1902 Boston Americans season

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1902 Boston Americans
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Owner(s) Charles Somers
Manager(s) Jimmy Collins
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The 1902 Boston Americans season was the second season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished third in the American League (AL) with a record of 77 wins and 60 losses. The team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played their home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Regular season[edit]

Season summary[edit]

The Americans finished in third place in the American League, 6½ games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. The Americans were led by Buck Freeman, who hit 11 home runs and drove in 121 runs. Patsy Dougherty, on the other hand, led the team with a .342 average. Their longest winning streak of the season came between July 19 and 28 when they defeated the Chicago White Stockings, St. Louis Browns, and Detroit Tigers until succumbing on the 29th to the Tigers. Their longest losing streak was between July 12 and 18, when they fell to the Philadelphia Athletics and Cleveland Blues, until defeating the Chicago White Stockings on July 19.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 83 53 0.610 56–17 27–36
St. Louis Browns 78 58 0.574 5 49–21 29–37
Boston Americans 77 60 0.562 43–27 34–33
Chicago White Stockings 74 60 0.552 8 48–20 26–40
Cleveland Bronchos 69 67 0.507 14 40–25 29–42
Washington Senators 61 75 0.449 22 40–28 21–47
Detroit Tigers 52 83 0.385 30½ 34–33 18–50
Baltimore Orioles 50 88 0.362 34 32–31 18–57

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1902 American League Records

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Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET PHI STL WSH
Baltimore 4–16 8–11–1 9–11 10–10 6–13 2–18–1 11–9–1
Boston 16–4 12–8 6–14 11–7–1 9–11 15–5 8–11
Chicago 11–8–1 8–12 12–7 12–7–1 10–10 9–9–1 12–7–1
Cleveland 11–9 14–6 7–12 8–10 8–12 9–10–1 12–8
Detroit 10–10 7–11–1 7–12–1 10–8 4–16 5–15 9–11
Philadelphia 13–6 11–9 10–10 12–8 16–4 9–10–1 12–6
St. Louis 18–2–1 5–15 9–9–1 10–9–1 15–5 10–9–1 11–9
Washington 9–11–1 11–8 7–12–1 8–12 11–9 6–12 9–11


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Freddy Parent SS
Chick Stahl CF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Buck Freeman RF
Charlie Hickman LF
Candy LaChance 1B
Hobe Ferris 2B
Jack Warner C
Bill Dinneen P

Roster[edit]

1902 Boston Americans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
3B Jimmy Collins 108 429 138 .322 6 61
SS Freddy Parent 138 567 156 .275 3 62
OF Buck Freeman 138 564 174 .309 11 121
OF Chick Stahl 127 508 164 .323 2 58
OF Patsy Dougherty 108 438 150 .342 0 34

Other batters[edit]

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
Jack Warner 65 222 52 .234 0 12

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bill Dinneen 42 371.1 21 21 2.93 136
Tom Hughes 9 49.1 3 3 3.28 15

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doc Adkins 4 20 1 1 4.05 3
Nick Altrock 3 18 0 2 2.00 5
Pep Deininger 2 12 0 0 9.75 2

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

References[edit]