1955 BOSTON RED SOX ...

 

Honus Wagner   Harry Agganis   Cy Young
Died: Dec 6th   Died: June 27th   Died: Nov 4th
Clark Griffith   Shano Collins   Bill Dinneen
Died: Oct 27th   Died: Sept 10th   Died: Jan 13th
Gary Allenson   Jack Clark   Danny Darwin   Jack Morris
Born: Feb 4th   Born: Nov 10th   Born: Oct 25th   Born: May 16th
Robin Yount   Stanley Morgan   Phil Simms   Mosi Tatupu
Born: Sept 16th   Born: May 17th   Born: Nov 3rd   Born: May 26th
Willie Wilson   Moses Malone   Earl Campbell   Greg Harris
Born: July 9th   Born: Mar 23rd   Born: March 29th   Born: Nov 2nd
Jeff Reardon   Jim Dorsey   Mike Smithson   Stan Jonathan
Born: Oct 1st   Born: Aug 2md   Born: Jan 21st   Born: Sept 5th
Adrian Dantley   Raymd Clayborn   Cedric Maxwell   Don Hasselbeck
Born: Feb 28th   Born: Jan 2nd   Born: Nov 21st   Born: April 1st
             
             

The 1955 Red Sox established the precedent that a team can fall from grace quickly and be corrected. On October 9, 1954, Lou Boudreau was fired as the Red Sox manager and Mike Higgins, a Yawkey favorite,  was hired to replace him. The Sox picked up unknown shortstop Billy Klaus, in a December trade with the Giants for Del Wilber. With Ted Williams in retirement, Faye Throneberry won the job in left field. The Sox broke spring training with only four pitchers who had any major league experience.

The Sox opened in Baltimore on April 12th. On the back of two homers by Ted Lepcio, they beat the Orioles, 7 to 1. Jimmy Piersall had three hits and Jackie Jensen had two.

Opening at Fenway, the Sox split two games with then Yankees. They then swept three games from the visiting Orioles. They had slugged out 11 homers in the first five games. Throneberry was batting .400 with two homers and 12 RBIs.

In Washington on April 20th, Norm Zauchin made his first big league hit a winning won, blooping a single into center field that scored Sammy White to give Willard Nixon a 1-0 shutout victory.

The Sox moved into Yankee Stadium and Nixon shut the Yanks out, 1 to 0. Extending back to last season, it was 18 consecutive scoreless inning and six straight wins over the Yankees.

HARRY HOOPER & CY YOUNG

The road trip was a disaster for the Sox, losing 11 of the 15 games played. They returned to Fenway to face the Yankees, but couldn't get back on the winning track, getting swept in three games and falling behind by 8 1/2 games.

Faye Throneberry and his teammates could hit, drew a lot of walks for a high on-base percentage but could not drive in the runs when it mattered the most. Only Harry Agganis was consistent during the first part of the season.

May 6th was Hall-of-Famer day at Fenway Park. Cy Young, Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, Harry Hooper, Tris Speaker, Duffy Lewis, Lefty Grove, Gabby Hartnett, Charley Gehringer, Ed Walsh, Al Simmons, Carl Hubbell, Frank Baker, Dazzy Vance, Bill Dickey and Joe DiMaggio were among the stars who all enjoyed the festivities.

Without Ted Williams, Red Sox attendance slipped and fans showed little interest. But behind the scenes something was going on that few knew about. Williams and his wife were going through a nasty divorce and it became evident that Ted had retired because he did not want to sign a lucrative contract and then have any of the money go to his wife. So after the divorce was finalized, Ted re-signed with the Sox for $100K on May 11th.

The news seemed to rejuvenate the Sox. The next day they beat Kansas City, 12 to 7 at Fenway. Gene Stephens led the Sox offense with four hits, including a home run. Then on May 14th, Jackie Jensen wrecked a magnificent rescue performance by Kansas City pitcher, Johnny Sain, when he walloped a tremendous two-run, 13th inning homer for a 3 to 1 Sox victory. The walk-off blast was Jensen's second homer of the game.

