 15 wins, while Bob Klinger recorded a 2.99 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Pie Traynor coached the team.

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Regular Season Runs For: 698
Regular Season Runs Against: 620

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 19, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
April 20, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 0-0 2-0 2-0
April 21, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 W 0-0 3-0 3-0
April 22, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 1-0 3-0 4-0
April 23, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 2-0 3-0 5-0
April 24, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 W 3-0 3-0 6-0
April 25, 1938 Chicago Cubs 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 8 W 4-0 3-0 7-0
April 26, 1938 Chicago Cubs 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 4-1 3-0 7-1
April 27, 1938 Chicago Cubs 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 5-1 3-0 8-1
April 28, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 5-2 3-0 8-2
April 30, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at Cincinnati Reds 2 L 5-2 3-1 8-3
May 1, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Cincinnati Reds 4 L 5-2 3-2 8-4
May 2, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Cincinnati Reds 8 L 5-2 3-3 8-5
May 3, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 L 5-3 3-3 8-6
May 4, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 9 W 6-3 3-3 9-6
May 5, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 7-3 3-3 10-6
May 6, 1938 New York Giants 11 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 L 7-4 3-3 10-7
May 7, 1938 New York Giants 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 7-5 3-3 10-8
May 8, 1938 Boston Bees 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 W 8-5 3-3 11-8
May 9, 1938 Boston Bees 7 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 8-6 3-3 11-9
May 13, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Chicago Cubs 1 W 8-6 4-3 12-9
May 15, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Chicago Cubs 3 W 8-6 5-3 13-9
May 17, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at Boston Bees 1 L 8-6 5-4 13-10
May 18, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Boston Bees 2 L 8-6 5-5 13-11
May 19, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Boston Bees 4 L 8-6 5-6 13-12
May 20, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Brooklyn Dodgers 7 L 8-6 5-7 13-13
May 21, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Brooklyn Dodgers 4 W 8-6 6-7 14-13
May 22, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at New York Giants 18 L 8-6 6-8 14-14
May 23, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at New York Giants 3 W 8-6 7-8 15-14
May 25, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 2 L 8-6 7-9 15-15
May 27, 1938 Chicago Cubs 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 8-7 7-9 15-16
May 28, 1938 Chicago Cubs 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 8-8 7-9 15-17
May 29, 1938 Chicago Cubs 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 W 9-8 7-9 16-17
May 30, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 10-8 7-9 17-17
May 30, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 L 10-9 7-9 17-18
June 1, 1938 New York Giants 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 11-9 7-9 18-18
June 3, 1938 New York Giants 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 12-9 7-9 19-18
June 4, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 13-9 7-9 20-18
June 5, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 10 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 13-10 7-9 20-19
June 6, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 13-11 7-9 20-20
June 8, 1938 Boston Bees 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 14-11 7-9 21-20
June 9, 1938 Boston Bees 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 15-11 7-9 22-20
June 10, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 L 15-12 7-9 22-21
June 11, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 16-12 7-9 23-21
June 12, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 11 W 17-12 7-9 24-21
June 14, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at New York Giants 5 L 17-12 7-10 24-22
June 15, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at New York Giants 0 W 17-12 8-10 25-22
June 16, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 at New York Giants 2 W 17-12 9-10 26-22
June 17, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Philadelphia Phillies 3 W 17-12 10-10 27-22
June 18, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 5 L 17-12 10-11 27-23
June 19, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 at Philadelphia Phillies 4 W 17-12 11-11 28-23
June 19, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 16 at Philadelphia Phillies 3 W 17-12 12-11 29-23
June 21, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at Brooklyn Dodgers 3 W 17-12 13-11 30-23
June 23, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Brooklyn Dodgers 8 L 17-12 13-12 30-24
June 25, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 at Boston Bees 7 W 17-12 14-12 31-24
June 28, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 L 17-13 14-12 31-25
June 29, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 18-13 14-12 32-25
June 30, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 19-13 14-12 33-25
July 2, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 20-13 14-12 34-25
July 3, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 21-13 14-12 35-25
July 3, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 22-13 14-12 36-25
July 4, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Cincinnati Reds 1 W 22-13 15-12 37-25
July 4, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 22-13 16-12 38-25
July 8, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 22-13 17-12 39-25
July 9, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 W 22-13 18-12 40-25
July 10, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 22-13 19-12 41-25
July 10, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 W 22-13 20-12 42-25
July 11, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Chicago Cubs 3 W 22-13 21-12 43-25
July 12, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 at Chicago Cubs 6 W 22-13 22-12 44-25
July 13, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 10 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 22-14 22-12 44-26
July 14, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 23-14 22-12 45-26
July 15, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 23-15 22-12 45-27
July 16, 1938 New York Giants 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 24-15 22-12 46-27
July 17, 1938 New York Giants 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 L 24-16 22-12 46-28
July 18, 1938 New York Giants 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 25-16 22-12 47-28
July 19, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 8 W 26-16 22-12 48-28
July 20, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 27-16 22-12 49-28
