1926 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record46–107 (.301)
League place8th (44+12 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)J. A. Robert Quinn
Manager(s)Lee Fohl
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1926 Boston Red Sox season was the 26th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 46 wins and 107 losses, 44+12 games behind the New York Yankees.

After a home game at Fenway Park on May 8, 1926, a fire destroyed the third-base bleachers. This was followed by a storm with severe winds on July 19, which destroyed 500 to 600 seats at the ballpark.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 91 63 0.591 50–25 41–38
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 3 49–31 39–35
Philadelphia Athletics 83 67 0.553 6 44–27 39–40
Washington Senators 81 69 0.540 8 42–30 39–39
Chicago White Sox 81 72 0.529 47–31 34–41
Detroit Tigers 79 75 0.513 12 39–41 40–34
St. Louis Browns 62 92 0.403 29 40–39 22–53
Boston Red Sox 46 107 0.301 44½ 25–51 21–56

Record vs. opponents


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


Opening Day lineup

Ira Flagstead CF
Fred Haney 3B
Sy Rosenthal RF
Phil Todt 1B
Tom Jenkins LF
Mike Herrera 2B
Dud Lee SS
Alex Gaston C
Howard Ehmke   P

Roster

1926 Boston Red Sox
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
C Alex Gaston 98 301 67 .223 0 21
1B Phil Todt 154 599 153 .255 7 70
2B Bill Regan 108 403 106 .263 4 36
SS Topper Rigney 148 525 142 .270 4 50
3B Fred Haney 138 462 102 .221 0 52
OF Baby Doll Jacobson 98 394 120 .305 6 68
OF Ira Flagstead 98 415 124 .299 3 31
OF Sy Rosenthal 104 285 76 .267 4 34

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
Mike Herrera 74 237 61 .257 0 19
Jack Tobin 51 209 57 .273 1 18
Wally Shaner 69 191 54 .283 0 19
Fred Bratschi 72 167 46 .275 0 19
Roy Carlyle 45 165 47 .285 2 16
John Bischoff 59 127 33 .260 0 19
Howie Fitzgerald 31 97 25 .258 0 8
Al Stokes 30 86 14 .163 0 6
Tom Jenkins 21 50 9 .180 0 6
Bill Moore 5 18 3 .167 0 0
Jack Rothrock 15 17 5 .294 0 2
Chappie Geygan 4 10 3 .300 0 0
Boob Fowler 2 8 1 .125 0 1
Dud Lee 2 7 1 .143 0 0
Emmett McCann 6 3 0 .000 0 0
Sam Langford 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Hal Wiltse 37 196.1 8 15 4.22 59
Paul Zahniser 30 172.0 6 18 4.97 35
Slim Harriss 21 113.0 6 10 4.46 34
Howard Ehmke 14 97.1 3 10 5.46 38

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
Ted Wingfield 43 190.2 11 16 4.44 30
Red Ruffing 37 166.0 6 15 4.39 58
Tony Welzer 39 139.0 4 3 4.86 29
Fred Heimach 20 102.0 2 9 5.65 17
Jack Russell 36 98.0 0 5 3.58 17
Danny MacFayden 3 13.0 0 1 4.85 1

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
Del Lundgren 18 0 2 0 7.55 11
Joe Kiefer 11 0 2 0 4.80 4
Happy Foreman 3 0 0 0 3.68 3
Rudy Sommers 2 0 0 0 13.50 0
Bill Clowers 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Buster Ross 1 0 1 0 16.88 0

References

  1. ^ Bird, Hayden (July 17, 2016). "The Green Monster emerged from the ashes of Fenway fires". Boston.com. Retrieved March 31, 2020.