1954 BOSTON RED SOX ...

 

Hugh Duffy   Rabbit Maranville   Chief Bender   Josh Devore
Died: Oct 19th   Died: Jan 5th   Died: May 22nd   Died: Oct 6th
Walter Holke   Herbie Moran   Bob Quinn   Pop Warner
Died: Oct 12th   Died: Sept 21st   Died: March 12th   Died: Sept 7th
Chuck Rainey   Gary Carter   Andre Dawson   Dennis Eckersley
Born: July 14th   Born: April 8th   Born: July 10th   Born: Oct 3rd
Mark Fydrich   Rich Gale   Walter Payton   Joe Kerrigan
Born: Aug 14th   Born: Jan 19th   Born: July 25th   Born: June 30th
Ozzie Smith   Bob Stanley   Dave Stapleton   John Tudor
Born: Dec 26th   Born: Nov 10th   Born: Jan 16th   Born: Feb 2nd
Dennis Martinez   Willie Randolph   Don Aase   Rick Honeycutt
Born: May 14th   Born: July 6th   Born: Sept 8th   Born: June 29th
Sammy Stewart   Dennis Johnson   Quinn Buckner   Garry Hancock
Born: Oct 28th   Born: Sept 18th   Born: Aug 20th   Born: Jan 23rd
Tony Dorsett   Pete Brock   Dennis Potvin   Alex English
Born: April 7th   Born: July 14th   Born: Oct 29th   Born: Jan 5th
Chris Evert   Trevor Berbick   Brian Billick   Marvin Hagler
Born: Dec 21st   Born: Aug 1st   Born: Feb 28th   Born: May 23rd
Archie Griffin   Steve Largent   Alvin Adams   Jerry Seinfeld
Born: Aug 21st   Born: Sept 28th   Born: July 19th   Born: April 29th
Ozzie Smith   John Travolta   Vitas Gerulitas   Mike Eruzione
Born: Dec 26th   Born: Feb 18th   Born: July 26th   Born: Oct 25th
             
             
 
AGGANIS & JENSEN

In the off-season of 1954, the Red Sox signed Boston University star, Harry Agganis. Agganis had turned down an offer of $100K to play pro football and sign with the Sox. General manager, Joe Cronin, also cut a deal with the Washington Senators that brought Jackie Jensen to Boston for Mickey McDermott. Jensen would go on to lead the league in stolen bases (32) and the team in RBIs (112) in 1954.

Tom Yawkey stopped paying for established stars. Ted Williams $100K salary was more than the combined salaries of teammates, Harry Agganis, Billy Consolo, Milt Bolling, Ted Lepcio, Sammy White, Karl Olson, Jimmy Piersall and Tex Clevenger.

In light of that, Williams announced that 1954 would be his final season. His old buddies, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio were gone and his interest in baseball was gone. Then on the first day of spring training, he slipped and fell, breaking his collar bone. By the time he returned in May, the Red Sox were out of the race, already far behind the Cleveland Indians, who would go on to post a remarkable 111-43 record. The Sox finished in fourth place with a disappointing 60-85 record, and a staggering 42 games behind Cleveland.

Harry Agganis made his Sox debut on April 15th, in the Fenway home opener against Washington. He sparked a fourth inning rally that gave Bill Henry a 6 to 1 win.

Both Agganis and Jackie Jensen were instrumental in a doubleheader split with the Athletics at Fenway on April 18th. After losing the opening game, each homered in the second game, giving the Sox a 4-3 win in 13 innings. Agganis homered in the 3rd inning with Jensen and Jimmy Piersall aboard, to put the Sox up 3-1. The A's tied the game and sent it into extra innings. In the 13th inning, Jensen lined a home run over the left field net, giving the Sox a 4 to 3 walk-off victory.

With Ted Williams out, Sox fortunes turned worse, when Mel Parnell broke his arm on April 24th against the Senators. The Sox finished April with a 4-8 record and were 4 games out of first.

Ted came back in mid-May, having missed 18 games, when the Sox were already 7 1/2 games behind. On May 17th, in a doubleheader at Detroit, he smashed out eight hits in nine at-bats, including a pair of towering homers.

