The 1906 Boston Americans season was the sixth season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 49 wins and 105 losses. The team played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.
|1906 Boston Americans|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||John I. Taylor|
|Manager(s)||Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl|
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The offense was led by Chick Stahl with 51 RBIs and four home runs, and Myron "Moose" Grimshaw with a .290 batting average. The pitching staff was led by Cy Young, who made 39 appearances (34 starts) and pitched 28 complete games with a 13–21 record and 3.19 ERA, while striking out 140 in 287 2⁄3 innings. Jesse Tannehill was the only member of the starting rotation with winning record, at 13–11, while Bill Dinneen had the rotation's lowest ERA, at 2.92.
|Chicago White Sox||93||58||0.616||—||54–23||39–35|
|New York Highlanders||90||61||0.596||3||53–23||37–38|
|St. Louis Browns||76||73||0.510||16||40–34||36–39|
1906 American League Records
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|1906 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||39||287 2⁄3||13||21||3.19||140|
|Bill Dinneen||28||218 2⁄3||8||19||2.92||60|
|George Winter||29||207 2⁄3||6||18||4.12||72|
|Jesse Tannehill||27||196 1⁄3||13||11||3.16||82|
|Norwood Gibson||5||18 2⁄3||0||2||5.30||3|
Robert Andrew "Bob" Peterson (June 16, 1884 – November 27, 1962) was a utility player in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a catcher for the Boston Americans from 1906 through 1907. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 160lb., Peterson batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In a two-season career, Peterson was a .191 hitter (25-for-131) with two home runs and nine RBI in 43 games, including 11 runs, one double, one triple, and one stolen base. He made 40 appearances as a catcher (34), second baseman (3), first baseman (2) and left fielder (1).
Peterson died in Evesham Township, New Jersey on November 27, 1962(1962-11-27) (aged 78)
1906 MLB season by team
|Division championships (10)|
|Wild card berths (7)|