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1990 Boston Red Sox season

1990 Boston Red Sox
1990 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Jean Yawkey,
    Haywood Sullivan
    Manager(s) Joe Morgan
    Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
    (Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
    NESN
    (Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
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    The 1990 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing first in the American League East with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses. It was the second AL East division championship in three years for the Red Sox. However, as in 1988, the team fell victim to a four-game sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS.

    Offseason

    • December 6, 1989: Dennis Lamp was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[1]
    • December 6, 1989: Jeff Reardon signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[2]
    • December 19, 1989: Rick Cerone was released by the Boston Red Sox.[3]
    • December 20, 1989: Sam Horn was released by the Boston Red Sox.[4]
    • February 15, 1990: Bill Buckner signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[5]
    • February 15, 1990: Greg A. Harris was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[6]

    Regular season

    On June 6, 1990, the Red Sox got retribution for Bucky Dent's home run when the New York Yankees fired Dent as their manager, making Fenway Park the scene of his greatest moment as a player—and his worst moment as manager.[7] Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe criticized Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner for firing Dent—his 18th managerial change in as many years—in Boston and said he should "have waited until the Yankees got to Baltimore" to fire Dent.[8] He said that "if Dent had been fired in Seattle or Milwaukee, this would have been just another event in an endless line of George's jettisons. But it happened in Boston and the nightly news had its hook."[8] He also said that "the firing was only special because...it's the first time a Yankee manager...was purged on the ancient Indian burial grounds of the Back Bay."[8]

    The Red Sox also set a Major League record which still stands for the most double plays grounded into in a season, with 174.[9]

    Season standings

    AL East W L Pct. GB
    Boston Red Sox 88 74 .543 --
    Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531 2
    Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 9
    Cleveland Indians 77 85 .475 11
    Baltimore Orioles 76 85 .472 11½
    Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 .457 14
    New York Yankees 67 95 .414 21

    Opening Day Line Up

    26 Wade Boggs 3B
    17 Marty Barrett 2B
    39 Mike Greenwell LF
    12 Ellis Burks CF
    24 Dwight Evans DH
    13 Billy Jo Robidoux     1B
      6 Tony Peña C
      3 Jody Reed SS
    16 Kevin Romine RF
    21 Roger Clemens P

    Roster

    1990 Boston Red Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Designated Hitters

    Pinch hitter

    Manager

    Coaches

    Notable transactions

    • May 4, 1990: Lee Smith was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals for Tom Brunansky.[10]
    • June 4, 1990: Les Norman was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 26th round of the 1990 amateur draft, but did not sign.[11]
    • June 5, 1990: Bill Buckner was released by the Boston Red Sox.[5]
    • August 23, 1990: Cecilio Guante signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
    • August 30, 1990: The Boston Red Sox traded Jeff Bagwell to the Houston Astros for Larry Andersen.

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    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 Tony Peña 143 491 129 .263 7 56
    1B Carlos Quintana 149 512 147 .287 7 67
    2B Jody Reed 155 598 173 .289 5 51
    3B Wade Boggs 155 619 187 .302 6 63
    SS Luis Rivera 118 346 78 .225 7 45
    LF Mike Greenwell 159 610 181 .297 14 73
    CF Ellis Burks 152 588 174 .296 21 89
    RF Tom Brunansky 129 461 123 .267 15 71
    DH Dwight Evans 123 445 111 .249 13 63

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Roger Clemens 31 228.1 21 6 1.93 209
    Mike Boddicker 34 228 17 8 3.16 143
    Tom Bolton 21 119.2 10 5 3.38 65

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 6, 1990 at Fenway Park

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 9 13 0
    Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
    W: Dave Stewart (1-0)   L: Larry Andersen (0-1)  
    HR: BOSWade Boggs (1)

    Game 2

    October 7, 1990 at Fenway Park

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 13 1
    Boston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
    W: Bob Welch (1-0)   L: Greg Harris (0-1)  S: Dennis Eckersley (1)
    HR: None

    Game 3

    October 9, 1990 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Boston 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
    Oakland 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 x 4 6 0
    W: Mike Moore (1-0)   L: Mike Boddicker (0-1)  S: Dennis Eckersley (2)
    HR: None

    Game 4

    October 10, 1990 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
    Oakland 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 6 0
    W: Dave Stewart (2-0)   L: Roger Clemens (0-1)  S: Rick Honeycutt (1)
    HR: None

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Dennis Lamp Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
    2. ^ Jeff Reardon Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    3. ^ Rick Cerone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. ^ Sam Horn Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
    5. ^ a b Bill Buckner Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    6. ^ Greg Harris Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
    7. ^ Cafardo, Nick (June 7, 1990). "Dent Dumped by Yankees". The Boston Globe. p. 37. 
    8. ^ a b c Shaughnessy, Dan (June 7, 1990). "His Back Was Against the Wall". The Boston Globe. p. 37. 
    9. ^ "Single Season Grounding Into Double Play Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
    10. ^ Lee Smith Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    11. ^ Les Norman Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007