The next day, with the Sox down, 3-1 in the eighth inning, Ted was intentionally passed to pitch to Jensen. Jackie proceeded to blast a game winning three-run homer that beat the Tigers, 4 to 3.

HARRY AGGANIS

Against the Yankees, in New York, on May 21st, Harry Agganis added the power. His three-run homer gave the Sox a 6-3 win. George Kell went 3-for-5 two days later, on May 23rd, to give the Sox a 10-9 win and 2 of 3 wins over the Yankees. After the game, he was traded to the White Sox for Grady Hatton and cash.

The Sox, however lost 10 of the 15 games on the mid-May road trip and found themselves 10 1/2 games behind the Indians.

Back home, the Sox lost the first two games to the Yankees. But on May 29th, Ted Williams hit his first homer of the year at Fenway Park. It landed 20 rows over the Sox bullpen into the right field bleachers.

On May 31st, the Sox unleashed their heaviest attack of the season that included two home runs by Milt Bolling, and one each by Williams, Jimmy Piersall and Harry Agganis, to overwhelm the Philadelphia Athletics 20-10 and 9-0.

Then on June 9th, Sammy White, slashed out a ninth inning triple to give the Red Sox a 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. White's smash, his third hit of the game, scored Jackie Jensen with the winning run. He drove in three runs while he and Jensen scored six of the Sox seven runs. But the Sox lost the last seven games on the homestand and sunk into last place, 17 1/2 games behind.

Heading out on the road, the Sox beat the Indians, in Cleveland, 6-3 on June 19th. It was their first win against the rampaging Tribe in ten games. Jackie Jensen led the Sox with three hits (9 of his last 14), including a ninth inning homer and two doubles.

After a 5-8 road trip the Sox returned to Fenway 21 1/2 games behind. But on the final day of the month. Willard Nixon beat the Yankees for the third time of the season, 6 to 1, holding New York to six scattered hits.

In Philadelphia on July 11th, the Sox enjoyed one of their best days, beating the A's, 18-0 and 11-1. Sammy White had six hits in twelve times at bat. Ted Williams (.367 BA) knocked out four hits with four walks, including a majestic three-run homer. Jimmy Piersall had five hits with his second homer of the year, and Jackie Jensen drove in six runs. Grady Hatton had a three-run homer in the first game and five RBIs for the day.

The Sox entered the All Star break, 23 games behind the Indians. Casey Stengel added Williams, Sid Hudson and Piersall to the bench of the American League All Star team. The A.L. stars beat their N.L. counterparts, 11 to 9, in Cleveland. Ted pinch hit in the fourth inning and stayed in the game, batting ninth. 

JACKIE JENSEN

At Fenway, on July 18th, pitcher, rookie Russ Kemmerer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Orioles in his first major league start. Ex-Soxer, Sam Mele, broke it up with a single off the wall, but the Kemmerer won his one-hitter, 4 to 0.

The next day, July 19th, the Sox swept a doubleheader from Baltimore, 9 to 7 and 8 to 5. Mickey Owen's ninth inning grandslam capped a six-run ninth inning comeback in the first game. Jimmy Piersall's three-run homer wiped out another deficit in the second game.

On July 25th, Fenway belonged to Jackie Jensen, He slugged a three-run homer to wipe out a two run deficit and made two sparkling catches to beat the White Sox, 5 to 2. Then in Cleveland, on July 29th, Jensen exploded against the Indians by knocking out two home runs and driving home six runs.

Sam Mele was picked off the waiver wire when he was put there by the Orioles on July 29th. He played for the Sox on August 1st for the first time since 1949. Mel Parnell returned to make his first start since April. Ted Williams belted a homer, a double and a single in his first three at bats and drove in four runs as the Sox beat the Tigers in Detroit, 10-8.

Then on August 6th, Ted came to bat in the 10th inning in Baltimore. The game was tied at 1 to 1 and Jimmy Piersall was on first base. The Orioles dugout was heckling Williams, who was hitless in five at bats. On a 1-1 pitch, Ted swung and lined a game-winning homer. He grinned at the silent Orioles dugout as he crossed home. The Sox won 3 to 1.

