1980 Boston Red Sox season

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1980 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean Yawkey
Manager(s) Don Zimmer (W-82; L-73) and Johnny Pesky (W-1; L-4)
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Ned Martin, Ken Harrelson)
Local radio WITS-AM 1510
(Ken Coleman, Jon Miller)
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The 1980 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 5th in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 77 losses, 19 games behind the New York Yankees. Manager Don Zimmer was let go with four games left, and Johnny Pesky finished the season as manager.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Fred Lynn hit .301, had 12 homers and 61 RBIs. Jim Rice hit .294, with 24 HRs and 86 RBIs. Mike Torrez was 9-16, and Dennis Eckersley 12-14.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 103 59 -- .636
Baltimore Orioles 100 62 3 .617
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 17 .531
Detroit Tigers 84 78 19 .519
Boston Red Sox 83 77 19 .519
Cleveland Indians 79 81 23 .494
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 36 .414


Notable transactions[edit]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  2 Jerry Remy 2B
  7 Rick Burleson SS
19 Fred Lynn CF
14 Jim Rice LF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     DH
  5 Tony Pérez 1B
  4 Butch Hobson 3B
24 Dwight Evans RF
15 Dave Rader C
43 Dennis Eckersley P

Roster[edit]

1980 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

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
1B Pérez, TonyTony Pérez 151 585 161 .275 25 105
2B Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 106 449 144 .321 7 45

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
Rader, DaveDave Rader 50 137 45 .328 3 17

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

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
Aponte, LuisLuis Aponte 4 0 0 0 1.29 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Joe Morgan
AA Bristol Red Sox Eastern League Tony Torchia
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Buddy Hunter
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Rac Slider
Short-Season A Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dick Berardino

Notes[edit]

References[edit]