1950 BOSTON RED SOX
The 1950 Red Sox had one of the most potent lineups in baseball and scored 1,027 runs for an average of 6.7 runs per game, the most in Sox history. They had a .302 team batting average, the last team to have a .300 batting average. And they did all this while losing Ted Williams for half the season after he broke his elbow in the All Star Game.
Walt Dropo won Rookie of the Years honors in the American League and made up for the loss of Williams’ power. He and Vern Stephens tied for the league lead in RBIs with 144 apiece while Dom DiMaggio led the AL in stolen bases. Billy Goodman played five different positions and led the league in hitting with a .354 average.
Ultimately, the team's pitching (4.88 ERA) held the club down, though no Red Sox hurler finished with a losing record. Mel Parnell, Ellis Kinder and Joe Dobson all took a step back and the rest of the pitching staff wasn't much help. Yet the Sox were favored to win the pennant.
On Opening Day against the Yankees at Fenway Park, on April 18th, after jumping out to a 9-0 lead, Sox pitching gave it away and they lost to New York, 15-10.
The Sox swept the Philadelphia A's to end the month with a 7-6 winning record. On April 30th, in the first game of a doubleheader, the Sox clobbered the A's, 19 to 0. Ted Williams slugged a pair of three-run homers and was backed by homers from Vern Stephens and Bobby Doerr.
Rookie Walt Dropo knocked out a triple and another base hit to lead the Sox over the Indians, 6-1, on May 2nd. In the next game, Dropo slugged a homer and a single in a 7-2 win. On May 8th the Sox captured first place with a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Browns.
Both Williams and Stephens slugged homers in a 5 to 2 win over the White Sox on May 5th. The next day the Sox slammed six home runs (two by Birdie Tebbetts) and beat the White Sox again, 11 to 1. Another homer by Dropo gave the Sox their fifth straight win, a 6-1 victory over Detroit on May 9th. They had won 11 of their last 12 games and were a game up in first place.
Then Ted Williams lost the fans. On May 11th, in a doubleheader against the Tigers, he dropped a fly ball then hit a grandslam homer. After the homer, the fans who had booed him, now cheered, but Williams gave everyone the finger as he ran off the field. In the second game with Kinder working on a shutout, Williams misplayed a single, letting all the runners score. He was booed again and again let the fans know how he felt about them. The Sox lost both games and slipped into second place. The club then issued an apology for Ted's behavior. But now the press had turned on Williams.
On May 14th, two homers by Walt Dropo, in a doubleheader split with Washington, kept the Sox (17-10) in first place. They headed on the road having won 13 of the 17 games on the homestand. But they then went 7-8 on the following road trip, including losing the last two games to the Yankees in New York. The Sox returned home and ended the month of May, five games behind the Yankees, in third place.
The strange journey of the Red Sox was illustrated on how they started the month of June. At home they bashed the ball. On June 2nd, they beat the Cleveland Indians and Bob Feller, 11 to 5. Feller gave up a quick six runs, including homers by Williams and Dropo. The next day the Sox belted the Indians again, 11 to 9. Williams homered again, knocking out his 13th round-tripper, and Dropo had three hits, to lead the 13-hit attack, good for 23 total bases.
Then the White Sox came to Fenway. On June 4th four Chicago pitchers got pounded for 21 hits by the Red Sox batters, in a 17-7 beating. Al Zarilla had a triple, double and two singles. Birdie Tebbetts with a double and three singles, while Williams and Dropo banged out three hits each. Then, in the next game the Red Sox scored 12 runs, including Vern Stephens' 11th homer, while Maurice McDermott held Chicago scoreless on four scattered hits. That was 51 runs in four games.
Then it was their turn to wallop St. Louis. On June 7th, the Sox lined out 23 hits, to beat the Browns, 20-4, including five home runs, two each by Clyde Vollmer and Stephens, and one by Dropo. The next day, June 8th, the Red Sox topped the previous day's fireworks when they beat the Browns, 29 to 4, surpassing the record of 28 runs scored by the 1929 St. Louis Cardinals.
