1951 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record87–67 (.565)
League place3rd (11 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Joe Cronin
Manager(s)Steve O'Neill
Local televisionWBZ-TV, Ch. 4, and WNAC-TV, Ch. 7
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob DeLaney, Tom Hussey)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1951 Boston Red Sox season was the 51st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League (AL) with a record of 87 wins and 67 losses, 11 games behind the New York Yankees, who went on to win the 1951 World Series.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 56–22 42–34
Cleveland Indians 93 61 0.604 5 53–24 40–37
Boston Red Sox 87 67 0.565 11 50–25 37–42
Chicago White Sox 81 73 0.526 17 39–38 42–35
Detroit Tigers 73 81 0.474 25 36–41 37–40
Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 0.455 28 38–41 32–43
Washington Senators 62 92 0.403 36 32–44 30–48
St. Louis Browns 52 102 0.338 46 24–53 28–49


Record vs. opponents

1951 American League Records

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


Opening Day lineup

  7 Dom DiMaggio     CF
10 Billy Goodman RF
  9 Ted Williams LF
  5 Vern Stephens SS
  3 Walt Dropo 3B
  1 Bobby Doerr 2B
  4 Lou Boudreau SS
11 Buddy Rosar C
15 Bill Wight P

Roster

1951 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 Les Moss 71 202 40 .198 3 26
1B Walt Dropo 99 360 86 .239 11 57
2B Bobby Doerr 106 402 116 .289 13 73
SS Johnny Pesky 131 480 150 .313 3 41
3B Vern Stephens 109 377 113 .300 17 78
OF Ted Williams 148 531 169 .318 30 126
OF Dom DiMaggio 146 639 189 .296 12 72
OF Clyde Vollmer 115 386 97 .251 22 85

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 Goodman 141 546 162 .297 0 50
Lou Boudreau 82 273 73 .267 5 47
Buddy Rosar 58 170 39 .229 1 13
Fred Hatfield 80 163 28 .172 2 14
Charlie Maxwell 49 80 15 .188 3 12
Aaron Robinson 26 74 15 .203 2 7
Tom Wright 28 63 14 .222 1 9
Mike Guerra 10 32 5 .156 0 2
Matt Batts 11 29 4 .138 0 2
Al Evans 12 24 3 .125 0 2
Mel Hoderlein 9 14 5 .357 0 1
Norm Zauchin 5 12 2 .167 0 0
Sammy White 4 11 2 .182 0 0
Al Richter 5 11 1 .091 0 0
Bob DiPietro 4 11 1 .091 0 0
Karl Olson 5 10 1 .100 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
Mel Parnell 36 221 18 11 3.26 77
Chuck Stobbs 34 170 10 9 4.76 75
Leo Kiely 17 113.1 7 7 3.34 46
Harley Hisner 1 6 0 1 4.50 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
Ray Scarborough 37 184 12 9 5.09 71
Mickey McDermott 34 172 8 8 3.35 127
Willard Nixon 33 125 7 4 4.90 70
Bill Wight 34 118.1 7 7 5.10 38
Harry Taylor 31 81.1 4 9 5.75 22

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
Ellis Kinder 63 11 2 16 2.55 84
Walt Masterson 30 3 0 2 3.34 39
Bill Evans 9 0 0 0 4.11 3
Paul Hinrichs 4 0 0 0 21.60 1
Ben Flowers 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Pinky Higgins
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Red Marion
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Jack Burns
B Roanoke Ro-Sox Piedmont League Wally Millies
C San Jose Red Sox California League Marv Owen
C Oneonta Red Sox Canadian–American League Owen Scheetz
D High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms North Carolina State League Jim Gruzdis
D Marion Red Sox Ohio–Indiana League Elmer Yoter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Birmingham, Oneonta, High Point-Thomasville, Marion[3]

References

  1. ^ Joe DeMaestri page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007