1992 Boston Red Sox season

The 1992 Boston Red Sox season was the 92nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the seven-team American League East with a record of 73 wins and 89 losses, 23 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays, who went on to win the 1992 World Series. It was the last time the Red Sox finished last in their division until 2012.

1992 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record73–89 (.451)
Divisional place7th (23 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)JRY Trust,
Haywood Sullivan
General manager(s)Lou Gorman
Manager(s)Butch Hobson
Local televisionWSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
NESN
(Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWRKO
(Bob Starr, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Record by month[2]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 9 9 9 9 5th 4+12 [3]
May 15 12 24 21 4th 4+12 [4]
June 11 17 35 38 5th 8+12 [5]
July 13 15 48 53 4th 12+12 [6]
August 12 18 60 71 6th (tie) 14+12 [7]
September 11 17 71 88 7th 22 [8]
October 2 1 73 89 7th 23 [9]

The Red Sox hit seven grand slams, the most in MLB in 1992.[10]

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 53–28 43–38
Milwaukee Brewers 92 70 0.568 4 53–28 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549 7 43–38 46–35
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
New York Yankees 76 86 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
Detroit Tigers 75 87 0.463 21 38–42 37–45
Boston Red Sox 73 89 0.451 23 44–37 29–52

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 8–5 8–4 6–6 7–6 10–3 8–4 6–7 6–6 5–8 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–8
Boston 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 4–9 7–5 5–8 3–9 7–6 5–7 6–6 4–8 7–6
California 4–8 4–8 3–10 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–7 2–11 7–5 5–8 7–6 9–4 5–7
Chicago 6–6 6–6 10–3 7–5 10–2 7–6 5–7 8–5 8–4 5–8 4–9 5–8 5–7
Cleveland 6–7 7–6 6–6 5–7 5–8 5–7 5–8 6–6 7–6 6–6 7–5 5–7 6–7
Detroit 3–10 9–4 5–7 2–10 8–5 7–5 5–8 3–9 5–8 6–6 9–3 8–4 5–8
Kansas City 4–8 5–7 5–8 6–7 7–5 5–7 7–5 6–7 5–7 4–9 7–6 6–7 5–7
Milwaukee 7–6 8–5 7–5 7–5 8–5 8–5 5–7 6–6 6–7 7–5 8–4 7–5 8–5
Minnesota 6–6 9–3 11–2 5–8 6–6 9–3 7–6 6–6 7–5 5–8 8–5 6–7 5–7
New York 8–5 6–7 5–7 4–8 6–7 8–5 7–5 7–6 5–7 6–6 6–6 6–6 2–11
Oakland 6–6 7–5 8–5 8–5 6–6 6–6 9–4 5–7 8–5 6–6 12–1 9–4 6–6
Seattle 5–7 6–6 6–7 9–4 5–7 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–8 6–6 1–12 4–9 4–8
Texas 5–7 8–4 4–9 8–5 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 7–6 6–6 4–9 9–4 3–9
Toronto 8–5 6–7 7–5 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 5–8 7–5 11–2 6–6 8–4 9–3


Notable transactionsEdit

Opening Day lineupEdit

26 Wade Boggs 3B
  3 Jody Reed 2B
39 Mike Greenwell     LF
12 Ellis Burks CF
29 Phil Plantier RF
25 Jack Clark DH
42 Mo Vaughn 1B
  6 Tony Peña C
  2 Luis Rivera SS
21 Roger Clemens P

Source:[15]

Alumni gameEdit

The team held an old-timers game on May 16, before a scheduled home game against the California Angels. The game marked the 25th anniversary of the 1967 Boston Red Sox season, known as "The Impossible Dream"; participants from the 1967 team included Mike Andrews, Jim Lonborg, Rico Petrocelli, and Carl Yastrzemski.[16] Red Sox alumni won by a 3–0 score over a team of MLB alumni from other clubs, managed by Harmon Killebrew.[16]

RosterEdit

1992 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 133 410 99 .241 1 38
1B Mo Vaughn 113 355 83 .234 13 57
2B Jody Reed 143 550 136 .247 3 40
3B Wade Boggs 143 514 133 .259 7 50
SS Luis Rivera 102 288 62 .215 0 29
LF Billy Hatcher 75 315 75 .238 1 23
CF Bob Zupcic 124 392 108 .276 3 43
RF Tom Brunansky 138 458 122 .266 15 74
DH Jack Clark 81 257 54 .210 5 33

Other battersEdit

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
Tom Barrett 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Mike Brumley 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Ellis Burks 66 235 60 .255 8 30
Scott Cooper 123 337 93 .276 5 33
John Flaherty 35 66 13 .197 0 2
Mike Greenwell 49 180 42 .233 2 18
Steve Lyons 21 28 7 .250 0 2
John Marzano 19 50 4 .080 0 1
Tim Naehring 72 186 43 .231 3 14
Phil Plantier 108 349 86 .246 7 30
John Valentin 58 185 51 .276 5 25
Eric Wedge 27 68 17 .250 5 11
Herm Winningham 105 234 55 .235 1 14

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roger Clemens 32 246.2 18 11 2.41 208
Frank Viola 35 238 13 12 3.44 121
Joe Hesketh 30 148.2 8 9 4.36 104
John Dopson 25 141.1 7 11 4.08 55
Mike Gardiner 28 130.2 4 10 4.75 79

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO Sv
Tom Bolton 21 29.0 1 2 3.41 23 0
Danny Darwin 51 161.1 9 9 3.96 124 3
Tony Fossas 60 29.2 1 2 2.43 19 2
Greg Harris 70 107.2 4 9 2.51 73 4
Peter Hoy 5 3.2 0 0 7.36 2 0
Daryl Irvine 21 28.0 3 4 6.11 10 0
Paul Quantrill 27 49.1 2 3 2.19 24 1
Jeff Reardon 46 42.1 2 2 4.25 32 27
Ken Ryan 7 7.0 0 0 6.43 5 1
Scott Taylor 4 14.2 1 1 4.91 7 0
Matt Young 28 70.2 0 4 4.58 57 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Awards
Accomplishments
All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Rico Petrocelli
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Jim Pankovits
A-Advanced Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League Buddy Bailey
A-Advanced Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Felix Maldonado
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dave Holt
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Frank White

Source:[17][18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frank Viola". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "The 1992 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1992/04301992.htm
  4. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1992/05311992.htm
  5. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1992/06301992.htm
  6. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1992/07311992.htm
  7. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1992/08311992.htm
  8. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1992/09301992.htm
  9. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1992/10041992.htm
  10. ^ "Team Batting Event Finder: 1992, All Teams, Home Runs, With Runners on 123". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Bob Geren Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ Steve Lyons Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Jeff Reardon Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ Wade Boggs Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ "New York Yankees 4, Boston Red Sox 3". Retrosheet. April 7, 1992. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  16. ^ a b Yantz, Tom (May 17, 1992). "He helped make it possible". Hartford Courant. p. E9. Retrieved May 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  17. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  18. ^ Boston Red Sox Official Yearbook. 1992. p. 70. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.

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