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1977 Boston Red Sox season

1977 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Jean Yawkey
    Manager(s) Don Zimmer
    Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
    (Dick Stockton, Ken Harrelson)
    Local radio WMEX-AM 1510
    (Ned Martin, Jim Woods)
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    The 1977 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing second in the American League East with a record of 97 wins and 64 losses. Lack of pitching depth might have been a hindrance, but the team was helped by a record-setting offense. During one ten-game span, the Red Sox hit 33 home runs. With that kind of scoring, Boston managed to compete with the Yankees and Orioles, and even held the division lead for a time. But, by season's end, not even 97 wins would be enough.

    Offseason

    • November 22, 1976: Darryl Cias was signed as a free agent by the Red Sox.[1]

    Regular season

    On June 18, 1977, during a nationally-televised game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston, Jim Rice, a powerful hitter but a slow runner, hit a ball into right field. Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson seemed to approach the ball indifferently, and Rice reached second base. Furious, Yankees manager Billy Martin removed Jackson from the game without even waiting for the end of the inning, sending Paul Blair out to replace him. When Jackson arrived at the dugout, Martin yelled that Jackson had shown him up. They argued, and Jackson said that Martin's heavy drinking had impaired his judgment. Despite Jackson being eighteen years younger, about four inches taller and maybe forty pounds heavier, Martin lunged at him, and had to be restrained by coaches Yogi Berra and Elston Howard. Red Sox fans could see this in the dugout and began cheering wildly, and the NBC TV cameras showed the confrontation to the entire country. The Red Sox went on to win the game, 10-4.

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    New York Yankees 100 62 -- .617
    Baltimore Orioles 97 64 2.5 .602
    Boston Red Sox 97 64 2.5 .602
    Detroit Tigers 74 88 26 .457
    Cleveland Indians 71 90 28.5 .441
    Milwaukee Brewers 67 95 33 .414
    Toronto Blue Jays 54 107 45.5 .327


    Opening Day lineup

      7 Rick Burleson SS
      5 Denny Doyle 2B
    14 Jim Rice LF
      8 Carl Yastrzemski     RF
    16 Rick Miller CF
    15 George Scott 1B
      1 Bernie Carbo DH
    27 Carlton Fisk C
      4 Butch Hobson 3B
    31 Ferguson Jenkins P

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1977 Boston Red Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    1B Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 157 584 157 .269 33 95
    2B Doyle, DennyDenny Doyle 137 455 109 .240 2 49
    SS Burleson, RickRick Burleson 154 663 194 .293 3 52
    LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 150 558 165 .296 28 102
    RF Carbo, BernieBernie Carbo 86 228 66 .289 15 34
    DH Rice, JimJim Rice 160 644 206 .320 39 114

    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
    Miller, RickRick Miller 86 189 48 .254 0 24
    Darwin, BobbyBobby Darwin 4 9 2 .222 0 1

    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
    Jenkins, FergusonFerguson Jenkins 28 193 10 10 3.68 105
    Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 36 190.1 11 8 4.26 85
    Aase, DonDon Aase 13 92.1 6 2 3.12 49

    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
    Paxton, MikeMike Paxton 29 108 10 5 3.83 58

    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
    Campbell, BillBill Campbell 69 13 9 31 2.96 114
    Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 12 0 1 1 5.68 8
    House, TomTom House 8 1 0 0 12.91 6
    Burton, JimJim Burton 1 0 0 0 0.00 3

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

    • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

    External links