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1958 Boston Red Sox season

1958 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Pinky Higgins
    Local television WHDH-TV
    Local radio WHDH-AM 850
    (Curt Gowdy, Bob Murphy, Bill Crowley)
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    The 1958 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing third in the American League with a record of 79 wins and 75 losses, thirteen games behind the World Champion New York Yankees. It would also be the last time the Red Sox finished a season above .500, until their American League pennant-winning Impossible Dream season of 1967.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
    Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
    Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
    Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
    Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
    Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
    Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
    Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

    Opening day lineup

    24 Don Buddin SS
      3 Pete Runnels 1B
    10 Gene Stephens    LF
      4 Jackie Jensen RF
    11 Frank Malzone 3B
    37 Jimmy Piersall CF
      7 Ken Aspromonte    2B
      8 Pete Daley C
    18 Frank Sullivan P

    Roster

    1958 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
    2B Runnels, PetePete Runnels 147 568 183 .322 8 59
    SS Buddin, DonDon Buddin 136 497 118 .237 12 43

    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
    Stephens, GeneGene Stephens 134 270 59 .219 9 25

    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
    Brewer, TomTom Brewer 33 227.1 12 12 3.72 124

    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
    Smith, BobBob Smith 17 66.2 4 3 3.78 43
    Bowsfield, TedTed Bowsfield 16 65.2 4 2 3.84 38
    Baumann, FrankFrank Baumann 10 52.1 2 2 4.47 31

    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
    Susce, GeorgeGeorge Susce 2 0 0 0 18.00 0

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Waterloo[4]

    Notes

    1. Norm Zauchin page at Baseball Reference
    2. Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
    3. Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference
    4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

    References