1991 Boston Red Sox season

1991 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Jean Yawkey,
Haywood Sullivan
General manager(s) Lou Gorman
Manager(s) Joe Morgan
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
(Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WRKO
(Bob Starr, Joe Castiglione)
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
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The 1991 Boston Red Sox season was the 91st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished tied for second in the American League East with a record of 84 wins and 78 losses, seven games behind the Toronto Blue Jays.


  • December 19, 1990: Danny Darwin signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 9171 0.562 46–35 45–36
Boston Red Sox 8478 0.519 7 43–38 41–40
Detroit Tigers 8478 0.519 7 49–32 35–46
Milwaukee Brewers 8379 0.512 8 43–37 40–42
New York Yankees 7191 0.438 20 39–42 32–49
Baltimore Orioles 6795 0.414 24 33–48 34–47
Cleveland Indians 57105 0.352 34 30–52 27–53

Record vs. opponents

1991 American League Records

Baltimore 8–56–64–87–65–84–83–104–85–83–94–89–35–8
Boston 5–84–87–59–45–87–57–63–96–78–49–35–79–4
California 6–68–48–57–55–79–46–68–56–61–126–75–86–6
Chicago 8–45–75–86–64–87–67–58–58–47–67–68–57–5
Cleveland 6–74–95–76–67–64–85–82–106–75–72–104–81–12
Detroit 8–58–57–58–46–78–44–94–88–54–88–46–65–8
Kansas City 8–45–74–96–78–44–89–36–77–56–77–67–65–7
Milwaukee 10–36–76–65–78–59–43–96–66–78–43–97–56–7
Minnesota 8–49–35–85–810–28–47–66–610–28–59–46–74–8
New York 8–57–66–64–87–65–85–77–62–106–63–95–76–7
Oakland 9–34–812–16–77–58–47–64–85–86–66–74–96–6
Seattle 8–43–97–66–710–24–86–79–34–99–37–65–85–7
Texas 3–97–58–55–88–46–66–75–77–67–59–48–56–6
Toronto 8–54–96–65–712–18–57–57–68–47–66–67–56–6

Notable transactions

  • February 1, 1991: John Moses was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • April 1, 1991: John Moses was released by the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • April 18, 1991: Steve Lyons was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]
  • August 9, 1991: Kevin Romine was released by the Boston Red Sox.[4]

Opening Day Line Up

26Wade Boggs3B
  3Jody Reed2B
39Mike Greenwell    LF
25Jack ClarkDH
12Ellis BurksCF
23Tom BrunanskyRF
18Carlos Quintana1B
  6Tony PeñaC
11Tim NaehringSS
21Roger ClemensP

Alumni game

The team held an old-timers game on May 11, before a scheduled home game against the Texas Rangers. Festivities included non-playing appearances by Ted Williams (then 72) and Joe DiMaggio (then 76), in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1941 MLB season, when Williams batted .406 and DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak.[5] Red Sox alumni lost, 9–5, to a team of MLB alumni from other clubs, led by José Cardenal who had three hits (including two doubles) in the three-inning game.[5]


1991 Boston Red Sox
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
CTony Peña141464107.231548
1BCarlos Quintana149478141.2951171
2BJody Reed153618175.283560
3BWade Boggs144546181.332851
SSLuis Rivera129414107.258840
LFMike Greenwell147544163.300983
CFEllis Burks130474119.2511456
RFTom Brunansky142459105.2291670
DHJack Clark140481120.2492887

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


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roger Clemens35271.118102.62241

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Butch Hobson
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Gary Allenson
A-Advanced Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League Buddy Bailey
A-Advanced Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Mike Verdi
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dave Holt
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Felix Maldonado



  1. Danny Darwin Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. 1 2 John Moses Statistics and History Baseball-Reference.com
  3. Steve Lyons Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. Kevin Romine Statistics and History Baseball-Reference.com
  5. 1 2 "An emotional reunion for DiMaggio, Williams". Courier-Post. Camden, New Jersey. May 12, 1991. p. 7E. Retrieved May 24, 2018 via newspapers.com.
  6. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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