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1941 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1941 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWAAB
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
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The 1941 Boston Red Sox season was the 41st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League (AL) with a record of 84 wins and 70 losses. The team featured five future Hall of Famers: player-manager Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, and Ted Williams.

Offseason

Regular season

Williams was one of the biggest stories of the 1941 major league season, becoming, as of 2018, the last player to bat .400 in a full season. He led an offense that scored the most runs of any major league team. During the season, Williams reached base safely in 69 consecutive games.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 17
Chicago White Sox 77 77 .500 24
Cleveland Indians 75 79 .487 26
Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 26
St. Louis Browns 70 84 .455 31
Washington Senators 70 84 .455 31
Philadelphia Athletics 64 90 .416 37

Record vs. opponents

1941 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 16–6 9–13 11–11 9–13–1 16–6 9–13 14–8
Chicago 6–16 17–5 12–10–1 8–14 10–12 11–11–1 13–9
Cleveland 13–9 5–17 10–12 7–15 15–7 13–9–1 12–10
Detroit 11–11 10–12–1 12–10 11–11 13–9 11–11 7–15
New York 13–9–1 14–8 15–7 11–11 14–8 18–4 16–6–1
Philadelphia 6–16 12–10 7–15 9–13 8–14 11–11 11–11
St. Louis 13–9 11–11–1 9–13–1 11–11 4–18 11–11 11–11–1
Washington 8–14 9–13 10–12 15–7 6–16–1 11–11 11–11–1


Opening Day lineup

  7 Dom DiMaggio     CF
  8 Lou Finney RF
12 Pete Fox LF
  3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
  4 Joe Cronin SS
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  5 Jim Tabor 3B
  2 Frankie Pytlak     C
10 Lefty Grove P

Roster

1941 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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
1B Jimmie Foxx 135 487 146 .300 19 105
2B Bobby Doerr 132 500 141 .282 16 93
SS Joe Cronin 143 518 161 .311 16 95
OF Ted Williams 143 456 185 .406 37 120

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

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
Joe Dobson 27 134.1 12 9 4.49 69
Emerson Dickman 9 31 1 1 6.39 16

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
Bill Fleming 16 1 1 1 3.92 20

Awards and honors

  • Ted Williams, 20th-century record, Highest on-base percentage in one season (.553) [3]

All-Stars

League top five finishers

Dom DiMaggio

  • #3 in AL in runs scored (117)

Dick Newsome

  • #3 in AL in wins (19)

Charlie Wagner

  • #3 in AL in ERA (3.07)

Ted Williams

  • AL leader, reached base safely in 69 consecutive games[2]
  • MLB leader in batting average (.406)
  • MLB leader in home runs (37)
  • MLB leader in runs scored (135)
  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.553)
  • MLB leader in slugging percentage (.735)
  • MLB leader in walks drawn (147)
  • #4 in AL in RBI (120)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Louisville Colonels American Association Bill Burwell
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Nemo Leibold
B Greensboro Red Sox Piedmont League Heinie Manush
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Danville-Scholfield Leafs Bi-State League Elmer Yoter
D Centreville Colts Eastern Shore League Ed Walls and Eddie Popowski
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Hughie Wise

[4]

Notes

  1. ^ Virgil Stallcup page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 44, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  3. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 36, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

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