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1953 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1953 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Joe Cronin
Manager(s)Lou Boudreau
Local televisionWBZ-TV, Ch. 4 and WNAC-TV, Ch. 7
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob DeLaney, Tom Hussey)
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The 1953 Boston Red Sox season was the 53rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 84 wins and 69 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

  • June 18, 1953: Sammy White scored three runs in one inning for the Red Sox.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

Record vs. opponents

1953 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 6–16 13–9 13–9 10–11 15–7 17–5 10–12
Chicago 16–6 11–11–1 14–8–1 9–13 10–12 17–5 12–10
Cleveland 9–13 11–11–1 14–8 11–11 19–3 17–5 11–11
Detroit 9–13 8–14–1 8–14 6–16 11–11–3 7–15 11–11
New York 11–10 13–9 11–11 16–6 17–5 17–5 14–6
Philadelphia 7–15 12–10 3–19 11–11–3 5–17 13–9 8–14
St. Louis 5–17 5–17 5–17 15–7 5–17 9–13 10–12
Washington 12–10 10–12 11–11 11–11 6–14 14–8 12–10


Opening Day lineup

10 Billy Goodman 2B
37 Jimmy Piersall     RF
36 Gene Stephens LF
  3 Dick Gernert 1B
  1 George Kell 3B
22 Sammy White C
38 Tom Umphlett CF
  2 Milt Bolling SS
17 Mel Parnell P

Notable transactions

Roster

1953 Boston Red Sox roster
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
C Sammy White 136 476 130 .273 13 64

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
Hal Brown 30 166.1 11 6 4.65 62
Marv Grissom 13 59.1 2 6 4.70 31

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
Bill Kennedy 16 0 0 2 3.70 14

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Pinky Higgins
A Albany Senators Eastern League Jack Burns and Elmer Yoter
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Eddie Popowski
B Roanoke Ro-Sox Piedmont League Elmer Yoter
C San Jose Red Sox California League Red Marion and Joe Stephenson
D Salisbury Rocots Tar Heel League Sheriff Robinson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Jose

Roanoke club folded, July 24, 1953

Notes

  1. ^ a b Marv Grissom at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Baseball Digest, April 1984

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1953 Boston Red Sox team at Baseball-Reference
  • 1953 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com


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