1919 Boston Red Sox season

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1919 Boston Red Sox
Babe Ruth's final Red Sox season
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record66–71 (.482)
League place6th (20+12 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Harry Frazee
Manager(s)Ed Barrow
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1919 Boston Red Sox season was the 19th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished sixth in the American League (AL) with a record of 66 wins and 71 losses, 20+12 games behind the Chicago White Sox. The team played its home games at Fenway Park.

While World War I had ended in November 1918, players who had been drafted returned gradually during 1919. The season was shortened from 154 to 140 games and did not begin until mid-April,[1] with the Red Sox playing their first game on April 23.[2]

Regular season[edit]

In his last year playing for the Red Sox, Babe Ruth had his breakout offensive season having been converted into an outfielder. He set a major league record with 29 home runs and also led the league in runs batted in and runs scored. Ruth also made 15 pitching starts, going 9–5 with a 2.97 earned run average.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 88 52 0.629 48–22 40–30
Cleveland Indians 84 55 0.604 44–25 40–30
New York Yankees 80 59 0.576 46–25 34–34
Detroit Tigers 80 60 0.571 8 46–24 34–36
St. Louis Browns 67 72 0.482 20½ 40–30 27–42
Boston Red Sox 66 71 0.482 20½ 35–30 31–41
Washington Senators 56 84 0.400 32 32–40 24–44
Philadelphia Athletics 36 104 0.257 52 21–49 15–55

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1919 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 9–11 4–15 9–11 10–9 14–6 9–10–1 11–9
Chicago 11–9 12–8 11–9 12–8 17–3 11–9 14–6
Cleveland 15–4 8–12 8–12 13–7 16–4 11–9 13–7
Detroit 11–9 9–11 12–8 8–12 14–6 14–6 12–8
New York 9–10 8–12 7–13 12–8 18–2 12–8 14–6–2
Philadelphia 6–14 3–17 4–16 6–14 2–18 7–13 8–12
St. Louis 10–9–1 9–11 9–11 6–14 8–12 13–7 12–8
Washington 9–11 6–14 7–13 8–12 6–14–2 12–8 8–12


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Harry Hooper RF
Jack Barry 2B
Amos Strunk CF
Babe Ruth LF
Stuffy McInnis 1B
Ossie Vitt 3B
Everett Scott SS
Wally Schang C
Carl Mays P

Roster[edit]

1919 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Wally Schang 113 330 101 .306 0 55
1B Stuffy McInnis 120 440 134 .305 1 58
2B Red Shannon 80 290 75 .259 0 17
3B Ossie Vitt 133 469 114 .243 0 40
SS Everett Scott 138 507 141 .278 0 38
LF Babe Ruth 130 432 139 .322 29 114
CF Braggo Roth 63 227 58 .256 0 23
RF Harry Hooper 128 491 131 .267 3 49

Other batters[edit]

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
Amos Strunk 48 184 50 .272 0 17
Jack Barry 31 108 26 .241 0 2
Norm McNeil 5 9 3 .333 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Sam Jones 35 245 12 20 3.75 67
Herb Pennock 32 219 16 8 2.71 70
Carl Mays 21 146 5 11 2.47 53
Babe Ruth 17 133.1 9 5 2.97 30

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Caldwell 18 86.1 7 4 3.96 23
Bill James 13 72.2 3 5 4.09 12
Joe Bush 3 9 0 0 5.00 3

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
George Dumont 13 0 4 0 4.33 12
George Winn 3 0 0 0 7.71 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Sam Jones

  • #2 losses (20)

Babe Ruth

  • #1 home runs (29)
  • #1 runs batted in (114)
  • #1 runs scored (103)
  • #1 on-base percentage (.456)
  • #1 slugging percentage (.657)

Wally Schang

  • #2 on-base percentage (.436)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National and American Breast Tape at Start". The Atlanta Constitution. April 23, 1919. p. 18. Retrieved October 8, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "The 1919 Boston Red Sox Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 8, 2020.

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