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1953 Boston Red Sox season

1953 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Lou Boudreau
    Local television WBZ-TV, Ch. 4 and WNAC-TV, Ch. 7
    Local radio WHDH-AM 850
    (Curt Gowdy, Bob DeLaney, Tom Hussey)
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    The 1953 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing fourth in the American League 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

    Opening Day lineup

    10 Billy Goodman 2B
    37 Jimmy Piersall     RF
    38 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

    • July 1, 1953: Marv Grissom was selected off waivers from the Red Sox by the New York Giants.[1]

    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 White, SammySammy 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
    Brown, HalHal Brown 30 166.1 11 6 4.65 62
    Grissom, MarvMarv 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
    Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy 16 0 0 2 3.70 14

    Farm system

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    Roanoke club folded, July 24, 1953

    Notes

    References


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