1907 Boston Americans season

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1907 Boston Americans
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John I. Taylor
Manager(s)Cy Young, George Huff, Bob Unglaub, and Deacon McGuire
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1907 spring training at West End Park in Little Rock, Arkansas, with Cy Young second from right

The 1907 Boston Americans season was the seventh season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished seventh in the American League (AL) with a record of 59 wins and 90 losses. Including spring training, the team had five different managers during the season. The team played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

The offense was led by Bob Unglaub (62 RBIs), Bunk Congalton (.286 batting average), and Hobe Ferris (four home runs). The pitching staff was led by Cy Young, who made 43 appearances (37 starts) and pitched 33 complete games with a 21–15 record and 1.99 ERA, while striking out 147 in ​343 13 innings. No other pitcher had a winning record; Cy Morgan had a 6–6 record with 1.97 ERA in 16 games (13 starts).

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 92 58 0.613 50–27 42–31
Philadelphia Athletics 88 57 0.607 50–20 38–37
Chicago White Sox 87 64 0.576 48–29 39–35
Cleveland Naps 85 67 0.559 8 46–31 39–36
New York Highlanders 70 78 0.473 21 32–41 38–37
St. Louis Browns 69 83 0.454 24 36–40 33–43
Boston Americans 59 90 0.396 32½ 34–41 25–49
Washington Senators 49 102 0.325 43½ 26–48 23–54

The team had six games end in a tie; June 21 vs. Chicago,[11] July 22 at Chicago,[12] September 9 vs. Philadelphia,[13] September 13 at Philadelphia,[14] September 30 vs. Chicago,[15] and October 5 at New York.[16] Tie games are not counted in league standings, but player statistics during tie games are counted.[17]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1907 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 10–11–3 8–13 6–16 8–12–1 8–14–2 10–12 9–12
Chicago 11–10–3 10–11–1 13–9–1 12–10 10–12–1 16–6 15–6
Cleveland 13–8 11–10–1 11–11–1 15–7 8–14 12–10–2 15–7–2
Detroit 16–6 9–13–1 11–11–1 13–8 11–8–1 14–8 18–4
New York 12–8–1 10–12 7–15 8–13 10–9–1 8–14–1 15–7–1
Philadelphia 14–8–2 12–10–1 14–8 8–11–1 9–10–1 14–6 17–4
St. Louis 12–10 6–16 10–12–2 8–14 14–8–1 6–14 13–9
Washington 12–9 6–15 7–15–2 4–18 7–15–1 4–17 9–13

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Denny Sullivan CF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Bob Unglaub 1B
Jack Hoey LF
Buck Freeman RF
Hobe Ferris 2B
Heinie Wagner SS
Lou Criger C
Cy Young P

Source: [18]

Roster[edit]

1907 Boston Americans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Managers

Managerial records[edit]

Name W–L Pct. Ref.
Chick Stahl Spring training only [2]
Cy Young
3–3
.500 [5]
George Huff
2–6
.250 [4]
Bob Unglaub
9–20
.310 [7]
Deacon McGuire
45–61
.425 [9]
Total
59–90
.396 [19]

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 Lou Criger 75 226 41 .181 0 14
1B Bob Unglaub 139 544 138 .254 1 62
2B Hobe Ferris 143 561 135 .241 4 60
SS Heinie Wagner 111 385 82 .213 2 21
3B John Knight 98 360 78 .217 2 29
OF Denny Sullivan 144 551 135 .245 1 26
OF Bunk Congalton 124 496 142 .286 2 47
OF Jimmy Barrett 106 390 95 .244 1 28

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Freddy Parent 114 409 113 .276 1 26
Jimmy Collins 41 158 46 .291 0 10
Tris Speaker 7 19 3 .158 0 1
Buck Freeman 4 12 2 .167 1 2
Deacon McGuire 6 4 3 .750 1 1

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 43 343 13 21 15 1.99 147
George Winter 35 256 23 12 15 2.07 88
Ralph Glaze 32 182 13 9 13 2.32 68
Jesse Tannehill 18 131 6 7 2.47 29
Cy Morgan 16 114 13 6 6 1.97 50

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tex Pruiett 35 173 23 3 11 3.11 54
Joe Harris 12 59 0 7 3.05 24
Frank Oberlin 12 46 1 5 4.30 18

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rube Kroh 7 34 13 1 4 2.62 8
Bill Dinneen 5 32 23 0 4 5.23 8
Ed Barry 2 17 13 0 1 2.08 6
Elmer Steele 4 11 13 0 1 1.59 10
Fred Burchell 2 10 0 1 2.70 6
Beany Jacobson 2 2 0 0 9.00 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Practice Games Monday". The Arkansas Democrat. Little Rock, Arkansas. March 10, 1907. p. 6. Retrieved November 5, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b Auger, Dennis. "Chick Stahl". SABR. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "The 1907 Boston Americans Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "George Huff". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Cy Young". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ ""Buck" Freeman Released". Hartford Courant. April 25, 1907. p. 9. Retrieved May 25, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ a b "Bob Unglaub". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Collins". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Deacon McGuire". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "The 1907 BOS A Regular Season Batting Log for Tris Speaker". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Boston Americans 4, Chicago White Sox 4". Retrosheet. June 21, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Chicago White Sox 1, Boston Americans 1". Retrosheet. July 22, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Boston Americans 0, Philadelphia Athletics 0". Retrosheet. September 9, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "Philadelphia Athletics 6, Boston Americans 6". Retrosheet. September 13, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  15. ^ "Boston Americans 3, Chicago White Sox 3". Retrosheet. September 30, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  16. ^ "New York Highlanders 3, Boston Americans 3". Retrosheet. October 5, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  17. ^ "Tie". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  18. ^ "Boston Americans 8, Philadelphia Athletics 4". Retrosheet. April 11, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  19. ^ "The 1907 Season". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.

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