HARRY AGGANIS

On May 15th, Harry Agganis (.307 BA) clipped Detroit Tiger pitchers for five hits, as the Sox split a doubleheader. In the first game, he started a rally with a double and wound up the second game with a three-run triple.

After the game, Agganis came to trainer Jack Fadden told him that he had been playing with a heavy cold and pain in his right side. After being examined by team physician, Timothy Lamphier, Harry was hospitalized the next day with pneumonia in his right lung.

The Sox finally beat the Indians on May 17th. Jensen knocked out a three-run homer and Norm Zauchin, who was filling in for Agganis had two hits that brought in two runs. The win gave the six wins in their last seven games.

In just five innings, Zauchin belted three home runs and a double, and came within one of the record for RBIs in a game, against the Senators on May 27th. The Sox beat Washington 16-0.

Ted Williams returned to the Sox lineup on May 28th. He singled in his first time up, but the Sox lost to Washington by a 5-3 score. The next day, Jackie Jensen pumped out two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Sox to a 12-7 victory over the Senators. The Sox ended May in 5th place, 12 games behind.

After spending ten days in the hospital, Harry Agganis rejoined the team in Chicago on June 1st. The next day, in Mel Parnell's first appearance of the season, Agganis (.313 BA) banged out two hits in what would be his final game. He couldn't shake his illness and after complaining of chest pains, was again sent back to Boston.

On June 5th, in Kansas City, Ted slugged a homer in the sixth inning to break-up a scoreless game and ignite a three-run rally that gave the Sox a 5-1 win over the A's. Ted's next homer came in Cleveland on June 9th, to help the Sox sweep the World Champion Indians. The Sox finished their road trip winning 6 of the last 8 games played.

At Fenway, on June 16th, Billy Klaus drilled a two-run homer in the ninth inning, to supply a dramatic finish to the Sox 7-6 victory and a sweep of the Kansas City Athletics. It was the fourth Sox homer of the game, and provided a storybook ending that found the Red Sox coming from behind with five runs in the last two innings to win the game. In a doubleheader against the Indians, the next day, Klaus (.305 BA) banged out five consecutive hits.

 

The Sox took 3-of-4 from the Indians and then took three straight from the Tigers. In the second game on June 22nd, Ted (.378 BA) banged out three consecutive doubles in five trips, giving him sole possession of first place in the A.L. batting race. After splitting four games with the White Sox, the Red Sox had won 11 of the 14 games in the homestand.

Harry Agganis' condition deteriorated in June and he was put on the 60-day disabled list while dealing with pneumonia at Sancta Maria Hospital. He had not been allowed any visitors except his mother, when on June 27th, he suddenly took and turn for the worse. Harry quickly passed away, the result of a massive pulmonary embolism. The news sent a shockwave through his Red Sox teammates.

The Sox went on and took 3-of-4 in Washington to end the month, had won 20 and lost only 8 in June, but only gained 2 1/2 games in the standings, and were 11 games out.

July started with Sox sweeping three straight from the Orioles in Baltimore. In the third game, Frank Sullivan won his seventh straight game, the 11th of the season, 7 to 2. It was 22 wins in their last 27 games for the Sox.

On July 4th, the Sox played a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. In the first game, Ted Williams doubled and homered and Ike Delock pitched the final four innings to lock down a 4-2 victory. In the second game, the Sox tied the game at 5-5 in the third inning, thanks to Jackie Jensen's grandslam. Tom Hurd kept the Yankees in check for 6 1/3 innings, allowing only two hits, while his teammates blew the game open in the ninth inning, capped by Norm Zauchins two-run homer.

NORM ZAUCHIN

Having taken eight of the nine games played on the short road trip, the Sox returned to Fenway, now eight games behind, in fourth place and in the race.

