1936 Boston Bees season

The 1936 Boston Bees season was the 66th season of the franchise. The team finished sixth in the National League with a record of 71–83, 21 games behind the New York Giants. This was their first season under the nickname of Bees, which they would keep until 1940.

1936 Boston Bees
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record71–83 (.461)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)J.A. Robert Quinn
Manager(s)Bill McKechnie
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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Offseason

Near the end of the debacle of the 1935 season, Emil Fuchs gave up his share of the team and retired. Major League Baseball took control of the team to finish out the season and then sold it before the 1936 season began. The new owners put advertisements in the paper asking the public to come up with a new name for the team. Thus, the Boston Bees were born and the team's ballpark was renamed "The Bee Hive."

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 52–26 40–36
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565 5 43–33 44–34
Chicago Cubs 87 67 0.565 5 50–27 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 8 46–30 38–40
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 0.481 18 42–34 32–46
Boston Bees 71 83 0.461 21 35–43 36–40
Brooklyn Dodgers 67 87 0.435 25 37–40 30–47
Philadelphia Phillies 54 100 0.351 38 30–48 24–52

Record vs. opponents

1936 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12–2 6–16 13–9 9–13 12–10 8–14–1 13–9
Brooklyn 12–10–2 7–15 9–13 9–13 12–10 9–13 9–13
Chicago 16–6 15–7 10–12 11–11 16–6 10–12 9–13
Cincinnati 9–13 13–9 12–10 9–13 13–9 8–14 10–12
New York 13–9 13–9 11–11 13–9 17–5 15–7 10–12
Philadelphia 10–12 10–12 6–16 9–13 5–17 7–15 7–15
Pittsburgh 14–8–1 13–9 12–10 14–8 7–15 15–7 9–13–1
St. Louis 9–13 13–9 13–9 12–10 12–10 15–7 13–9–1

Roster

1936 Boston Bees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coach

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 Al Lopez 128 426 103 .242 7 50
2B Tony Cuccinello 150 565 174 .308 7 86
OF Gene Moore 151 637 185 .290 13 67
OF Wally Berger 138 534 154 .288 25 91

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
Tommy Thompson 106 266 76 .286 4 36
Bill Lewis 29 62 19 .306 0 3
Swede Larsen 3 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Ray Benge 21 115 7 9 5.79 32
Guy Bush 15 90.1 4 5 3.39 28
Bob Brown 2 8.1 0 2 5.40 5

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
Bobby Reis 35 138.2 6 5 4.48 25
Bob Smith 35 136 6 7 3.77 36
Ben Cantwell 34 133.1 9 9 3.04 42
Roy Weir 12 57.1 4 3 2.83 29

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
Al Blanche 11 0 1 1 6.19 4
Johnny Babich 3 0 0 0 10.50 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA St. Paul Saints American Association Gabby Street
A1 Knoxville Smokies Southern Association Jesse Petty and Neil Caldwell
D McKeesport Tubers Pennsylvania State Association Ray Ryan

[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Tony Cuccinello page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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