1901 Boston Americans season

1901 Boston Americans season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1901 Boston Americans season was a season in American baseball. It was the first for the franchise which eventually became known as the Boston Red Sox, being the first season of play for the American League. It resulted in the Americans finishing second in the AL with a record of 79 wins and 57 losses, 4 games behind the Chicago White Stockings.

The team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Season summary

The Americans were led by Buck Freeman, who hit 12 home runs and drove in 114 runs while leading the team with a .339 average. Their longest winning streak of the season came between June 14 and 22 when they defeated the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Stockings, and Cleveland Blues until succumbing on the 23rd to the Blues. Their longest losing streak was between May 11 and 16, when they fell to the Washington Senators and Baltimore Orioles, until defeating the O's on May 17.

Regular season

Season standings

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Opening Day lineup

Tommy Dowd LF
Charlie Hemphill RF
Chick Stahl CF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Buck Freeman 1B
Freddy Parent SS
Hobe Ferris 2B
Lou Criger C
Win Kellum P

Roster

1901 Boston Americans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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
1B Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 129 490 166 .339 12 114
3B Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 138 564 187 .332 6 94

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

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
Beville, BenBen Beville 2 9 0 2 4.00 1

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

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

References

  • 1901 Boston Americans team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1901 Boston Americans season at baseball-almanac.com