1901 Boston Americans season

1901 Boston Americans
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Owner(s) Charles Somers
Manager(s) Jimmy Collins
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The 1901 Boston Americans season was the first season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox, and the first season of play for the American League (AL). It resulted in the Americans finishing second in the AL with a record of 79 wins and 57 losses, four games behind the Chicago White Stockings.

The team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Season summary

The Americans were led by Buck Freeman, who hit 12 home runs and drove in 114 runs while leading the team with a .339 average. Their longest winning streak of the season came between June 14 and 22 when they defeated the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Stockings, and Cleveland Blues until succumbing on the 23rd to the Blues. Their longest losing streak was between May 11 and 16, when they fell to the Washington Senators and Baltimore Orioles, until defeating the O's on May 17.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 8353 0.610 49–21 34–32
Boston Americans 7957 0.581 4 49–20 30–37
Detroit Tigers 7461 0.548 42–27 32–34
Philadelphia Athletics 7462 0.544 9 42–24 32–38
Baltimore Orioles 6865 0.511 13½ 40–25 28–40
Washington Senators 6172 0.459 20½ 31–35 30–37
Cleveland Bluebirds 5482 0.397 29 28–39 26–43
Milwaukee Brewers 4889 0.350 35½ 32–37 16–52

Record vs. opponents

1901 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET MIL PHI WSH
Baltimore 9–94–14–111–99–1012–7–112–811–8
Boston 9–912–812–69–11–115–510–1012–8–1
Chicago 14–4–18–1213–710–1016–412–810–8
Cleveland 9–116–127–136–1411–96–149–9–2
Detroit 10–911–9–110–1014–613–77–99–11
Milwaukee 7–12–15–154–169–117–136–1410–8–1
Philadelphia 8–1210–108–1214–69–714–611–9–1
Washington 8–118–12–18–109–9–211–98–10–19–11–1

Opening Day lineup

Tommy DowdLF
Charlie HemphillRF
Chick StahlCF
Jimmy Collins3B
Buck Freeman1B
Freddy ParentSS
Hobe Ferris2B
Lou CrigerC
Win KellumP

Roster

1901 Boston Americans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Game log

Past Games Legend
Red Sox Win
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Red Sox Loss
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Game Postponed
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Clinched Playoff Spot
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Clinched
Division

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Boldface text denotes a Red Sox pitcher
Boston Americans 1901 Season Game Log — Season Record: (79–57)
National League
OpponentHomeAwayTotalPct.Runs scoredRuns allowed
Pittsburgh Pirates0–00–00–21815
Philadelphia Phillies0–00–00–000
Brooklyn Superbas0–00–00–000
St. Louis Cardinals0–00–000
Chicago Orphans0–00–00–000
New York Giants0–00–00–000
Cincinnati Reds0–00–00–000
0–00–00–000

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
1BBuck Freeman129490166.33912114
3BJimmy Collins138564187.332694

Other batters

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
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Other pitchers

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

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

References

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