2003 Boston Red Sox season

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2003 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Henry
General manager(s) Theo Epstein
Manager(s) Grady Little
Local television WSBK-TV
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Luis Tiant, Uri Berenguer, Juan Pedro Villamán)
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The Boston Red Sox' 2003 season included the Red Sox attempting to win the American League East division, the ALDS, and the American League.

Offseason[edit]

  • On November 25, 2002, Theo Epstein, 28, was hired as General Manager of the Boston Red Sox.[1] The vacancy occurred because Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane accepted the Red Sox job and then resigned shortly afterward. Epstein's hiring made him the youngest general manager in major league history.[1] Larry Lucchino, Red Sox' President and CEO, wanted Epstein to be hired. Prior to the appointment, Epstein was Boston's assistant general manager.
  • October 9, 2002: Brandon Lyon was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Toronto Blue Jays.[2]
  • November 6, 2002: Chris Coste signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]
  • December 6, 2002: Wayne Gomes was released by the Boston Red Sox.[4]
  • December 31, 2002: Ramiro Mendoza signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[5]
  • January 10, 2003: Bill Mueller was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[6]
  • January 22, 2003: David Ortiz was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[7]
  • February 15, 2003: Kevin Millar was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Florida Marlins.[8]

Regular season[edit]

The Red Sox celebrate their clinching of the 2003 AL Wild Card with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 101 61 -- .601
Boston Red Sox 95 67 6 .572
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 15 .528
Baltimore Orioles 71 91 30 .423
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 63 99 38 .384

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 11, 2003: Bill Haselman signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox.[9]
  • June 28, 2003: Gabe Kapler was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[10]
  • July 22, 2003: Brandon Lyon was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Anastacio Martinez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mike Gonzalez and Scott Sauerbeck.[2]
  • July 31, 2003: Freddy Sanchez was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Mike Gonzalez and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brandon Lyon, Jeff Suppan, and Anastacio Martinez.[11]

Opening Day Lineup[edit]

18 Johnny Damon CF
12 Todd Walker 2B
  5 Nomar Garciaparra     SS
24 Manny Ramírez LF
15 Kevin Millar 1B
29 Shea Hillenbrand 3B
25 Jeremy Giambi DH
  7 Trot Nixon RF
33 Jason Varitek C
45 Pedro Martínez P

Roster[edit]

2003 Boston Red Sox cc
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2003 Game Log


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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS vs Oakland[edit]

Game 1: Oakland 5 – Boston 4

Game 2: Oakland 5 – Boston 1

Game 3: Boston 3 – Oakland 1

Game 4: Boston 5 – Oakland 4

Game 5: Boston 4 – Oakland 3

ALCS: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees[edit]

New York wins the series, 4–3

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox – 5, New York Yankees – 2 October 8 Yankee Stadium 56,281[12]
2 Boston Red Sox – 2, New York Yankees – 6 October 9 Yankee Stadium 56,295[13]
3 New York Yankees – 4, Boston Red Sox – 3 October 11 Fenway Park 34,209[14]
4 New York Yankees – 2, Boston Red Sox – 3 October 13 Fenway Park 34,599[15]
5 New York Yankees – 4, Boston Red Sox – 2 October 14 Fenway Park 34,619[16]
6 Boston Red Sox – 9, New York Yankees – 6 October 15 Yankee Stadium 56,277[17]
7 Boston Red Sox – 5, New York Yankees – 6 (11 innings) October 16 Yankee Stadium 56,279[18]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Buddy Bailey
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Ron Johnson
A Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Tim Leiper
A Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League Russ Morman
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Jon Deeble and Lynn Jones
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Ralph Treuel

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shpigel, Ben (November 1, 2005). "Red Sox General Manager Ends a Memorable Run". The New York Times. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Brandon Lyon Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Chris Coste Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Wayne Gomes Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Ramiro Mendoza Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Bill Mueller Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ David Ortiz Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Kevin Millar Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Bill Haselman Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Gabe Kapler Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ Freddy Sanchez Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ "2003 ALCS Game 1 – Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  13. ^ "2003 ALCS Game 2 – Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  14. ^ "2003 ALCS Game 3 – New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  15. ^ "2003 ALCS Game 4 – New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  16. ^ "2003 ALCS Game 5 – New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  17. ^ "2003 ALCS Game 6 – Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  18. ^ "2003 ALCS Game 7 – Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  19. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  20. ^ Baseball America 2004 Annual Directory
Preceded by
Anaheim Angels
2002
AL Wild Card
2003
Succeeded by
Boston Red Sox
2004