Back home, Ted slugged two homers in a game against Washington on August 11th. Jackie Jensen belted another and Piersall bombed the game winner, to give the Sox a 5-4 win in the second game of a doubleheader.

On August 18th, rookie pitcher, Frank Sullivan became the Sox first 10-game winner in Washington. The next day, Karl Olson drove home Harry Agganis with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving the Sox a 9-8 win.

The Sox returned to Fenway, 34 games out of first place to face the Yankees. On August 20th, Willard Nixon doubled home the winning run to back his four-hit pitching, beating New York 4 to 3.

The next game, on August 21st, Don Lenhardt, who the Sox had bought from the Orioles in May,  slashed a two-run 12th inning single up the middle, with two outs off Whitey Ford, to give the Red Sox a 10-9 victory over the Yankees. The Sox came from behind four times in this see-saw game.

The Sox made it three straight over the Yanks and ran their winning streak to six games by beating New York, 8-2 in the finale, yet the mathematically were eliminated form winning the pennant, being 34 games out with 34 left to play. Ted Williams was 3-for-4, slammed his 23rd homer 20 rows past the Sox bullpen, and knocked in four runs. Harry Agganis batted .361 in the series. Willard Nixon made it four straight wins over the Yanks, yet was 0-3 against both Cleveland and Chicago.

Sam Mele beat the Baltimore Orioles with an 11th inning single, after he opened the game with a home run, as the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 3 to 2, on August 28th. The Sox ended the month by losing three straight to the league leaders, the Cleveland Indians. They were 37 games behind.

In Philadelphia. on September 3rd, Ted Williams smashed a tremendous drive over the right field wall that landed on one end of the chimneys of the apartment house on the other side of the street. It was his 25th homer of the season, the 362nd of his career and it put him ahead of Joe DiMaggio on the lifetime homer list.

Two days later Ted hit his 26th, Jackie Jensen banged out two homers and Milt Bolling notched five hits in a doubleheader sweep of the A's. The Sox took 6 of the first eight games they played on the road trip and then lost eight straight.

They returned to Fenway for the final homestand and took three straight from the A's. In the final two games, a doubleheader on September 21st, Jensen batted the Sox to two wins. He drove in six of the Sox eight runs.

The highlight of the season came on September 26th, against the Washington Senators, in what most thought would be Ted Williams' last game. In the seventh inning, in what appeared to be his last at bat, Ted homered into the right field stands, But the Sox rallied and gave him another at bat in the eight inning. He then popped up and reiterated his plan to retire, after the game.

Williams had a terrific year, considering the fractured collarbone and was out with a bout of pneumonia. He batted .345 in 386 official times at bat, with 29 homers. But he lost the American League batting title to the Indians' Bobby Avila, because he was 40 at-bats shy of the required 400 at-bats need to qualify.

 

 

 

GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/13/1954 0-1 5th -1  at Philadelphia Athletics L 6-4 Mel Parnell 0-1
04/14/1954 0-1 7th -1 1/2  
04/15/1954 1-1 5th -1/2  Washington Senators W 6-1 Bill Henry 1-0
04/16/1954 1-1 5th -1/2  
04/17/1954 1-1 5th -1  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
04/18/1954 1-2 2nd -2  Philadelphia Athletics L 6-4 Tom Brewer 0-1
2-2 2nd -1 1/2 W 4-3 Ellis Kinder 1-0
04/19/1954 3-2 2nd -1/2  New York Yankees W 2-1 Willard Nixon 1-0
3-3 3rd -1 L 5-0 Mel Parnell 0-2
04/20/1954 3-3 3rd -1/2  
04/21/1954 3-4 6th -1  at New York Yankees L 5-1 Leo Kiely 0-1
04/22/1954 3-4 5th -1  
04/23/1954 3-5 7th -2  at Washington Senators L 7-6 Bill Werle 0-1
04/24/1954 4-5 6th -2  at Washington Senators W 6-1 Hal Brown 1-0
04/25/1954 4-6 6th -2 1/2  at Washington Senators L 5-1 Leo Kiely 0-2
04/26/1954 4-6 6th -2 1/2  
04/27/1954 4-6 6th -3  Cleveland Indians pp  
04/28/1954 4-6 6th -3  Cleveland Indians pp  
04/29/1954 4-7 8th -3  Cleveland Indians L 6-3 Willard Nixon 1-1
04/30/1954 4-8 8th -4  Chicago White Sox L 5-0 Sid Hudson 0-1
05/01/1954 4-9 8th -5  Chicago White Sox L 3-0 Bill Henry 1-1
05/02/1954 4-9 8th -5  Baltimore Orioles pp  
05/03/1954 4-9 8th -5 1/2  
05/04/1954 4-9 8th -6  Detroit Tigers pp  
05/05/1954 4-9 8th -5 1/2  Detroit Tigers pp  
05/06/1954 4-9 8th -6  Detroit Tigers pp  
05/07/1954 5-9 7th -5 1/2  Washington Senators W 7-6 Tex Clevenger 1-0
05/08/1954 5-9 7th -4 1/2  Washington Senators pp  
05/09/1954 5-9 7th -5  Washington Senators pp  
05/10/1954 5-9 8th -5  
05/11/1954 5-10 8th -5 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 2-1 Frank Sullivan 0-1
05/12/1954 5-11 8th -6 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 1-0 Tom Brewer 0-2
05/13/1954 6-11 6th -5 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 9-1 Bill Henry 2-1
05/14/1954 6-12 7th -6 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 7-2 Willard Nixon 1-2
05/15/1954 6-13 7th -7 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 2-1 Tex Clevenger 1-1
05/16/1954 6-14 8th -8  at Detroit Tigers L 7-6 Ellis Kinder 1-1
6-15 8th -8 1/2 L 9-8 Frank Sullivan 0-2
05/17/1954 7-15 7th -8  at Detroit Tigers W 4-3 Tom Brewer 1-2
05/18/1954 7-16 8th -9  at Cleveland Indians L 6-3 Bill Henry 2-2
05/19/1954 7-17 8th -10  at Cleveland Indians L 5-3 Willard Nixon 1-3
05/20/1954 7-17 8th -10  
05/21/1954 8-17 7th -10  at New York Yankees W 6-3 Frank Sullivan 1-2
05/22/1954 8-18 8th -11  at New York Yankees L 7-0 Tex Clevenger 1-2
05/23/1954 9-18 7th -11 1/2  at New York Yankees W 10-9 Ellis Kinder 2-1
05/24/1954 9-18 7th -11 1/2  
05/25/1954 10-18 5th -10 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 3-2 Willard Nixon 2-3
05/26/1954 10-19 6th -10 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics L 6-5 Tom Herrin 0-1
