1st NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP by the BBWAA. Chicago P Bill Lee is runner-up.
2nd Jimmie Foxx is voted MVP of the AL for the third time, with Yankees C Bill Dickey second in the voting.
6th The 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for the first time, making up an outfield for an all-star team in a West Coast charity game.
The St. Louis Cardinals hire Ray Blades to manage the team in 1939. Blades, manager of Rochester this past season, will be replaced by Billy Southworth.
7th Fred Haney is signed to manage the St. Louis Browns.
19th The Yankees give up on pitcher Johnny Broaca and sell him to the Cleveland Indians. Broaca jumped the team in July 1937 and disappeared, not playing the remainder of ’37 or all of 1938.
28th The White Sox 25-year-old pitching star Monty Stratton has his leg amputated following a hunting accident.