1941 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–70 (.545)
League place2nd (17 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWAAB
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
StatsESPN.com
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The 1941 Boston Red Sox season was the 41st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League (AL) with a record of 84 wins and 70 losses, 17 games behind the New York Yankees, who went on to win the 1941 World Series.

The Red Sox featured five future Hall of Famers: player-manager Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, and Ted Williams.

Offseason

Regular season

Williams was one of the biggest stories of the 1941 major league season, becoming, as of 2019, the last player to bat .400 (batting .406) in a full season. He led an offense that scored the most runs of any major league team. During the season, Williams reached base safely in 69 consecutive games.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 101 53 0.656 51–26 50–27
Boston Red Sox 84 70 0.545 17 47–30 37–40
Chicago White Sox 77 77 0.500 24 38–39 39–38
Cleveland Indians 75 79 0.487 26 42–35 33–44
Detroit Tigers 75 79 0.487 26 43–34 32–45
St. Louis Browns 70 84 0.455 31 40–37 30–47
Washington Senators 70 84 0.455 31 40–37 30–47
Philadelphia Athletics 64 90 0.416 37 36–41 28–49


Record vs. opponents


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


Opening Day lineup

  7 Dom DiMaggio     CF
  8 Lou Finney RF
12 Pete Fox LF
  3 Jimmie Foxx 1B
  4 Joe Cronin SS
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  5 Jim Tabor 3B
  2 Frankie Pytlak     C
10 Lefty Grove P

Roster

1941 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 Frankie Pytlak 106 336 91 .271 2 39
1B Jimmie Foxx 135 487 146 .300 19 105
2B Bobby Doerr 132 500 141 .282 16 93
SS Joe Cronin 143 518 161 .311 16 95
3B Jim Tabor 126 498 139 .279 16 101
OF Ted Williams 143 456 185 .406 37 120
OF Lou Finney 127 497 143 .288 4 53
OF Dom DiMaggio 144 584 165 .283 8 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
Pete Fox 73 268 81 .302 0 31
Johnny Peacock 79 261 74 .284 0 27
Skeeter Newsome 93 227 51 .225 2 17
Stan Spence 86 203 47 .232 2 28
Al Flair 10 30 6 .200 0 2
Odell Hale 12 24 5 .208 1 1
Tom Carey 25 21 4 .190 0 2
Paul Campbell 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
Dick Newsome 36 213.2 19 10 4.13 58
Charlie Wagner 29 187.1 12 8 3.07 51
Lefty Grove 21 134.0 7 7 4.37 54
Earl Johnson 17 93.2 4 5 4.52 46

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
Joe Dobson 27 134.1 12 9 4.49 69
Jack Wilson 27 116.1 4 13 5.03 55
Tex Hughson 12 61.0 5 3 4.13 22
Emerson Dickman 9 31.0 1 1 6.39 16
Woody Rich 2 3.2 0 0 17.18 4

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
Mike Ryba 40 7 3 6 4.46 54
Bill Fleming 16 1 1 1 3.92 20
Nels Potter 10 2 0 0 4.50 6
Oscar Judd 7 0 0 1 8.76 5
Herb Hash 4 1 0 1 5.40 3

Awards and honors

All-Stars

League top five finishers

Dom DiMaggio

Dick Newsome

Charlie Wagner

Ted Williams

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Louisville Colonels American Association Bill Burwell
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Nemo Leibold
B Greensboro Red Sox Piedmont League Heinie Manush
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Bi-State League Elmer Yoter
D Centreville Red Sox Eastern Shore League Ed Walls and Eddie Popowski
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Hughie Wise

Source:[4]

References

  1. ^ Virgil Stallcup page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 44, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  3. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 36, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007