“Replay” Ted started August, batting at a .391 clip. He closes out August batting .392.
My 1941 Boston Red Sox replay:
- APBA Baseball, Basic Game, latest version of game booklet, released in 2013.
- Latest 1941 APBA Baseball season card set, which contains all of the players used during the 1941 season issued in 2017.
- Advanced Basic Rules. Not using pitching grade advancement. Using pitching grade reduction (NOTE: The newer re-issued, re-formulated APBA season sets tend to slightly favor the pitching over the hitting, thus no need to advance the grade of any pitchers who are stringing together scoreless innings)
- Using APBA Journal Error Distribution card and Unusual Play Distribution card.
- Using Master Game Rare Play charts when rolling either a “12” or a “65” during the Unusual Play re-roll.
- Using actual lineups.
- Attempting to come close as possible to actual number of innings pitched for pitchers and plate appearances for hitters, knowing that they will be + or – a certain amount due to uncontrollable game circumstances.
- Following actual trades as they occurred during the season.
The Ted Williams “hits for .406” watch:
The month of August, 1941:
(click on game scores below for either the REPLAY boxscore or the ACTUAL boxscore)
Series #38: Tigers @ Red Sox, August 2, 3
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (55-43) – Actual (50-48)
While Ted Williams was going 4 for 7 in the 2 game series for the Red Sox, raising his season batting average to .396, Barney McCosky put his name on the map with a 6 for 6 performance in game 1 of the 2 game series. McCosky finished the series going 7 for 10. Pete Fox also had a big day for the Bosox in game 1, going 4 for 4.
Series #39: Athletics @ Red Sox, August 4, 5
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (55-45) – Actual (52-48)
Ted Williams posing with former Boston Braves great, Hugh Duffy, during the 1941 season … In a losing cause, Ted goes 2 for 2 with a homer (#22) and a double in game 1, briefly hitting the .400 mark, before going 1 for 5 with his 23rd homer in game 2. Williams’ batting average dips back to .396.
Series #40: Yankees @ Red Sox, August 6 (2), 7
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (56-47) – Actual (54-49)
Joe Dimaggio goes 7 for 13 at Fenway in the 3-game series, with 4 homers, and 8 RBI. Meanwhile, Ted goes 2 for 15, dropping his season batting average to .388.
Series #41: Senators @ Red Sox, August 8, 9, 10 (2)
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (59-48) – Actual (56-51)
Jim Tabor is the star of this 4 game series, as the Red Sox take 3 of 4. Tabor goes 8 for 16 in the series with 2 doubles, a triple and a homer.
Series #42: Red Sox @ Yankees, August 11, 12
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (61-48) – Actual (57-52)
With his batting average down to .378, Ted rose up in this 2-game series vs the Yankees. Going 4 for 5 in the 1st game and 3 for 5 in the 2nd game, raising his batting average to .388 by the end of the 2 game series. Ted also blasted his 24th homer and smacked his 27th double, and drove in 7 runs, increasing his RBI total to 87.
Series #43: Red Sox @ Athletics, August 13, 14 (2)
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (63-49) – Actual (59-53)
In game 1 of the double-header played on August 14th, perhaps Ted’s best game in the replay thus far, in terms of hits, power and production. Williams goes 4 for 5, with 2 homers, a triple, 4 runs scored and 6 RBI and a walk. He had a chance to hit for the cycle (missing the double) in his last 2 plate appearances, but he walked and flew out to CF. Williams was hit-less in games 1 and 3 of this series. His season batting average was holding at .385 by the end of the 3 game series.
Series #44: Red Sox @ Senators, August 15, 16, 17
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (64-51) – Actual (61-54)
Dick Newsome (CZ) gains his 12th win of the season, a 3-0 shutout of the Washington Senators in game #115. Jim Tabor blasts a 3-run homer in the top of the 8th, as the Red Sox salvage the rubber game of the 3 game series.
Series #45: Red Sox @ Browns, August 19 (2), 20 (2)
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (67-52) – Actual (62-57)
While Hugh Duffy points to his 1894 season batting average, Ted Williams has a big series vs the Browns, going 10 for 19, with 2 homers, 3 doubles and reaching the 100 RBI mark on the season. His 2-run homer in the top of the 9th in game 2 of the double-header on the 20th put the Red Sox ahead, 7-6. Williams is now batting .392 thru 119 games.
Series #46: Red Sox @ White Sox, August 21, 22, 23
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (68-54) – Actual (64-58)
In game 2 of the series, the Red Sox put up 11 runs in the top of the 6th inning, and go on to win the game 13-4.
Series #47: Red Sox @ Indians, August 24 (2), 25, 26
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (71-55) – Actual (66-60)
Dick Newsome (CZ) improves his record to 13-4 with his game CG victory over Cleveland in game 4 of the series.
Series #48: Red Sox @ Tigers, August 27, 28
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (72-56) – Actual (66-62)
Game #127 at Detroit, Ted hits his 2nd grand slam of the season, his only hit in a 5-4 Red Sox replay win over the Tigers. He finished 2 for 5 in the series, maintaining a .394 replay batting average.
Series #49: Athletics @ Red Sox, August 30, 31 (2)
RED SOX RECORD: Replay (75-56) – Actual (68-63)
Back at Fenway Park, August closes with Ted Williams going 3 for 10 in the 3 game series vs Philadelphia, his batting average dropping to .392 with 1 month to go in the season.
RED SOX end of August Season Stats (click on link to read):
RED SOX month-by-month Blog Summaries (click on links to read previous months):
AUGUST (W-L): 21-14 (18-17 Actual)
Replay note: Thru the end of August, the Red Sox are 39-23 at home and 36-33 on the road.