1911 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record78–75 (.510)
League place4th (24 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)John I. Taylor
Manager(s)Patsy Donovan
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Opening Day pitcher Smoky Joe Wood

The 1911 Boston Red Sox season was the 11th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 78 wins and 75 losses, 24 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics, who went on to win the 1911 World Series. This was the final season that the Red Sox played their home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds, before moving to Fenway Park.

Regular season

The "Golden Outfield" of (from left) Duffy Lewis, Tris Speaker, and Harry Hooper.

Prior to the regular season, the team held spring training in Redondo Beach, California.[1]

The team's longest games of the season were 12 innings; a May 19 road win at Chicago, and an August 3 home win against Detroit.[2]

Statistical leaders

The offense was led by center fielder Tris Speaker, who had eight home runs, 70 RBIs, and a .334 batting average. Boston's two regular corner outfielders, Duffy Lewis and Harry Hooper, hit .307 and .311, respectively. Collectively, they were known as the Golden Outfield. The pitching staff was led by Smoky Joe Wood with a 23–17 record, 2.02 ERA, and 231 strikeouts.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 101 50 0.669 54–20 47–30
Detroit Tigers 89 65 0.578 13½ 51–25 38–40
Cleveland Naps 80 73 0.523 22 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 78 75 0.510 24 39–37 39–38
Chicago White Sox 77 74 0.510 24 40–37 37–37
New York Highlanders 76 76 0.500 25½ 36–40 40–36
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 38½ 39–38 25–52
St. Louis Browns 45 107 0.296 56½ 25–53 20–54

The team played no games that ended in a tie, for the first time in franchise history.

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 11–11 10–12 12–10 9–13 12–9 13–9
Chicago 11–11 6–15–2 8–14 13–9 9–11–1 17–5 13–9
Cleveland 11–11 15–6–2 6–16 14–8–1 5–17 15–7 14–8
Detroit 12–10 14–8 16–6 7–15 12–10 14–8 14–8
New York 10–12 9–13 8–14–1 15–7 6–15 16–5 12–10
Philadelphia 13–9 11–9–1 17–5 10–12 15–6 20–2 15–7
St. Louis 9–12 5–17 7–15 8–14 5–16 2–20 9–13
Washington 9–13 9–13 8–14 8–14 10–12 7–15 13–9

Opening Day lineup

Larry Gardner 2B
Harry Hooper RF
Tris Speaker CF
Duffy Lewis LF
Heinie Wagner SS
Rip Williams 1B
Clyde Engle 3B
Red Kleinow C
Smoky Joe Wood P

Source: [4]

Roster

1911 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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 Bill Carrigan 72 232 67 .289 1 30
1B Clyde Engle 146 514 139 .270 2 48
2B Heinie Wagner 80 261 67 .257 1 38
SS Steve Yerkes 142 502 140 .279 1 57
3B Larry Gardner 138 492 140 .285 4 44
OF Tris Speaker 141 500 167 .334 8 70
OF Duffy Lewis 130 469 144 .307 7 86
OF Harry Hooper 130 524 163 .311 4 45

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
Rip Williams 95 284 68 .239 0 31
Les Nunamaker 62 183 47 .257 0 19
Joe Riggert 50 146 31 .212 2 13
Olaf Henriksen 27 93 34 .366 0 8
Billy Purtell 27 82 23 .280 0 7
Jack Lewis 18 59 16 .271 0 6
Hugh Bradley 12 41 13 .317 1 4
Hap Myers 13 38 14 .368 0 0
Hal Janvrin 9 27 4 .148 0 1
Walter Lonergan 10 26 7 .269 0 1
Jack Thoney 26 20 5 .250 0 2
Bunny Madden 4 15 3 .200 0 2
Red Kleinow 8 14 3 .214 0 0
Hy Gunning 4 9 1 .111 0 2
Les Wilson 5 7 0 .000 0 0
Swede Carlstrom 2 6 1 .167 0 0
Tony Tonneman 2 5 1 .200 0 3
Joe Giannini 1 2 1 .500 0 0
Tracy Baker 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

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
Smoky Joe Wood 44 275+23 23 17 2.02 231
Eddie Cicotte 35 220 11 15 2.82 106
Ray Collins 31 194+23 11 12 2.40 86
Larry Pape 27 176+13 10 8 2.45 49
Ed Karger 25 131 5 8 3.37 57
Buck O'Brien 6 47+23 5 1 0.38 31
Casey Hageman 2 17 0 2 2.12 8
Blaine Thomas 2 4+23 0 0 0.00 0
Frank Smith 1 2+13 0 0 15.43 1
Charlie Smith 1 2 0 0 9.00 0

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charley Hall 32 146+13 8 7 3.75 83
Jack Killilay 14 61 4 2 3.54 28
Judge Nagle 5 27 1 1 3.33 12
Walter Moser 6 24+23 0 1 4.01 11
Jack Bushelman 3 12 0 1 3.00 5
Marty McHale 4 9+13 0 0 9.64 3

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

N/A

References

  1. ^ "Red Sox Spring Trip in Detail". The Boston Globe. February 9, 1911. p. 7. Retrieved November 5, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The 1911 Boston Red Sox Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Red Kleinow". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Washington Senators 8, Boston Red Sox 5". Retrosheet. April 12, 1911. Retrieved November 13, 2018.

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