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1907 Boston Red Sox

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1907 Boston Red Sox / Franchise: Boston Red Sox / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 59-90, Finished 7th in American League (1907 AL)

Managed by Cy Young (3-3), George Huff (2-6), Bob Unglaub (9-20), and Deacon McGuire (45-61)

Ballpark: Huntington Avenue Grounds

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

For the 1907 Boston Red Sox, the start of the season was marred by tragedy. On March 28th, as spring training was winding down, OF Chick Stahl, who had managed the last-place team down the stretch in 1906 committed suicide in West Baden Springs, IN. He had recently resigned the managerial position, as the stress of leading the team had caused depression. The Red Sox scrambled to find a manager all season, as four men succeeded each other in the job, none with much success. Ace pitcher Cy Young went 3-3 before deciding he was not cut out for the job; he was followed by George Huff, who resigned after going 2-6 to return to his regular gig of coaching the University of Illinois baseball squad. Next up was OF Bob Unglaub, who did not fare better, going 9-20, before C Deacon McGuire took over on June 10th and went 45-61 to complete the season. Under his guidance, they went through a brutal 16-game losing streak (with two ties) starting on September 16th.

Standings[edit]

American League W L T GB Pct.
Detroit Tigers 92 58 3 -- .613
Philadelphia Athletics 88 57 5 .607
Chicago White Sox 85 67 6 .576
Cleveland Naps 85 67 6 8 .559
New York Highlanders 70 78 4 21 .473
St. Louis Browns 69 83 3 24 .454
Boston Americans 59 90 6 32½ .396
Washington Senators 49 102 3 43½ .325