1958 Boston Red Sox
Jackie Jensen named AL MVP
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record79–75 (.513)
League place3rd (13 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Joe Cronin
Manager(s)Pinky Higgins
Local televisionWHDH-TV
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob Murphy, Bill Crowley)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1958 Boston Red Sox season was the 58th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League (AL) with a record of 79 wins and 75 losses, 13 games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees. It would be the last time the Red Sox finished a season above .500, until their "Impossible Dream" season of 1967.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 92 62 0.597 44–33 48–29
Chicago White Sox 82 72 0.532 10 47–30 35–42
Boston Red Sox 79 75 0.513 13 49–28 30–47
Cleveland Indians 77 76 0.503 14½ 42–34 35–42
Detroit Tigers 77 77 0.500 15 43–34 34–43
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 0.484 17½ 46–31 28–48
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 0.474 19 43–34 30–47
Washington Senators 61 93 0.396 31 33–44 28–49


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET KC NY WSH
Baltimore 10–12 9–13–1 10–11 10–12 12–10 8–14 15–7
Boston 12–10 10–12 12–10 10–12 12–10 9–13–1 14–8
Chicago 13–9–1 12–10 12–10 10–12 12–10 7–15 16–6
Cleveland 11–10 10–12 10–12 14–8 10–12 7–15 15–7
Detroit 12–10 12–10 12–10 8–14 12–10 12–10 9–13
Kansas City 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10 10–12 9–13 12–10–2
New York 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 15–7 10–12 13–9 12–10
Washington 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 13–9 10–12–2 10–12


Opening day lineup

24 Don Buddin SS
  3 Pete Runnels 1B
10 Gene Stephens    LF
  4 Jackie Jensen RF
11 Frank Malzone 3B
37 Jimmy Piersall CF
  7 Ken Aspromonte    2B
  8 Pete Daley C
18 Frank Sullivan P

Roster

1958 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 102 328 85 .259 6 35
1B Dick Gernert 122 431 102 .237 20 69
2B Pete Runnels 147 568 183 .322 8 59
SS Don Buddin 136 497 118 .237 12 43
3B Frank Malzone 155 627 185 .295 15 87
LF Ted Williams 129 411 135 .328 26 85
CF Jim Piersall 130 417 99 .237 8 48
RF Jackie Jensen 154 548 157 .286 35 122

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
Gene Stephens 134 270 59 .219 9 25
Lou Berberet 57 167 35 .210 2 18
Ted Lepcio 50 136 27 .199 6 14
Marty Keough 68 118 26 .220 1 9
Billy Klaus 61 88 14 .159 1 7
Billy Consolo 46 72 9 .125 0 5
Pete Daley 27 56 18 .321 2 8
Bill Renna 39 56 15 .268 4 18
Ken Aspromonte 6 16 2 .125 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
Tom Brewer 33 227.1 12 12 3.72 124
Frank Sullivan 32 199.1 13 9 3.57 103
Ike Delock 31 160.0 14 8 3.38 82
Dave Sisler 30 149.1 8 9 4.94 71
Duane Wilson 2 6.1 0 0 5.68 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
Mike Fornieles 37 110.2 4 6 4.96 49
Bob Smith 17 66.2 4 3 3.78 43
Ted Bowsfield 16 65.2 4 2 3.84 38
Bill Monbouquette 10 54.1 3 4 3.31 30
Frank Baumann 10 52.1 2 2 4.47 31
Willard Nixon 10 43.1 1 7 6.02 15

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
Murray Wall 52 8 9 9 3.62 53
Leo Kiely 47 5 2 12 3.00 26
Bud Byerly 18 1 2 0 1.78 16
Al Schroll 5 0 0 0 4.50 7
Bob Porterfield 2 0 0 0 4.50 1
Jerry Casale 2 0 0 0 0.00 3
George Susce 2 0 0 0 18.00 0

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Gene Mauch
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Sheriff Robinson
A Allentown Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
B Raleigh Capitals Carolina League Len Okrie
D Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Ken Deal
D Lexington Red Sox Nebraska State League Jack Kaiser
D Corning Red Sox New York–Penn League Elmer Yoter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Waterloo
Source:[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Norm Zauchin page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  5. ^ Boston Red Sox Press-Radio-TV Guide. January 23, 1958. p. 2. Retrieved March 13, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.