1908 Boston Red Sox season

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1908 Boston Red Sox
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Owner(s) John I. Taylor
Manager(s) Deacon McGuire and Fred Lake
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The 1908 Boston Red Sox season was the eighth season for the Major League Baseball franchise previously known as the Boston Americans. The Red Sox finished fifth in the American League (AL) with a record of 75 wins and 79 losses. The team played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 90 63 0.588 44–33 46–30
Cleveland Naps 90 64 0.584 ½ 51–26 39–38
Chicago White Sox 88 64 0.579 51–25 37–39
St. Louis Browns 83 69 0.546 46–31 37–38
Boston Red Sox 75 79 0.487 15½ 37–40 38–39
Philadelphia Athletics 68 85 0.444 22 46–30 22–55
Washington Senators 67 85 0.441 22½ 43–32 24–53
New York Highlanders 51 103 0.331 39½ 30–47 21–56


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1908 American League Records

Sources:

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

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Jack Thoney LF
Harry Lord 3B
Jim McHale CF
Doc Gessler RF
Frank LaPorte 2B
Bob Unglaub 1B
Heinie Wagner SS
Lou Criger C
Cy Young P

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1908 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Managers

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
3B Lord, HarryHarry Lord 145 560 145 .259 2 37
OF Thoney, JackJack Thoney 109 416 106 .255 2 30
OF Sullivan, DennyDenny Sullivan 101 355 85 .239 0 25
OF Gessler, DocDoc Gessler 128 435 134 .308 3 63

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
McGuire, DeaconDeacon McGuire 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Cy Young on July 23, the day of a home game against the Browns.[3]

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 36 299 21 11 1.26 150
Morgan, CyCy Morgan 30 205 14 13 2.46 99
Steele, ElmerElmer Steele 16 118 5 7 1.83 37
Arellanes, FrankFrank Arellanes 11 79 4 3 1.82 33
Brady, KingKing Brady 1 9 1 0 3.00 3
Patten, CaseyCasey Patten 1 3 0 1 15.00 0

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Crazy ’08: How a cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads and Magnates created the Greatest Year in Baseball History, p. 98, by Cait Murphy, Smithsonian Books, a Division of Harper Collins, 2007, ISBN 978-0-06-088937-1
  2. ^ Case Patten page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Boston Red Sox Schedule". baseball-almanac.com. 1908. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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