1933 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record63–86 (.423)
League place7th (34+12 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Marty McManus
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
StatsESPN.com
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The 1933 Boston Red Sox season was the 33rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished seventh in the American League (AL) with a record of 63 wins and 86 losses, 34+12 games behind the Washington Senators.

On February 25, 1933, Tom Yawkey bought the Red Sox for $1.25 million from J. A. Robert Quinn, and persuaded friend and former Philadelphia Athletics second baseman Eddie Collins to be the team's vice president and general manager.[1]

There were five rainouts during the season, one game against the Senators and a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox that was cancelled due to the remnants of the 1933 Outer Banks hurricane, which passed to the southeast of New England during the third weekend of September.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Senators 99 53 0.651 46–30 53–23
New York Yankees 91 59 0.607 7 51–23 40–36
Philadelphia Athletics 79 72 0.523 19½ 46–29 33–43
Cleveland Indians 75 76 0.497 23½ 45–32 30–44
Detroit Tigers 75 79 0.487 25 43–35 32–44
Chicago White Sox 67 83 0.447 31 35–41 32–42
Boston Red Sox 63 86 0.423 34½ 32–40 31–46
St. Louis Browns 55 96 0.364 43½ 30–46 25–50


Record vs. opponents

1933 American League Records

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


Opening Day lineup

  1 Rabbit Warstler SS
  2 Marty McManus 3B
  7 Johnny Watwood   CF
15 Dale Alexander 1B
  4 Smead Jolley LF
  5 Johnny Hodapp 2B
  3 Roy Johnson RF
  9 Merv Shea C
16 Ivy Andrews P

Roster

1933 Boston Red Sox
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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 Rick Ferrell 118 421 125 .297 3 72
1B Dale Alexander 94 313 88 .281 5 40
2B Johnny Hodapp 115 413 129 .312 3 54
SS Rabbit Warstler 92 322 70 .217 1 17
3B Marty McManus 106 366 104 .284 3 36
OF Smead Jolley 118 411 116 .282 9 65
OF Roy Johnson 133 483 151 .313 10 95
OF Dusty Cooke 119 454 133 .293 5 54

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
Billy Werber 108 425 110 .259 3 39
Tom Oliver 90 244 63 .258 0 23
Bob Seeds 82 230 56 .243 0 23
Bucky Walters 52 195 50 .256 4 28
Joe Judge 35 108 32 .296 0 22
Johnny Gooch 37 77 14 .182 0 2
Merv Shea 16 56 8 .143 0 8
Freddie Muller 15 48 9 .188 0 3
Mel Almada 14 44 15 .341 1 3
Bernie Friberg 17 41 13 .317 0 9
George Stumpf 22 41 14 .341 0 5
Bob Fothergill 28 32 11 .344 0 5
Johnny Watwood 13 30 4 .133 0 2
Tom Winsett 6 12 1 .083 0 0
Lou Legett 8 5 1 .200 0 1
Marv Olson 3 1 0 .000 0 0
Greg Mulleavy 1 0 0 --- 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
Gordon Rhodes 34 232 12 15 4.03 85
Bob Weiland 39 216.1 8 14 3.87 97
Hank Johnson 25 155.1 8 6 4.06 65
George Pipgras 22 128.1 9 8 4.07 56

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
Lloyd Brown 33 163.1 8 11 4.02 37
Ivy Andrews 34 140 7 14 4.95 37
Johnny Welch 47 129 4 9 4.60 68
Bob Kline 46 127 7 8 4.54 16
Curt Fullerton 6 25.1 0 2 8.53 10

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
Jud McLaughlin 6 0 0 0 6.23 1
Mike Meola 3 0 0 0 23.14 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Reading Red Sox New York–Pennsylvania League Nemo Leibold

[2]

References

  1. ^ Armour, Mark. "Tom Yawkey". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007