1951 Boston Red Sox season

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1951 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General manager(s) Joe Cronin
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
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 1951 Boston Red Sox season was the 51st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League (AL) with a record of 87 wins and 67 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 5
Boston Red Sox 87 67 .565 11
Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 17
Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 25
Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 .455 28
Washington Senators 62 92 .403 36
St. Louis Browns 52 102 .338 46

Record vs. opponents

1951 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

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


Opening Day lineup

  7 Dom DiMaggio     CF
10 Billy Goodman RF
  9 Ted Williams LF
  5 Vern Stephens SS
  3 Walt Dropo 3B
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  4 Lou Boudreau SS
11 Buddy Rosar C
15 Bill Wight P

Roster

1951 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
OF DiMaggio, DomDom DiMaggio 146 639 189 .296 12 72

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
Goodman, BillyBilly Goodman 141 546 162 .297 0 50

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
Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor 31 81.1 4 9 5.75 22

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
Evans, BillBill Evans 9 0 0 0 4.11 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Pinky Higgins
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Red Marion
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Jack Burns
B Roanoke Red Sox Piedmont League Wally Millies
C San Jose Red Sox California League Marv Owen
C Oneonta Red Sox Canadian–American League Owen Scheetz
D High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms North Carolina State League Jim Gruzdis
D Marion Red Sox Ohio–Indiana League Elmer Yoter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Birmingham, Oneonta, High Point-Thomasville, Marion[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Joe DeMaestri page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

  • 1951 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1951 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com


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