1909 Boston Red Sox season
|1909 Boston Red Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||John I. Taylor|
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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.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 References
- 5 External links
- February 16, 1909: Cy Young was traded to the Cleveland Naps in exchange for pitchers Jack Ryan and Charlie Chech, and $12,500.
- March: The team held spring training in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
- April 12: The regular season opens with an 8–1 loss to the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.
- April 16: Harry Hooper makes his major league debut.
- April 21: In the home opener, Boston defeats Philadelphia, 6–2.
- May 31: The team's longest losing streak of the season, six games, ends with a road win over Philadelphia.
- August 19: The team's longest winning streak of the season, 11 games, ends with a loss to the New York Highlanders at Hilltop Park in New York City.
- October 5: The regular season ends with home doubleheader against New York; Boston loses the first game, 6–5, then wins the second game, 6–1.
The team's longest game of the season was 12 innings, which occurred three times.
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.
|Boston Red Sox||88||63||0.583||9½||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|
|St. Louis Browns||61||89||0.407||36||40–37||21–52|
Record vs. opponents
1909 American League Records
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Opening Day lineup
|1909 Boston Red Sox|
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Starters by position
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Frank Arellanes||45||230 2⁄3||16||12||2.18||82|
|Eddie Cicotte||27||162 1⁄3||14||5||1.94||82|
|Smoky Joe Wood||24||160 2⁄3||11||7||2.18||88|
|Charlie Chech||17||106 2⁄3||7||5||2.95||40|
|Cy Morgan||12||64 2⁄3||2||6||2.37||30|
|Elmer Steele||16||75 2⁄3||4||4||2.85||32|
|Biff Schlitzer||13||69 2⁄3||4||4||3.49||23|
|Jack Ryan||13||59 1⁄3||3||3||3.34||24|
- "Cy Young". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
- "Red Sox at Hot Springs". Arkansas Gazette. Little Rock, Arkansas. February 28, 1909. p. 9. Retrieved November 5, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "The 1909 Boston Red Sox Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "Harry Hooper". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- "Chicago White Sox 4, Boston Red Sox 4". Retrosheet. August 25, 1909. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "Tie". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "Philadelphia Athletics 8, Boston Red Sox 1". Retrosheet. April 12, 1909. Retrieved November 12, 2018.