1970 Boston Red Sox season

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1970 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General manager(s) Dick O'Connell
Manager(s) Eddie Kasko
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Johnny Pesky)
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The 1970 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing third in the American League East with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The 1970s began with a new manager for the Red Sox. After the firing of Dick Williams near the end of the 1969 season, general manager Dick O'Connell reached down into the farm system again for a replacement and came up with Eddie Kasko, who had managed the Red Sox AAA farm team at Louisville to a second-place finish in 1969. Eddie had been an infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox for 10 years (and eventually became the scouting director for Boston).

Eddie took over a team in transition in 1970. Its leading pitcher was Ray Culp, with 17 wins. Jim Lonborg, the superstar of 1967, still was not back in form and went 4-1. Carl Yastrzemski led the team and the American League, with a .329 average, and Tony Conigliaro appeared to have recovered from the horrible beaning of 1967, hitting .266, with 36 home runs and 116 RBIs. Reggie Smith hit .303, and George Scott had a banner year at .296, with 16 homers and 63 RBIs. Unfortunately the Red Sox finished 21 games back of the rampaging Baltimore Orioles, who won 108 games and then went on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970 World Series, 4 games to 1.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 108 54 -- .667
New York Yankees 93 69 15 .574
Boston Red Sox 87 75 21 .537
Detroit Tigers 79 83 29 .488
Cleveland Indians 76 86 32 .469
Washington Senators 70 92 38 .432

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  2 Mike Andrews 2B
  7 Reggie Smith CF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
  5 George Scott 1B
  6 Rico Petrocelli SS
25 Tony Conigliaro RF
  1 Luis Alvarado 3B
10 Jerry Moses C
43 Gary Peters P

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970 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

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
Matchick, TomTom Matchick 10 14 1 .071 0 0

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
Culp, RayRay Culp 33 251.1 17 14 3.04 197

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
Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 6 2 0 2 0.00 8

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels International League Billy Gardner
AA Pawtucket Red Sox Eastern League Matt Sczesny
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League John Butler
A Greenville Red Sox Western Carolinas League Rac Slider
Short-Season A Jamestown Falcons New York-Penn League Jackie Jensen

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Winston-Salem, Greenville

Notes[edit]

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