05/27/1954 10-19 6th -10 1/2  
05/28/1954 10-20 6th -11 1/2  New York Yankees L 10-9 Hal Brown 1-1
05/29/1954 10-21 6th -12 1/2  New York Yankees L 10-2 Sid Hudson 0-2
05/30/1954 11-21 6th -12 1/2  New York Yankees W 3-1 Willard Nixon 3-3
05/31/1954 12-21 6th -11 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 20-10 Tom Herrin 1-1
13-21 6th -11 1/2 W 9-0 Bill Henry 3-2
06/01/1954 13-22 6th -12  Philadelphia Athletics L 16-6 Tex Clevenger 1-3
06/02/1954 14-22 6th -12  Chicago White Sox W 5-2 Frank Sullivan 2-2
06/03/1954 14-23 6th -12  Chicago White Sox L 9-6 Hal Brown 1-2
06/04/1954 14-24 6th -12  Chicago White Sox L 7-3 Willard Nixon 3-4
06/05/1954 14-25 6th -12  Detroit Tigers L 6-0 Bill Henry 3-3
15-25 6th -12 1/2 W 5-4 Leo Kiely 1-2
06/06/1954 16-25 5th -13  Detroit Tigers W 7-4 Willard Nixon 4-4
06/07/1954 17-25 5th -12  Detroit Tigers W 3-2 Frank Sullivan 3-2
18-25 5th -12 W 5-4 Tom Brewer 2-2
06/08/1954 18-26 5th -13  Baltimore Orioles L 7-4 Hal Brown 1-3
06/09/1954 19-26 5th -13  Baltimore Orioles W 7-6 Frank Sullivan 4-2
06/10/1954 19-27 6th -14  Baltimore Orioles L 5-1 Leo Kiely 1-3
19-28 6th -14 L 9-0 Tom Herrin 1-2
06/11/1954 19-29 6th -14  Cleveland Indians L 6-2 Willard Nixon 4-5
06/12/1954 19-30 6th -14 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 4-3 Tom Brewer 2-3
06/13/1954 19-31 7th -15 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 4-1 Frank Sullivan 4-3
19-32 7th -16 L 8-1 Tex Clevenger 1-4
06/14/1954 19-33 8th -17 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 13-5 Bill Henry 3-4
06/15/1954 19-34 8th -18 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 4-1 Leo Kiely 1-4
06/16/1954 20-34 7th -18 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 3-2 Willard Nixon 5-5
06/17/1954 20-35 7th -19 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 2-1 Tom Brewer 2-4
06/18/1954 20-36 7th -20 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 2-0 Frank Sullivan 4-4
06/19/1954 21-36 7th -19 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 6-3 Ellis Kinder 3-1
06/20/1954 21-37 7th -20 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 3-1 Leo Kiely 1-5
21-38 7th -21 1/2 L 9-2 Willard Nixon 5-6
06/21/1954 21-38 7th -21 1/2  
06/22/1954 22-38 7th -20 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-1 Ellis Kinder 4-1
06/23/1954 22-39 7th -21 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 8-7 Bill Henry 3-5
06/24/1954 22-39 7th -21 1/2  
06/25/1954 22-40 7th -21  at Chicago White Sox L 6-4 Willard Nixon 5-7
06/26/1954 23-40 7th -20  at Chicago White Sox W 3-1 Frank Sullivan 5-4
06/27/1954 24-40 7th -20  at Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Tom Brewer 3-4
24-41 8th -20 1/2 L 9-1 Bill Henry 3-6
06/28/1954 24-41 8th -20 1/2  at New York Giants