They were the hottest team in the majors. Billy Klaus had hit in 24 of the last 25 games; Billy Goodman batted .382 in the last 23 games; Zauchin hit 16 homers in the last 38 games and knocked in 40 runs; Jensen had 62 RBIs to lead the league; Williams hit 10 homers in 24 games and batted .386; Frank Sullivan had seven consecutive wins and Tom Hurd allowed only one run in his last nine appearances.

The Sox took two from the Senators to start the homestand. Against Baltimore on July 9th, the Sox overcame a 4-0 deficit to win the game, 5 to 4. Tom Brewer and Ellis Kinder held the O's silent for seven innings in the process. They took 2-of-3 from the Orioles and headed into the All Star break.

In the last five weeks, the Sox had gone from the brink of seventh place to within seven games of first place. They played at a .824 clip with a 28-6 record.

FRANK SULLIVAN

Ted Williams was picked to start in left field, and joined by Frank Sullivan and Jackie Jensen on the American League All Star team, played in Milwaukee. Sullivan had pitched 3 1/3 innings when he gave up a home run to Stan Musial that won the game for the N.L. Stars, 6 to 5. Ted drew a walk that scored a run and singled in four times at bat. Jensen pinch hit and popped up.

In Kansas City on July 19th, home runs from Jensen and Norm Zauchin powered the Sox past the A's, 6 to 3. The next day, George Susce hurled a brilliant one hit, 6-0 shutout over the A's. In the series finale, Ellis Kinder came in, in the ninth inning to save he game for Frank Sullivan, 4 to 3.

Then in Chicago, on July 23rd, the Sox scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat the White Sox, 9 to 7. Williams, who slammed a three-run homer earlier in the game, singled in the tying run. Billy Klaus and Sammy White each had four hits, while Ted had four RBIS, to put the Sox only three games behind the first place Yankees.

Back in Fenway Park, the Sox faced the Indians. In the first game, Sullivan held them to five scattered hits and issued only two walks in the 5-1 win. The Sox took two pf the three games. Their hottest hitter was Billy Goodman (.292 BA), who hit safely in 10 of 13 plate appearances.

The Sox played their 100th game on July 29th, when Willard Nixon shutout the Tigers, 5 to 0 on four hits and didn't walk a man. In their first 50 games, the Sox had compiled a 20-30 record and were 14 1/2 games behind. In theses last 50 games, their record was 38-12. During this stretch, Sullivan won eight games, Tom Brewer won seven and Willard Nixon won six. Ted had knocked out 15 homers, Zauchin had 13 and Jensen had nine.

Jimmy Piersall's ninth inning homer off Billy Hoeft carried the Red Sox to a double victory over the Detroit Tigers, by scores of 8-3 and 3-2. Ted's mighty bat cracked a grandslam homer in the first game to give Frank Sullivan his 14th win of the season on July 31st.

WILLIAMS, PIERSALL, JENSEN

August started with the Sox hosting the league leading Chicago White Sox. After the losing the first game, Jackie Jensen put the Red Sox back in the win column with an eighth inning two-run double that gave Boston a 6 to 4 win on August 3rd. In the deciding game, Jensen's triple off the centerfield wall brought in two of his four RBIs in a 7-3 victory.

Next were the Kansas City Athletics, the same team the Sox had beaten the last seven consecutive games. The Sox lost the first two meetings, but so did all the teams in front of the Sox.

In the last game, the Sox and A's out-slugged each other with the Sox prevailing, 16-12. They gained 1/2 game on White Sox and Yankees, who were in a virtual tie for the top spot, and finished the 8-5 homestand, 1 1/2 games behind them in fourth place, with the Indians only 1/2 game out of first.