In 49 games, the Sox scored 372 runs, hit 63 homers and batted .307, surpassing the records of the 1940 club. But even with five of the Sox batters in the top 10 of the American League, they showed that their hitting alone would not carry them. They lost 11 of their next 13 games and scored only 45 runs in those games. The pitching gave up 84 runs and they fell 9 1/2 games behind.
After the 1949 debacle, Tom Yawkey and Joe Cronin decided to stand pat and retain Joe McCarthy as manager. But the Sox manager had a drinking problem, showed up late to the ball park and was finally warned by Cronin that if he showed up drunk again, he’d be fired. After losses on Father’s Day in Detroit, McCarthy got drunk and stayed drunk. On June 23rd, he resigned citing physical exhaustion.
Steve O'Neill took over and although he was not much of a leader, under him, the bats came back to life and they swept the Browns in St. Louis scoring 43 runs and the Athletics in Philadelphia, scoring 35 runs.
Dropo, Bobby Doerr and Ted Williams were all starters for the American League All Stars. Dom DiMaggio and Vern Stephens also made the All Star team. In the first inning of the game at Comiskey Park, Williams smashed into the scoreboard, chasing down a line drive hit by Ralph Kiner, and broke bones in his elbow. Two days later he had surgery. In 1950, Williams would drive in 97 runs, but played in just 89 games.
On July 14th, the Sox scored 11 runs in the third inning against the White Sox. It was their second 11-run inning of the season. It was the 12th win in 17 games under Steve O'Neill.
Dropo continued his assault on American League pitchers as he slugged three homers against the Cleveland Indians in the split of a doubleheader on July 16th. Dropo was the difference the next day, with another doubleheader split with the Indians. His two-run seventh inning homer was the difference in a 7 to 5 win.
Without Williams’ bat, things looked bleak, but Billy Goodman went on a tear. He played every position in both the infield and the outfield, although his opportunity to play steadily came after Williams went down. Against the league-leading Detroit Tigers on July 18th, Goodman banged out four hits in his first four trips to the plate.
On July 20th, the Sox came from behind and beat the Tigers in extra innings. Stephens' single in the last of the 9th inning scored the Goodman with the tying run, and DiMaggio's double scored Goodman with the game winner in the 11th inning.
Mel Parnell shutout the first place Tigers on July 26th, while Bobby Doerr slugging a homer to give the Sox a 1-0 victory in Detroit. It was the sixth straight win for the Sox and inched them up to 4 1/2 games of the Tigers. But the they then lost the next four and were back up to 7 games behind at the end of the month.
The Sox went on the road as July turned into August and took twelve of the twenty games they played.
On August 6th, Ellis Kinder beat the White Sox at Comiskey Park with a five hit, 9-2 win. He pitched a no-hit ball for 5 1/3 innings and picked up his 14th consecutive win over Chicago over the past three seasons. But that was overshadowed by his grandslam home run five rows into the left field seats in the fifth inning with Doerr, Zarilla and Tebbetts on base.
The hitters warmed up as did the weather and soon every man in the starting lineup was batting around .300. The Sox returned home and won 19 of the next 20 games.
Bobby Doerr's grandslam against the Athletics on August 16th, gave the Sox two doubleheader sweeps of the A's. The next day, Vern Stephens led the Sox with two doubles and his 27th homer, that boosted his MLB leading RBI mark to 116. The 10-6 win marked 19 straight losses at Fenway for Philly.
Doerr was the hero on August 18th, when he drilled a 10th inning walk-off homer to lead to Sox to a 7-6 win over Washington at Fenway. The next day, August 19th, the Sox pulled out another walk-off win, beating the Senators, 5-4, with a ninth inning rally.
The Sox collected eight runs in the sixth inning on five hits and six base-on-balls, against the Browns on August 22nd, beating them 9 to 5. In the next game Dropo slammed his 28th homer and was only four RBIs behind Stephens (120 RBIs) in the AL RBI race.
