1953 Boston Red Sox season

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1953 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
Manager(s) Lou Boudreau
Local television WBZ-TV, Ch. 4 and WNAC-TV, Ch. 7
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob DeLaney, Tom Hussey)
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The 1953 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing fourth in the American League with a record of 84 wins and 69 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • June 18, 1953: Sammy White scored three runs in one inning for the Red Sox.[2]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

Opening Day lineup[edit]

10 Billy Goodman 2B
37 Jimmy Piersall     RF
38 Gene Stephens LF
  3 Dick Gernert 1B
  1 George Kell 3B
22 Sammy White C
38 Tom Umphlett CF
  2 Milt Bolling SS
17 Mel Parnell P

Notable transactions[edit]

  • July 1, 1953: Marv Grissom was selected off waivers from the Red Sox by the New York Giants.[1]

Roster[edit]

1953 Boston Red Sox roster
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
C White, SammySammy White 136 476 130 .273 13 64

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
Brown, HalHal Brown 30 166.1 11 6 4.65 62
Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 13 59.1 2 6 4.70 31

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
Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy 16 0 0 2 3.70 14

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Pinky Higgins
A Albany Senators Eastern League Jack Burns and Elmer Yoter
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Eddie Popowski
B Roanoke Ro-Sox Piedmont League Elmer Yoter
C San Jose Red Sox California League Red Marion and Joe Stephenson
D Salisbury Rocots Tar Heel League Sheriff Robinson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Jose

Roanoke club folded, July 24, 1953

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