Next was a literal three game showdown in New York. The first game was 4-1 Sox victory on August 9th. Billy Klaus was the hero, driving in the game-deciding run in the first inning with a two-run homer over the right field fence, 325 ft from home. Willard Nixon had pitched a great game, and was winning 3-1, the result of another homer by Grady Hatton in the fourth inning. In the ninth a single by Sammy White and a double by Nixon, gave the Sox a 4-1 win. But the White Sox had also won, so the Sox remained 1 1/2 games behind.

That would be as close as the Sox would get, losing the next two games in New York and falling three games out.

Frank Sullivan became the first American League pitcher to win 15 games on August 19th, when he blanked the Washington Senators, 8 to 0. It was his third shutout of the season.

On August 25th, Jackie Jensen became the first American Leaguer to knock in 100 runs.

On August 27th, Ted Williams hit a grandslam homer in the ninth inning with two outs. The blast gave the Sox a 4-3 triumph over the Tigers in Detroit. In Kansas City, the next day, Ted went 4-for-4, with another homer and 2 RBIs.

The Sox were still only three games out of first on September 7th. But the pitching could not hold up and the Sox lost 13 of the next 15 and finished 12 games behind the Yankees.

Ted batted .356 with 28 homers in only 96 games and Jackie Jensen led the league with 116 RBIs and knocked out 26 home runs. Norm Zauchin, with 27 homers produced his finest season and Frank Sullivan (.291 ERA) was the league leader with 18 wins. The Sox were second in the league in runs scored and Mike Higgins was named American League "Manager of the Year".

 

 

 
  GAME LOG  
  DATE RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L  
  04/12/1955 1-0 1st -  at Baltimore Orioles W 7-1 Frank Sullivan 1-0  
  04/13/1955 1-0 1st -  at Baltimore Orioles pp    
  04/14/1955 2-0 1st -  New York Yankees W 8-4 Willard Nixon 1-0  
  04/15/1955 2-1 2nd -1  New York Yankees L 6-4 Tom Brewer 0-1  
  04/16/1955 3-1 1st -  Baltimore Orioles W 6-5 Ike Delock 1-0  
  04/17/1955 4-1 1st +1  Baltimore Orioles W 14-5 Frank Sullivan 2-0  
5-1 1st +1 W 12-9 Hal Brown 2-0  
  04/18/1955 5-1 1st +1/2    
  04/19/1955 5-1 1st +1  Washington Senators pp    
  04/20/1955 6-1 1st +1 1/2  at Washington Senators W 1-0 Willard Nixon 2-0  
  04/21/1955 6-2 1st +1  at Washington Senators L 1-0 Tom Brewer 0-2  
  04/22/1955 6-3 1st -  at New York Yankees L 3-0 Frank Sullivan 2-1  
  04/23/1955 6-4 3rd -1  at New York Yankees L 7-2 Ike Delock 1-1  
  04/24/1955 7-4 1st -  at New York Yankees W 1-0 Willard Nixon 3-0  
  04/25/1955 7-4 1st -    
  04/26/1955 7-5 2nd -1  at Kansas City Athletics L 8-7 Tom Hurd 0-1  
  04/27/1955 7-6 5th -1  at Kansas City Athletics L 6-2 Frank Sullivan 2-2  
  04/28/1955 8-6 4th -1  at Chicago White Sox W 3-1 Ike Delock 2-1  
  04/29/1955 8-7 5th -1 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 7-0 Willard Nixon 3-1  
  04/30/1955 8-8 5th -2 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 3-1 George Susce 0-1  
  05/01/1955 8-9 6th -3 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 2-0 Frank Sullivan 2-3  
8-10 6th -3 1/2 L 2-1 Tom Brewer 0-3  
  05/02/1955 8-11 6th -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 4-2 Russ Kemmerer 0-1  
  05/03/1955 8-12 6th -5 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 4-2 Ike Delock 2-2  
  05/04/1955 9-12 6th -4 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 3-2 Willard Nixon 4-1  
  05/05/1955 9-13 6th -5  at Detroit Tigers L 3-2 Tom Brewer 0-4  
  05/06/1955 9-14 7th -6  New York Yankees L 6-0 Frank Sullivan 2-4  
  05/07/1955 9-15 7th -7  New York Yankees L 9-6 Ike Delock 2-3  
  05/08/1955 9-16 7th -8 1/2  New York Yankees L 5-0 Willard Nixon 4-2  
  05/09/1955 9-16 7th -8 1/2    
  05/10/1955 9-17 7th -9 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Tom Brewer 0-5  
  05/11/1955 10-17 7th -9 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 4-3 Frank Sullivan 3-4  
  05/12/1955 11-17 7th -8 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 12-7 Ike Delock 3-3  
  05/13/1955 12-17 6th -8  Kansas City Athletics W 4-3 Ellis Kinder 1-0  
  05/14/1955 13-17 5th -7 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 3-1 Russ Kemmerer 1-1  
  05/15/1955 14-17 5th -7 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 10-4 Frank Sullivan 4-4  
14-18 5th -7 1/2 L 9-3 Tom Brewer 0-6  
  05/16/1955 14-18 5th -7 1/2    
  05/17/1955 15-18 5th -6 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 10-3 Bill Henry 1-0  
  05/18/1955 15-19 5th -7 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 19-0 Willard Nixon 4-3  
  05/19/1955 15-19 5th -7 1/2    
  05/20/1955 15-20 5th -7 1/2  at Washington Senators L 3-1 Frank Sullivan 4-5  
  05/21/1955 15-21 6th -8  at Washington Senators L 1-0 Ellis Kinder 1-1  
  05/22/1955 15-21 6th -9  at Washington Senators pp    
  05/23/1955 15-21 6th -9  New York Giants

