1907 Boston Americans
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record59–90 (.396)
League place7th (32+12 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)John I. Taylor
Manager(s)
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1907 spring training at West End Park in Little Rock, Arkansas, with Cy Young second from right
1907 spring training at West End Park in Little Rock, Arkansas, with Cy Young second from right

The 1907 Boston Americans season was the seventh season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished seventh in the American League (AL) with a record of 59 wins and 90 losses, 32+12 games behind the Detroit Tigers. Including spring training, the team had five different managers. The team played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Pre-season

Regular season

Statistical leaders

The offense was led by Bob Unglaub (62 RBIs), Bunk Congalton (.286 batting average), and Hobe Ferris (four home runs). The pitching staff was led by Cy Young, who made 43 appearances (37 starts) and pitched 33 complete games with a 21–15 record and 1.99 ERA, while striking out 147 in 343+13 innings. No other pitcher had a winning record; Cy Morgan had a 6–6 record with 1.97 ERA in 16 games (13 starts).

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 92 58 0.613 50–27 42–31
Philadelphia Athletics 88 57 0.607 50–20 38–37
Chicago White Sox 87 64 0.576 48–29 39–35
Cleveland Naps 85 67 0.559 8 46–31 39–36
New York Highlanders 70 78 0.473 21 32–41 38–37
St. Louis Browns 69 83 0.454 24 36–40 33–43
Boston Americans 59 90 0.396 32½ 34–41 25–49
Washington Senators 49 102 0.325 43½ 26–48 23–54

The team had six games end in a tie; June 21 vs. Chicago,[11] July 22 at Chicago,[12] September 9 vs. Philadelphia,[13] September 13 at Philadelphia,[14] September 30 vs. Chicago,[15] and October 5 at New York.[16] Tie games are not counted in league standings, but player statistics during tie games are counted.[17]

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 10–11–3 8–13 6–16 8–12–1 8–14–2 10–12 9–12
Chicago 11–10–3 10–11–1 13–9–1 12–10 10–12–1 16–6 15–6
Cleveland 13–8 11–10–1 11–11–1 15–7 8–14 12–10–2 15–7–2
Detroit 16–6 9–13–1 11–11–1 13–8 11–8–1 14–8 18–4
New York 12–8–1 10–12 7–15 8–13 10–9–1 8–14–1 15–7–1
Philadelphia 14–8–2 12–10–1 14–8 8–11–1 9–10–1 14–6 17–4
St. Louis 12–10 6–16 10–12–2 8–14 14–8–1 6–14 13–9
Washington 12–9 6–15 7–15–2 4–18 7–15–1 4–17 9–13

Opening Day lineup

Denny Sullivan CF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Bob Unglaub 1B
Jack Hoey LF
Buck Freeman RF
Hobe Ferris 2B
Heinie Wagner SS
Lou Criger C
Cy Young P

Source: [18]

Roster

1907 Boston Americans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Managers

Managerial records

Name W–L Pct. Ref.
Chick Stahl Spring training only [2]
Cy Young
3–3
.500 [5]
George Huff
2–6
.250 [4]
Bob Unglaub
9–20
.310 [7]
Deacon McGuire
45–61
.425 [9]
Total
59–90
.396 [19]

Player stats

Batting

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Starters by position

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Lou Criger 75 226 41 .181 0 14
1B Bob Unglaub 139 544 138 .254 1 62
2B Hobe Ferris 143 561 135 .241 4 60
SS Heinie Wagner 111 385 82 .213 2 21
3B John Knight 98 360 78 .217 2 29
OF Denny Sullivan 144 551 135 .245 1 26
OF Bunk Congalton 124 496 142 .286 2 47
OF Jimmy Barrett 106 390 95 .244 1 28

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
Freddy Parent 114 409 113 .276 1 26
Al Shaw 76 198 38 .192 0 7
Myron Grimshaw 64 181 37 .204 0 33
Jimmy Collins 41 158 46 .291 0 10
Jack Hoey 39 96 21 .219 0 8
Charlie Armbruster 23 60 6 .100 0 0
Chet Chadbourne 10 38 11 .289 0 1
Harry Lord 10 38 6 .158 0 3
Tris Speaker 7 19 3 .158 0 1
Bob Peterson 4 13 1 .077 0 0
Buck Freeman 4 12 2 .167 1 2
George Whiteman 4 12 2 .167 0 1
Deacon McGuire 6 4 3 .750 1 1

Pitching

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cy Young 43 343+13 21 15 1.99 147
George Winter 35 256+23 12 15 2.07 88
Ralph Glaze 32 182+13 9 13 2.32 68
Jesse Tannehill 18 131 6 7 2.47 29
Cy Morgan 16 114+13 6 6 1.97 50
Rube Kroh 7 34+13 1 4 2.62 8
Bill Dinneen 5 32+23 0 4 5.23 8
Ed Barry 2 17+13 0 1 2.08 6

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
Tex Pruiett 35 173+23 3 11 3.11 54
Joe Harris 12 59 0 7 3.05 24
Frank Oberlin 12 46 1 5 4.30 18
Elmer Steele 4 11+13 0 1 1.59 10
Fred Burchell 2 10 0 1 2.70 6
Beany Jacobson 2 2 0 0 9.00 1

References

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  2. ^ a b Auger, Dennis. "Chick Stahl". SABR. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "The 1907 Boston Americans Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "George Huff". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Cy Young". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ ""Buck" Freeman Released". Hartford Courant. April 25, 1907. p. 9. Retrieved May 25, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ a b "Bob Unglaub". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Collins". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Deacon McGuire". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "The 1907 BOS A Regular Season Batting Log for Tris Speaker". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Boston Americans 4, Chicago White Sox 4". Retrosheet. June 21, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Chicago White Sox 1, Boston Americans 1". Retrosheet. July 22, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Boston Americans 0, Philadelphia Athletics 0". Retrosheet. September 9, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "Philadelphia Athletics 6, Boston Americans 6". Retrosheet. September 13, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  15. ^ "Boston Americans 3, Chicago White Sox 3". Retrosheet. September 30, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  16. ^ "New York Highlanders 3, Boston Americans 3". Retrosheet. October 5, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  17. ^ "Tie". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  18. ^ "Boston Americans 8, Philadelphia Athletics 4". Retrosheet. April 11, 1907. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  19. ^ "The 1907 Season". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 3, 2018.