On August 25th, in a showdown with the first place Tigers, Mel Parnell won his seventh straight game, beating the 6 to 2, striking out seven and not walking a batter.
The Cleveland Indians blew a 7 to 0 lead and were beaten by the Red Sox 11 to 9 on August 27th. Clyde Vollmer's pinch hit grandslam homer climaxed a six-run seventh inning when three consecutive errors by the Indians filled the bases for Vollmer with two outs.
The Sox ended their homestand and the month of August by sweeping the White Sox, and creeping to within 2 1/2 games of the league-leading Detroit Tigers. In the first game the Red Sox won 13-6. The hero was Vollmer, whose two-run homer, gave Parnell his fifth straight win. Billy Goodman knocked out three more hits.
In the second game with the White Sox, Goodman got another hit to extend his hitting streak to 14 consecutive games. Joe Dobson notched his 14th win, 6 to 1. In the finale, White Sox pitcher, Billy Pierce, walked in Vollmer with the bases loaded, to give the Red Sox the win, 4 to 3.
After a brief road trip to start September, the Sox came home and took five straight. Against the Yankees on September 6th, Stephens walloped four hits, including his 29th homer, pacing a 16 hit assault that buried New York, 11-2. It gave Parnell his 15th win. Ted Williams made his first appearance since being injured in the All Star game, in the second game of the Yankees series. Dropo slammed two homers and a double in the 10-8 victory.
When Williams came back to the lineup, the Sox appeared ready to steal the pennant. They swept a doubleheader from the Athletics on September 9th. Stephens had two singles, a triple and a homer that tied Dropo with 137 RBIs, for the AL RBI lead. When they beat Philly, 6 to 2, in the next game on September 10th, they were only one game out of first place.
Against the White Sox in Chicago, on September 12th, Parnell won his 15th game, 2 to 1. But then when the Sox could have taken a leap forward, they lost 2 of 3 in St. Louis to the lowly Browns.
They rebounded to take two from the Tigers in Detroit. The two wins put the Sox in second place, ahead of the Tigers and only 1/2 game behind the first place Yankees.
They then lost two straight in Cleveland. The powerful Sox bats had gone silent. They had only 32 hits in their last five games, which was only a little over six hits per game. Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio and Al Zarilla, the slugging Sox outfield, went 5-for-51 for .098 batting average. Ted went hitless in the two Cleveland games and the Sox fell back to third place, two games behind the Yankees.
Now they had to win in New York. In the first game of the series on September 23rd, Ed Lopat kept the quiet Sox bats, deadly silent with an 8-0 shutout. Parnell lost his first game in his last ten starts. In the second game, Ted cracked out two homers, but rookie Willard Nixon got hammered in the 9-5 loss.
They fell back to four games out with seven left to play. At the end, the Sox lost seven of their final eleven games and the Yankees tucked the pennant away.
