1918 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1918 Boston Red Sox
1918 World Series Champions
1918 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Harry Frazee
Manager(s) Ed Barrow
< Previous season     Next season >
1918 Boston Red Sox.jpg

The 1918 Boston Red Sox season was the eighteenth season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished first in the American League (AL) with a record of 75 wins and 51 losses, in a season cut short due to World War I. The team then faced the National League (NL) champion Chicago Cubs in the 1918 World Series, which the Red Sox won in six games to capture the franchise's fifth World Series. This would be the last World Series championship for the Red Sox until 2004.

The Red Sox' pitching staff, led by Carl Mays and Bullet Joe Bush, allowed the fewest runs in the league. Babe Ruth was the fourth starter and also spent significant time in the outfield, as he was the best hitter on the team, leading the AL in home runs and slugging percentage.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 75 51 0.595 49–21 26–30
Cleveland Indians 73 54 0.575 38–22 35–32
Washington Senators 72 56 0.562 4 41–32 31–24
New York Yankees 60 63 0.488 13½ 37–29 23–34
St. Louis Browns 58 64 0.475 15 23–30 35–34
Chicago White Sox 57 67 0.460 17 30–26 27–41
Detroit Tigers 55 71 0.437 20 28–29 27–42
Philadelphia Athletics 52 76 0.406 24 35–32 17–44


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1918 American League Records

Sources:

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

Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–7 10–10 13–5 6–11 13–6 14–5 7–7
Chicago 7–12 10–11 6–10 12–6 11–10 5–5 6–13
Cleveland 10–10 11–10 10–3 11–7–1 13–7–1 10–6 8–11
Detroit 5–13 10–6 3–10 9–10–1 9–11 10–10 9–11–1
New York 11–6 6–12 7–11–1 10–9–1 8–4 10–10–1 8–11
Philadelphia 6–13 10–11 7–13–1 11–9 4–8 8–10 6–12–1
St. Louis 5–14 5–5 6–10 10–10 10–10–1 10–8 12–7
Washington 7–7 13–6 11–8 11–9–1 11–8 12–6–1 7–12


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Harry Hooper RF
Dave Shean 2B
Amos Strunk CF
Dick Hoblitzel 1B
Stuffy McInnis 3B
George Whiteman LF
Everett Scott SS
Sam Agnew C
Babe Ruth P

Roster[edit]

1918 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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
2B Shean, DaveDave Shean 115 425 112 .264 0 34
OF Strunk, AmosAmos Strunk 114 413 106 .257 0 35
OF Hooper, HarryHarry Hooper 126 474 137 .289 1 44

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
Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 90 317 95 .300 11 66
Hoblitzel, DickDick Hoblitzel 25 69 11 .159 0 4
Cochran, GeorgeGeorge Cochran 24 60 7 .117 0 3

Pitching[edit]

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
Mays, CarlCarl Mays 35 293.1 21 13 2.21 114
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 36 272.2 15 15 2.11 125
Jones, SamSam Jones 24 184 16 5 2.25 44
Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 20 166.1 13 7 2.22 40
Leonard, DutchDutch Leonard 16 125.2 8 6 2.72 47
Bader, LoreLore Bader 5 27 1 3 3.33 10

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
Dubuc, JeanJean Dubuc 2 10.2 0 1 4.22 1

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
Kinney, WaltWalt Kinney 5 0 0 0 1.80 4

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Bullet Joe Bush

  • #3 strikeouts (125)
  • #5 earned run average (2.11)

Harry Hooper

  • #3 runs scored (81)

Carl Mays

  • #3 wins (21)
  • #5 strikeouts (114)

Babe Ruth

  • #1 home runs (11)
  • #1 slugging percentage (.555)
  • #2 on-base percentage (.411)
  • #3 runs batted in (66)

1918 World Series[edit]

AL Boston Red Sox (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Red Sox – 1, Cubs – 0 September 5 Comiskey Park 19,274
2 Red Sox – 1, Cubs – 3 September 6 Comiskey Park 20,040
3 Red Sox – 2, Cubs – 1 September 7 Comiskey Park 27,054
4 Cubs – 2, Red Sox – 3 September 9 Fenway Park 22,183
5 Cubs – 3, Red Sox – 0 September 10 Fenway Park 24,694
6 Cubs – 1, Red Sox – 2 September 11 Fenway Park 15,238

External links[edit]