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1986 Boston Red Sox season

1986 Boston Red Sox
1986 AL Champions
AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) JRY Trust, Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan
    Manager(s) John McNamara
    Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
    NESN
    (Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
    Local radio WPLM-FM 99.1
    WPLM-AM 1390
    (Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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    The 1986 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 1st in the American League East with a record of 95 wins and 66 losses.

    Offseason

    Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox held Spring Training at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Florida for the 21st season.

    Regular season

    • April 29, 1986 – At Fenway Park, Roger Clemens struck out 20 Seattle Mariners to become the first pitcher in history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning major league game.
    • Clemens' 24 wins in the regular season were the most by a Red Sox pitcher since 1949.

    Season standings

    1986 was the first time since 1904 that the Yankees finished second in the standings to the Red Sox.[6]

    AL East W L Pct. GB
    Boston Red Sox 95 66 .590 --
    New York Yankees 90 72 .556
    Detroit Tigers 87 75 .537
    Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531
    Cleveland Indians 84 78 .519 11½
    Milwaukee Brewers 77 84 .478 18
    Baltimore Orioles 73 89 .451 22½

    Opening day line up

    24 Dwight Evans RF
    26 Wade Boggs 3B
     6 Bill Buckner 1B
    14 Jim Rice LF
    25 Don Baylor DH
    10 Rich Gedman C
    20 Tony Armas CF
    17 Marty Barrett 2B
    18 Glenn Hoffman SS
    47 Bruce Hurst P

    Transactions

    Draft Picks

    Roster

    1986 Boston Red Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Game Log

    1986 Regular Season Game Log (95-66) (Home: 51-30; Road: 44-36)

    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
    C Gedman, RichRich Gedman 135 462 119 .258 16 65
    1B Buckner, BillBill Buckner 153 629 168 .267 18 102
    2B Barrett, MartyMarty Barrett 158 625 179 .286 4 60
    3B Boggs, WadeWade Boggs 149 580 207 .357 8 71
    SS Quiñones, ReyRey Quiñones 62 190 45 .315 2 15
    LF Rice, JimJim Rice 157 618 200 .324 20 110
    CF Armas, TonyTony Armas 121 425 112 .264 11 58
    RF Evans, DwightDwight Evans 152 529 137 .259 26 97
    DH Baylor, DonDon Baylor 160 585 139 .238 31 94

    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
    Romero, EdEd Romero 100 233 49 .210 2 23
    Owen, SpikeSpike Owen 42 126 23 .183 1 10
    Lyons, SteveSteve Lyons 59 124 31 .250 1 14
    Sullivan, MarcMarc Sullivan 41 119 23 .193 1 14
    Henderson, DaveDave Henderson 36 51 10 .196 1 3
    Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 39 39 5 .128 0 3
    Greenwell, MikeMike Greenwell 31 35 11 .314 0 4
    Romine, KevinKevin Romine 35 35 9 .257 0 2
    Tarver, La SchelleLa Schelle Tarver 13 25 3 .120 0 1
    Hoffman, GlennGlenn Hoffman 12 23 5 .217 0 1
    Stenhouse, MikeMike Stenhouse 21 21 2 .095 0 1
    Dodson, PatPat Dodson 9 12 5 .417 1 3
    Sax, DaveDave Sax 4 11 5 .455 1 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
    Clemens, RogerRoger Clemens 33 254 24 4 2.48 238
    Boyd, Oil CanOil Can Boyd 30 214.1 16 10 3.78 129
    Nipper, AlAl Nipper 26 159 10 12 5.38 79
    Hurst, BruceBruce Hurst 25 174.1 13 8 2.99 167
    Seaver, TomTom Seaver 16 104.1 5 7 3.80 72
    Sellers, JeffJeff Sellers 14 82 3 7 4.94 51

    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
    Brown, MikeMike Brown 15 57.1 4 4 5.34 32
    Woodward, RobRob Woodward 9 35.2 2 3 5.30 14

    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 66 6 6 16 4.37 54
    Sambito, JoeJoe Sambito 53 2 0 12 4.84 30
    Crawford, SteveSteve Crawford 40 0 2 4 3.92 32
    Lollar, TimTim Lollar 32 2 0 0 6.91 28
    Stewart, SammySammy Stewart 27 4 1 0 4.38 47
    Schiraldi, CalvinCalvin Schiraldi 25 4 2 9 1.41 55
    Trujillo, MikeMike Trujillo 3 0 0 0 9.53 4
    Gardner, WesWes Gardner 1 0 0 0 9.00 1

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    Postseason

    ALCS

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 California - 8, Boston - 1 October 7 Fenway Park 32,993
    2 California - 2, Boston - 9 October 8 Fenway Park 32,786
    3 Boston - 3, California - 5 October 10 Anaheim Stadium 64,206
    4 Boston - 3, California - 4 (11 innings) October 11 Anaheim Stadium 64,223
    5 Boston - 7, California - 6 (11 innings) October 12 Anaheim Stadium 64,223
    6 California - 4, Boston - 10 October 14 Fenway Park 32,998
    7 California - 1, Boston - 8 October 15 Fenway Park 33,001

    World Series

    Main article: 1986 World Series
    NL New York Mets (4) vs. AL Boston Red Sox (3)
    Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
    1 Red Sox – 1, Mets – 0 October 18 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,908 3:18
    2 Red Sox – 9, Mets – 3 October 19 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,911 2:44
    3 Mets – 7, Red Sox – 1 October 21 Fenway Park (Boston) 33,595 3:09
    4 Mets – 6, Red Sox – 2 October 22 Fenway Park (Boston) 33,920 3:22
    5 Mets – 2, Red Sox – 4 October 23 Fenway Park (Boston) 34,010 2:55
    6 Red Sox – 5, Mets – 6 (10 inn.) October 25 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,908 3:18
    7 Red Sox – 5, Mets – 8 October 27 Shea Stadium (New York) 57,911 2:44

    Game Log

    1986 Postseason Game Log

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Bob Ojeda page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Ed Romero page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Alan Mills Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. ^ Curt Schilling page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Don Baylor page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Vaccaro, Mike (2005). Emperors and idiots: The hundred year rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, from the very beginning to the end of the curse. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-51354-2. 
    7. ^ Steve Lyons page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Spike Owen page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Scott Cooper page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ "Statmaster: A baseball Team Statistics Tool". Baseball-almanac. Retrieved July 27, 2007.