|04/18/1950||0-1||5th||-1||New York Yankees||L||15-10||Walt Masterson||0-1|
|04/19/1950||1-1||6th||-1||New York Yankees||W||6-3||Joe Dobson||1-0|
|1-2||6th||-1 1/2||L||16-7||Ellis Kinder||0-1|
|04/20/1950||1-2||5th||-1 1/2||New York Yankees||pp|
|04/21/1950||2-2||4th||-1 1/2||at Philadelphia Athletics||W||8-2||Maurice McDermott||1-0|
|04/22/1950||2-3||6th||-2 1/2||at Philadelphia Athletics||L||6-5||Ellis Kinder||0-2|
|04/23/1950||2-4||6th||-2 1/2||at Philadelphia Athletics||L||9-4||Joe Dobson||1-1|
|04/24/1950||3-5||7th||-2 1/2||at Washington Senators||L||3-0||Al Papai||0-1|
|04/25/1950||3-5||5th||-3||at Washington Senators||pp|
|04/26/1950||3-6||6th||-4||at New York Yankees||L||10-2||Maurice McDermott||1-1|
|04/27/1950||4-6||6th||-3 1/2||at New York Yankees||W||7-2||Ellis Kinder||1-2|
|04/28/1950||5-6||5th||-2 1/2||Philadelphia Athletics||W||4-1||Mel Parnell||2-0|
|04/29/1950||5-6||5th||-2 1/2||Philadelphia Athletics||pp|
|04/30/1950||6-6||3rd||-1 1/2||Philadelphia Athletics||W||19-0||Joe Dobson||2-1|
|05/02/1950||8-6||2nd||-1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||6-1||Maurice McDermott||2-1|
|05/03/1950||9-6||1st||-||Cleveland Indians||W||7-2||Ellis Kinder||2-2|
|05/04/1950||9-7||2nd||-1||Cleveland Indians||L||5-4||Mel Parnell||2-1|
|05/05/1950||10-7||2nd||-1||Chicago White Sox||W||5-2||Joe Dobson||3-1|
|05/06/1950||11-7||2nd||-1||Chicago White Sox||W||11-1||Chuck Stobbs||2-0|
|05/07/1950||12-7||1st||+1/2||St. Louis Browns||W||8-6||Charley Schanz||1-0|
|05/09/1950||14-7||1st||+1/2||Detroit Tigers||W||6-1||Mel Parnell||3-1|
|05/11/1950||14-8||2nd||-||Detroit Tigers||L||13-4||Joe Dobson||3-2|
|05/12/1950||15-9||2nd||-1/2||Washington Senators||W||3-1||Maurice McDermott||3-1|
|05/13/1950||16-9||2nd||-1/2||Washington Senators||W||5-4||Walt Masterson||1-1|
|05/14/1950||17-9||1st||+1/2||Washington Senators||W||8-1||Mel Parnell||4-1|
|05/16/1950||18-10||1st||+1/2||at Detroit Tigers||W||6-1||Joe Dobson||4-2|
|05/17/1950||18-11||2nd||-1/2||at Detroit Tigers||L||6-3||Ellis Kinder||2-4|
|05/18/1950||19-11||1st||-||at Detroit Tigers||W||13-12||Al Papai||2-2|
|05/19/1950||19-12||2nd||-1||at Cleveland Indians||L||4-1||Mel Parnell||4-2|
|05/20/1950||19-13||3rd||-2||at Cleveland Indians||L||8-5||Chuck Stobbs||2-1|
|05/21/1950||20-13||3rd||-2||at Chicago White Sox||W||7-0||Ellis Kinder||3-4|
|05/22/1950||20-15||3rd||-4||at Chicago White Sox||L||10-9||Walt Masterson||1-2|
|05/24/1950||21-15||3rd||-3 1/2||at St. Louis Browns||W||7-5||Mel Parnell||5-2|
|05/25/1950||22-15||2nd||-3 1/2||at St. Louis Browns||W||15-12||Charley Schanz||2-0|
|05/27/1950||23-15||2nd||-3||at Washington Senators||W||4-3||Joe Dobson||5-3|
|24-15||2nd||-2 1/2||W||6-2||Chuck Stobbs||3-1|
|05/28/1950||24-16||3rd||-3||at Washington Senators||L||7-6||Charley Schanz||2-1|
|05/29/1950||24-16||3rd||-3||at Washington Senators||pp|
|05/30/1950||24-17||3rd||-4||at New York Yankees||L||11-7||Mel Parnell||5-3|
|06/01/1950||24-18||3rd||-5 1/2||Cleveland Indians||pp|
