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|
|Divisional place||5th (20 GB)|
|General manager(s)||Lou Gorman|
|Local television||WSBK-TV, Ch. 38|
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
|Local radio||WPLM-FM 99.1|
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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- June 29, 1987: Wade Boggs had a grand slam, a triple, and seven RBIs in a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
|Toronto Blue Jays||96||66||0.593||2||52–29||44–37|
|New York Yankees||89||73||0.549||9||51–30||38–43|
|Boston Red Sox||78||84||0.481||20||50–30||28–54|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
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- July 23, 1987: Bill Buckner was released by the Red Sox.
- August 21, 1987: Glenn Hoffman was traded by the Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later (minor league player Billy Bartels).
- September 1, 1987: Don Baylor was traded by the Red Sox to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later (minor league player Enrique Rios).
- September 1, 1987: Dave Henderson was traded by the Red Sox to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later (Randy Kutcher).
Opening Day lineupEdit
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. 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.
|1987 Boston Red Sox|
|Youngest player||Ellis Burks||22|
|Oldest player||Don Baylor||38|
|Wins Above Replacement||Roger Clemens||9.4|
|G||Games played||Dwight Evans||154|
|PA||Plate appearances||Wade Boggs||667|
|AB||At bats||Marty Barrett||559|
|R||Runs scored||Dwight Evans||109|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|IP||Innings pitched||Roger Clemens||281+2⁄3|
|WHIP||Walks plus hits per inning pitched||Roger Clemens||1.175|
Awards and honorsEdit
- Wade Boggs, Silver Slugger Award (3B), AL Player of the Month (June)
- Roger Clemens, American League Cy Young Award
- Dwight Evans, Silver Slugger Award (OF), AL Player of the Month (August)
- Wade Boggs, American League Batting Champion, .363
- Wade Boggs, Major League Baseball Leader, On-base percentage (.461)
- Roger Clemens, American League Leader, Complete Games (18)
- Roger Clemens, American League Leader, Shutouts (7)
- Roger Clemens, American League Leader, Wins (20)
- "The 1987 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
- "Boston Red Sox 14, Baltimore Orioles 3". Retrosheet. June 29, 1987. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
- Bill Buckner Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Glenn Hoffman Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Don Baylor Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Dave Henderson Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- "Milwaukee Brewers 5, Boston Red Sox 1". Retrosheet. April 6, 1987. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
- "Fenway Park through the Years : Non-Red Sox Baseball At Fenway Park". MLB.com. Boston Red Sox. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
- "Old-timer pitcher evens score with Ted Williams". Reno Gazette-Journal. AP. May 24, 1987. p. 4B. Retrieved May 17, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "1987 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
- Boston Red Sox Media Guide. 1987. p. 115. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.
- 1987 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
- 1987 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com