1905 Boston Americans season

The 1905 Boston Americans season was the fifth season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 78 wins and 74 losses. The team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

1905 Boston Americans
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Owner(s)John I. Taylor
Manager(s)Jimmy Collins
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Jimmy Collins
Boston Americans manager Jimmy Collins

Offseason

Regular season

Statistical leaders

The offense was led by Jimmy Collins with 65 RBIs and a .276 batting average, and Hobe Ferris with six home runs. The pitching staff was led by Cy Young, who made 38 appearances (33 starts) and pitched 31 complete games with an 18–19 record and 1.82 ERA, while striking out 210 in ​320 23 innings; and Jesse Tannehill, with 37 appearances (32 starts) and 27 complete games with a 22–9 record and 2.48 ERA, with 113 strikeouts in ​271 23 innings.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 92 56 0.622 51–22 41–34
Chicago White Sox 92 60 0.605 2 50–29 42–31
Detroit Tigers 79 74 0.516 15½ 45–30 34–44
Boston Americans 78 74 0.513 16 44–32 34–42
Cleveland Naps 76 78 0.494 19 41–36 35–42
New York Highlanders 71 78 0.477 21½ 40–35 31–43
Washington Senators 64 87 0.424 29½ 33–42 31–45
St. Louis Browns 54 99 0.353 40½ 34–42 20–57

The team had one game end in a tie; June 22 vs. Chicago White Sox.[3] Tie games are not counted in league standings, but player statistics during tie games are counted.[5]

Record vs. opponents

1905 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 6–16–1 14–8 10–12 13–8 7–15 15–7 13–8
Chicago 16–6–1 13–9 11–11–1 15–7–1 9–12–1 14–7–1 14–8–1
Cleveland 8–14 9–13 12–10 12–10 7–15 14–8–1 14–8
Detroit 12–10 11–11–1 10–12 13–8 9–13 13–9 11–11
New York 8–13 7–15–1 10–12 8–13 8–11–1 15–7 15–7–1
Philadelphia 15–7 12–9–1 15–7 13–9 11–8–1 15–7–1 11–9–1
St. Louis 7–15 7–14–1 8–14–1 9–13 7–15 7–15–1 9–13
Washington 8–13 8–14–1 8–14 11–11 7–15–1 9–11–1 13–9

Opening Day lineup

Jesse Burkett LF
Freddy Parent SS
Chick Stahl CF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Buck Freeman RF
Candy LaChance 1B
Hobe Ferris 2B
Duke Farrell C
Cy Young P

Source:[6][7]

Roster

1905 Boston Americans
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Starters by position

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Lou Criger 109 313 62 .198 1 36
1B Moose Grimshaw 85 285 68 .239 4 35
2B Hobe Ferris 142 523 115 .220 6 59
SS Freddy Parent 153 602 141 .234 0 33
3B Jimmy Collins 131 508 140 .276 4 65
OF Jesse Burkett 148 573 147 .257 4 47
OF Kip Selbach 121 418 103 .246 4 47
OF Chick Stahl 134 500 129 .258 0 47

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Buck Freeman 130 455 109 240 3 49
John Godwin 15 43 14 .326 0 10
Yip Owens 1 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cy Young 38 320 23 18 19 1.82 210
Jesse Tannehill 37 271 23 22 9 2.48 113
George Winter 35 264 13 16 17 2.96 119
Bill Dinneen 31 243 23 12 14 3.73 97
Norwood Gibson 23 134 4 7 3.69 67

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ed Barry 7 40 23 1 2 2.88 18
Ed Hughes 6 33 13 3 2 4.59 8
Hank Olmsted 3 25 1 2 3.24 6
Joe Harris 3 23 1 2 2.35 14

References

  1. ^ George Stone at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Murnane, T. H. (March 14, 1905). "With 18 Men. Collins Begins Practice at Macon, Ga". The Boston Globe. p. 5. Retrieved November 11, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "The 1905 Boston Americans Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Without a Safe Hit. Dineen Shuts Out Sox". The Boston Globe. September 28, 1905. p. 3. Retrieved November 13, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Tie". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "American League. Athletics Won". The Scranton Republican. April 15, 1905. p. 1. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Box Score". The Boston Globe. April 15, 1905. p. 8. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.

Externals links

Art McGovern

Arthur John McGovern (February 27, 1882 – November 14, 1915) was a reserve catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Americans during the 1905 season. Listed at 5' 10", 160 lb., McGovern batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

In a 15-game career, McGovern was a .114 hitter (5-for-44) with one run, one double and one RBI. He did not hit any home runs. In 15 catching appearances, he committed four errors in 82 chances for a .951 fielding percentage.

McGovern died in Danvers, Massachusetts at age 33.

Hank Olmsted

Henry Theodore Olmsted (January 12, 1879 – January 6, 1969) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Americans during the 1905 season. Listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 147 lb., Olmsted batted and threw right-handed. A native of Sac Bay, Michigan, he attended University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University. He later played for the Denver Grizzlies in the Western League.Olmsted posted a 1–2 record with a 3.24 ERA in three appearances, including three complete games, six strikeouts, 12 walks, 18 hits allowed, and 25.0 innings of work.

Olmsted died in Bradenton, Florida at age 89.

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