1983 Boston Red Sox season

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1983 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean Yawkey
General manager(s) Haywood Sullivan
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
Local radio WPLM-FM 99.1
WPLM-AM 1390
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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The 1983 Boston Red Sox season was the 83rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished sixth in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses, 20 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 98 64 0.605 50–31 48–33
Detroit Tigers 92 70 0.568 6 48–33 44–37
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 7 51–30 40–41
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549 9 48–33 41–40
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 0.537 11 52–29 35–46
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 38–43 40–41
Cleveland Indians 70 92 0.432 28 36–45 34–47


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1983 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 7–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 8–4 11–2 8–4 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–3 7–6
Boston 5–8 6–6 6–6 7–6 4–9 5–7 4–9 5–7 7–6 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–6
California 5–7 6–6 3–10 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 6–7 6–7 4–8
Chicago 5–7 6–6 10–3 8–4 8–4 9–4 4–8 8–5 8–4 8–5 12–1 8–5 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 6–7 4–8 4–8 5–8 7–5 3–10 6–6 6–7 7–5 8–4 3–9 4–9
Detroit 8–5 9–4 8–4 4–8 8–5 7–5 6–7 9–3 5–8 6–6 8–4 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 4–8 7–5 7–6 4–9 5–7 5–7 6–6 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 8–5–1 6–6
Milwaukee 2–11 9–4 6–6 8–4 10–3 7–6 6–6 8–4 4–9 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–5
Minnesota 4–8 7–5 7–6 5–8 6–6 3–9 7–6 4–8 4–8 4–9 9–4 5–8 5–7
New York 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 7–6 8–5 6–6 9–4 8–4 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–6
Oakland 4–8 4–8 8–5 5–8 5–7 6–6 6–7 6–6 9–4 4–8 9–4 2–11 6–6
Seattle 4–8 5–7 7–6 1–12 4–8 4–8 5–8 7–5 4–9 5–7 4–9 6–7 4–8
Texas 3–9 5–7 7–6 5–8 9–3 4–8 5–8–1 4–8 8–5 5–7 11–2 7–6 4–8
Toronto 6–7 6–7 8–4 7–5 9–4 7–6 6–6 5–8 7–5 6–7 6–6 8–4 8–4


Notable transactions[edit]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

26 Wade Boggs 3B
24 Dwight Evans RF
14 Jim Rice LF
20 Tony Armas CF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski DH
11 Dave Stapleton 1B
10 Rich Gedman C
18 Glenn Hoffman SS
12 Julio Valdez 2B
43 Dennis Eckersley     P

Roster[edit]

1983 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
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

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

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 34 5 4 3 3.63 32

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader Home Runs (39)
  • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader RBIs (126)

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Tony Torchia
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Rac Slider
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Tom Kotchman
A-Short Season Elmira Suns New York–Penn League Dick Berardino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Britain

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Pérez at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tony Armas at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Josías Manzanillo at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Ellis Burks at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Mike Torrez at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Brian Kingman at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Roger Clemens at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ John Mitchell at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]