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Hard Times for Boston Fans in 1922 Hard Times for Boston Fans in 1922

Both the Red Sox and Braves finished in last place in their leagues

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At the time there were just two divisions in the major leagues, and both the American and National Leagues had eight teams

The Boston Red Sox ended the 1922 season 33 games out of first with a 61-93 record. Their crosstown rivals, the Boston Braves, played even worse, going 53-100, 39 ½ games out of first. Both teams, however, had a few star players

The Red Sox had pitchers Herb Pennock, Jack Quinn and Rip Collins. Three regulars batted over .300 in 1922 outfielder Joe Harris hit .316, first baseman. George Burns hit .306 and led the Sox team with 12 homers, and second baseman Del Pratt hit .301 and led the team with 12 homers.

The Boston Braves starting pitchers were Rube Marquard, Frank Miller, Mule Watson, Joe Oeschger and Hugh McQuillin. The Braves leading hitters were catcher Hank Gowdy, .317, outfielder Ray Powell, .296, and first baseman Walter Holke, .291. Shortstop/2B Hod Ford led the team with 60 RBIs and third baseman Tony Boeckel and Powell each lined a team leading 6 homers. 1922 Boston Red Sox 1922 Boston Braves compiled by

Note: Weeghman Field was later named Wrigley Field

1918-1925 Photo Negatives from Chicago Daily News courtsey of Chicago Historical Society


Baseball player, Ray Powell, 1918 Boston Braves, standing on the field at Weeghman Field in Chicago vs Cubs



Baseball player, Johnny Cooney, 1922 Boston Braves, sitting on the field at Weeghman Field vs Cubs



 Baseball player, John Henry, 1918 Boston Braves, standing on the field at Weeghman Field vs Cubs



Baseball player, Bunny Hearn, 1918 Boston Braves Pitcher, standing in a dugout at Weeghman Field vs Cubs



Baseball player, Hugh McQuillan, 1922 Boston Braves Pitcher, holding a baseball, standing on the field at Weeghman Field




Baseball player, 1917 Boston Red Sox, Herb Pennock pitcher following through after throwing ball standing in front of grandstands in Comiskey Park vs Chicago White Sox

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