1912 Boston Red Sox season: Wikis

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1912 Boston Red Sox
1912 World Series Champions
1912 American League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1912 Information
Owner(s) John I. Taylor
Jimmy McAleer
Manager(s) Jake Stahl
Local television none
Local radio none
Team photo

The 1912 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 1st in the American League with a record of 105 wins and 47 losses. Behind center fielder Tris Speaker and pitcher Smoky Joe Wood, they led the league in runs scored and fewest runs allowed. Speaker was third in batting and was voted league MVP. Wood won 34 games, including a record 16 in a row.

They defeated the New York Giants in 8 games in the 1912 World Series. One of the deciding plays was a muffed fly ball by Giants outfielder Fred Snodgrass (known as the $30,000 muff, the 30,000 referring to the prize money for the winner).

This team won a surprising amount of games with the players it had. The pitching staff was good, but there were no stars besides Wood. The starting lineup featured no stars other than Speaker. Little-known third baseman Larry Gardner was the next best hitter. Future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper had a poor offensive season.

Contents

Regular season

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 105 47 .691 --
Washington Senators 91 61 .599 14
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 .592 15
Chicago White Sox 78 76 .506 28
Cleveland Naps 75 78 .490 30½
Detroit Tigers 69 84 .451 36½
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 53
New York Highlanders 50 102 .329 55

Opening Day lineup

Harry Hooper RF
Steve Yerkes 2B
Tris Speaker CF
Jake Stahl 1B
Larry Gardner 3B
Duffy Lewis LF
Heinie Wagner SS
Les Nunamaker C
Smoky Joe Wood P

Roster

1912 Boston Red Sox roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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
3B Gardner, LarryLarry Gardner 143 517 163 .315 3 86
OF Speaker, TrisTris Speaker 153 580 222 .383 10 90
OF Hooper, HarryHarry Hooper 147 590 143 .242 2 53

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
Wood, Smoky JoeSmoky Joe Wood 43 344 34 5 1.91 10
Bedient, HughHugh Bedient 41 231 20 9 2.92 122

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
Bushelman, JackJack Bushelman 3 1 0 0 4.70 5

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Duffy Lewis

  • #2 in AL in RBI (109)

Tris Speaker

  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.464)
  • AL leader in home runs (10)
  • #2 in AL in runs scored (136)
  • #3 in AL in batting average (.383)
  • #3 in AL in slugging percentage (.567)
  • #4 in AL in stolen bases (52)

Smoky Joe Wood

  • MLB leader in wins (34)
  • MLB leader in shutouts (10)
  • #2 in AL in ERA (1.91)
  • #2 in AL in strikeouts (258)

World series

AL Boston Red Sox (4) vs. NL New York Giants (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Red Sox - 4, Giants - 3, October 8 Polo Grounds 35,730
2 Giants - 6, Red Sox - 6 October 9 Fenway Park 30,148
3 Giants - 2, Red Sox - 1 October 10 Fenway Park 34,624
4 Red Sox - 3, Giants - 1 October 11 Polo Grounds 36,502
5 Giants - 1, Red Sox - 2 October 12 Fenway Park 34,683
6 Red Sox - 2, Giants - 5 October 14 Polo Grounds 30,622
7 Giants - 11, Red Sox - 4 October 15 Fenway Park 32,694
8 Giants - 2, Red Sox - 3 October 16 Fenway Park 17,034

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.263, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

References

Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1911
American League Champions
Boston Red Sox

1912
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1913
Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1911
World Series Champions
Boston Red Sox

1912
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1913

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