1937 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record80–72 (.526)
League place5th (21 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWAAB
(Fred Hoey)
StatsESPN.com
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The 1937 Boston Red Sox season was the 37th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fifth in the American League (AL) with a record of 80 wins and 72 losses, 21 games behind the New York Yankees, who went on to win the 1937 World Series.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 102 52 0.662 57–20 45–32
Detroit Tigers 89 65 0.578 13 49–28 40–37
Chicago White Sox 86 68 0.558 16 47–30 39–38
Cleveland Indians 83 71 0.539 19 50–28 33–43
Boston Red Sox 80 72 0.526 21 44–29 36–43
Washington Senators 73 80 0.477 28½ 43–35 30–45
Philadelphia Athletics 54 97 0.358 46½ 27–50 27–47
St. Louis Browns 46 108 0.299 56 25–51 21–57


Record vs. opponents


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


Opening Day lineup

  9 Bobby Doerr 2B
  8 Doc Cramer CF
19 Fabian Gaffke     RF
  4 Joe Cronin SS
  5 Pinky Higgins 3B
  2 Rick Ferrell C
  7 Buster Mills LF
  1 Mel Almada 1B
12 Wes Ferrell P

Roster

1937 Boston Red Sox
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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 Gene Desautels 96 305 74 .243 0 27
1B Jimmie Foxx 150 569 162 .285 36 127
2B Eric McNair 126 455 133 .292 12 76
SS Joe Cronin 148 570 175 .307 18 110
3B Pinky Higgins 153 570 172 .302 9 106
OF Doc Cramer 133 560 171 .305 0 51
OF Ben Chapman 113 423 130 .307 7 57
OF Buster Mills 123 505 149 .295 7 58

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
Fabian Gaffke 54 184 53 .288 6 34
Dom Dallessandro 68 147 34 .231 0 11
Bobby Doerr 55 147 33 .224 2 14
Moe Berg 47 141 36 .255 0 20
Mel Almada 32 110 26 .236 1 9
Rick Ferrell 18 65 20 .308 1 4
Ski Melillo 26 56 14 .250 0 6
Johnny Peacock 9 32 10 .313 0 6
Stew Bowers 1 0 0 ---- 0 0
Bob Daughters 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
Lefty Grove 32 262.0 17 9 3.02 153
Bobo Newsom 30 207.2 13 10 4.46 127
Wes Ferrell 12 73.1 3 6 7.61 31

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
Jack Wilson 51 221.1 16 10 3.70 137
Johnny Marcum 37 183.2 13 11 4.85 59
Archie McKain 36 137.0 8 8 4.66 66
Rube Walberg 32 104.2 5 7 5.59 46
Fritz Ostermueller 25 86.2 3 7 4.98 29
Joe Gonzales 8 31.0 1 2 4.35 11
Jim Henry 3 15.1 1 0 5.28 8

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
Ted Olson 11 0 0 0 7.24 11
Tommy Thomas 9 0 2 0 4.09 4

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A1 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Doc Prothro
A Hazleton Red Sox New York–Pennsylvania League Specs Toporcer
B Rocky Mount Red Sox Piedmont League Nemo Leibold
C Brockville Blues Canadian–American League Jesse Spring and John Grilli
C Clarksdale Red Sox Cotton States League Red Barnes
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Elizabethton Betsy Red Sox Appalachian League Hobe Brummette
D Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Bi-State League Herb Brett
D Opelousas Indians Evangeline League Harry Strohm
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League Grant Gillis
D Mansfield Red Sox Ohio State League Dewey Stover

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Little Rock, Canton, Mansfield[1]

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007