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1939 Boston Red Sox

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1938 / 1940

89-62, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Cronin (89-62)
Scored 890 runs, Allowed 795 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-68

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 573,070 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 106


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1938 / 1940 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Johnny Peacock* 29 92 312 274 33 76 11 4 0 36 1 1 29 11 .277 .347 .347 .693 75 95 4 0 9
2 1B Jimmie Foxx 31 124 565 467 130 168 31 10 35 105 4 3 89 72 .360 .464 .694 1.158 188 324 17 2 5
3 2B Bobby Doerr 21 127 574 525 75 167 28 2 12 73 1 10 38 32 .318 .365 .448 .813 103 235 17 1 10
4 SS Joe Cronin 32 143 627 520 97 160 33 3 19 107 6 6 87 48 .308 .407 .492 .899 125 256 18 0 20
5 3B Jim Tabor 22 149 626 577 76 167 33 8 14 95 16 10 40 54 .289 .337 .447 .784 96 258 15 1 8
6 OF Joe Vosmik 29 145 640 554 89 153 29 6 7 84 4 3 66 33 .276 .356 .388 .744 87 215 27 3 17
7 OF Doc Cramer* 33 137 642 589 110 183 30 6 0 56 3 3 36 17 .311 .352 .382 .734 85 225 16 2 15
8 OF Ted Williams* 20 149 675 565 131 185 44 11 31 145 2 1 107 64 .327 .436 .609 1.045 160 344 10 2 3
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 UT Lou Finney* 28 95 278 249 43 81 18 3 1 46 2 5 24 11 .325 .385 .434 .818 105 108 4 0 5
10 C Gene Desautels 32 76 269 226 26 55 14 0 0 21 3 1 33 13 .243 .340 .305 .645 63 69 2 0 10
11 2B Tom Carey 32 54 170 161 17 39 6 2 0 20 0 0 3 9 .242 .265 .304 .569 43 49 4 2 4
12 OF Red Nonnenkamp* 27 58 87 75 12 18 2 1 0 5 0 1 12 6 .240 .345 .293 .638 62 22 2 0 0
13 C Moe Berg 37 14 35 33 3 9 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 3 .273 .314 .394 .708 77 13 1 0 0
14 IF Boze Berger 29 20 33 30 4 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .300 .323 .367 .689 73 11 0 0 2
15 Fabian Gaffke 25 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
16 P Lefty Grove* 39 25 85 67 3 9 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 26 .134 .237 .179 .416 6 12 0 0 9
17 P Jack Wilson 27 37 68 63 6 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 17 .159 .159 .159 .317 -20 10 0 0 5
18 P Fritz Ostermueller* 31 34 64 56 4 9 0 1 0 4 0 0 3 5 .161 .203 .196 .400 1 11 4 0 5
19 P Denny Galehouse 27 30 58 47 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 20 .064 .185 .085 .270 -30 4 2 1 4
20 P Elden Auker 28 31 57 53 6 12 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 14 .226 .241 .358 .599 49 19 0 0 3
21 P Emerson Dickman 24 48 38 36 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 13 .056 .105 .056 .161 -58 2 1 0 0
22 P Jim Bagby 22 21 37 34 10 10 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 .294 .314 .441 .755 88 15 1 1 2
23 P Joe Heving 38 46 35 32 5 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .219 .406 2 7 0 0 3
24 P Woody Rich* 23 21 29 27 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .286 .259 .545 38 7 1 0 1
25 P Charlie Wagner 26 11 14 14 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .071 .071 .071 .143 -64 1 0 0 0
26 P Bill LeFebvre* 23 7 12 10 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .300 .417 .300 .717 83 3 0 0 0
27 P Jake Wade* 27 20 12 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
