1958 Boston Red Sox season

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1958 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
Manager(s) Pinky Higgins
Local television WHDH-TV
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob Murphy, Bill Crowley)
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The 1958 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing third in the American League with a record of 79 wins and 75 losses, thirteen games behind the World Champion New York Yankees. It would also be the last time the Red Sox finished a season above .500, until their American League pennant-winning Impossible Dream season of 1967.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

Opening day lineup[edit]

24 Don Buddin SS
  3 Pete Runnels 1B
10 Gene Stephens    LF
  4 Jackie Jensen RF
11 Frank Malzone 3B
37 Jimmy Piersall CF
  7 Ken Aspromonte    2B
  8 Pete Daley C
18 Frank Sullivan P

Roster[edit]

1958 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
2B Runnels, PetePete Runnels 147 568 183 .322 8 59
SS Buddin, DonDon Buddin 136 497 118 .237 12 43

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
Stephens, GeneGene Stephens 134 270 59 .219 9 25

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
Brewer, TomTom Brewer 33 227.1 12 12 3.72 124

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
Smith, BobBob Smith 17 66.2 4 3 3.78 43
Bowsfield, TedTed Bowsfield 16 65.2 4 2 3.84 38
Baumann, FrankFrank Baumann 10 52.1 2 2 4.47 31

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
Susce, GeorgeGeorge Susce 2 0 0 0 18.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Gene Mauch
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Sheriff Robinson
A Allentown Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
B Raleigh Capitals Carolina League Len Okrie
D Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Ken Deal
D Lexington Red Sox Nebraska State League Jack Kaiser
D Corning Red Sox New York-Penn League Elmer Yoter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Waterloo[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Norm Zauchin page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

References[edit]