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1942 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1942 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record93–59 (.612)
League place2nd (9 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWAAB
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1942 Boston Red Sox season was the 42nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League (AL) with a record of 93 wins and 59 losses, nine games behind the New York Yankees.

Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams won the Triple Crown, leading the AL in home runs (36), runs batted in (137), and batting average (.356).[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 103 51 0.669 58–19 45–32
Boston Red Sox 93 59 0.612 9 53–24 40–35
St. Louis Browns 82 69 0.543 19½ 40–37 42–32
Cleveland Indians 75 79 0.487 28 39–39 36–40
Detroit Tigers 73 81 0.474 30 43–34 30–47
Chicago White Sox 66 82 0.446 34 35–35 31–47
Washington Senators 62 89 0.411 39½ 35–42 27–47
Philadelphia Athletics 55 99 0.357 48 25–51 30–48


Record vs. opponents

1942 American League Records

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


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

  6 Johnny Pesky SS
  7 Dom DiMaggio CF
  9 Ted Williams LF
  3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
  5 Jim Tabor 3B
12 Pete Fox RF
26 Skeeter Newsome 2B
11 Johnny Peacock C
28 Dick Newsome P

Roster

1942 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C Johnny Peacock 88 286 76 .266 0 25
1B Tony Lupien 128 463 130 .281 3 70
2B Bobby Doerr 144 545 158 .290 15 102
SS Johnny Pesky 147 620 205 .331 2 51
3B Jim Tabor 139 508 128 .252 12 75
OF Ted Williams 150 522 186 .356 36 137
OF Lou Finney 113 397 113 .285 3 61
OF Dom DiMaggio 151 622 178 .286 14 48

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
Bill Conroy 83 250 50 .200 4 20
Pete Fox 77 256 67 .262 3 42
Jimmie Foxx 30 100 27 .270 5 14
Skeeter Newsome 29 95 26 .274 0 9
Joe Cronin 45 79 24 .304 4 24
Paul Campbell 26 15 1 .067 0 0
Andy Gilbert 6 11 1 .091 0 1
Tom Carey 1 1 1 1.000 0 1

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
Tex Hughson 38 281 22 6 2.59 113
Charlie Wagner 29 205.1 14 11 3.29 52
Joe Dobson 30 182.2 11 9 3.30 72
Dick Newsome 24 158 8 10 5.01 40
Ken Chase 13 80.1 5 1 3.81 34

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
Oscar Judd 31 150.1 8 10 3.89 70
Bill Butland 23 111.1 7 1 2.51 46
Yank Terry 20 85 6 5 3.92 37

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
Mace Brown 34 9 3 6 3.43 20
Mike Ryba 18 3 3 3 3.86 16

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Ted Williams, American League home run leader (36), RBI leader (137), and batting average leader (.356)

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 Oneonta Indians Canadian–American League Red Barnes
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Danville-Scholfield Leafs Bi-State League Elmer Yoter
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Wally Schang

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Scranton, Greensboro

KITTY League folded, June 19, 1942

Notes

  1. ^ "1942 American League Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Johnny Welaj page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jimmie Foxx page at Baseball Reference

References

This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 03:19
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