1908 Boston Red Sox season

1908 Boston Red Sox
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Location
Other information
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

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 9063 0.588 44–33 46–30
Cleveland Naps 9064 0.584 ½ 51–26 39–38
Chicago White Sox 8864 0.579 51–25 37–39
St. Louis Browns 8369 0.546 46–31 37–38
Boston Red Sox 7579 0.487 15½ 37–40 38–39
Philadelphia Athletics 6885 0.444 22 46–30 22–55
Washington Senators 6785 0.441 22½ 43–32 24–53
New York Highlanders 51103 0.331 39½ 30–47 21–56

Record vs. opponents

1908 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 6–16–110–1211–1112–1010–1215–711–11
Chicago 16–6–18–14–19–1316–613–911–1015–6–2
Cleveland 12–1014–8–113–916–616–6–111–11–18–14
Detroit 11–1113–99–1315–714–8–112–1016–5
New York 10–126–166–167–158–14–15–179–13
Philadelphia 12–109–136–16–18–14–114–8–18–13–111–11
St. Louis 7–1510–1111–11–110–1217–513–8–115–7–1
Washington 11–116–15–214–85–1613–911–117–15–1

Opening Day lineup

Jack ThoneyLF
Harry Lord3B
Jim McHaleCF
Doc GesslerRF
Frank LaPorte2B
Bob Unglaub1B
Heinie WagnerSS
Lou CrigerC
Cy YoungP

Notable transactions

Roster

1908 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Managers

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
3BHarry Lord145560145.259237
OFJack Thoney109416106.255230
OFDenny Sullivan10135585.239025
OFDoc Gessler128435134.308363

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
Deacon McGuire110.00000

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
Cy Young3629921111.26150
Cy Morgan3020514132.4699
Elmer Steele16118571.8337
Frank Arellanes1179431.8233
King Brady19103.003
Casey Patten130115.000

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

Notes

  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.

References


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