1908 Boston Red Sox season

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1908 Boston Red Sox
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Owner(s) John I. Taylor
Manager(s) Deacon McGuire and Fred Lake
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The 1908 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 5th in the American League with a record of 75 wins and 79 losses.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 90 63 0.588 44–33 46–30
Cleveland Naps 90 64 0.584 ½ 51–26 39–38
Chicago White Sox 88 64 0.579 51–25 37–39
St. Louis Browns 83 69 0.546 46–31 37–38
Boston Red Sox 75 79 0.487 15½ 37–40 38–39
Philadelphia Athletics 68 85 0.444 22 46–30 22–55
Washington Senators 67 85 0.441 22½ 43–32 24–53
New York Highlanders 51 103 0.331 39½ 30–47 21–56


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Jack Thoney LF
Harry Lord 3B
Jim McHale CF
Doc Gessler RF
Frank LaPorte 2B
Bob Unglaub 1B
Heinie Wagner SS
Lou Criger C
Cy Young P

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1908 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Managers

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
3B Lord, HarryHarry Lord 145 560 145 .259 2 37
OF Thoney, JackJack Thoney 109 416 106 .255 2 30
OF Sullivan, DennyDenny Sullivan 101 355 85 .239 0 25
OF Gessler, DocDoc Gessler 128 435 134 .308 3 63

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
McGuire, DeaconDeacon McGuire 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Cy Young on July 23, the day of a home game against the Browns.[3]

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
Young, CyCy Young 36 299 21 11 1.26 150
Morgan, CyCy Morgan 30 205 14 13 2.46 99
Steele, ElmerElmer Steele 16 118 5 7 1.83 37
Arellanes, FrankFrank Arellanes 11 79 4 3 1.82 33
Brady, KingKing Brady 1 9 1 0 3.00 3
Patten, CaseyCasey Patten 1 3 0 1 15.00 0

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

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Crazy ’08: How a cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads and Magnates created the Greatest Year in Baseball History, p. 98, by Cait Murphy, Smithsonian Books, a Division of Harper Collins, 2007, ISBN 978-0-06-088937-1
  2. ^ Case Patten page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Boston Red Sox Schedule". baseball-almanac.com. 1908. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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