W

4-3

   
  05/24/1955 15-22 6th -9  at Baltimore Orioles L 6-1 Willard Nixon 4-4  
  05/25/1955 15-23 6th -10  at Baltimore Orioles L 6-2 Frank Sullivan 4-6  
16-23 6th -9 1/2 W 5-2 Ike Delock 4-3  
  05/26/1955 16-24 6th -11  at Baltimore Orioles L 2-0 Leo Kiely 0-1  
  05/27/1955 17-24 5th -11  Washington Senators W 16-0 Tom Brewer 1-6  
  05/28/1955 17-25 6th -12  Washington Senators L 5-3 Bill Henry 1-1  
  05/29/1955 18-25 5th -12  Washington Senators W 12-7 George Susce 1-1  
  05/30/1955 18-26 5th -12  Baltimore Orioles L 8-6 Tom Hurd 0-2  
19-26 5th -12 W 8-1 Ike Delock 5-3  
  05/31/1955 19-26 5th -12    
  06/01/1955 19-27 5th -13 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 4-3 Tom Brewer 1-7  
  06/02/1955 19-28 5th -14 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Mel Parnell 0-1  
  06/03/1955 19-29 6th -14 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 4-3 Ike Delock 5-4  
  06/04/1955 20-29 6th -14 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 5-1 Frank Sullivan 5-6  
  06/05/1955 20-30 6th -14 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 5-4 Tom Hurd 0-3  
21-30 6th -14 1/2 W 4-3 Tom Brewer 2-7  
  06/06/1955 21-30 6th -14    
  06/07/1955 22-30 6th -14  at Cleveland Indians W 9-5 George Susce 2-1  
  06/08/1955 23-30 6th -13  at Cleveland Indians W 5-4 Leo Kiely 1-1  
  06/09/1955 24-30 5th -13  at Cleveland Indians W 4-2 Frank Sullivan 6-6  
  06/10/1955 25-30 5th -13  at Detroit Tigers W 5-2 Willard Nixon 5-4  
  06/11/1955 25-31 5th -13  at Detroit Tigers L 7-5 Leo Kiely 1-2  
  06/12/1955 25-31 5th -12  at Detroit Tigers pp    
  06/13/1955 25-31 5th -12    
  06/14/1955 26-31 5th -12  Kansas City Athletics W 12-4 Frank Sullivan 7-6  
  06/15/1955 27-31 5th -11  Kansas City Athletics W 9-6 Mel Parnell 1-1  
  06/16/1955 28-31 5th -11  Kansas City Athletics W 7-6 Tom Hurd 1-3  
  06/17/1955 29-31 5th -10  Cleveland Indians W 6-5 Tom Brewer 3-7  
29-32 5th -10 1/2 L 3-2 George Susce 2-2  
  06/18/1955 30-32 5th -9 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 4-2 Frank Sullivan 8-6  
  06/19/1955 31-32 5th -10  Cleveland Indians W 11-7 Mel Parnell 2-1  
  06/20/1955 31-32 5th -10    
  06/21/1955 32-32 5th -10  Detroit Tigers W 5-4 Tom Hurd 2-3  
  06/22/1955 33-32 5th -10  Detroit Tigers W 12-7 Tom Brewer 4-7  
  06/23/1955 34-32 4th -10  Detroit Tigers W 7-0 Frank Sullivan 9-6  
  06/24/1955 34-33 5th -11  Chicago White Sox L 3-2 Mel Parnell 2-2  
  06/25/1955 34-34 5th -12  Chicago White Sox L 8-3 George Susce 2-3  
  06/26/1955 35-34 5th -11  Chicago White Sox W 5-2 Willard Nixon 6-4  
36-34 5th -11 W 8-2 Tom Brewer 5-7  
  06/27/1955 36-34 5th -11  at Pittsburgh Pirates

