1954 Boston Red Sox Season
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1954 Boston Red Sox Season

1954 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record69-85 (.448)
League place4th (42 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 Murphy,[1] Tom Hussey)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1954 Boston Red Sox season was the 54th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 69 wins and 85 losses, 42 games behind the Cleveland Indians.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 111 43 0.721 -- 59-18 52-25
New York Yankees 103 51 0.669 8 54-23 49-28
Chicago White Sox 94 60 0.610 17 45-32 49-28
Boston Red Sox 69 85 0.448 42 38-39 31-46
Detroit Tigers 68 86 0.442 43 35-42 33-44
Washington Senators 66 88 0.429 45 37-41 29-47
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 0.351 57 32-45 22-55
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 0.331 60 29-47 22-56


Record vs. opponents

1954 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET NYY PHA WSH
Baltimore -- 11-11 7-15 3-19 8-14 5-17 10-12 10-12
Boston 11-11 -- 5-17 2-20-2 14-8 9-13 15-7 13-9
Chicago 15-7 17-5 -- 11-11 12-10-1 7-15 17-5 15-7
Cleveland 19-3 20-2-2 11-11 -- 14-8 11-11 18-4 18-4
Detroit 14-8 8-14 10-12-1 8-14 -- 6-16 13-9 9-13
New York 17-5 13-9 15-7 11-11 16-6 -- 18-4-1 13-9
Philadelphia 12-10 7-15 5-17 4-18 9-13 4-18-1 -- 10-12-1
Washington 12-10 9-13 7-15 4-18 13-9 9-13 12-10-1 --


Opening Day lineup

  8 Billy Consolo 2B
37 Jimmy Piersall     CF
30 Jackie Jensen RF
  1 George Kell 3B
10 Billy Goodman     LF
  3 Dick Gernert 1B
22 Sammy White C
  5 Ted Lepcio SS
17 Mel Parnell P

Roster

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 137 493 139 .282 14 75
1B Harry Agganis 132 434 109 .251 11 57
2B Ted Lepcio 116 398 102 .256 8 45
SS Milt Bolling 113 370 92 .249 6 36
3B Grady Hatton 99 302 85 .281 5 33
LF Ted Williams 117 386 133 .345 29 89
CF Jackie Jensen 152 580 160 .276 25 117
RF Jimmy Piersall 133 474 135 .285 8 38

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 127 489 148 .303 1 36
Billy Consolo 91 242 55 .227 1 11
Karl Olson 101 227 59 .260 1 20
Sam Mele 42 132 42 .318 7 23
Charlie Maxwell 74 104 26 .250 0 5
George Kell 26 93 24 .258 0 10
Mickey Owen 32 68 16 .235 1 11
Don Lenhardt 44 66 18 .273 3 17
Del Wilber 24 61 8 .131 1 7
Dick Gernert 14 23 6 .261 0 1
Floyd Baker 21 20 4 .200 0 3
Hoot Evers 6 8 0 .000 0 0
Guy Morton Jr. 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
Frank Sullivan 36 206.1 15 12 3.14 124
Willard Nixon 31 199.2 11 12 4.06 102
Tom Brewer 33 162.2 10 9 4.65 69
Leo Kiely 28 131 5 8 3.50 59
Mel Parnell 19 92.1 3 7 3.70 38

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
Bill Henry 24 95.2 3 7 4.52 38
Russ Kemmerer 19 75.1 5 3 3.82 37
Tex Clevenger 23 67.2 2 4 4.79 43

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 48 8 8 15 3.62 67
Hal Brown 40 1 8 0 4.12 66
Sid Hudson 33 3 4 5 4.42 27
Tom Hurd 16 2 0 1 3.03 14
Tom Herrin 14 1 2 0 7.31 8
Bill Werle 14 0 1 0 4.38 14
Joe Dobson 2 0 0 0 6.75 1

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville, Albany, Bluefield, Corning[2]

References

  1. ^ Ed Costello. "Murphy of Tulsa to Assist Gowdy on Radio-TV During Red Sox Games." Boston Herald, 21 January 1954, p. 23.
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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