1944 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record77–77 (.500)
League place4th (12 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWAAB
(Jim Britt)
WNAC
(Tom Hussey)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1944 Boston Red Sox season was the 44th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 77 wins and 77 losses, 12 games behind the St. Louis Browns.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Browns 89 65 0.578 54–23 35–42
Detroit Tigers 88 66 0.571 1 43–34 45–32
New York Yankees 83 71 0.539 6 47–31 36–40
Boston Red Sox 77 77 0.500 12 47–30 30–47
Cleveland Indians 72 82 0.468 17 39–38 33–44
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 0.468 17 39–37 33–45
Chicago White Sox 71 83 0.461 18 41–36 30–47
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 25 40–37 24–53


Record vs. opponents


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


Opening Day lineup

26 Skeeter Newsome     SS
 2 Catfish Metkovich 1B
19 Ford Garrison RF
 8 Bob Johnson     LF
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  5 Jim Tabor 3B
11 Leon Culberson CF
 6 Roy Partee C
18 Yank Terry P

Roster

1944 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Roy Partee 89 280 68 .243 2 41
1B Lou Finney 68 251 72 .287 0 32
2B Bobby Doerr 125 468 152 .325 15 81
SS Skeeter Newsome 136 472 114 .242 0 41
3B Jim Tabor 116 438 125 .285 13 72
OF George Metkovich 134 549 152 .277 9 59
OF Bob Johnson 144 525 170 .324 17 106
OF Pete Fox 121 496 156 .315 1 64

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
Leon Culberson 75 282 67 .238 2 21
Jim Bucher 80 277 76 .274 4 31
Hal Wagner 66 223 74 .332 1 38
Tom McBride 71 216 53 .245 0 24
Joe Cronin 76 191 46 .241 5 28
Eddie Lake 57 126 26 .206 0 8
Ford Garrison 13 49 12 .245 0 2
Bill Conroy 19 47 10 .213 0 4
Johnny Lazor 16 24 2 .083 0 0
Johnny Peacock 4 4 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
Tex Hughson 28 203.1 18 5 2.26 112
Joe Bowman 26 168.1 12 8 4.81 53
Emmett O'Neill 28 151.2 6 11 4.63 68
Rex Cecil 11 61.0 4 5 5.16 33
Clem Dreisewerd 7 48.2 2 4 4.07 9
Stan Partenheimer 1 1.0 0 0 18.00 0

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
Pinky Woods 38 170.2 4 8 3.27 56
Mike Ryba 42 138.0 12 7 3.33 50
Clem Hausmann 32 137.0 4 7 3.42 43
Yank Terry 27 132.2 6 10 4.21 30
Oscar Judd 9 30.0 1 1 3.60 9
Vic Johnson 7 27.1 0 3 6.26 7
Joe Wood 3 9.2 0 1 6.52 5

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
Frank Barrett 38 8 7 8 3.69 80
Eddie Lake 6 0 0 0 4.19 7
Lou Lucier 3 0 0 0 5.06 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Louisville Colonels American Association Nemo Leibold
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Heinie Manush
B Roanoke Red Sox Piedmont League Eddie Popowski
D Middletown Red Sox Ohio State League Red Barnes

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville[2]

References

  1. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007