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1929 Boston Red Sox season

1929 Boston Red Sox
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Owner(s)J.A. Robert Quinn
Manager(s)Bill Carrigan
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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The 1929 Boston Red Sox season was the 29th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 58 wins and 96 losses.

Prior to the season, both the Red Sox and the Boston Braves received permission from the City of Boston to play home games on Sundays. While the Red Sox normally played their home games at Fenway Park, Sunday home games were played at Braves Field, as Fenway was close to a house of worship.[1] The first organized baseball game played in Boston on a Sunday was a preseason exhibition on April 14, 1929, with the Braves beating the Red Sox at Braves Field, 4–0.[1] The first major league regular season game played in Boston on a Sunday was on April 28, 1929, with the Philadelphia Athletics defeating the Red Sox at Braves Field, 7–3.[2] The Red Sox played a total of 17 home games at Braves Field during the 1929 season; 15 games on Sundays, and a doubleheader on September 2, Labor Day Monday.[3] The first game of that doubleheader is notable for Joe Cronin hitting for the cycle.[4]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 104 46 0.693 57–16 47–30
New York Yankees 88 66 0.571 18 49–28 39–38
Cleveland Indians 81 71 0.533 24 44–32 37–39
St. Louis Browns 79 73 0.520 26 41–36 38–37
Washington Senators 71 81 0.467 34 37–40 34–41
Detroit Tigers 70 84 0.455 36 38–39 32–45
Chicago White Sox 59 93 0.388 46 35–41 24–52
Boston Red Sox 58 96 0.377 48 32–45 26–51

Record vs. opponents

1929 American League Records

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


Opening Day lineup

Jack Rothrock     CF
Hal Rhyne SS
Russ Scarritt RF
Ira Flagstead LF
Bill Regan 2B
Bobby Reeves 3B
Phil Todt 1B
Charlie Berry C
Red Ruffing P

Roster

1929 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
SS Hal Rhyne 120 346 87 .251 0 38
OF Jack Rothrock 143 473 142 .300 6 59

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

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

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
Bill Bayne 27 84.1 5 5 6.72 26

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

References

  1. ^ a b "Fenway Park Through The Years: 1929". MLB.com. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Ruzzo, Bob. "April 28, 1929: Red Sox fall in first official Sunday game in Boston". SABR. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "1929 Log For Braves Field in Boston, MA". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Huber, Mike. "September 2, 1929: Joe Cronin hits for first career cycle in win over Red Sox at Braves Field". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 18, 2019.

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