1968 Boston Red Sox season

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1968 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
Manager(s) Dick Williams
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch, 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Mel Parnell)
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The 1968 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Carl Yastrzemski set an American League record by having the lowest batting average to win a batting title. Yaz hit .301 to claim the batting title.[2]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
California Angels 67 95 .414 36
Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  2 Mike Andrews 2B
  3 Dalton Jones 3B
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
  7 Reggie Smith CF
  5 George Scott 1B
14 Joe Lahoud RF
  6 Rico Petrocelli SS
18 Elston Howard C
36 Dick Ellsworth P

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Andrews, MikeMike Andrews 147 536 145 .271 7 45
LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 157 539 162 .301 23 74

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bell, GaryGary Bell 35 199.1 11 11 3.12 102

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Brandon, BuckyBucky Brandon 8 0 0 0 6.39 10
Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 8 1 2 0 4.22 11

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels International League Eddie Kasko
AA Pittsfield Red Sox Eastern League Billy Gardner
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Rac Slider
A Greenville Red Sox Western Carolinas League Matt Sczesny
Short-Season A Jamestown Falcons New York-Penn League Jackie Moore

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elston Howard page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 191, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Norm Siebern page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference

References[edit]