|06/02/1950||25-18||3rd||-4 1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||11-5||Joe Dobson||6-3|
|06/03/1950||26-18||3rd||-5||Cleveland Indians||W||11-9||Al Papai||3-2|
|06/04/1950||27-18||3rd||-5||Chicago White Sox||W||17-7||Charley Schanz||3-1|
|06/05/1950||28-18||3rd||-4||Chicago White Sox||W||12-0||Maurice McDermott||4-1|
|06/06/1950||28-19||3rd||-4||Chicago White Sox||L||8-4||Mel Parnell||5-4|
|06/07/1950||29-19||3rd||-4||St. Louis Browns||W||20-4||Joe Dobson||7-3|
|06/08/1950||30-19||3rd||-4||St. Louis Browns||W||29-4||Chuck Stobbs||4-1|
|06/09/1950||30-20||3rd||-4||St. Louis Browns||L||12-7||Charley Schanz||3-2|
|06/10/1950||30-21||3rd||-4||Detroit Tigers||L||18-8||Ellis Kinder||3-6|
|06/11/1950||30-22||3rd||-5||Detroit Tigers||L||6-2||Joe Dobson||7-4|
|06/13/1950||31-23||3rd||-5 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||W||8-1||Chuck Stobbs||5-1|
|06/14/1950||31-24||3rd||-5 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||7-3||Ellis Kinder||3-7|
|06/15/1950||31-25||3rd||-6 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||3-1||Walt Masterson||1-3|
|06/16/1950||31-26||3rd||-7 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||L||4-1||Joe Dobson||7-5|
|06/17/1950||31-27||4th||-8 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||L||2-1||Mel Parnell||5-6|
|06/18/1950||31-28||4th||-9 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||L||10-2||Chuck Stobbs||5-2|
|06/20/1950||32-28||4th||-8 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||W||5-3||Ellis Kinder||4-7|
|06/21/1950||32-29||4th||-9 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||L||3-1||Joe Dobson||7-6|
|06/22/1950||32-30||4th||-8 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||L||4-2||Mel Parnell||5-7|
|06/23/1950||33-30||4th||-8 1/2||at St. Louis Browns||W||12-9||Maurice McDermott||5-1|
|06/24/1950||34-30||4th||-8 1/2||at St. Louis Browns||W||12-3||Ellis Kinder||5-7|
|06/25/1950||35-30||4th||-7 1/2||at St. Louis Browns||W||11-5||Joe Dobson||8-6|
|36-30||4th||-7 1/2||W||8-2||Walt Masterson||2-3|
|06/27/1950||37-30||4th||-8||at Philadelphia Athletics||W||7-5||Joe Dobson||9-6|
|06/28/1950||38-30||4th||-8||at Philadelphia Athletics||W||6-2||Ellis Kinder||6-7|
|06/29/1950||39-30||4th||-7||at Philadelphia Athletics||W||22-14||Al Papai||4-2|
|06/30/1950||39-31||4th||-7||New York Yankees||L||9-6||Chuck Stobbs||5-3|
|40-31||4th||-6 1/2||W||10-2||Walt Masterson||3-3|
|07/01/1950||41-31||4th||-5 1/2||New York Yankees||W||13-4||Mel Parnell||6-7|
|07/02/1950||41-32||4th||-6||New York Yankees||L||15-9||Ellis Kinder||6-8|
|07/04/1950||41-32||4th||-6 1/2||Philadelphia Athletics||pp|
|07/05/1950||41-33||4th||-7 1/2||Washington Senators||L||9-7||Ellis Kinder||6-9|
|07/07/1950||41-34||4th||-8 1/2||at New York Yankees||L||5-2||Dick Littlefield||0-1|
|07/08/1950||42-34||4th||-8 1/2||at New York Yankees||W||4-2||Walt Masterson||4-3|
|07/09/1950||42-35||4th||-8||at New York Yankees||L||3-1||Joe Dobson||9-7|
|07/10/1950||All Star Game Break|
|07/13/1950||43-35||4th||-8||Chicago White Sox||W||8-7||Willard Nixon||1-0|
