1987 Boston Red Sox season

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1987 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jean Yawkey,
Haywood Sullivan
General manager(s) Lou Gorman
Manager(s) John McNamara
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
NESN
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
Local radio WPLM-FM 99.1
WPLM-AM 1390
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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The 1987 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 5th in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses.

Regular season[edit]

  • June 29, 1987: Wade Boggs had a grand slam, a triple, and 7 RBI in a game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 2 52–29 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 0.562 7 48–33 43–38
New York Yankees 89 73 0.549 9 51–30 38–43
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 50–30 28–54
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 31 31–51 36–44
Cleveland Indians 61 101 0.377 37 35–46 26–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1987 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 1–12 9–3 8–4 7–6 4–9 9–3 2–11 5–7 3–10 7–5 4–8 7–5 1–12
Boston 12–1 4–8 3–9 7–6 2–11 6–6 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–7
California 3–9 8–4 8–5 7–5 3–9 5–8 7–5 8–5 3–9 6–7 7–6 5–8 5–7
Chicago 4–8 9–3 5–8 7–5 3–9 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 9–4 6–7 7–6 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 2–10 5–8
Detroit 9–4 11–2 9–3 9–3 9–4 5–7 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 7–5 8–4 7–6
Kansas City 3–9 6–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–7 5–8 9–4 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 11–2 7–6 5–7 6–6 9–4 7–6 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–8 9–3 9–4
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 5–8 7–6 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 6–6 10–3 9–4 6–7 3–9
New York 10–3 6–7 9–3 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Oakland 5–7 8–4 7–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–6 3–10 7–5 5–8 6–7 7–5
Seattle 8–4 5–7 6–7 7–6 7–5 5–7 4–9 8–4 4–9 5–7 8–5 9–4 2–10
Texas 5–7 5–7 8–5 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 3–9
Toronto 12–1 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 4–8 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–7 10–2 9–3


Notable Transactions[edit]

  • June 2, 1987: Jayhawk Owens was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 25th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign.[1]
  • July 23, 1987: Bill Buckner was released by the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • September 1, 1987: Don Baylor was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. The Minnesota Twins sent Enrique Rios (minors) (December 18, 1987) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.[3]

Opening Day Line Up[edit]

26 Wade Boggs 3B
17 Marty Barrett 2B
  6 Bill Buckner 1B
14 Jim Rice LF
25 Don Baylor DH
24 Dwight Evans RF
42 Dave Henderson     CF
15 Marc Sullivan C
  7 Spike Owen SS
46 Bob Stanley     P

Roster[edit]

1987 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
C Marc Sullivan 60 160 27 .169 2 10
1B Dwight Evans 154 541 165 .305 34 123
2B Marty Barrett 137 559 164 .293 3 43
3B Wade Boggs 147 551 200 .363 24 89
SS Spike Owen 132 437 113 .259 2 48
LF Jim Rice 108 404 112 .277 13 62
CF Ellis Burks 133 558 152 .272 20 59
RF Todd Benzinger 73 223 62 .278 8 43
DH Don Baylor 108 339 81 .239 16 57

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roger Clemens 36 201.2 20 9 2.97 256

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

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 Dave Holt
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Doug Camilli
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Dick Berardino
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Bill Limoncelli

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jayhawk Owens Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Bill Buckner Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Don Baylor Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com