L

8-2

   
  06/28/1955 37-34 5th -10  at Washington Senators W 4-0 Frank Sullivan 10-6  
38-34 5th -10 W 8-2 Tom Hurd 3-3  
  06/29/1955 39-34 5th -10 1/2  at Washington Senators W 7-5 Ike Delock 6-4  
  06/30/1955 39-35 5th -11  at Washington Senators L 3-2 Willard Nixon 6-5  
  07/01/1955 40-35 4th -11  at Baltimore Orioles W 4-3 Ellis Kinder 2-1  
  07/02/1955 41-35 4th -11  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-1 George Susce 3-3  
  07/03/1955 42-35 4th -10  at Baltimore Orioles W 7-2 Frank Sullivan 11-6  
  07/04/1955 43-35 4th -9  at New York Yankees W 4-2 Willard Nixon 7-5  
44-35 4th -8 W 10-5 Tom Hurd 4-3  
  07/05/1955 44-35 4th -8    
  07/06/1955 45-35 4th -7  Washington Senators W 7-5 Tom Brewer 6-7  
  07/07/1955 46-35 4th -6 1/2  Washington Senators W 6-5 Ellis Kinder 3-1  
  07/08/1955 46-36 4th -7 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 9-3 Frank Sullivan 11-7  
  07/09/1955 47-36 4th -7 1/2  Baltimore Orioles W 5-4 Ellis Kinder 4-1  
  07/10/1955 48-36 4th -7  Baltimore Orioles W 10-7 Tom Hurd 5-3  
  07/11/1955  All Star Game Break  
  07/12/1955
  07/13/1955
  07/14/1955 48-37 4th -6 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 6-0 Ike Delock 6-5  
49-37 4th -6 1/2 W 7-3 George Susce 4-3  
  07/15/1955 49-37 4th -7  at Detroit Tigers pp    
  07/16/1955 49-38 4th -6 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 4-1 Frank Sullivan 11-8  
  07/17/1955 50-38 4th -6 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 6-0 Tom Brewer 7-7  
50-39 4th -6 L 6-5 Bill Henry 1-2  
  07/18/1955 50-39 4th -6    
  07/19/1955 51-39 4th -6  at Kansas City Athletics W 6-3 Willard Nixon 8-5  
  07/20/1955 52-39 4th -5  at Kansas City Athletics W 6-0 George Susce 5-3  
  07/21/1955 53-39 4th -4  at Kansas City Athletics W 4-3 Frank Sullivan 12-8  
  07/22/1955 53-40 4th -4  at Chicago White Sox L 10-7 Tom Brewer 7-8  
  07/23/1955 54-40 4th -3  at Chicago White Sox W 9-7 Tom Hurd 6-3  
  07/24/1955 54-41 4th -4  at Chicago White Sox L 4-0 George Susce 5-4  
55-41 4th -4 W 2-1 Willard Nixon 9-5  
  07/25/1955 55-41 4th -4    
  07/26/1955 56-41 4th -4  Cleveland Indians W 5-1 Frank Sullivan 13-8  
  07/27/1955 57-41 4th -3  Cleveland Indians W 6-2 Tom Brewer 8-8  
  07/28/1955 57-42 4th -3  Cleveland Indians L 6-4 Mel Parnell 2-3  
  07/29/1955 58-42 4th -3  Detroit Tigers W 5-0 Willard Nixon 10-5  
