1989 Boston Red Sox season
|1989 Boston Red Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Lou Gorman|
WSBK-TV, Ch. 38|
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
(Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
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The 1989 Boston Red Sox season was the 89th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses, six games behind the Toronto Blue Jays.
By the end of the 1980s, Wade Boggs was the only player in history to achieve four straight 200-hit, 100-walk seasons. By the end of the decade, he was also the only modern player to achieve 200 hits in a season for seven consecutive seasons.
|Toronto Blue Jays||89||73||0.549||—||46–35||43–38|
|Boston Red Sox||83||79||0.512||6||46–35||37–44|
|New York Yankees||74||87||0.460||14½||41–40||33–47|
Record vs. opponents
1989 American League Records
Opening Day Line Up
- August 5, 1989: Ed Romero was released by the Boston Red Sox.
- August 7, 1989: Greg A. Harris was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies.
The team held an old-timers game on May 6, before a scheduled home game against the Texas Rangers. Festivities included an appearance by Carl Yastrzemski, shortly after his election to the Hall of Fame. Red Sox alumni lost to a team of former MLB players from other clubs, by a 9–0 score in three innings of play.
|1989 Boston Red Sox|
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Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and honors
- Dennis Lamp Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Spike Owen Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Danny Heep Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Ed Romero Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Greg Harris Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- "Yaz makes return to Fenway Park". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. May 7, 1989. p. 4E. Retrieved May 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
- 1989 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
- 1989 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com