1902 Boston Americans season

1902 Boston Americans season

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The 1902 Boston Americans season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Americans finishing third in the American League with a record of 77 wins and 60 losses.

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

Regular season

Season summary

The Americans finished in third place in the American League, 6½ games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. The Americans were led by Buck Freeman, who hit 11 home runs and drove in 121 runs. Patsy Dougherty, on the other hand, led the team with a .342 average. Their longest winning streak of the season came between July 19 and 28 when they defeated the Chicago White Stockings, St. Louis Browns, and Detroit Tigers until succumbing on the 29th to the Tigers. Their longest losing streak was between July 12 and 18, when they fell to the Philadelphia Athletics and Cleveland Blues, until defeating the Chicago White Stockings on July 19.

Season standings

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Opening Day lineup

Freddy Parent SS
Chick Stahl CF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Buck Freeman RF
Charlie Hickman LF
Candy LaChance 1B
Hobe Ferris 2B
Jack Warner C
Bill Dinneen P

Roster

1902 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
3B Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 108 429 138 .322 6 61
SS Parent, FreddyFreddy Parent 138 567 156 .275 3 62
OF Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 138 564 174 .309 11 121
OF Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 127 508 164 .323 2 58
OF Dougherty, PatsyPatsy Dougherty 108 438 150 .342 0 34

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
Warner, JackJack Warner 65 222 52 .234 0 12

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
Dinneen, BillBill Dinneen 42 371.1 21 21 2.93 136
Hughes, TomTom Hughes 9 49.1 3 3 3.28 15

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
Adkins, DocDoc Adkins 4 20 1 1 4.05 3
Altrock, NickNick Altrock 3 18 0 2 2.00 5
Deininger, PepPep Deininger 2 12 0 0 9.75 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

References

  • 1902 Boston Americans team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1902 Boston Americans season at baseball-almanac.com