28 P Bill Sayles 21 5 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 -28 1 0 0 0
29 P Monte Weaver* 33 9 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.7 152 6054 5308 890 1543 287 57 124 832 42 44 591 502 .291 .363 .436 .800 100 2316 146 15 140
Rank in 8 AL teams 6 2 1 2 4 2 8 5 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 5
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.5 152 5534 4846 846 1470 282 56 120 801 42 44 567 383 .303 .378 .459 .837 109 2224 137 13 108
Pitcher Totals 29.4 152 520 462 44 73 5 1 4 31 0 0 24 119 .158 .203 .199 .402 2 92 9 2 32
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Lefty Grove* 39 15 4 .789 2.54 3.60 23 23 0 17 2 0 191.0 180 63 54 8 58 81 1 0 0 798 185 1.246 8.5 0.4 2.7 3.8 1.40
2 SP Jack Wilson 27 11 11 .500 4.67 4.09 36 22 5 6 0 2 177.1 198 109 92 10 75 80 1 0 4 797 101 1.539 10.0 0.5 3.8 4.1 1.07
3 SP Fritz Ostermueller* 31 11 7 .611 4.24 3.83 34 20 9 8 0 4 159.1 173 86 75 6 58 61 2 0 5 701 111 1.450 9.8 0.3 3.3 3.4 1.05
4 SP Elden Auker 28 9 10 .474 5.36 4.75 31 25 4 6 1 0 151.0 183 108 90 13 61 43 1 0 0 697 88 1.616 10.9 0.8 3.6 2.6 0.70
5 SP Denny Galehouse 27 9 10 .474 4.54 3.66 30 18 6 6 1 0 146.2 160 84 74 6 52 68 1 0 2 639 104 1.445 9.8 0.4 3.2 4.2 1.31
6 SP Woody Rich 23 4 3 .571 4.91 4.25 21 12 4 3 0 1 77.0 78 46 42 2 35 24 5 0 0 344 96 1.468 9.1 0.2 4.1 2.8 0.69
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
7 CL Joe Heving 38 11 3 .786 3.70 4.15 46 5 26 1 0 8 107.0 124 65 44 8 34 43 2 1 3 471 128 1.477 10.4 0.7 2.9 3.6 1.26
8 RP Emerson Dickman 24 8 3 .727 4.43 4.52 48 1 23 0 0 6 113.2 126 70 56 10 43 46 3 0 3 507 107 1.487 10.0 0.8 3.4 3.6 1.07
9 RP Jim Bagby 22 5 5 .500 7.09 4.66 21 11 5 3 0 0 80.0 119 66 63 7 36 35 2 0 2 388 67 1.938 13.4 0.8 4.1 3.9 0.97
10 RP Jake Wade* 27 1 4 .200 6.23 4.69 20 6 8 1 0 0 47.2 68 34 33 1 37 21 0 0 2 234 76 2.203 12.8 0.2 7.0 4.0 0.57
11 RP Monte Weaver 33 1 0 1.000 6.64 4.45 9 1 2 1 0 1 20.1 26 15 15 0 13 6 1 0 2 99 72 1.918 11.5 0.0 5.8 2.7 0.46
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
12 Charlie Wagner 26 3 1 .750 4.23 4.41 9 5 2 0 0 0 38.1 49 19 18 3 14 13 0 1 0 170 112 1.643 11.5 0.7 3.3 3.1 0.93
13 Bill LeFebvre* 23 1 1 .500 5.81 4.95 5 3 2 0 0 0 26.1 35 17 17 2 14 8 0 0 0 122 82 1.861 12.0 0.7 4.8 2.7 0.57
14 Bill Sayles 21 0 0 7.07 5.40 5 0 3 0 0 0 14.0 14 13 11 1 13 9 0 0 2 67 68 1.929 9.0 0.6 8.4 5.8 0.69
15 Jimmie Foxx 31 0 0 0.00 0.97 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
Team Totals 29.3 89 62 .589 4.56 4.16 152 152 100 52 4 22 1350.2 1533 795 684 77 543 539 19 2 25 6037 104 1.537 10.2 0.5 3.6 3.6 0.99
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 7 5 7 6 2 6 6 5 5 3 2 4
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Elden Auker 28 31 25 6 48 9 35 4 2 .917 1.42 P
Jim Bagby 22 21 11 3 15 3 11 1 2 .933 0.67 P
Boze Berger 29 17 7 6 34 12 21 1 2 .971 1.94 SS-3B-2B
Moe Berg 37 13 11 6 57 45 10 2 1 .965 4.23 1 7 2 22% 37% C
Tom Carey 32 45 34 31 211 93 116 2 22 .991 4.64 2B-SS
Doc Cramer 33 135 134 132 374 356 12 6 0 .984 2.73 OF
Joe Cronin 32 142 142 134 775 306 437 32 93 .959 5.23 SS
Gene Desautels 32 73 70 62 360 310 48 2 5 .994 4.90 1 33 25 43% 37% C
Emerson Dickman 24 48 1 0 39 4 33 2 3 .949 0.77 P
Bobby Doerr 21 126 125 117 786 336 431 19 95 .976 6.09 2B
