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1983 Boston Red Sox season

1983 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Boston (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) JRY Trust, Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan
    Manager(s) Ralph Houk
    Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
    (Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
    Local radio WPLM-FM 99.1
    WPLM-AM 1390
    (Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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    The 1983 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • Jim Rice led American League in home runs (39) and total bases (344), and tied for lead in RBI (126) while hitting a .305 batting average.
    • Wade Boggs led AL hitters with a .361 average and a .444 on-base percentage, ending second in hits (210) and doubles (44).
    • Tony Armas may not have had enough hits to keep his average up (.218), but finished second in the league with 36 home runs and seventh with 107 RBI.
    • Carl Yastrzemski retired after 23 seasons, all with the Red Sox.

    Season standings

    Team Wins Losses Win % GB
    Baltimore Orioles 98 64 .605 0
    Detroit Tigers 92 70 .568 6.0
    New York Yankees 91 71 .562 7.0
    Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 9.0
    Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 .537 11.0
    Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20.0
    Cleveland Indians 70 92 .432 28.0


    Notable transactions

    Opening Day lineup

    26 Wade Boggs 3B
    24 Dwight Evans RF
    14 Jim Rice LF
    20 Tony Armas CF
      8 Carl Yastrzemski DH
    11 Dave Stapleton 1B
    10 Rich Gedman C
    18 Glenn Hoffman SS
    12 Julio Valdez 2B
    43 Dennis Eckersley     P

    Roster

    1983 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 Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 151 542 134 .247 10 66
    LF Rice, JimJim Rice 155 626 191 .305 39 126
    CF Armas, TonyTony Armas 145 574 125 .218 36 107

    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

    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 34 5 4 3 3.63 32

    Awards and honors

    • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader Home Runs (39)
    • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader RBIs (126)

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Britain

    Notes

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