1987 Boston Red Sox season

The 1987 Boston Red Sox season was the 87th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fifth in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses, 20 games behind the Detroit Tigers.

1987 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record78–84 (.481)
Divisional place5th (20 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Jean Yawkey,
Haywood Sullivan
General manager(s)Lou Gorman
Manager(s)John McNamara
Local televisionWSBK-TV, Ch. 38
NESN
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
Local radioWPLM-FM 99.1
WPLM-AM 1390
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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Regular seasonEdit

Record by month[1]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 9 13 9 13 6th 9+12 [2]
May 13 14 22 27 6th 9 [3]
June 15 12 37 39 5th 10+12 [4]
July 11 15 48 54 5th 14+12 [5]
August 14 13 62 67 5th 15 [6]
September 13 16 75 83 5th 20+12 [7]
October 3 1 78 84 5th 20 [8]

HighlightsEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 2 52–29 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 0.562 7 48–33 43–38
New York Yankees 89 73 0.549 9 51–30 38–43
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 50–30 28–54
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 31 31–51 36–44
Cleveland Indians 61 101 0.377 37 35–46 26–55

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 1–12 9–3 8–4 7–6 4–9 9–3 2–11 5–7 3–10 7–5 4–8 7–5 1–12
Boston 12–1 4–8 3–9 7–6 2–11 6–6 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–7
California 3–9 8–4 8–5 7–5 3–9 5–8 7–5 8–5 3–9 6–7 7–6 5–8 5–7
Chicago 4–8 9–3 5–8 7–5 3–9 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 9–4 6–7 7–6 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 2–10 5–8
Detroit 9–4 11–2 9–3 9–3 9–4 5–7 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 7–5 8–4 7–6
Kansas City 3–9 6–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–7 5–8 9–4 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 11–2 7–6 5–7 6–6 9–4 7–6 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–8 9–3 9–4
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 5–8 7–6 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 6–6 10–3 9–4 6–7 3–9
New York 10–3 6–7 9–3 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Oakland 5–7 8–4 7–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–6 3–10 7–5 5–8 6–7 7–5
Seattle 8–4 5–7 6–7 7–6 7–5 5–7 4–9 8–4 4–9 5–7 8–5 9–4 2–10
Texas 5–7 5–7 8–5 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 3–9
Toronto 12–1 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 4–8 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–7 10–2 9–3


Notable transactionsEdit

Opening Day lineupEdit

26 Wade Boggs 3B
17 Marty Barrett 2B
  6 Bill Buckner 1B
14 Jim Rice LF
25 Don Baylor DH
24 Dwight Evans RF
42 Dave Henderson     CF
15 Marc Sullivan C
  7 Spike Owen SS
46 Bob Stanley     P

Source:[14]

Alumni gameEdit

On May 23, the Red Sox held an old-timers game, before a scheduled home game with the Chicago White Sox. The game was themed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Fenway Park.[15] The Red Sox team included Jim Lonborg, Jimmy Piersall, Luis Tiant, and Ted Williams; they were defeated by a team of other MLB alumni, including Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame inductee Bob Feller, Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych, and slugger Dick Allen.[16]

RosterEdit

1987 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Statistical leadersEdit

Category Player Statistic
Youngest player Ellis Burks 22
Oldest player Don Baylor 38
Wins Above Replacement Roger Clemens 9.4

Source:[17]

BattingEdit

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
G Games played Dwight Evans 154
PA Plate appearances Wade Boggs 667
AB At bats Marty Barrett 559
R Runs scored Dwight Evans 109
H Hits Wade Boggs 200
2B Doubles Wade Boggs 40
3B Triples Spike Owen 7
HR Home runs Dwight Evans 34
RBI Runs batted in Dwight Evans 123
SB Stolen bases Ellis Burks 27
CS Caught stealing Spike Owen 8
BB Base on balls Dwight Evans 106
SO Strikeouts Dwight Evans 98
Ellis Burks
BA Batting average Wade Boggs .363
OBP On-base percentage Wade Boggs .461
SLG Slugging percentage Wade Boggs .588
OPS On-base plus slugging Wade Boggs 1.049
OPS+ Adjusted OPS Wade Boggs 174
TB Total bases Wade Boggs 324
GIDP Grounded into double play Jim Rice 22
HBP Hit by pitch Don Baylor 24
SH Sacrifice hits Marty Barrett 22
SF Sacrifice flies Wade Boggs 8
IBB Intentional base on balls Wade Boggs 19

Source:[17]

PitchingEdit

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
W Wins Roger Clemens 20
L Losses Bob Stanley 15
W-L % Winning percentage Tom Bolton 1.000 (1–0)
ERA Earned run average Roger Clemens 2.97
G Games pitched Calvin Schiraldi 62
GS Games started Roger Clemens 36
GF Games finished Calvin Schiraldi 52
CG Complete games Roger Clemens 18
SHO Shutouts Roger Clemens 7
SV Saves Wes Gardner 10
IP Innings pitched Roger Clemens 281+23
SO Strikeouts Roger Clemens 256
WHIP Walks plus hits per inning pitched Roger Clemens 1.175

Source:[17]

Awards and honorsEdit

Awards
Accomplishments
All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ed Nottle
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Dave Holt
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Doug Camilli
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Dick Berardino
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Bill Limoncelli

Source:[18][19]

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1987/07311987.htm
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  8. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1987/10041987.htm
  9. ^ "Boston Red Sox 14, Baltimore Orioles 3". Retrosheet. June 29, 1987. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  10. ^ Bill Buckner Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ Glenn Hoffman Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ Don Baylor Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Dave Henderson Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers 5, Boston Red Sox 1". Retrosheet. April 6, 1987. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  15. ^ "Fenway Park through the Years [1987]: Non-Red Sox Baseball At Fenway Park". MLB.com. Boston Red Sox. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Old-timer pitcher evens score with Ted Williams". Reno Gazette-Journal. AP. May 24, 1987. p. 4B. Retrieved May 17, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  17. ^ a b c "1987 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  18. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  19. ^ Boston Red Sox Media Guide. 1987. p. 115. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.

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