July 20, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 11 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 27-17 22-12 49-29
July 21, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 28-17 22-12 50-29
July 22, 1938 Boston Bees 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 29-17 22-12 51-29
July 23, 1938 Boston Bees 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 L 29-18 22-12 51-30
July 24, 1938 Boston Bees 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 30-18 22-12 52-30
July 24, 1938 Boston Bees 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 31-18 22-12 53-30
July 26, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Philadelphia Phillies 6 L 31-18 22-13 53-31
July 27, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Philadelphia Phillies 2 W 31-18 23-13 54-31
July 28, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at Philadelphia Phillies 2 W 31-18 24-13 55-31
July 29, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Brooklyn Dodgers 6 W 31-18 25-13 56-31
July 30, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at Brooklyn Dodgers 2 W 31-18 26-13 57-31
July 31, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Brooklyn Dodgers 4 L 31-18 26-14 57-32
August 2, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Boston Bees 3 L 31-18 26-15 57-33
August 3, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at Boston Bees 4 W 31-18 27-15 58-33
August 3, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Boston Bees 3 W 31-18 28-15 59-33
August 4, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Boston Bees 4 L 31-18 28-16 59-34
August 5, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at New York Giants 5 L 31-18 28-17 59-35
August 7, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 13 at New York Giants 3 W 31-18 29-17 60-35
August 7, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at New York Giants 1 W 31-18 30-17 61-35
August 9, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 W 32-18 30-17 62-35
August 10, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 32-19 30-17 62-36
August 12, 1938 Chicago Cubs 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 32-20 30-17 62-37
August 13, 1938 Chicago Cubs 11 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 32-21 30-17 62-38
August 14, 1938 Chicago Cubs 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 W 33-21 30-17 63-38
August 15, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 2 L 33-22 30-17 63-39
August 16, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 10 W 34-22 30-17 64-39
August 17, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 W 34-22 31-17 65-39
August 18, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 L 34-22 31-18 65-40
August 20, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Chicago Cubs 2 W 34-22 32-18 66-40
August 21, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Chicago Cubs 6 L 34-22 32-19 66-41
August 21, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Chicago Cubs 6 L 34-22 32-20 66-42
August 22, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Chicago Cubs 2 W 34-22 33-20 67-42
August 23, 1938 Boston Bees 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 34-23 33-20 67-43
August 23, 1938 Boston Bees 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 35-23 33-20 68-43
August 24, 1938 Boston Bees 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 36-23 33-20 69-43
August 25, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1 L 36-24 33-20 69-44
August 26, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 36-25 33-20 69-45
August 27, 1938 Philadelphia Phillies 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 37-25 33-20 70-45
August 28, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 8 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 37-26 33-20 70-46
August 29, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 10 W 38-26 33-20 71-46
August 30, 1938 New York Giants 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 W 39-26 33-20 72-46
August 31, 1938 New York Giants 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 L 39-27 33-20 72-47
August 31, 1938 New York Giants 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 12 W 40-27 33-20 73-47
September 1, 1938 New York Giants 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 W 41-27 33-20 74-47
September 2, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 11 at Pittsburgh Pirates 10 L 41-28 33-20 74-48
September 3, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 41-29 33-20 74-49
September 4, 1938 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 42-29 33-20 75-49
September 5, 1938 Chicago Cubs 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 L 42-30 33-20 75-50
September 5, 1938 Chicago Cubs 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 L 42-31 33-20 75-51
September 7, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Cincinnati Reds 1 W 42-31 34-20 76-51
September 8, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at Cincinnati Reds 5 L 42-31 34-21 76-52
September 10, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 W 42-31 35-21 77-52
September 11, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 L 42-31 35-22 77-53
September 14, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at New York Giants 3 L 42-31 35-23 77-54
September 14, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 at New York Giants 10 L 42-31 35-24 77-55
September 15, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at New York Giants 2 W 42-31 36-24 78-55
September 16, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 at Boston Bees 6 W 42-31 37-24 79-55
September 16, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Boston Bees 5 L 42-31 37-25 79-56
September 17, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Boston Bees 1 W 42-31 38-25 80-56
September 18, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 0 W 42-31 39-25 81-56
September 22, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Brooklyn Dodgers 0 W 42-31 40-25 82-56
September 22, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 11 at Brooklyn Dodgers 6 W 42-31 41-25 83-56
September 23, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 42-32 41-25 83-57
September 24, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 W 43-32 41-25 84-57
September 25, 1938 Cincinnati Reds 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 5 W 44-32 41-25 85-57
September 27, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Chicago Cubs 2 L 44-32 41-26 85-58
September 28, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at Chicago Cubs 6 L 44-32 41-27 85-59
September 29, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Chicago Cubs 10 L 44-32 41-28 85-60
September 30, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 44-32 42-28 86-60
September 30, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Cincinnati Reds 7 L 44-32 42-29 86-61
October 1, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at Cincinnati Reds 9 L 44-32 42-30 86-62
October 2, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at Cincinnati Reds 5 L 44-32 42-31 86-63