1958 Boston Red Sox season

1958 Boston Red Sox season

The 1958 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing third in the American League with a record of 79 wins and 75 losses, thirteen games behind the World Champion New York Yankees. It would also be the last time the Red Sox finished a season above .500, until their American League pennant-winning Impossible Dream season of 1967.

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

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 Runnels, PetePete Runnels 147 568 183 .322 8 59
SS Buddin, DonDon 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
Stephens, GeneGene 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
Brewer, TomTom 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
Smith, BobBob Smith 17 66.2 4 3 3.78 43
Bowsfield, TedTed Bowsfield 16 65.2 4 2 3.84 38
Baumann, FrankFrank 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
Susce, GeorgeGeorge 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

References

  • 1958 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1958 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com