1952 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–78 (.494)
League place6th (19 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Joe Cronin
Manager(s)Lou Boudreau
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 1952 Boston Red Sox season was the 52nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished sixth in the American League (AL) with a record of 76 wins and 78 losses, 19 games behind the New York Yankees, who went on to win the 1952 World Series.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 95 59 0.617 49–28 46–31
Cleveland Indians 93 61 0.604 2 49–28 44–33
Chicago White Sox 81 73 0.526 14 44–33 37–40
Philadelphia Athletics 79 75 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Washington Senators 78 76 0.506 17 42–35 36–41
Boston Red Sox 76 78 0.494 19 50–27 26–51
St. Louis Browns 64 90 0.416 31 42–35 22–55
Detroit Tigers 50 104 0.325 45 32–45 18–59


Record vs. opponents


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


Opening Day lineup

  7 Dom DiMaggio     CF
  6 Johnny Pesky 3B
  9 Ted Williams LF
  3 Walt Dropo 1B
37 Faye Throneberry     RF
  2 Jimmy Piersall SS
17 Mel Parnell P
12 Ted Lepcio 2B
11 Gus Niarhos C

Notable transactions

Roster

1952 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 Sammy White 115 381 107 .281 10 49
1B Dick Gernert 102 367 89 .243 19 67
2B Billy Goodman 138 513 157 .306 4 56
SS Johnny Lipon 79 234 48 .205 0 18
3B George Kell 75 276 88 .319 6 40
OF Faye Throneberry 98 310 80 .258 5 23
OF Hoot Evers 106 401 105 .262 14 59
OF Dom DiMaggio 128 486 143 .294 6 33

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
Vern Stephens 92 295 75 .254 7 44
Ted Lepcio 84 274 72 .263 5 26
Clyde Vollmer 90 250 66 .264 11 50
Jim Piersall 56 161 43 .267 1 16
Del Wilber 47 135 36 .267 3 23
Walt Dropo 37 132 35 .265 6 27
Don Lenhardt 30 105 31 .295 7 24
Johnny Pesky 25 67 10 .149 0 2
George Schmees 42 64 13 .203 0 3
Al Zarilla 21 60 11 .183 2 8
Gus Niarhos 29 58 6 .103 0 4
Gene Stephens 21 53 12 .226 0 5
Archie Wilson 18 38 10 .263 0 2
Milt Bolling 11 36 8 .222 1 3
Fred Hatfield 19 25 8 .320 1 3
Ken Wood 15 20 2 .100 0 0
Charlie Maxwell 8 15 1 .067 0 0
Ted Williams 6 10 4 .400 1 3
Paul Lehner 3 3 2 .667 0 2
Lou Boudreau 4 2 0 .000 0 2
Hal Bevan 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Len Okrie 1 1 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
Mel Parnell 33 214.0 12 12 3.62 107
Mickey McDermott 30 162.0 10 9 3.72 117
Sid Hudson 21 134.1 7 9 3.62 50

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
Dizzy Trout 26 133.2 9 8 3.64 57
Dick Brodowski 20 114.2 5 5 4.40 42
Willard Nixon 23 103.2 5 4 4.86 50
Ellis Kinder 23 97.2 5 6 2.58 50
Ike Delock 39 95.0 4 9 4.26 46
Ray Scarborough 28 76.2 1 5 4.81 29
Bill Henry 13 76.2 5 4 3.87 23
Bill Wight 10 24.1 2 1 2.96 5
Hersh Freeman 4 13.2 1 0 3.29 5
James Atkins 3 10.1 0 1 3.48 2
Harry Taylor 2 10.0 1 0 1.80 1
Walt Masterson 5 9.1 1 1 11.57 3
George Schmees 2 6.0 0 0 3.00 2

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
Al Benton 24 4 3 6 2.39 20
Ralph Brickner 14 3 1 1 2.18 9
Randy Gumpert 10 1 0 1 4.12 6

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Pinky Higgins
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Al Vincent and Red Mathis
A Albany Senators Eastern League Jack Burns
B Roanoke Ro-Sox Piedmont League Owen Scheetz
C San Jose Red Sox California League Red Marion
D High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms North Carolina State League Jim Gruzdis

References