1984 Boston Red Sox season
|1984 Boston Red Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||JRY Trust, Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan|
|General manager(s)||Haywood Sullivan, Lou Gorman|
|Local television||WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
(Kent Derdivanis, Mike Andrews)
|Local radio||WPLM-FM 99.1
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- December 3, 1983: John Tudor was traded by the Red Sox to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mike Easler.
- Tony Armas led American League hitters with 43 home runs, 123 RBI, 77 extrabases and 339 total bases. Despite winning HRs and RBI titles, Armas finished 7th in the 1984 AL MVP ballots, joining Ted Williams as the second player to lead in those categories and not win the MVP honors (in 1942 and 1947).
- Dwight Evans ranked in the top ten of 11 different offensive categories, leading the league in OPS (.920), games (162), runs (121) and extrabases (77, tied with Armas), while ending second in total bases (335); third in slugging percentage (.532) and walks (96); fourth in doubles (37); sixth in on-base percentage (.388); seventh in hits (186) and home runs (32), and eight in RBI (104).
- Wade Boggs led the league in singles (162) and times on base (292), while ending second in hits (203) and on-base percentage (.407), and third in batting average (.325) and runs (109).
- Jim Rice finished second in the league with 122 RBI, seventh in total bases (307), and ninth in hits (184).
|Toronto Blue Jays||89||73||0.549||15||49–32||40–41|
|New York Yankees||87||75||0.537||17||51–30||36–45|
|Boston Red Sox||86||76||0.531||18||41–40||45–36|
Record vs. opponents
1984 American League Records
- May 25, 1984: Dennis Eckersley and Mike Brumley were traded by the Red Sox to the Chicago Cubs for Bill Buckner.
- June 4, 1984: John Marzano was selected by Boston in the first round (14th pick) of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft.
Opening Day lineup
|1984 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
|LF||Rice, JimJim Rice||159||657||184||.280||28||122|
|DH||Easler, MikeMike Easler||156||601||188||.313||27||91|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton||13||39||9||.231||0||1|
|Boyd, Oil CanOil Can Boyd||29||197.2||11||6||3.89||94|
|Clemens, RogerRoger Clemens||21||133.1||9||4||4.32||126|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pawtucket
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
- 1984 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
- 1984 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com