1904 Boston Americans season

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1904 Boston Americans
1904 AL Champions
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Owner(s) Henry Killilea
Manager(s) Jimmy Collins
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The 1904 Boston Americans season was the fourth season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished first in the American League (AL) with a record of 95 wins and 59 losses. The team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds. The Americans were set to play the National League (NL) champion New York Giants in the 1904 World Series, however the Giants refused to play.

Regular season[edit]

Opening day ceremonies at the Huntington Avenue Grounds in celebration of the 1903 World Series Championship by the Americans.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Americans 95 59 0.617 49–30 46–29
New York Highlanders 92 59 0.609 46–29 46–30
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 6 50–27 39–38
Cleveland Naps 86 65 0.570 44–31 42–34
Philadelphia Athletics 81 70 0.536 12½ 47–31 34–39
St. Louis Browns 65 87 0.428 29 32–43 33–44
Detroit Tigers 62 90 0.408 32 34–40 28–50
Washington Senators 38 113 0.252 55½ 23–52 15–61

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1904 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–9 9–13 16–6 12–10–2 13–9–1 12–10 20–2
Chicago 9–13 14–8 14–8–1 12–10–1 8–14 14–8 18–4
Cleveland 13–9 8–14 14–8–2 9–11–1 11–10 13–9 18–4
Detroit 6–16 8–14–1 8–14–2 7–15 10–12–1 11–11–2 12–8–4
New York 10–12–2 10–12–1 11–9–1 15–7 12–9 16–6 18–4
Philadelphia 9–13–1 14–8 10–11 12–10–1 9–12 11–10–1 16–6–1
St. Louis 10–12 8–14 9–13 11–11–2 6–16 10–11–1 11–10–1
Washington 2–20 4–18 4–18 8–12–4 4–18 6–16–1 10–11–1


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Patsy Dougherty LF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Chick Stahl CF
Buck Freeman RF
Freddy Parent SS
Candy LaChance 1B
Hobe Ferris 2B
Lou Criger C
Cy Young P

Roster[edit]

1904 Boston Americans
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 Criger, LouLou Criger 98 299 63 .11 2 34
1B LaChance, CandyCandy LaChance 157 573 130 .227 1 47
2B Ferris, HobeHobe Ferris 156 563 120 .213 3 63
SS Parent, FreddyFreddy Parent 155 591 172 .291 6 77
3B Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 156 631 171 .271 3 67
OF Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 157 597 167 .280 7 84
OF Selbach, KipKip Selbach 98 376 97 .258 0 30
OF Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 157 587 170 .290 3 67

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
Dougherty, PatsyPatsy Dougherty 49 195 53 .272 0 4

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
Young, CyCy Young 43 380 26 16 1.97 200
Dinneen, BillBill Dinneen 37 335 23 14 2.20 153
Gibson, NorwoodNorwood Gibson 33 273 17 14 2.21 112

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.144, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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