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1980 Boston Red Sox season

1980 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Boston (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean Yawkey
    Manager(s) Don Zimmer (W-82; L-73) and Johnny Pesky (W-1; L-4)
    Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
    (Ned Martin, Ken Harrelson)
    Local radio WITS-AM 1510
    (Ken Coleman, Jon Miller)
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    The 1980 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 5th in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 77 losses, 19 games behind the New York Yankees. Manager Don Zimmer was let go with four games left, and Johnny Pesky finished the season as manager.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Fred Lynn hit .301, had 12 homers and 61 RBIs. Jim Rice hit .294, with 24 HRs and 86 RBIs. Mike Torrez was 9-16, and Dennis Eckersley 12-14.

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    New York Yankees 103 59 -- .636
    Baltimore Orioles 100 62 3 .617
    Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 17 .531
    Detroit Tigers 84 78 19 .519
    Boston Red Sox 83 77 19 .519
    Cleveland Indians 79 81 23 .494
    Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 36 .414


    Notable transactions

    Opening Day lineup

      2 Jerry Remy 2B
      7 Rick Burleson SS
    19 Fred Lynn CF
    14 Jim Rice LF
      8 Carl Yastrzemski     DH
      5 Tony Pérez 1B
      4 Butch Hobson 3B
    24 Dwight Evans RF
    15 Dave Rader C
    43 Dennis Eckersley P

    Roster

    1980 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
    1B Pérez, TonyTony Pérez 151 585 161 .275 25 105
    2B Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 106 449 144 .321 7 45

    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
    Rader, DaveDave Rader 50 137 45 .328 3 17

    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

    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
    Aponte, LuisLuis Aponte 4 0 0 0 1.29 1

    Farm system

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