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|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||John I. Taylor|
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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 2⁄3 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 2⁄3 innings.
|Chicago White Sox||92||60||0.605||2||50–29||42–31|
|New York Highlanders||71||78||0.477||21½||40–35||31–43|
|St. Louis Browns||54||99||0.353||40½||34–42||20–57|
1905 American League Records
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|1905 Boston Americans|
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Cy Young||38||320 2⁄3||18||19||1.82||210|
|Jesse Tannehill||37||271 2⁄3||22||9||2.48||113|
|George Winter||35||264 1⁄3||16||17||2.96||119|
|Bill Dinneen||31||243 2⁄3||12||14||3.73||97|
|Ed Barry||7||40 2⁄3||1||2||2.88||18|
|Ed Hughes||6||33 1⁄3||3||2||4.59||8|
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.
1905 MLB season by team
|Division championships (10)|
|Wild card berths (7)|