  07/30/1955 58-43 4th -3  Detroit Tigers L 5-2 George Susce 5-5  
  07/31/1955 59-43 4th -3  Detroit Tigers W 8-3 Frank Sullivan 14-8  
60-43 4th -3 W 3-2 Frank Baumann 1-0  
  08/01/1955 60-43 4th -3    
  08/02/1955 60-44 4th -4  Chicago White Sox L 2-1 Tom Brewer 8-9  
  08/03/1955 61-44 4th -3  Chicago White Sox W 6-4 Tom Hurd 7-3  
  08/04/1955 62-44 4th -2  Chicago White Sox W 7-3 Willard Nixon 11-5  
  08/05/1955 62-45 4th -2  Kanasas City Athletics L 5-2 Frank Sullivan 14-9  
  08/06/1955 62-46 4th -2  Kanasas City Athletics L 6-5 Leo Kiely 1-3  
  08/07/1955 63-46 4th -1 1/2  Kanasas City Athletics W 16-12 Dick Brodowski 1-0  
  08/08/1955 63-46 4th -1 1/2    
  08/09/1955 64-46 4th -1 1/2  at New York Yankees W 4-1 Willard Nixon 12-5  
  08/10/1955 64-47 4th -2  at New York Yankees L 3-2 Frank Sullivan 14-10  
  08/11/1955 64-48 4th -2  at New York Yankees L 5-3 Frank Baumann 1-1  
  08/12/1955 64-48 4th -4  Washington Senators pp    
  08/13/1955 64-49 4th -5  Washington Senators L 18-9 Willard Nixon 12-6  
  08/14/1955 65-49 4th -4  Washington Senators W 9-6 Bill Henry 2-2  
66-49 4th -3 1/2 W 2-1 George Susce 6-5  
  08/15/1955 67-49 4th -3 1/2  Washington Senators W 8-4 Leo Kiely 2-3  
  08/16/1955 67-50 4th -4 1/2  New York Yankees L 13-6 Frank Sullivan 14-11  
  08/17/1955 68-50 4th -3 1/2  New York Yankees W 7-1 Ike Delock 7-5  
  08/18/1955 68-50 4th -3 1/2  New York Yankees pp    
  08/19/1955 69-50 4th -3 1/2  at Washington Senators W 8-0 Frank Sullivan 15-11  
  08/20/1955 69-51 4th -4 1/2  at Washington Senators L 6-2 Willard Nixon 12-7  
  08/21/1955 70-51 4th -4 1/2  at Washington Senators W 4-1 George Susce 7-5  
  08/22/1955 70-51 4th -4 1/2    
  08/23/1955 71-51 4th -3 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 8-3 Tom Brewer 9-9  
  08/24/1955 71-52 4th -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 2-0 Frank Sullivan 15-12  
  08/25/1955 71-53 4th -4 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 6-1 Willard Nixon 12-8  
72-53 4th -5 W 6-4 Ike Delock 8-5  
  08/26/1955 72-54 4th -5  at Detroit Tigers L 5-4 Bill Henry 2-3  
  08/27/1955 73-54 4th -4  at Detroit Tigers W 4-3 Tom Hurd 8-3  
  08/28/1955 74-54 4th -3 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 14-2 Frank Sullivan 16-12  
  08/29/1955 74-54 4th -3 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics pp    