|07/14/1950||44-35||4th||-8||Chicago White Sox||W||13-1||Ellis Kinder||7-9|
|07/15/1950||44-36||4th||-8 1/2||Chicago White Sox||L||7-3||Dick Littlefield||0-2|
|07/16/1950||45-36||4th||-9 1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||13-10||Willard Nixon||2-0|
|45-37||4th||-8 1/2||L||8-4||Walt Masterson||4-4|
|07/17/1950||45-38||4th||-9||Cleveland Indians||L||11-6||Joe Dobson||9-8|
|46-38||4th||-9 1/2||W||7-5||Joe Dobson||10-8|
|07/18/1950||47-38||4th||-8 1/2||Detroit Tigers||W||12-9||Ellis Kinder||8-9|
|07/19/1950||47-39||4th||-9 1/2||Detroit Tigers||L||9-5||Willard Nixon||2-1|
|07/20/1950||48-39||4th||-8 1/2||Detroit Tigers||W||6-5||Ellis Kinder||9-9|
|07/21/1950||49-39||4th||-7 1/2||St. Louis Browns||W||7-4||Joe Dobson||11-8|
|07/22/1950||50-39||4th||-6 1/2||St. Louis Browns||W||11-2||Maurice McDermott||6-1|
|07/23/1950||51-39||4th||-6 1/2||St. Louis Browns||W||6-2||Ellis Kinder||10-9|
|07/25/1950||52-39||4th||-5 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||W||7-6||Chuck Stobbs||6-3|
|07/26/1950||53-39||4th||-4 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||W||1-0||Mel Parnell||7-7|
|07/27/1950||53-40||4th||-5 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||L||5-1||Ellis Kinder||10-10|
|07/28/1950||53-41||4th||-5 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||13-1||Maurice McDermott||6-2|
|07/29/1950||53-42||4th||-6 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||4-1||Chuck Stobbs||6-4|
|07/30/1950||53-43||4th||-7 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||6-5||Ellis Kinder||10-11|
|08/01/1950||55-43||4th||-7||at St. Louis Browns||W||7-3||Mel Parnell||8-7|
|08/02/1950||56-43||4th||-7||at St. Louis Browns||W||9-8||Jim McDonald||1-0|
|08/04/1950||56-44||4th||-7 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||L||3-2||Mel Parnell||8-8|
|08/05/1950||57-44||4th||-7 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||W||12-7||Dick Littlefield||1-2|
|08/06/1950||58-44||4th||-7 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||W||9-2||Ellis Kinder||11-11|
|08/08/1950||60-44||4th||-6||at New York Yankees||W||7-4||Mel Parnell||9-8|
|08/09/1950||60-45||4th||-7||at New York Yankees||L||2-1||Chuck Stobbs||6-5|
|08/10/1950||60-46||4th||-8||at Washington Senators||L||11-2||Willard Nixon||3-2|
|61-46||4th||-7 1/2||W||4-3||Walt Masterson||5-4|
|08/11/1950||61-47||4th||-8||at Washington Senators||L||5-2||Ellis Kinder||11-12|
|08/12/1950||62-47||4th||-7 1/2||at Washington Senators||W||10-1||Joe Dobson||13-8|
|08/13/1950||62-48||4th||-8||at Washington Senators||L||6-5||Maurice McDermott||6-3|
|08/15/1950||63-48||4th||-7 1/2||Philadelphia Athletics||W||8-3||Mel Parnell||10-8|
|08/16/1950||65-48||4th||-7||Philadelphia Athletics||W||11-3||Chuck Stobbs||7-5|
|66-48||4th||-6 1/2||W||12-7||Maurice McDermott||7-3|
|08/17/1950||67-48||4th||-6 1/2||Philadelphia Athletics||W||10-6||Ellis Kinder||12-12|
|08/18/1950||68-48||4th||-6||Washington Senators||W||7-6||Dick Littlefield||2-2|
