1968 Boston Red Sox season

1968 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General manager(s) Dick O'Connell
Manager(s) Dick Williams
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch, 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Mel Parnell)
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The 1968 Boston Red Sox season was the 68th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses, 17 games behind the AL and World Series champion Detroit Tigers.

Offseason

Regular season

Carl Yastrzemski set an American League record by having the lowest batting average to win a batting title. Yaz hit .301 to claim the batting title.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers10359.636
Baltimore Orioles9171.56212
Cleveland Indians8675.53416½
Boston Red Sox8676.53117
New York Yankees8379.51220
Oakland Athletics8280.50621
Minnesota Twins7983.48824
California Angels6795.41436
Chicago White Sox6795.41436
Washington Senators6596.40437½

Record vs. opponents

1968 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore 9–910–811–77–118–1010–813–59–914–4
Boston 9–99–914–410–86–129–910–88–1011–7
California 8–109–98–107–115–137–116–125–1312–6
Chicago 7–114–1410–85–135–1310–86–1210–810–8
Cleveland 11–78–1011–713–56–1214–410–8–16–127–10
Detroit 10–812–613–513–512–610–810–8–113–5–110–8
Minnesota 8–109–911–78–104–148–1012–68–1011–7
New York 5–138–1012–612–68–10–18–10–16–1210–814–4
Oakland 9–910–813–58–1012–65–13–110–88–107–11
Washington 4–147–116–128–1010–78–107–114–1411–7

Opening Day lineup

  2Mike Andrews2B
  3Dalton Jones3B
  8Carl Yastrzemski    LF
  7Reggie SmithCF
  5George Scott1B
14Joe LahoudRF
  6Rico PetrocelliSS
18Elston HowardC
36Dick EllsworthP

Notable transactions

Roster

1968 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

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
2BMike Andrews147536145.271745
LFCarl Yastrzemski157539162.3012374

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

Pitching

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
Gary Bell35199.111113.12102

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

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
Bucky Brandon80006.3910
John Wyatt81204.2211

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels International League Eddie Kasko
AA Pittsfield Red Sox Eastern League Billy Gardner
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Rac Slider
A Greenville Red Sox Western Carolinas League Matt Sczesny
A-Short Season Jamestown Falcons New York–Penn League Jackie Moore

Notes

  1. Elston Howard page at Baseball Reference
  2. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 191, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. Norm Siebern page at Baseball Reference
  4. Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference

References


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