1941 Boston Red Sox season

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1941 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
Manager(s) Joe Cronin
Local television none
Local radio WAAB
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
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The 1941 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 84 wins and 70 losses.

This team featured five future Hall of Famers: player-manager Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, and Ted Williams.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1941 season: Virgil Stallcup was signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Williams was one of the biggest stories of the 1941 major league season, becoming, as of 2009, the last player to bat .400 in a full season. He led an offense that scored the most runs of any major league team. During the season, Williams reached base safely in 69 consecutive games.[2]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 17
Chicago White Sox 77 77 .500 24
Cleveland Indians 75 79 .487 26
Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 26
St. Louis Browns 70 84 .455 31
Washington Senators 70 84 .455 31
Philadelphia Athletics 64 90 .416 37

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  7 Dom DiMaggio     CF
  8 Lou Finney RF
12 Pete Fox LF
  3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
  4 Joe Cronin SS
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  5 Jim Tabor 3B
  2 Frankie Pytlak     C
10 Lefty Grove P

Roster[edit]

1941 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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
1B Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 135 487 146 .300 19 105
2B Doerr, BobbyBobby Doerr 132 500 141 .282 16 93
SS Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin 143 518 161 .311 16 95
OF Williams, TedTed Williams 143 456 185 .406 37 120

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

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

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
Dobson, JoeJoe Dobson 27 134.1 12 9 4.49 69
Dickman, EmersonEmerson Dickman 9 31 1 1 6.39 16

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
Fleming, BillBill Fleming 16 1 1 1 3.92 20

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Ted Williams, 20th-century record, Highest on-base percentage in one season (.553) [3]

All-Stars[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Dom DiMaggio

  • #3 in AL in runs scored (117)

Dick Newsome

  • #3 in AL in wins (19)

Charlie Wagner

  • #3 in AL in ERA (3.07)

Ted Williams

  • AL leader, reached base safely in 69 consecutive games[2]
  • MLB leader in batting average (.406)
  • MLB leader in home runs (37)
  • MLB leader in runs scored (135)
  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.553)
  • MLB leader in slugging percentage (.735)
  • MLB leader in walks drawn (147)
  • #4 in AL in RBI (120)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Louisville Colonels American Association Bill Burwell
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Nemo Leibold
B Greensboro Red Sox Piedmont League Heinie Manush
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Danville-Scholfield Leafs Bi-State League Elmer Yoter
D Centreville Colts Eastern Shore League Ed Walls and Eddie Popowski
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Hughie Wise

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Virgil Stallcup page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 44, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  3. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 36, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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