1909 Boston Red Sox season

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1909 Boston Red Sox
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Owner(s)John I. Taylor
Manager(s)Fred Lake
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The 1909 Boston Red Sox season was the ninth season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League (AL) with a record of 88 wins and 63 losses. The team played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The team's longest game of the season was 12 innings, which occurred three times.[3]

Statistical leaders[edit]

The offense was led by Tris Speaker, who hit seven home runs and had 77 RBIs while recording a .309 batting average. The pitching staff was led by Frank Arellanes with 16 wins, Eddie Cicotte with a 1.94 ERA, and Smoky Joe Wood with 88 strikeouts.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 54 0.645 57–19 41–35
Philadelphia Athletics 95 58 0.621 49–27 46–31
Boston Red Sox 88 63 0.583 47–28 41–35
Chicago White Sox 78 74 0.513 20 42–34 36–40
New York Highlanders 74 77 0.490 23½ 41–35 33–42
Cleveland Naps 71 82 0.464 27½ 39–37 32–45
St. Louis Browns 61 89 0.407 36 40–37 21–52
Washington Senators 42 110 0.276 56 27–48 15–62

The team had one game end in a tie; August 25 at Chicago White Sox.[5] Tie games are not counted in league standings, but player statistics during tie games are counted.[6]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1909 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–9–1 14–8 9–13 13–9 10–11 13–7 16–6
Chicago 9–13–1 8–13–1 6–15–2 14–8–1 12–10 10–12–1 19–3–1
Cleveland 8–14 13–8–1 8–14–1 8–14 9–13 14–8 11–11
Detroit 13–9 15–6–2 14–8–1 14–8 8–14 18–3–1 16–6–2
New York 9–13 8–14–1 14–8 8–14 8–14 13–8–1 14–6
Philadelphia 11–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 14–8 14–8 19–3
St. Louis 7–13 12–10–1 8–14 3–18–1 8–13–1 8–14 15–7–1
Washington 6–16 3–19–1 11–11 6–16–2 6–14 3–19 7–15–1

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Amby McConnell 2B
Harry Lord 3B
Jake Stahl 1B
Doc Gessler RF
Tris Speaker CF
Heinie Wagner SS
Jack Thoney LF
Bill Carrigan C
Frank Arellanes P

Source:[7]

Roster[edit]

1909 Boston Red Sox
Roster
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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 Bill Carrigan 94 280 83 .296 1 36
1B Jake Stahl 127 435 128 .294 6 60
2B Amby McConnell 121 453 108 .238 0 36
SS Heinie Wagner 124 430 110 .256 1 49
3B Harry Lord 136 534 168 .315 0 31
OF Tris Speaker 143 544 168 .309 7 77
OF Harry Niles 145 546 134 .245 1 38
OF Doc Gessler 111 396 115 .290 0 46

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Harry Hooper 81 255 72 .282 0 12
Babe Danzig 6 13 2 .154 0 0

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
Frank Arellanes 45 230 23 16 12 2.18 82
Eddie Cicotte 27 162 13 14 5 1.94 82
Smoky Joe Wood 24 160 23 11 7 2.18 88
Charlie Chech 17 106 23 7 5 2.95 40
Cy Morgan 12 64 23 2 6 2.37 30

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Elmer Steele 16 75 23 4 4 2.85 32
Biff Schlitzer 13 69 23 4 4 3.49 23
Ed Karger 12 68 5 2 3.18 17
Jack Ryan 13 59 13 3 3 3.34 24

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fred Anderson 1 8 0 0 1.13 5
Jack Chesbro 1 6 0 1 4.50 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cy Young". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Red Sox at Hot Springs". Arkansas Gazette. Little Rock, Arkansas. February 28, 1909. p. 9. Retrieved November 5, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "The 1909 Boston Red Sox Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Harry Hooper". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chicago White Sox 4, Boston Red Sox 4". Retrosheet. August 25, 1909. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tie". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "Philadelphia Athletics 8, Boston Red Sox 1". Retrosheet. April 12, 1909. Retrieved November 12, 2018.

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