Opening Day Lineup in 1912
Harry Hooper, rf
Steve Yerkes, 2b
Tris Speaker, cf
Duffy Lewis, lf
Larry Gardner, 3b
Jake Stahl, 1b
Heinie Wagner, ss
Hick Cady, c
SP: Joe Wood; Buck O’Brien; Hugh Bedient; Ray Collins; Charley Hall
*Behind center fielder Tris Speaker and pitcher Smoky Joe Wood, they led the league in runs scored and fewest runs allowed. Speaker was third in batting and was voted league MVP.*The 1912 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 1st in the American League with a record of 105 wins and 47 losses.
*Speaker had a .383 avg, 222 hits, scored 136 runs, 53 doubles, 12 triples, a league leading 10 hrs, and 90 rbi during his MVP season.
*In the greatest single-season performance by a Red Sox pitcher, Wood worked 344 innings, struck out 258 and issued only 82 walks while posting an ERA of 1.91. He completed 35 of his 38 starts, and had 10 shutouts.
*On April 26, Hugh Bradley became the first player to hit a home run over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. It was his only home run of the 1912 season, and one of only two he hit in his career, which spanned five seasons.
*Led league in the following categories: Runs, 799; team batting average, .277; doubles, 269; home runs, 29; RBI, 654; earned run average, 2.76; complete games, 108; strikeouts, 712; shutouts, 18; fewest walks allowed, 385; fewest errors, 267