  08/30/1955 74-55 4th -4  at Chicago White Sox L 7-5 Tom Hurd 8-4  
  08/31/1955 74-56 4th -5  at Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Tom Brewer 9-10  
  09/01/1955 74-56 4th -5    
  09/02/1955 75-56 4th -5  at Baltimore Orioles W 8-3 Leo Kiely 3-3  
  09/03/1955 76-56 4th -4  at Baltimore Orioles W 2-1 Ellis Kinder 5-1  
  09/04/1955 77-56 4th -4  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-4 Frank Baumann 2-1  
  09/05/1955 78-56 4th -3  Washington Senators W 10-2 Tom Brewer 10-10  
79-56 4th -3 W 7-2 George Susce 8-5  
  09/06/1955 79-56 4th -3    
  09/07/1955 80-56 4th -3  Detroit Tigers W 7-4 Frank Sullivan 17-12  
  09/08/1955 80-57 4th -4  Detroit Tigers L 5-4 Ellis Kinder 5-2  
  09/09/1955 80-58 4th -5  Cleveland Indians L 3-1 Ike Delock 8-6  
  09/10/1955 80-59 4th -6  Cleveland Indians L 10-7 Ellis Kinder 5-2  
  09/11/1955 81-59 4th -6  Chicago White Sox W 6-2 Frank Sullivan 18-12  
81-60 4th -6 L 7-2 George Susce 8-6  
  09/12/1955 81-60 4th -6    
  09/13/1955 81-61 4th -7  Kansas City Athletics L 6-5 Ellis Kinder 5-3  
82-61 4th -7 W 7-6 Tom Brewer 11-10  
  09/14/1955 82-62 4th -7  Kansas City Athletics L 7-3 George Susce 8-7  
  09/15/1955 82-62 4th -7    
  09/16/1955 82-63 4th -7  at New York Yankees L 5-4 Ellis Kinder 5-4  
  09/17/1955 82-64 4th -8  at New York Yankees L 4-1 Bill Henry 2-4  
  09/18/1955 82-65 4th -9  at New York Yankees L 3-2 Willard Nixon 12-9  
  09/19/1955 82-65 4th -9    
  09/20/1955 82-66 4th -10  Baltimore Orioles L 3-2 Tom Hurd 8-5  
82-67 4th -11 L 7-4 Ike Delock 8-7  
  09/21/1955 82-68 4th -12  Baltimore Orioles L 8-7 Tom Hurd 8-6  
  09/22/1955 82-68 4th -12    
  09/23/1955 83-68 4th -11  New York Yankees W 8-4 Ike Delock 9-7  
83-69 4th -12 L 3-2 Willard Nixon 12-10  
  08/24/1955 83-69 4th -12  New York Yankees pp    
  09/25/1955 83-70 4th -12  New York Yankees L 9-2 Frank Sullivan 18-13  
84-70 4th -12 W 8-1 George Susce 9-7  
     
  1955 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING  
     
     
 

 

 

FINAL 1955 A.L. STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees 96 58 -

 

 

Cleveland Indians 93 61 3

 

 

Chicago White Sox 91 63 5

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

84 70 12

 

 

Detroit Tigers 79 75 17

 

 

Kansas City Athletics 63 91 33

 

 

Baltimore Orioles 57 97 39

 

 

Washington Senators 53 101 43

 

 

 
     
 
1954 RED SOX 1956 RED SOX