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1966 Boston Red Sox season

1966 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Billy Herman (W-64; L-82) and Pete Runnels (W-8; L-8)
    Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
    Local radio WHDH-AM 850
    (Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Mel Parnell)
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    The 1966 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 9th in the American League with a record of 72 wins and 90 losses, 26 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. After 1966, the Red Sox would not lose 90 games until 46 years later in 2012.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
    Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
    Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
    Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
    Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
    California Angels 80 82 .494 18
    Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
    Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
    Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
    New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

    Opening Day lineup

    14 George Smith 2B
    24 George Thomas CF
      8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
    25 Tony Conigliaro RF
      5 George Scott 3B
    11 Tony Horton 1B
      6 Rico Petrocelli SS
    22 Mike Ryan C
    26 Earl Wilson P

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1966 Boston Red Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Managers

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Ryan, MikeMike Ryan 116 369 79 .214 2 32
    1B Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 162 601 147 .245 27 90
    2B Smith, GeorgeGeorge Smith 128 403 86 .213 8 37
    3B Foy, JoeJoe Foy 151 554 145 .262 15 63
    SS Petrocelli, RicoRico Petrocelli 139 522 124 .238 18 59
    LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 160 594 165 .278 16 80
    CF Demeter, DonDon Demeter 73 226 66 .292 9 29
    RF Conigliaro, TonyTony Conigliaro 150 558 148 .265 28 93

    Other batters

    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
    Thomas, GeorgeGeorge Thomas 61 173 41 .237 5 20
    Horton, TonyTony Horton 6 22 3 .136 0 2
    Christopher, JoeJoe Christopher 12 13 1 .077 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bennett, DennisDennis Bennett 16 75 3 3 3.24 77

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Brandon, BuckyBucky Brandon 40 157.2 8 8 3.31 101

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 42 3 4 8 3.14 63

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Toronto

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