1919 Boston Red Sox season

1919 Boston Red Sox season

The 1919 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 66 wins and 71 losses.

Regular season

Babe Ruth had his breakout offensive season in 1919, having been converted into an outfielder. He set a major league record with 29 home runs and also led the league in runs batted in and runs scored. Ruth also made 15 pitching starts, going 9-5 with a 2.97 earned run average.

Season standings


Opening Day lineup

Harry Hooper RF
Jack Barry 2B
Amos Strunk CF
Babe Ruth LF
Stuffy McInnis 1B
Ossie Vitt 3B
Everett Scott SS
Wally Schang C
Carl Mays P

Roster

1919 Boston Red Sox
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
C Schang, WallyWally Schang 113 330 101 .306 0 55
1B McInnis, StuffyStuffy McInnis 120 440 134 .305 1 58
2B Shannon, RedRed Shannon 80 290 75 .259 0 17
3B Vitt, OssieOssie Vitt 133 469 114 .243 0 40
SS Scott, EverettEverett Scott 138 507 141 .278 0 38
LF Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 130 432 139 .322 29 114
CF Roth, BraggoBraggo Roth 63 227 58 .256 0 23
RF Hooper, HarryHarry Hooper 128 491 131 .267 3 49

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
Strunk, AmosAmos Strunk 48 184 50 .272 0 17
Barry, JackJack Barry 31 108 26 .241 0 2
McNeil, NormNorm McNeil 5 9 3 .333 0 1

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
Jones, SamSam Jones 35 245 12 20 3.75 67
Pennock, HerbHerb Pennock 32 219 16 8 2.71 70
Mays, CarlCarl Mays 21 146 5 11 2.47 53
Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 17 133.1 9 5 2.97 30

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
Caldwell, RayRay Caldwell 18 86.1 7 4 3.96 23
James, BillBill James 13 72.2 3 5 4.09 12
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 3 9 0 0 5.00 3

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
Dumont, GeorgeGeorge Dumont 13 0 4 0 4.33 12
Winn, GeorgeGeorge Winn 3 0 0 0 7.71 0

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Sam Jones

  • #2 losses (20)

Babe Ruth

  • #1 home runs (29)
  • #1 runs batted in (114)
  • #1 runs scored (103)
  • #1 on-base percentage (.456)
  • #1 slugging percentage (.657)

Wally Schang

  • #2 on-base percentage (.436)

External links

  • 1919 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1919 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com