1958 Boston Red Sox season

The 1958 Boston Red Sox season was the 58th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League (AL) with a record of 79 wins and 75 losses, thirteen games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees. It would be the last time the Red Sox finished a season above .500, until their "Impossible Dream" season of 1967.

1958 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Joe Cronin
Manager(s)Pinky Higgins
Local televisionWHDH-TV
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob Murphy, Bill Crowley)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

Record vs. opponents

1958 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 10–12 9–13–1 10–11 10–12 12–10 8–14 15–7
Boston 12–10 10–12 12–10 10–12 12–10 9–13–1 14–8
Chicago 13–9–1 12–10 12–10 10–12 12–10 7–15 16–6
Cleveland 11–10 10–12 10–12 14–8 10–12 7–15 15–7
Detroit 12–10 12–10 12–10 8–14 12–10 12–10 9–13
Kansas City 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10 10–12 9–13 12–10–2
New York 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 15–7 10–12 13–9 12–10
Washington 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 13–9 10–12–2 10–12

Opening day lineup

24 Don Buddin SS
  3 Pete Runnels 1B
10 Gene Stephens    LF
  4 Jackie Jensen RF
11 Frank Malzone 3B
37 Jimmy Piersall CF
  7 Ken Aspromonte    2B
  8 Pete Daley C
18 Frank Sullivan P

Roster

1958 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
2B Pete Runnels 147 568 183 .322 8 59
SS Don Buddin 136 497 118 .237 12 43

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
Gene Stephens 134 270 59 .219 9 25

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
Tom Brewer 33 227.1 12 12 3.72 124

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
Bob Smith 17 66.2 4 3 3.78 43
Ted Bowsfield 16 65.2 4 2 3.84 38
Frank Baumann 10 52.1 2 2 4.47 31

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
George Susce 2 0 0 0 18.00 0

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Gene Mauch
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Sheriff Robinson
A Allentown Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
B Raleigh Capitals Carolina League Len Okrie
D Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Ken Deal
D Lexington Red Sox Nebraska State League Jack Kaiser
D Corning Red Sox New York–Penn League Elmer Yoter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Waterloo[4]

Notes

  1. ^ Norm Zauchin page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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