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1978 Boston Red Sox season

1978 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean Yawkey
    Manager(s) Don Zimmer
    Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
    (Dick Stockton, Ken Harrelson)
    Local radio WITS-AM 1510
    (Ned Martin, Jim Woods)
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    The 1978 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 99 wins and 64 losses, after at one point having a 10-game lead.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL East W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 100 63 .613 --
    Boston Red Sox 99 64 .607 1
    Milwaukee Brewers 93 69 .574 6.5
    Baltimore Orioles 90 71 .559 9
    Detroit Tigers 86 76 .531 13.5
    Cleveland Indians 69 90 .434 29
    Toronto Blue Jays 59 102 .366 40


    Notable transactions

    • May 20, 1978: Bob Ojeda was signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox.[6]

    Opening Day lineup

      2 Jerry Remy 2B
      7 Rick Burleson SS
    14 Jim Rice DH
      8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
    27 Carlton Fisk C
    19 Fred Lynn CF
    15 George Scott 1B
    24 Dwight Evans RF
      4 Butch Hobson 3B
    21 Mike Torrez P

    The "Boston Massacre"

    Boston at one point in July held a 14 game lead over rival New York. However, after working their way back capped by a 4-game sweep at Fenway, the Yanks tied the division. Then, in a one-game playoff, the Yanks won 5-4 with the help of a home run by Bucky Dent.[7] The Yanks went on to win the World Series in 6 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although Dent became a Red Sox demon, the Red Sox would get retribution in 1990 when the Yankees fired Dent as their manager during a series at Fenway Park.[7][8]

    Roster

    1978 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; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    = Indicates team leader
    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Fisk, CarltonCarlton Fisk 157 571 94 162 .284 20 88 7
    1B Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 120 412 51 96 .233 12 54 1
    2B Remy, JerryJerry Remy 148 583 87 162 .278 2 44 30
    3B Hobson, ButchButch Hobson 147 512 65 128 .250 17 80 1
    SS Burleson, RickRick Burleson 145 626 75 155 .248 5 49 8
    LF Rice, JimJim Rice 163 677 121 213 .315 46 139 7
    CF Lynn, FredFred Lynn 150 541 75 161 .298 22 82 3
    RF Evans, DwightDwight Evans 147 497 75 123 .247 24 63 8
    DH Bailey, BobBob Bailey 43 94 12 18 .191 4 9 2
    [9]

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 144 523 70 145 .277 17 81 4
    Brohamer, JackJack Brohamer 81 244 34 57 .234 1 25 1
    Duffy, FrankFrank Duffy 64 104 12 27 .260 0 4 1
    Hancock, GarryGarry Hancock 38 80 10 18 .225 0 4 0
    Carbo, BernieBernie Carbo 17 46 7 12 .261 1 6 1
    Kendall, FredFred Kendall 20 41 3 8 .195 0 4 0
    Montgomery, BobBob Montgomery 10 29 2 7 .241 0 5 0
    Bowen, SamSam Bowen 6 7 3 1 .143 1 1 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G CG IP W L ERA BB SO
    Eckersley, DennisDennis Eckersley 35 16 268.1 20 8 2.99 71 162
    Torrez, MikeMike Torrez 36 15 250 16 13 3.96 99 120
    Tiant, LuisLuis Tiant 32 12 212.1 13 8 3.31 57 114
    Lee, BillBill Lee 28 8 177 10 10 3.46 59 44
    Ripley, AllenAllen Ripley 15 1 73 2 5 5.55 22 26
    Sprowl, BobbyBobby Sprowl 3 0 12.2 0 2 6.39 10 10

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
    Wright, JimJim Wright 24 116 8 4 3.57 24 56
    Hassler, AndyAndy Hassler 13 30 2 1 3.00 13 23

    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
    Stanley, BobBob Stanley 52 15 2 10 2.60 38
    Drago, DickDick Drago 37 4 4 7 3.03 42
    Burgmeier, TomTom Burgmeier 35 2 1 4 4.40 24
    Campbell, BillBill Campbell 29 7 5 4 3.91 47
    LaRose, JohnJohn LaRose 1 0 0 0 22.50 3
    Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 1 0 1 0 0.00 0

    AL East tie-breaker game

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    Home runs:
    NYY: Bucky Dent, Reggie Jackson
    BOS: Carl Yastrzemski

    Awards and honors

    • Jim Rice, OF, American League Most Valuable Player

    League leaders

    • Jim Rice, American League leader, Hits (213)
    • Jim Rice, American League leader, Home runs (46)
    • Jim Rice, American League leader, RBIs (139)

    All-Stars

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bristol

    Notes

    References