|08/19/1950||69-48||4th||-6||Washington Senators||W||5-4||Mel Parnell||11-8|
|08/22/1950||70-48||4th||-5 1/2||St. Louis Browns||W||9-5||Willard Nixon||5-2|
|08/23/1950||71-48||4th||-4 1/2||St. Louis Browns||W||9-5||Chuck Stobbs||8-5|
|08/24/1950||72-48||4th||-4 1/2||St. Louis Browns||W||6-2||Walt Masterson||6-4|
|08/25/1950||73-48||4th||-3 1/2||Detroit Tigers||W||6-2||Mel Parnell||12-8|
|08/26/1950||73-49||4th||-4 1/2||Detroit Tigers||L||8-6||Walt Masterson||6-5|
|08/27/1950||74-49||4th||-4||Cleveland Indians||W||11-9||Chuck Stobbs||9-5|
|08/28/1950||75-49||4th||-3||Cleveland Indians||W||15-14||Willard Nixon||6-2|
|08/29/1950||76-49||4th||-2||Chicago White Sox||W||13-6||Mel Parnell||13-8|
|08/30/1950||77-49||4th||-2 1/2||Chicago White Sox||W||6-1||Joe Dobson||14-8|
|08/31/1950||78-49||4th||-2 1/2||Chicago White Sox||W||4-3||Ellis Kinder||13-12|
|09/01/1950||78-50||3rd||-3 1/2||at Philadelphia Athletics||L||4-2||Chuck Stobbs||9-6|
|09/02/1950||79-50||3rd||-3 1/2||at Philadelphia Athletics||W||9-3||Mel Parnell||14-8|
|09/03/1950||79-50||3rd||-3 1/2||at Philadelphia Athletics||pp|
|09/04/1950||80-50||3rd||-3 1/2||at Washington Senators||W||5-4||Chuck Stobbs||10-6|
|80-51||3rd||-3 1/2||L||5-3||Willard Nixon||6-3|
|09/06/1950||81-51||3rd||-2 1/2||New York Yankees||W||11-2||Mel Parnell||15-8|
|09/07/1950||82-51||3rd||-1 1/2||New York Yankees||W||10-8||Walt Masterson||7-5|
|09/09/1950||83-51||3rd||-2||Philadelphia Athletics||W||8-3||Willard Nixon||7-3|
|84-51||3rd||-1 1/2||W||11-3||Walt Masterson||8-5|
|09/10/1950||85-51||3rd||-1||Philadelphia Athletics||W||6-2||Chuck Stobbs||11-6|
|09/12/1950||86-51||3rd||-1||at Chicago White Sox||W||2-1||Mel Parnell||16-8|
|09/14/1950||86-52||3rd||-2||at St. Louis Browns||L||6-3||Willard Nixon||7-4|
|09/15/1950||87-52||3rd||-1 1/2||at St. Louis Browns||W||12-9||Joe Dobson||15-8|
|09/16/1950||87-53||3rd||-2||at St. Louis Browns||L||5-2||Walt Masterson||8-6|
|09/17/1950||88-53||3rd||-1 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||W||3-2||Mel Parnell||17-8|
|09/18/1950||89-53||2nd||-1||at Detroit Tigers||W||3-2||Willard Nixon||8-4|
|09/19/1950||89-53||2nd||-1/2||at Cleveland Indians||pp|
|09/20/1950||89-54||2nd||-1 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||6-3||Chuck Stobbs||11-7|
|09/23/1950||89-56||3rd||-3||at New York Yankees||L||8-0||Mel Parnell||17-9|
|09/24/1950||89-57||3rd||-4||at New York Yankees||L||9-5||Willard Nixon||8-5|
|09/25/1950||90-57||3rd||-4||at Philadelphia Athletics||W||8-0||Mel Parnell||18-9|
|09/27/1950||91-58||3rd||-4||Washington Senators||L||2-0||Joe Dobson||15-10|
|91-59||3rd||-4 1/2||L||6-3||Willard Nixon||8-6|
|09/28/1950||92-59||3rd||-4 1/2||Washington Senators||W||4-3||Chuck Stobbs||12-7|
|09/29/1950||93-59||3rd||-4||Washington Senators||W||7-6||Ellis Kinder||14-12|
|09/30/1950||93-60||3rd||-5||New York Yankees||L||6-5||Mel Parnell||18-10|
|10/01/1950||94-60||3rd||-4||New York Yankees||W||7-3||Harry Taylor||2-0|
|1950 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING|