1934 Boston Red Sox season

The 1934 Boston Red Sox season was the 34th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 76 wins and 76 losses.

1934 Boston Red Sox
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Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Bucky Harris
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 101 53 .656 --
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 7
Cleveland Indians 85 69 .552 16
Boston Red Sox 76 76 .500 24
Philadelphia Athletics 68 82 .453 31
St. Louis Browns 67 85 .441 33
Washington Senators 66 86 .434 34
Chicago White Sox 53 99 .349 47

Record vs. opponents

1934 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–10 7–15 8–14 10–12 12–9 14–8 14–8–1
Chicago 10–11 8–14 5–17 5–17 9–13 7–14–1 9–13
Cleveland 15–7 14–8 6–16 11–11 13–9 15–7 11–11
Detroit 14–8 17–5 16–6 12–10 12–10 15–7 15–7
New York 12–10 17–5 11–11 10–12 15–7 17–5 12–10
Philadelphia 9–12 13–9 9–13 10–12 7–15 9–12–1 11–9–2
St. Louis 8–14 14–7–1 7–15 7–15 5–17 12–9–1 14–8
Washington 8–14–1 13–9 11–11 7–15 10–12 9–11–2 8–14

Opening Day lineup

  1 Chalmer Cissell 2B
20 Lyn Lary SS
25 Eddie Morgan 1B
 4 Roy Johnson LF
  5 Carl Reynolds CF
  7 Rick Ferrell C
22 Dick Porter RF
  8 Billy Werber 3B
11 Gordon Rhodes   P

Roster

1934 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
C Rick Ferrell 132 437 130 .297 1 48
1B Ed Morgan 138 528 141 .267 3 79
2B Bill Cissell 102 416 111 .267 4 44
3B Billy Werber 152 623 200 .321 11 67
SS Lyn Lary 129 419 101 .241 2 54
OF Roy Johnson 143 569 182 .320 7 119
OF Carl Reynolds 113 413 125 .303 4 86
OF Moose Solters 101 365 109 .299 7 58

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
Max Bishop 97 253 66 .261 1 22
Skinny Graham 13 47 11 .234 0 3

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
Wes Ferrell 26 181 14 5 3.63 87
George Hockette 3 27.1 2 1 1.65 14

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
Lefty Grove 22 109.1 8 8 6.50 43
Rube Walberg 30 104.2 6 7 4.04 38

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
Herb Pennock 30 2 0 1 3.05 16

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Roger Peckinpaugh
A Reading Red Sox New York–Pennsylvania League Nemo Leibold
B Columbia Sandlappers/Asheville Tourists Piedmont League Bill Laval and Possum Whitted
C Joplin Miners Western Association Wally Schang

Columbia franchise transferred and renamed, June 7, 1934[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Lefty Grove page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

Al Niemiec

Alfred Joseph Niemiec (May 18, 1911 – October 29, 1995) was an American baseball second basemen and shortstop who played two seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1934 and 1936, for the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Athletics, respectively. Listed at 5' 11", 158 lb., Niemiec batted and threw right-handed. A native of Meriden, Connecticut, he attended College of the Holy Cross from 1931-1933. He is also famous for a precedent-setting legal case about returning veterans of World War II.

Freddie Muller

Frederick William Muller (December 21, 1907 – October 20, 1976) was an infielder in Major League Baseball. Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 170 lb., Muller batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Newark, California, son of German immigrants George and Mary Muller.Muller was a utility player who played for the Boston Red Sox in parts of two seasons. Used as a backup second baseman for Johnny Hodapp (1933) and Bill Cissell (1934), Muller hit a .184 batting average (9-for-49) with seven runs and three RBI in 17 games, including one double, one triple, and one stolen base with no home runs.

Muller died at the age of 68 in Davis, California.

Joe Mulligan

Joseph Ignatius Mulligan (July 31, 1913 – June 5, 1986) nicknamed "Big Joe", was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1934 season. Listed at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 210 lb., Mulligan batted and threw right-handed. A native of Weymouth, Massachusetts, he attended College of the Holy Cross.

In one season career, Mulligan posted a 1–0 record with 13 strikeouts and a 3.63 ERA in 14 appearances, including two starts, one complete game and 44⅔ innings of work.

Mulligan died at the age of 72 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

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