1945 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record71–83 (.461)
League place7th (17+12 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWNAC
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey, George Hartrick)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1945 Boston Red Sox season was the 45th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished seventh in the American League (AL) with a record of 71 wins and 83 losses, 17+12 games behind the Detroit Tigers, who went on to win the 1945 World Series.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 88 65 0.575 50–26 38–39
Washington Senators 87 67 0.565 46–31 41–36
St. Louis Browns 81 70 0.536 6 47–27 34–43
New York Yankees 81 71 0.533 48–28 33–43
Cleveland Indians 73 72 0.503 11 44–33 29–39
Chicago White Sox 71 78 0.477 15 44–29 27–49
Boston Red Sox 71 83 0.461 17½ 42–35 29–48
Philadelphia Athletics 52 98 0.347 34½ 39–35 13–63


Record vs. opponents


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


Opening Day lineup

16 Ben Steiner 2B
 2 Catfish Metkovich 1B
15 Pete Fox RF
 8 Bob Johnson     LF
  4 Joe Cronin 3B
11 Leon Culberson CF
 6 Skeeter Newsome     SS
26 Fred Walters C
31 Rex Cecil P

Roster

1945 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 Bob Garbark 68 199 52 .261 0 17
1B George Metkovich 138 539 140 .260 5 62
2B Skeeter Newsome 125 438 127 .290 1 48
SS Eddie Lake 133 473 132 .279 11 51
3B Jackie Tobin 84 278 70 .252 0 21
OF Leon Culberson 97 331 91 .275 6 45
OF Johnny Lazor 101 335 104 .310 5 45
OF Bob Johnson 143 529 148 .280 12 74

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
Tom McBride 100 344 105 .305 1 47
Ben Steiner 78 304 78 .257 3 20
Pete Fox 66 208 51 .245 0 20
Ty LaForest 52 204 51 .250 2 16
Dolph Camilli 63 198 42 .212 2 19
Jim Bucher 52 151 34 .225 0 11
Billy Holm 58 135 25 .185 0 9
Fred Walters 40 93 16 .172 0 5
Red Steiner 26 59 12 .203 0 4
Frankie Pytlak 9 17 2 .118 0 0
Loyd Christopher 8 14 4 .286 0 4
Joe Cronin 3 8 3 .375 0 1
Nick Polly 4 7 1 .143 0 1
Lou Finney 2 2 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
Dave Ferriss 35 264.2 21 10 2.96 94
Jim Wilson 23 144.1 6 8 3.30 50
Emmett O'Neill 24 141.2 8 11 5.15 55
Randy Heflin 20 102.0 4 10 4.06 39
Otey Clark 12 82.0 4 4 3.07 20
Rex Cecil 7 45.0 2 5 5.20 30
Joe Bowman 3 11.2 0 2 9.26 0
Clem Dreisewerd 2 9.2 0 1 4.66 3

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
Clem Hausmann 31 125.0 5 7 5.04 30
Mike Ryba 34 123.0 7 6 2.49 44
Pinky Woods 24 107.1 4 7 4.19 36
Vic Johnson 26 85.1 6 4 4.01 21
Yank Terry 12 56.2 0 4 4.13 28
Oscar Judd 2 6.1 0 1 8.53 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 37 4 3 3 2.62 35

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Louisville Colonels American Association Nemo Leibold
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Elmer Yoter
B Roanoke Red Sox Piedmont League Eddie Popowski
C Durham Bulls Carolina League Floyd "Pat" Patterson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville[4]

References

  1. ^ Tom Poholsky page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 136, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.193, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007