1919 Boston Red Sox season

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1919 Boston Red Sox
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Owner(s) Harry Frazee
Manager(s) Ed Barrow
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The 1919 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 66 wins and 71 losses.

Regular season[edit]

Babe Ruth had his breakout offensive season in 1919, 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


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 Schang, WallyWally Schang 113 330 101 .306 0 55
1B McInnis, StuffyStuffy McInnis 120 440 134 .305 1 58
2B Shannon, RedRed Shannon 80 290 75 .259 0 17
3B Vitt, OssieOssie Vitt 133 469 114 .243 0 40
SS Scott, EverettEverett Scott 138 507 141 .278 0 38
LF Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 130 432 139 .322 29 114
CF Roth, BraggoBraggo Roth 63 227 58 .256 0 23
RF Hooper, HarryHarry 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
Strunk, AmosAmos Strunk 48 184 50 .272 0 17
Barry, JackJack Barry 31 108 26 .241 0 2
McNeil, NormNorm 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
Jones, SamSam Jones 35 245 12 20 3.75 67
Pennock, HerbHerb Pennock 32 219 16 8 2.71 70
Mays, CarlCarl Mays 21 146 5 11 2.47 53
Ruth, BabeBabe 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
Caldwell, RayRay Caldwell 18 86.1 7 4 3.96 23
James, BillBill James 13 72.2 3 5 4.09 12
Bush, JoeJoe 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
Dumont, GeorgeGeorge Dumont 13 0 4 0 4.33 12
Winn, GeorgeGeorge 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)

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