1906 Boston Americans season

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1906 Boston Americans
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Owner(s)John I. Taylor
Manager(s)Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl
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Opening Day starting pitcher Cy Young

The 1906 Boston Americans season was the sixth season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 49 wins and 105 losses. The team played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Regular season[edit]

Prior to the regular season, the team held spring training in Macon, Georgia.[1]

  • April 14: The regular season opens with a 2–1 loss in 12 innings to the New York Highlanders at Hilltop Park in New York City.[2]
  • April 17: In the home opener, the Americans lose to the visiting Highlanders, 4–3.[2]
  • May 25: After losing their first 20 games of the month, during which their record went from 6–7 to 6–27, the Americans break their losing streak with a 3–0 win over the visiting Chicago White Sox.[2]
  • August 25: Jimmy Collins manages his final game.[3] Although Boston defeat the St. Louis Browns, 3–1, the Americans are in last place in the AL, with a record of 35–79 (with one tie).[4] Collins remains with the team as a player.
  • August 27: Outfielder Chick Stahl manages his first game,[5] a 6–5 loss to the Cleveland Naps.
  • September 1: In their longest game of the season, the Americans lose to the visiting Philadelphia Athletics, 4–1 in 24 innings.[2]
  • September 26: The team loses its 100th game of the season, falling to 46–100 with a 2–0 loss to the White Sox at South Side Park in Chicago.[2]
  • October 6: The regular season ends with a home loss to the Highlanders, 5–4.[2]

Statistical leaders[edit]

The offense was led by Chick Stahl with 51 RBIs and four home runs, and Myron "Moose" Grimshaw with a .290 batting average. The pitching staff was led by Cy Young, who made 39 appearances (34 starts) and pitched 28 complete games with a 13–21 record and 3.19 ERA, while striking out 140 in ​287 23 innings. Jesse Tannehill was the only member of the starting rotation with winning record, at 13–11, while Bill Dinneen had the rotation's lowest ERA, at 2.92.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 93 58 0.616 54–23 39–35
New York Highlanders 90 61 0.596 3 53–23 37–38
Cleveland Naps 89 64 0.582 5 47–30 42–34
Philadelphia Athletics 78 67 0.538 12 48–23 30–44
St. Louis Browns 76 73 0.510 16 40–34 36–39
Detroit Tigers 71 78 0.477 21 42–34 29–44
Washington Senators 55 95 0.367 37½ 33–41 22–54
Boston Americans 49 105 0.318 45½ 22–54 27–51

The team had one game end in a tie; April 18 vs. New York Highlanders.[2] Tie games are not counted in league standings, but player statistics during tie games are counted.[6]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1906 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 4–18 8–14 10–12 5–17–1 8–14 5–17 9–13
Chicago 18–4 12–10–1 11–11 12–10–1 12–9 13–7–1 15–7
Cleveland 8–14 10–12–1 14–8–1 10–11–1 12–10–1 14–8 15–7
Detroit 12–10 11–11 8–14–1 11–11 6–13 9–13–1 14–6
New York 17–5–1 10–12–1 11–10–1 11–11 13–8 13–8–1 15–7
Philadelphia 14–8 9–12 10–12–1 13–6 8–13 9–11–2 15–5–1
St. Louis 17–5 7–13–1 8–14 13–9–1 8–13–1 11–9–2 12–10
Washington 13–9 7–15 7–15 6–14 7–15 5–15–1 10–12
Season pass for 1906
Inside view of the season pass

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Kip Selbach LF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Chick Stahl CF
Freddy Parent SS
Buck Freeman RF
Myron Grimshaw 1B
John Godwin 2B
Charlie Graham C
Cy Young P

Source: [7][8]

Roster[edit]

1906 Boston Americans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Starters by position[edit]

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Charlie Armbruster 72 201 29 .144 0 6
1B Moose Grimshaw 110 428 124 .290 0 48
2B Hobe Ferris 130 495 121 .244 2 44
SS Freddy Parent 149 600 141 .235 1 49
3B Red Morgan 88 307 66 .215 1 21
OF Jack Hayden 85 322 80 .248 1 14
OF Chick Stahl 155 595 170 .286 4 51
OF Jack Hoey 94 361 88 .244 0 24

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Buck Freeman 121 392 98 .250 1 30
Kip Selbach 60 228 48 .211 0 23
Jimmy Collins 37 142 39 .275 1 16

Pitching[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cy Young 39 287 23 13 21 3.19 140
Joe Harris 30 235 2 21 3.52 99
Bill Dinneen 28 218 23 8 19 2.92 60
George Winter 29 207 23 6 18 4.12 72
Jesse Tannehill 27 196 13 13 11 3.16 82
Ralph Glaze 19 123 4 6 3.59 56

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Frank Oberlin 4 34 1 3 3.18 13
Ed Barry 3 21 0 3 6.00 10
Len Swormstedt 3 21 1 1 1.29 6
Norwood Gibson 5 18 23 0 2 5.30 3
Ed Hughes 2 10 0 0 5.40 3
Rube Kroh 1 9 1 0 0.00 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murnane, T. H. (March 12, 1906). "Get First Practice". The Boston Globe. p. 9. Retrieved November 11, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "The 1906 Boston Americans Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jimmy Collins". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Standings At Close of Play of August 25, 1906". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chick Stahl". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tie". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "15,000 See Yankees Take First Game". The New York Times. April 15, 1906. p. 10. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Box Score". The New York Times. April 15, 1906. p. 10. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.

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