W

8-6

 
06/29/1954 24-42 8th -20 1/2  New York Yankees L 14-5 Hal Brown 1-4
06/30/1954 25-42 7th -21 1/2  New York Yankees W 6-1 Willard Nixon 6-7
07/01/1954 25-43 8th -22  New York Yankees L 8-7 Frank Sullivan 5-5
07/02/1954 26-43 8th -22 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 8-4 Tom Brewer 4-4
07/03/1954 26-44 8th -23 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics L 7-3 Sid Hudson 0-3
07/04/1954 27-44 8th -23 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 8-0 Leo Kiely 2-5
07/05/1954 28-44 8th -23 1/2  at Washington Senators W 14-0 Willard Nixon 7-7
28-45 8th -23 1/2 L 7-1 Bill Henry 3-7
07/06/1954 28-46 8th -24 1/2  at New York Yankees L 4-1 Frank Sullivan 5-6
07/07/1954 28-47 8th -25 1/2  at New York Yankees L 17-9 Tom Brewer 4-5
07/08/1954 28-47 8th -26  
07/09/1954 28-48 8th -26  at Philadelphia Athletics L 9-3 Leo Kiely 2-6
07/10/1954 29-48 7th -25  at Philadelphia Athletics W 5-3 Ellis Kinder 5-1
07/11/1954 30-48 6th -24  at Philadelphia Athletics W 18-0 Frank Sullivan 6-6
31-48 6th -23 W 11-1 Tom Brewer 5-5
07/12/1954  All Star Game Break
07/13/1954
07/14/1954
07/15/1954 32-48 6th -23  Detroit Tigers W 3-1 Willard Nixon 8-7
32-49 6th -23 1/2 L 4-2 Ellis Kinder 5-2
07/16/1954 33-49 6th -23 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 3-0 Frank Sullivan 7-6
07/17/1954 34-49 6th -23 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 7-6 Tom Brewer 6-5
07/18/1954 35-49 6th -23 1/2  Baltimore Orioles W 4-0 Russ Kemmerer 1-0
35-50 6th -23 1/2 L 4-1 Frank Sullivan 7-7
07/19/1954 36-50 5th -23 1/2  Baltimore Orioles W 9-7 Tex Clevenger 2-4
37-50 5th -23 W 8-5 Leo Kiely 3-6
07/20/1954 37-50 5th -23  Cleveland Indians T 5-5 16 innings (curfew)
07/21/1954 37-50 5th -23  Cleveland Indians T 7-7 8 innings (rain)
07/22/1954 37-51 6th -24  Cleveland Indians L 6-3 Frank Sullivan 7-8
37-52 6th -25 L 5-2 Hal Brown 1-5
07/23/1954 37-53 6th -26  Chicago White Sox L 7-1 Russ Kemmerer 1-1
07/24/1954 38-53 6th -26  Chicago White Sox W 5-2 Leo Kiely 4-6
07/25/1954 38-54 6th -26  Chicago White Sox L 5-2 Willard Nixon 8-8
38-55 6th -26 1/2 L 4-2 Ellis Kinder 5-3
07/26/1954 38-55 6th -26 1/2  
07/27/1954 38-56 6th -27 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 6-3 Frank Sullivan 7-9
07/28/1954 38-57 6th -28 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 2-1 Russ Kemmerer 1-2
07/29/1954 39-57 6th -27 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 10-2 Leo Kiely 5-6
07/30/1954 39-58 6th -28 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 5-0 Willard Nixon 8-9
07/31/1954 40-58 6th -28 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 4-0 Tom Brewer 7-5
08/01/1954 41-58 6th -29  at Detroit Tigers W 10-8 Sid Hudson 1-3
08/02/1954 41-58 6th -29  
08/03/1954 41-59 6th -29  at Chicago White Sox L 6-2 Frank Sullivan 7-10
08/04/1954 41-60 6th -30  at Chicago White Sox L 6-5 Ellis Kinder 5-4
08/05/1954 41-61 6th -30  at Chicago White Sox L 5-1 Tom Brewer 7-6
08/06/1954 42-61 6th -30  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-1 Ellis Kinder 6-4
08/07/1954 42-62 6th -31  at Baltimore Orioles L 2-1 Mel Parnell 0-3
08/08/1954 43-62 6th -31  at Baltimore Orioles W 4-2 Sid Hudson 2-3
44-62 6th -31 W 4-1 Frank Sullivan 8-10
08/09/1954 44-62 6th -31  
08/10/1954 45-62 6th -30  Washington Senators W 4-0 Mel Parnell 1-3
08/11/1954 46-62 6th -30  Washington Senators W 10-1 Tom Brewer 8-6
46-63 6th -30 1/2 L 5-4 Ellis Kinder 6-5
08/12/1954 46-64 6th -31 1/2  Washington Senators L 9-5 Willard Nixon 8-10
47-64 6th -31 W 5-0 Frank Sullivan 9-10
08/13/1954 47-65 6th -32  at New York Yankees L 8-2 Leo Kiely 5-7
08/14/1954 47-66 6th -33  at New York Yankees L 3-1 Russ Kemmerer 1-3
08/15/1954 47-67 6th -34 1/2  at New York Yankees L 14-9 Tom Brewer 8-7
08/16/1954 47-67 6th -34 1/2  New York Giants