Lou Finney 28 56 49 48 346 328 12 6 28 .983 6.07 1B-OF
Jimmie Foxx 31 123 123 120 1202 1101 91 10 104 .992 9.61 P-1B
Denny Galehouse 27 30 18 6 38 11 24 3 2 .921 1.17 P
Lefty Grove 39 23 23 17 24 0 21 3 2 .875 0.91 P
Joe Heving 38 46 5 1 28 8 17 3 2 .893 0.54 P
Bill LeFebvre 23 5 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.60 P
Red Nonnenkamp 27 15 9 9 26 25 0 1 0 .962 1.67 OF
Fritz Ostermueller 31 34 20 8 36 12 22 2 2 .944 1.00 P
Johnny Peacock 29 84 71 68 357 314 33 10 6 .972 4.13 4 45 16 26% 37% C
Woody Rich 23 21 12 3 28 3 22 3 0 .893 1.19 P
Bill Sayles 21 5 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.60 P
Jim Tabor 22 148 148 147 522 144 338 40 32 .923 3.26 3B
Joe Vosmik 29 144 144 142 313 296 9 8 0 .974 2.12 OF
Jake Wade 27 20 6 1 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 0.40 P
Charlie Wagner 26 9 5 0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.89 P
Monte Weaver 33 9 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.11 P
Ted Williams 20 149 149 143 348 318 11 19 3 .945 2.21 OF
Jack Wilson 27 36 22 6 40 14 25 1 1 .975 1.08 P
Team Totals 27.8 152 1368 1217 6030 4052 1798 180 407 .970 3.64 6 85 43 34% 37%
Rank in 8 AL teams 3 4 3
Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Elden Auker 28 31 57 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $13,500 Traded 1
Jim Bagby 22 21 37 -1 0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .515 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $6,000 Traded 1
Moe Berg 37 14 35 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .494 .499 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000 Free Agency 2
Boze Berger 29 20 33 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.0 0.1 0 $5,000 Traded 6/54
Tom Carey 32 54 170 -14 0 0 2 2 -10 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .482 .494 -0.6 0.4 -6 $4,500 Traded 46
Doc Cramer* 33 137 642 -12 -0 0 -3 -1 -16 -1.5 22 6 0.6 .489 .491 0.8 -0.3 9 $12,500 Traded *8O
Joe Cronin 32 143 627 23 -1 0 -10 9 22 2.0 22 44 4.1 .514 .512 5.0 0.0 54 $27,000 Traded *6
Gene Desautels 32 76 269 -12 0 0 2 2 -7 -0.6 10 3 0.3 .491 .496 0.1 0.4 1 $8,000 Purchased 2
Emerson Dickman 24 48 38 -9 0 0 0 4 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .490 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 $4,000 1
Bobby Doerr 21 127 574 3 -4 0 3 5 7 0.7 20 27 2.6 .505 .504 2.3 0.8 24 $7,000 Purchased *4
Lou Finney* 28 95 278 3 -2 0 -6 -2 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.3 .494 .496 0.9 -0.7 9 Purchased 3O8/97
Jimmie Foxx 31 124 565 64 -0 0 -2 -6 56 5.0 20 75 6.8 .540 .531 7.0 -0.7 77 $27,500 Traded *3/1
Fabian Gaffke 25 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000
Denny Galehouse 27 30 58 -11 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $7,000 Traded 1
Lefty Grove* 39 25 85 -12 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $5,000 Traded 1
Joe Heving 38 46 35 -5 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 $8,000 Purchased 1
Bill LeFebvre* 23 7 12 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
Red Nonnenkamp* 27 58 87 -4 -0 0 -1 -1 -6 -0.5 3 -3 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $4,000 O/789
Fritz Ostermueller* 31 34 64 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $7,000 1
Johnny Peacock* 29 92 312 -9 -0 0 0 3 -7 -0.6 11 4 0.4 .493 .496 0.4 0.3 4 $6,000 Free Agency 2
