1913 Boston Red Sox

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1913 Boston Red Sox / Franchise: Boston Red Sox / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 79-71, Finished 4th in American League (1913 AL)

Managed by Jake Stahl (39-41) and Bill Carrigan (40-30)

Ballpark: Fenway Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]


The 1913 Boston Red Sox were the defending American League champion, but never really threatened to defend their title. They were done in by a thumb injury to their ace pitcher, Smoky Joe Wood, who fell from 34-5 to 11-5, and the loss of effectiveness of Buck O'Brien, who fell from 20-13 to 3-9 and was sold to the Chicago White Sox in July in what turned out to be his final major league season. Player-manager Jake Stahl also suffered a career-ending foot injury, and Heinie Wagner also missed significant time. As a result, the Red Sox were still below .500 on September 1st, before playing somewhat better in the final month and finishing 4th, with a winning record.


American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 96 57 .627 --
Washington Senators 90 64 .584
Cleveland Naps 86 66 .566
Boston Red Sox 79 71 .527 15½
Chicago White Sox 78 74 .513 17½
Detroit Tigers 66 87 .431 30
New York Yankees 57 94 .377 38
St. Louis Browns 57 96 .373 39

Further Reading[edit]

  • Thomas J. Whalen: When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball's First Dynasty, 1912-1918, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2011. ISBN 978-1-56663-745-9