1983 Boston Red Sox season
|1983 Boston Red Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||JRY Trust, Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan|
|Local television||WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
|Local radio||WPLM-FM 99.1
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- November 1, 1982: Tony Pérez was released by the Red Sox.
- December 6, 1982: Carney Lansford‚ Garry Hancock‚ and a minor leaguer (Jerry King) were traded by the Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics for Tony Armas and Jeff Newman.
- January 10, 1983: Josías Manzanillo was signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox.
- January 11, 1983: Ellis Burks was drafted by the Red Sox in the 1st round of the January portion of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft. Burks signed on May 17.
- January 13, 1983: Mike Torrez was traded by the Red Sox to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. The Mets completed the deal by sending Mike Davis (minors) to the Red Sox on February 15.
- March 25, 1983: Brian Kingman was released by the Red Sox.
- Jim Rice led American League in home runs (39) and total bases (344), and tied for lead in RBI (126) while hitting a .305 batting average.
- Wade Boggs led AL hitters with a .361 average and a .444 on-base percentage, ending second in hits (210) and doubles (44).
- Tony Armas may not have had enough hits to keep his average up (.218), but finished second in the league with 36 home runs and seventh with 107 RBI.
- Carl Yastrzemski retired after 23 seasons, all with the Red Sox.
|New York Yankees||91||71||.562||7.0|
|Toronto Blue Jays||89||73||.549||9.0|
|Boston Red Sox||78||84||.481||20.0|
- June 6, 1983: 1983 Major League Baseball Draft
Opening Day lineup
|1983 Boston Red Sox|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|1B||Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton||151||542||134||.247||10||66|
|LF||Rice, JimJim Rice||155||626||191||.305||39||126|
|CF||Armas, TonyTony Armas||145||574||125||.218||36||107|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Aponte, LuisLuis Aponte||34||5||4||3||3.63||32|
Awards and honors
- Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader Home Runs (39)
- Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader RBIs (126)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Britain
- Tony Pérez page at Baseball Reference
- Tony Armas page at Baseball Reference
- Josias Manzanillo page at Baseball Reference
- Ellis Burks page at Baseball Reference
- Mike Torrez page at Baseball Reference
- Brian Kingman page at Baseball Reference
- Roger Clemens page at Baseball Reference
- John Mitchell page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
- 1983 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
- 1983 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com