1963 Boston Red Sox season

1963 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General manager(s) Pinky Higgins
Manager(s) Johnny Pesky
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Ned Martin, Art Gleeson)
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The 1963 Boston Red Sox season was the 63rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished seventh in the American League (AL) with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses, 28 games behind the AL champion New York Yankees.


  • November 26, 1962: Glenn Beckert was drafted from the Red Sox by the Chicago Cubs in the 1962 first-year draft.[1]
  • November 26, 1962: Joe Foy was drafted by the Boston Red Sox from the Minnesota Twins in the 1962 minor league draft.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees10457.646--
Chicago White Sox9468.58010.5
Minnesota Twins9170.56513
Baltimore Orioles8676.53118.5
Cleveland Indians7983.48825.5
Detroit Tigers7983.48825.5
Boston Red Sox7685.47228
Kansas City Athletics7389.45131.5
Los Angeles Angels7091.43534
Washington Senators56106.34648.5

Record vs. opponents

1963 American League Records

Baltimore 7–117–1110–813–59–99–99–97–1115–3
Boston 11–78–1010–89–97–119–87–116–129–9
Chicago 11–710–811–711–712–610–88–108–1013–5
Cleveland 8–108–107–1110–811–710–85–137–1113–5
Detroit 5–139–97–118–1013–512–68–108–109–9
Kansas City 9–911–76–127–115–1310–89–96–1210–8
Los Angeles 9–98–98–108–106–128–109–95–139–9
Minnesota 9–911–710–813–510–89–99–96–1114–4
New York 11–712–610–811–710–812–613–511–614–4
Washington 3–159–95–135–139–98–109–94–144–14

Opening Day lineup

  2Chuck Schilling2B
  1Eddie BressoudSS
  8Carl Yastrzemski    LF
  7Dick Stuart1B
  4Román MejíasCF
  6Lou ClintonRF
11Frank Malzone3B
10Bob TillmanC
27Bill Monbouquette    P

Notable transactions


1963 Boston Red Sox
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

= Indicates team leader


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
CBob Tillman9630769.225832
1BDick Stuart157612160.26142118
2BChuck Schilling146576135.234833
3BFrank Malzone151580169.2911571
SSEddie Bressoud140497129.2602060
LFCarl Yastrzemski151570183.3211468
CFGary Geiger121399105.2631644
RFLou Clinton148560130.2322277

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
Roman Mejias11135781.2271139
Russ Nixon9828777.268530
Felix Mantilla6617856.315615
Dick Williams7913635.257212
Billy Gardner368416.19001
Jim Gosger19161.06300
Rico Petrocelli141.25001


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
Bill Monbouquette37266.220103.81173
Earl Wilson37210.211163.76123
Dave Morehead29174.210133.81136
Bob Heffner20124.2494.2677

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
Bob Turley1141.1146.1035
Gene Conley940.2346.6414
Ike Delock632.0124.5023
Pete Smith615.0003.606
Mike Fornieles914.0006.435
Hal Kolstad711.00213.096
Jerry Stephenson12.1007.713

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
Dick Radatz66156231.97162
Jack Lamabe657463.1593
Arnold Earley533714.7597
Wilbur Wood250503.7628
Chet Nichols Jr.211304.7827

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Mel Parnell
AA Reading Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Matt Sczesny and Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Len Okrie
A Wellsville Red Sox New York–Penn League Bill Slack and Matt Sczesny




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