1931 Boston Red Sox season

The 1931 Boston Red Sox season was the 31st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished sixth in the American League (AL) with a record of 62 wins and 90 losses.

1931 Boston Red Sox
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Owner(s)J.A. Robert Quinn
Manager(s)Shano Collins
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 107 45 .704 --
New York Yankees 94 59 .614 13½
Washington Senators 92 62 .597 16
Cleveland Indians 78 76 .506 30
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 45
Boston Red Sox 62 90 .408 45
Detroit Tigers 61 93 .396 47
Chicago White Sox 56 97 .366 51½

Record vs. opponents

1931 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–10–1 13–9 12–10 6–16 4–16 8–14 7–15
Chicago 10–12–1 7–15–1 11–11 6–15 3–19 12–10 7–15
Cleveland 9–13 15–7–1 13–9 13–9 4–18 16–6 8–14
Detroit 10–12 11–11 9–13 8–14 4–18 11–11 8–14
New York 16–6 15–6 9–13 14–8 11–11 16–6 13–9–1
Philadelphia 16–4 19–3 18–4 18–4 11–11 14–8 11–11–1
St. Louis 14–8 10–12 6–16 11–11 6–16 8–14 8–14
Washington 15–7 15–7 14–8 14–8 9–13–1 11–11–1 14–8

Opening Day lineup

  4 Rabbit Warstler  SS
12 Russ Scarritt LF
  1 Bill Sweeney 1B
15 Earl Webb RF
  3 Jack Rothrock 3B
  2 Bobby Reeves 2B
14 Tom Oliver CF
  9 Charlie Berry C
31 Wilcy Moore P

Roster

1931 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

This was the first season that the Red Sox wore uniform numbers.[1]

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
2B Rabbit Warstler 66 181 44 .243 0 10

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
Russ Scarritt 10 39 6 .154 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

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

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
Jim Brillheart 11 0 0 0 5.49 7

References

  1. ^ Nevard, David. "The Evocative Power of Mere Cloth Numerals". buffalohead.org. Larry McCray. Retrieved September 24, 2018.

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Gene Rye

Eugene Rudolph Rye [Half-Pint] (November 15, 1906 – January 21, 1980) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1931 season. Listed at 5'6", 165 lb., Rye batted left-handed and threw right-handed. His birth name was Eugene Rudolph Mercantelli, the son of Amedeo Menotti Mercantelli (1866-1950) and Daria "Dora" Frediani (1867-1920). He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rye married Julia Swentko on October 28, 1950.Used as a pinch hitter by Boston, Rye also shared duties at left field with Al Van Camp and Jack Rothrock. In a 17-game career, he posted a .179 batting average (7-for-39) with three runs and one run batted in with no extra-base hits. In 10 outfield appearances, he had 10 putouts and committed an error for a .944 fielding percentage.

Rye hit three home runs in one inning in 1930 for the Waco Cubs of the Texas League. The third home run is considered one of the greatest minor league baseball home runs of all time. When Rye was 29 years old he finished his professional baseball career after his 1936 season.Rye died at the age of 73 in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Howie Storie

Howard Edward Storie [Sponge] (May 15, 1911 – July 27, 1968) was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1931 through 1932 for the Boston Red Sox. Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 175 lb., Storie batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

In a 12-game career, Storie went 2-for-17 for a .200 batting average with two runs and a .286 on-base percentage without extrabases or RBI.

Storie died at the age of 57 in his homeland of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Ollie Marquardt

Albert Ludwig "Ollie" Marquardt (September 22, 1902 – February 7, 1968) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1931 season. Listed at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 156 lb., Marquardt batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Toledo, Ohio.

Marquardt appeared in 17 games for the hapless 1931 Red Sox as a 28-year-old rookie. He was just one of nine second basemen tried by manager Shano Collins, in a team that finished 6th in American League with a 59–93 record. In 15 fielding appearances, Marquardt played at second base (13), shortstop (1) and third, compiling a collective .947 fielding percentage. He was a .179 hitter (7-for-39) with one double, two RBI and four runs without home runs. He later became a successful minor league manager, posting a 293–189 record for the Class-B Cedar Rapids Raiders of the Three-I League from 1939 through 1942 –including three consecutive championship titles (1940–42)–, and leading the 1944 Toledo Mud Hens to a 95–58 finish in the American Association.

Marquardt died in Port Clinton, Ohio at age 65.

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