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1968 Boston Red Sox season

1968 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Dick Williams
    Local television WHDH-TV, Ch, 5
    Local radio WHDH-AM 850
    (Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Mel Parnell)
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    The 1968 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Carl Yastrzemski set an American League record by having the lowest batting average to win a batting title. Yaz hit .301 to claim the batting title.[2]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
    Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
    Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
    Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
    New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
    Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
    Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
    California Angels 67 95 .414 36
    Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
    Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

    Opening Day lineup

      2 Mike Andrews 2B
      3 Dalton Jones 3B
      8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
      7 Reggie Smith CF
      5 George Scott 1B
    14 Joe Lahoud RF
      6 Rico Petrocelli SS
    18 Elston Howard C
    36 Dick Ellsworth P

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1968 Boston Red Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    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
    2B Andrews, MikeMike Andrews 147 536 145 .271 7 45
    LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 157 539 162 .301 23 74

    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

    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
    Bell, GaryGary Bell 35 199.1 11 11 3.12 102

    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

    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
    Brandon, BuckyBucky Brandon 8 0 0 0 6.39 10
    Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 8 1 2 0 4.22 11

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    Notes

    1. Elston Howard page at Baseball Reference
    2. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 191, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    3. Norm Siebern page at Baseball Reference
    4. Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference

    References


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