W

6-5

 
08/17/1954 48-67 6th -34 1/2  at Washington Senators W 4-3 Frank Sullivan 10-10
08/18/1954 49-67 5th -34 1/2  at Washington Senators W 9-8 Sid Hudson 3-3
08/19/1954 50-67 5th -34  at Washington Senators W 11-6 Mel Parnell 2-3
08/20/1954 51-67 5th -34  New York Yankees W 4-3 Willard Nixon 9-10
08/21/1954 52-67 4th -34  New York Yankees W 10-9 Russ Kemmerer 2-3
08/22/1954 53-67 4th -34  New York Yankees W 8-2 Frank Sullivan 11-10
08/23/1954 53-67 4th -31  
08/24/1954 53-68 5th -34  Detroit Tigers L 8-7 Ellis Kinder 6-6
08/25/1954 54-68 4th -34  Detroit Tigers W 5-3 Willard Nixon 10-10
08/26/1954 54-69 4th -35  Baltimore Orioles L 5-3 Sid Hudson 3-4
08/27/1954 55-69 4th -34  Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Russ Kemmerer 3-3
08/28/1954 56-69 4th -34  Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Ellis Kinder 7-6
08/29/1954 56-70 4th -35  Cleveland Indians L 6-2 Tom Brewer 8-8
56-71 4th -36 L 8-1 Frank Sullivan 11-11
08/30/1954 56-72 5th -37  Cleveland Indians L 5-4 Ellis Kinder 7-7
08/31/1954 56-72 5th -37 1/2  Chicago White Sox pp  
09/01/1954 57-72 4th -36 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 7-2 Tom Hurd 1-0
57-73 4th -37 L 6-3 Mel Parnell 2-4
09/02/1954 57-73 4th -36 1/2  
09/03/1954 58-73 4th -36 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 11-1 Frank Sullivan 12-11
09/04/1954 58-74 4th -36 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics L 4-3 Willard Nixon 10-11
09/05/1954 59-74 4th -36 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 12-5 Tom Brewer 9-8
60-74 4th -36 W 7-3 Russ Kemmerer 4-3
09/06/1954 60-75 4th -36  at New York Yankees L 6-5 Ellis Kinder 7-8
61-75 4th -36 W 8-7 Tom Hurd 2-0
09/07/1954 61-75 4th -36  
09/08/1954 62-75 4th -36  at Detroit Tigers W 5-2 Frank Sullivan 13-11
09/09/1954 63-75 4th -36  at Detroit Tigers W 8-0 Willard Nixon 11-11
09/10/1954 63-76 4th -37  at Cleveland Indians L 4-2 Leo Kiely 5-8
09/11/1954 63-77 4th -38  at Cleveland Indians L 3-0 Mel Parnell 2-5
09/12/1954 63-78 5th -39  at Chicago White Sox L 5-3 Tom Brewer 9-9
63-79 5th -40 L 7-5 Hal Brown 1-6
09/13/1954 63-79 5th -40  
09/14/1954 63-80 5th -41  at Baltimore Orioles L 3-1 Willard Nixon 11-12
09/15/1954 63-81 5th -41 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 2-1 Mel Parnell 2-6
09/16/1954 63-81 5th -41 1/2  
09/17/1954 63-82 5th -42 1/2  at Washington Senators L 8-0 Frank Sullivan 13-12
09/18/1954 63-83 5th -43 1/2  at Washington Senators L 8-7 Hal Brown 1-7
09/19/1954 64-83 4th -43 1/2  at Washington Senators W 6-2 Mel Parnell 3-6
09/20/1954 65-83 4th -43 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 5-2 Tom Brewer 10-9
09/21/1954 66-83 4th -42 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 4-3 Russ Kemmerer 5-3
67-83 4th -42 W 4-3 Frank Sullivan 14-12
09/22/1954 67-83 4th -42 1/2  
09/23/1954 67-83 4th -42 1/2  
09/24/1954 67-84 4th -42 1/2  Washington Senators L 1-0 Hal Brown 1-8
67-85 4th -43 L 6-4 Mel Parnell 3-7
09/25/1954 68-85 4th -43  Washington Senators W 7-6 Ellis Kinder 8-8
09/26/1954 69-85 4th -42  Washington Senators W 11-2 Frank Sullivan 15-12
 
1954 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1954 A.L. STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 111 43 -

 

 

New York Yankees 103 51 8

 

 

Chicago White Sox 94 60 17

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

69 85 42

 

 

Detroit Tigers 68 86 43

 

 

Washington Senators 66 88 45

 

 

Baltimore Orioles 54 100 57

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 60

 

 

 
1953 RED SOX 1955 RED SOX