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1945 Boston Red Sox
Major league affiliations
Location
1945 Information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General Manager(s) Eddie Collins
Manager(s) Joe Cronin
Local television none
Local radio WNAC
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey, George Hartrick)

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.

Contents

Offseason

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

Regular season

  • April 1945: At the urging of Boston City Councillors Isadore Muchnick and Wendell Smith, General Manager Eddie Collins allowed three players from the Negro Leagues to tryout for the Red Sox. The players included Sam Jethroe from the Cleveland Buckeyes, Marvin Williams from the Philadelphia Stars, and Jackie Robinson from the Kansas City Monarchs. [2]
  • 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]
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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
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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Louisville Colonels American Association Nemo Leibold
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Elmer Yoter
B Roanoke Red Sox Piedmont League Eddie Popowski
C Durham Bulls Carolina League Floyd "Pat" Patterson

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


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