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1939 Boston Red Sox season

1939 Boston Red Sox
Ted Williams Rookie Season
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Joe Cronin
    Local radio WAAB
    (Frankie Frisch, Tom Hussey)
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    The 1939 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League with a record of 89 wins and 62 losses.

    Regular season

    In 1939, the Boston Red Sox finished 9½ games behind the New York Yankees.[1] Lefty Grove won 15 games for the Red Sox while Jimmie Foxx hit .360, and had 35 home runs and 105 RBI.[1] Ted Williams made his major league debut in 1939, and batted .327 with 31 home runs. He led the American League with 145 RBIs.[1] After the first game he played against Williams, Yankees catcher Bill Dickey said about Williams, “He’s just a damned good hitter.”[1]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 106 45 .702 --
    Boston Red Sox 88 61 .591
    Cleveland Indians 86 66 .566 13
    Detroit Tigers 84 70 .545 16
    Washington Senators 75 76 .497 23½
    Chicago White Sox 65 83 .439 32
    Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 44
    St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64½

    Opening Day lineup

      8 Doc Cramer CF
      7 Joe Vosmik LF
      3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
      4 Joe Cronin SS
      5 Jim Tabor 3B
      9 Ted Williams RF
      1 Bobby Doerr 2B
      2 Gene Desautels     C
    10 Lefty Grove P

    Roster

    1939 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 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 124 467 168 .360 35 105
    SS Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin 143 520 160 .308 19 107

    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
    Grove, LeftyLefty Grove 23 191 15 4 2.54 81
    Auker, EldenElden Auker 31 151 9 10 3.56 53

    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
    Bagby, JimJim Bagby 21 80 5 5 7.09 35

    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

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville, Scranton, Canton, Elizabethton, Danville-Scholfield[2]

    Notes

    1. ^ a b c d The Boston Red Sox, Milton Cole and Jim Kaplan, p. 26, World Publications Group, North Dighton, MA, ISBN 1-57215-412-8
    2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

    References