1983 Boston Red Sox season

1983 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean Yawkey
General manager(s) Haywood Sullivan
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
Local radio WPLM-FM 99.1
WPLM-AM 1390
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
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The 1983 Boston Red Sox season was the 83rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished sixth in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses, 20 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the Red Sox' first losing season since 1966.

Offseason

Regular season

  • Jim Rice led American League in home runs (39) and total bases (344), and tied for lead in RBI (126) while hitting a .305 batting average.
  • Wade Boggs led AL hitters with a .361 average and a .444 on-base percentage, ending second in hits (210) and doubles (44).
  • Tony Armas may not have had enough hits to keep his average up (.218), but finished second in the league with 36 home runs and seventh with 107 RBI.
  • Carl Yastrzemski retired after 23 seasons, all with the Red Sox.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 9864 0.605 50–31 48–33
Detroit Tigers 9270 0.568 6 48–33 44–37
New York Yankees 9171 0.562 7 51–30 40–41
Toronto Blue Jays 8973 0.549 9 48–33 41–40
Milwaukee Brewers 8775 0.537 11 52–29 35–46
Boston Red Sox 7884 0.481 20 38–43 40–41
Cleveland Indians 7092 0.432 28 36–45 34–47

Record vs. opponents

1983 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–57–57–56–75–88–411–28–46–78–48–49–37–6
Boston 5–86–66–67–64–95–74–95–77–68–47–57–57–6
California 5–76–63–108–44–86–76–66–75–75–86–76–74–8
Chicago 5–76–610–38–48–49–44–88–58–48–512–18–55–7
Cleveland 7–66–74–84–85–87–53–106–66–77–58–43–94–9
Detroit 8–59–48–44–88–57–56–79–35–86–68–48–46–7
Kansas City 4–87–57–64–95–75–76–66–76–67–68–58–5–16–6
Milwaukee 2–119–46–68–410–37–66–68–44–96–65–78–48–5
Minnesota 4–87–57–65–86–63–97–64–84–84–99–45–85–7
New York 7–66–77–54–87–68–56–69–48–48–47–57–57–6
Oakland 4–84–88–55–85–76–66–76–69–44–89–42–116–6
Seattle 4–85–77–61–124–84–85–87–54–95–74–96–74–8
Texas 3–95–77–65–89–34–85–8–14–88–55–711–27–64–8
Toronto 6–76–78–47–59–47–66–65–87–56–76–68–48–4

Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

26Wade Boggs3B
24Dwight EvansRF
14Jim RiceLF
20Tony ArmasCF
  8Carl YastrzemskiDH
11Dave Stapleton1B
10Rich GedmanC
18Glenn HoffmanSS
12Julio Valdez2B
43Dennis Eckersley    P

Roster

1983 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
1BDave Stapleton151542134.2471066
LFJim Rice155626191.30539126
CFTony Armas145574125.21836107

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

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
Luis Aponte345433.6332

Awards and honors

  • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader Home Runs (39)
  • Jim Rice, OF, American League Leader RBIs (126)

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Tony Torchia
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Rac Slider
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Tom Kotchman
A-Short Season Elmira Suns New York–Penn League Dick Berardino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Britain

Notes

  1. Tony Pérez at Baseball Reference
  2. Tony Armas at Baseball Reference
  3. Josías Manzanillo at Baseball-Reference
  4. Ellis Burks at Baseball-Reference
  5. Mike Torrez at Baseball-Reference
  6. Brian Kingman at Baseball-Reference
  7. Roger Clemens at Baseball-Reference
  8. John Mitchell at Baseball-Reference

References

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