1986 Boston Red Sox season

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1986 Boston Red Sox
1986 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) JRY Trust, Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan
Manager(s) John McNamara
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
NESN
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
Local radio WPLM-FM 99.1
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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The 1986 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 1st in the American League East with a record of 95 wins and 66 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 29, 1986 – At Fenway Park, Roger Clemens struck out 20 Seattle Mariners to become the first pitcher in history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning major league game.
  • Clemens' 24 wins in the regular season were the most by a Red Sox pitcher since 1949.

Season standings[edit]

1986 was the first time since 1904 that the Yankees finished second in the standings to the Red Sox.[6]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 95 66 .590 --
New York Yankees 90 72 .556
Detroit Tigers 87 75 .537
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531
Cleveland Indians 84 78 .519 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 77 84 .478 18
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 .451 22½

Opening day line up[edit]

24 Dwight Evans RF
26 Wade Boggs 3B
 6 Bill Buckner 1B
14 Jim Rice LF
25 Don Baylor DH
10 Rich Gedman C
20 Tony Armas CF
17 Marty Barrett 2B
18 Glenn Hoffman SS
47 Bruce Hurst P

Transactions[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1986 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C Gedman, RichRich Gedman 135 462 119 .258 16 65
1B Buckner, BillBill Buckner 153 629 168 .267 18 102
2B Barrett, MartyMarty Barrett 158 625 179 .286 4 60
3B Boggs, WadeWade Boggs 149 580 207 .357 8 71
SS Quiñones, ReyRey Quiñones 62 190 45 .315 2 15
LF Rice, JimJim Rice 157 618 200 .324 20 110
CF Armas, TonyTony Armas 121 425 112 .264 11 58
RF Evans, DwightDwight Evans 152 529 137 .259 26 97
DH Baylor, DonDon Baylor 160 585 139 .238 31 94

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
Romero, EdEd Romero 100 233 49 .210 2 23
Owen, SpikeSpike Owen 42 126 23 .183 1 10
Lyons, SteveSteve Lyons 59 124 31 .250 1 14
Sullivan, MarcMarc Sullivan 41 119 23 .193 1 14
Henderson, DaveDave Henderson 36 51 10 .196 1 3
Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 39 39 5 .128 0 3
Greenwell, MikeMike Greenwell 31 35 11 .314 0 4
Romine, KevinKevin Romine 35 35 9 .257 0 2
Tarver, La SchelleLa Schelle Tarver 13 25 3 .120 0 1
Hoffman, GlennGlenn Hoffman 12 23 5 .217 0 1
Stenhouse, MikeMike Stenhouse 21 21 2 .095 0 1
Dodson, PatPat Dodson 9 12 5 .417 1 3
Sax, DaveDave Sax 4 11 5 .455 1 1

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
Clemens, RogerRoger Clemens 33 254 24 4 2.48 238
Boyd, Oil CanOil Can Boyd 30 214.1 16 10 3.78 129
Nipper, AlAl Nipper 26 159 10 12 5.38 79
Hurst, BruceBruce Hurst 25 174.1 13 8 2.99 167
Seaver, TomTom Seaver 16 104.1 5 7 3.80 72
Sellers, JeffJeff Sellers 14 82 3 7 4.94 51

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
Brown, MikeMike Brown 15 57.1 4 4 5.34 32
Woodward, RobRob Woodward 9 35.2 2 3 5.30 14

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
Stanley, BobBob Stanley 66 6 6 16 4.37 54
Sambito, JoeJoe Sambito 53 2 0 12 4.84 30
Crawford, SteveSteve Crawford 40 0 2 4 3.92 32
Lollar, TimTim Lollar 32 2 0 0 6.91 28
Stewart, SammySammy Stewart 27 4 1 0 4.38 47
Schiraldi, CalvinCalvin Schiraldi 25 4 2 9 1.41 55
Trujillo, MikeMike Trujillo 3 0 0 0 9.53 4
Gardner, WesWes Gardner 1 0 0 0 9.00 1

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Postseason[edit]

ALCS[edit]

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 California - 8, Boston - 1 October 7 Fenway Park 32,993
2 California - 2, Boston - 9 October 8 Fenway Park 32,786
3 Boston - 3, California - 5 October 10 Anaheim Stadium 64,206
4 Boston - 3, California - 4 (11 innings) October 11 Anaheim Stadium 64,223
5 Boston - 7, California - 6 (11 innings) October 12 Anaheim Stadium 64,223
6 California - 4, Boston - 10 October 14 Fenway Park 32,998
7 California - 1, Boston - 8 October 15 Fenway Park 33,001

World Series[edit]

NL New York Mets (4) vs. AL Boston Red Sox (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Red Sox – 1, Mets – 0 October 18 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,908 3:18
2 Red Sox – 9, Mets – 3 October 19 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,911 2:44
3 Mets – 7, Red Sox – 1 October 21 Fenway Park (Boston) 33,595 3:09
4 Mets – 6, Red Sox – 2 October 22 Fenway Park (Boston) 33,920 3:22
5 Mets – 2, Red Sox – 4 October 23 Fenway Park (Boston) 34,010 2:55
6 Red Sox – 5, Mets – 6 (10 inn.) October 25 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,908 3:18
7 Red Sox – 5, Mets – 8 October 27 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,911 2:44

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ed Nottle
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Tony Torchia
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Dave Holt
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Doug Camilli
Short-Season A Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League Bill Limoncelli

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Ojeda page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ed Romero page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Alan Mills Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Curt Schilling page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Don Baylor page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Vaccaro, Mike (2005). Emperors and idiots: The hundred year rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, from the very beginning to the end of the curse. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-51354-2. 
  7. ^ Steve Lyons page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Spike Owen page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Scott Cooper page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ "Statmaster: A baseball Team Statistics Tool". Baseball-almanac. Retrieved July 27, 2007. 
Preceded by
Toronto Blue Jays
1985
AL East Championship Season
1986
Succeeded by
Detroit Tigers
1987
Preceded by
Kansas City Royals
1985
American League Championship
1986
Succeeded by
Minnesota Twins
1987