1987 Boston Red Sox season
|1987 Boston Red Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Lou Gorman|
|Local television||WSBK-TV, Ch. 38|
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
|Local radio||WPLM-FM 99.1|
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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The 1987 Boston Red Sox season was the 87th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fifth in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses, 20 games behind the Detroit Tigers.
- 1 Regular season
- 2 Player stats
- 3 Awards and honors
- 4 Farm system
- 5 References
- June 29, 1987: Wade Boggs had a grand slam, a triple, and 7 RBI in a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
|Toronto Blue Jays||96||66||0.593||2||52–29||44–37|
|New York Yankees||89||73||0.549||9||51–30||38–43|
|Boston Red Sox||78||84||0.481||20||50–30||28–54|
Record vs. opponents
1987 American League Records
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- 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.
- July 23, 1987: Bill Buckner was released by the Boston Red Sox.
- 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.
Opening Day Line Up
On May 23, the Red Sox held an old-timers game, before a scheduled home game with the Chicago White Sox. The game was themed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Fenway Park. The Red Sox team included Jim Lonborg, Jimmy Piersall, Luis Tiant, and Ted Williams; they were defeated by a team of other MLB alumni, including Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame inductee Bob Feller, Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych, and slugger Dick Allen.
|1987 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
Awards and honors
- Wade Boggs, Silver Slugger Award (3B), AL Player of the Month (June)
- Roger Clemens, American League Cy Young Award
- Dwight Evans, Silver Slugger Award (OF), AL Player of the Month (August)
- Wade Boggs, American League Batting Champion, .363
- Wade Boggs, Major League Baseball Leader, On-base percentage (.461)
- Roger Clemens, American League Leader, Complete Games (18)
- Roger Clemens, American League Leader, Shutouts (7)
- Roger Clemens, American League Leader, Wins (20)
- Jayhawk Owens Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Bill Buckner Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Don Baylor Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- "Fenway Park through the Years : Non-Red Sox Baseball At Fenway Park". MLB.com. Boston Red Sox. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
- "Old-timer pitcher evens score with Ted Williams". Reno Gazette-Journal. AP. May 24, 1987. p. 4B. Retrieved May 17, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- 1987 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
- 1987 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com
- 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.
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