Jack Stansbury of the 1918 Red Sox — 1918: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox by Allan Wood

John James Stansbury
Center Field, Third Base

5’9″, 165 lbs., Batted Right, Threw Right
Born: December 6, 1885, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Died: December 26, 1970, Easton, Pennsylvania

Debut: June 30, 1918

Jack Stansbury was 32 years old in 1918. He played center field in early July when Babe Ruth went AWOL and was one of Boston’s nine third basemen during the season. It was his only major league experience.

Early in his minor league career, Stansbury was a catcher and third baseman, playing for many teams in the minors, including New Orleans, Shreveport, Louisville, Williamsport and Houston. After his baseball days, he was employed by the Magnolia Refinery Company in Beaumont, Texas.

Batting

Year Ag  Tm Lg   G   AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO  BA   OBP  SLG TB SH SF HBP
1918 32 BOS AL  20   47  3  6  1  0  0   2  0     6  3 .128 .241 .149  7  4     1

Fielding

Year Ag  Tm Lg   Pos   G  PO   A  E  DP   FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  LF  CF  RF
1918 32 BOS AL    3B  18  12  37  1   5  .980  .948  2.72  3.25 
                  OF   2   4   0  0   0 1.000  .962  2.00  2.17   0   2   0
Position Total    3B  18  12  37  1   5  .980  .942  2.72  3.22
                  OF   2   4   0  0   0 1.000 1.000  2.00  2.00
Overall Total         20  16  37  1   5  .981  .946  2.65  3.10

Minor League Career

Played for Williamsport, Louisville, New Orleans, Beaumont, Houston, Shreveport,
Palestine, Tyler and Texarkana.