Woody Rich* 23 21 29 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $2,500 1
Bill Sayles 21 5 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Jim Tabor 22 149 626 -6 -1 0 0 1 -6 -0.5 22 17 1.6 .496 .497 1.6 0.2 17 $5,000 *5
Joe Vosmik 29 145 640 -9 -0 0 -4 -7 -20 -1.8 23 3 0.3 .487 .489 0.7 -0.9 7 $13,000 Traded *7O
Jake Wade* 27 20 12 -4 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $6,000 Traded 1
Charlie Wagner 26 11 14 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .483 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $4,000 /1
Monte Weaver* 33 9 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased /1
Ted Williams* 20 149 675 54 1 0 2 -7 49 4.5 24 73 6.7 .530 .528 6.5 -0.4 71 $4,500 Amateur Free Agent *O9
Jack Wilson 27 37 68 -13 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -6 $8,000 Traded 1
Team Total 27.7 1729 6054 -1 -7 0 -17 58 33 2.8 195 228 21.2 .502 .503 22.4 -0.9 245 $203,000
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Elden Auker 28 151.0 31 25 108 6.44 5.12 -0.12 0.00 102.0 5.35 -20 -1.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -1 .444 .489 $13,500 Traded
Jim Bagby 22 80.0 21 11 66 7.43 5.18 -0.12 0.00 102.8 5.45 -18 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -8 .424 .490 $6,000 Traded
Emerson Dickman 24 113.2 48 1 70 5.54 5.15 -0.11 0.00 102.5 5.39 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.8 11 .494 .498 $4,000
Jimmie Foxx 31 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 5.24 -0.06 0.00 104.0 5.52 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .558 .500 $27,500 Traded
Denny Galehouse 27 146.2 30 18 84 5.15 5.17 -0.11 0.00 103.7 5.48 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.7 22 .512 .502 $7,000 Traded
Lefty Grove* 39 191.0 23 23 63 2.97 5.33 -0.11 0.00 100.2 5.45 51 5.3 -0.1 7.0 75 .730 .533 $5,000 Traded
Joe Heving 38 107.0 46 5 65 5.47 5.05 -0.11 0.00 103.4 5.34 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.8 11 .495 .499 $8,000 Purchased
Bill LeFebvre* 23 26.1 5 3 17 5.81 5.52 -0.12 0.00 94.7 5.33 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .470 .499
Fritz Ostermueller* 31 159.1 34 20 86 4.86 5.35 -0.11 0.00 100.1 5.47 9 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.4 29 .526 .505 $7,000
Woody Rich 23 77.0 21 12 46 5.38 5.01 -0.12 0.00 105.6 5.41 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.7 9 .498 .500 $2,500
Bill Sayles 21 14.0 5 0 13 8.36 5.12 -0.10 0.00 107.1 5.59 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .423 .498
Jake Wade* 27 47.2 20 6 34 6.42 5.43 -0.12 0.00 101.5 5.63 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .479 .497 $6,000 Traded
Charlie Wagner 26 38.1 9 5 19 4.46 5.31 -0.11 0.00 101.1 5.49 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.7 9 .543 .502 $4,000
Monte Weaver 33 20.1 9 1 15 6.64 5.72 -0.12 0.00 103.9 6.08 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .485 .499 Purchased
Jack Wilson 27 177.1 36 22 109 5.53 5.10 -0.11 0.00 102.8 5.36 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 1.2 17 .487 .497 $8,000 Traded
Team Total 29.3 1350.2 339 152 795 5.30 5.21 -0.11 0.00 102.1 5.43 7 1.5 1.0 -0.9 14.2 177 .504 .500 $98,500
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1938 / 1940 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics