1937 Boston Red Sox season

The 1937 Boston Red Sox season was the 37th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fifth in the American League (AL) with a record of 80 wins and 72 losses.

1937 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Eddie Collins
Manager(s)Joe Cronin
Local radioWAAB
(Fred Hoey)
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 102 52 .662 --
Detroit Tigers 89 65 .578 13
Chicago White Sox 86 68 .558 16
Cleveland Indians 83 71 .539 19
Boston Red Sox 80 72 .526 21
Washington Senators 73 80 .477 28½
Philadelphia Athletics 54 97 .358 46½
St. Louis Browns 46 108 .299 56

Record vs. opponents

1937 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 10–12 11–11 12–10–1 7–15 17–3 15–7 8–14–1
Chicago 12–10 10–12 8–14 9–13 15–7 18–4 14–8
Cleveland 11–11 12–10 11–11 7–15–1 13–9 18–4–1 11–11
Detroit 10–12–1 14–8 11–11 9–13 14–8 15–7 16–6
New York 15–7 13–9 15–7–1 13–9 14–8 16–6–1 16–6–1
Philadelphia 3–17 7–15 9–13 8–14 8–14 11–11 8–13–3
St. Louis 7–15 4–18 4–18–1 7–15 6–16–1 11–11 7–15
Washington 14–8–1 8–14 11–11 6–16 6–16–1 13–8–3 15–7

Opening Day lineup

  9 Bobby Doerr 2B
  8 Doc Cramer CF
19 Fabian Gaffke     RF
  4 Joe Cronin SS
  5 Pinky Higgins 3B
  2 Rick Ferrell C
  7 Buster Mills LF
  1 Mel Almada 1B
12 Wes Ferrell P

Roster

1937 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
SS Joe Cronin 148 570 175 .307 18 110
OF Doc Cramer 133 560 171 .305 0 51

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
Fabian Gaffke 54 184 53 .288 6 34
Bobby Doerr 55 147 33 .224 2 14

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
Lefty Grove 32 262 17 9 3.02 153
Wes Ferrell 12 73.1 3 6 7.61 31

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
Joe Gonzales 8 31 1 2 4.35 11

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
Ted Olson 11 0 0 0 7.24 11

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A1 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Doc Prothro
A Hazleton Red Sox New York–Pennsylvania League Specs Toporcer
B Rocky Mount Red Sox Piedmont League Nemo Leibold
C Brockville Blues Canadian–American League Jess Spring and John Grilli
C Clarksdale Red Sox Cotton States League Red Barnes
C Canton Terriers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Elizabethton Betsy Red Sox Appalachian League Hobe Brummitt
D Danville-Scholfield Leafs Bi-State League Herb Brett
D Opelousas Indians Evangeline League Harry Strohm
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League Grant Gillis
D Mansfield Red Sox Ohio State League Dewey Stover

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Little Rock, Canton, Mansfield[1]

Notes

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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