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1945 Boston Red Sox season

1945 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Joe Cronin
    Local radio WNAC
    (Jim Britt, Tom Hussey, George Hartrick)
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    The 1945 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 71 wins and 83 losses.

    Offseason

    • Prior to 1945 season: Tom Poholsky was signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox.[1]

    Regular season

    • August 14, 1945: Handicapped Washington Senators coach Bert Shepard pitched in a game against the Red Sox. Shepard, who had an artificial leg, managed to give up only one run in five innings to the Red Sox.[3]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Detroit Tigers 88 65 .575 --
    Washington Senators 87 67 .565 1.5
    St. Louis Browns 81 70 .536 6
    New York Yankees 81 71 .533 6.5
    Cleveland Indians 73 72 .503 11
    Chicago White Sox 71 78 .477 15
    Boston Red Sox 71 83 .461 17.5
    Philadelphia Athletics 52 98 .357 34.5

    Opening Day lineup

    16 Ben Steiner 2B
     2 Catfish Metkovich 1B
    15 Pete Fox RF
     8 Bob Johnson     LF
      4 Joe Cronin 3B
    11 Leon Culberson CF
     6 Skeeter Newsome     SS
    26 Fred Walters C
    31 Rex Cecil P

    Roster

    1945 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
    OF Johnson, BobBob Johnson 143 529 148 .280 12 74

    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
    Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin 3 8 3 .375 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

    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
    Barrett, FrankFrank Barrett 37 4 3 3 2.62 35

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville[4]

    Notes

    1. ^ Tom Poholsky page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 136, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
    3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.193, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

    References