1992 Boston Red Sox season

1992 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) JRY Trust,
Haywood Sullivan
General manager(s) Lou Gorman
Manager(s) Butch Hobson
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
NESN
(Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WRKO
(Bob Starr, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
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The 1992 Boston Red Sox season was the 92nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the seven-team American League East with a record of 73 wins and 89 losses, 23 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. It was the last time the Red Sox finished last in their division until 2012. The Red Sox hit seven grand slams, the most in MLB in 1992.[1]

Offseason

  • January 2, 1992: Frank Viola signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 9666 0.593 53–28 43–38
Milwaukee Brewers 9270 0.568 4 53–28 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 8973 0.549 7 43–38 46–35
Cleveland Indians 7686 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
New York Yankees 7686 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
Detroit Tigers 7587 0.463 21 38–42 37–45
Boston Red Sox 7389 0.451 23 44–37 29–52

Record vs. opponents

1992 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–58–46–67–610–38–46–76–65–86–67–57–55–8
Boston 5–88–46–66–74–97–55–83–97–65–76–64–87–6
California 4–84–83–106–67–58–55–72–117–55–87–69–45–7
Chicago 6–66–610–37–510–27–65–78–58–45–84–95–85–7
Cleveland 6–77–66–65–75–85–75–86–67–66–67–55–76–7
Detroit 3–109–45–72–108–57–55–83–95–86–69–38–45–8
Kansas City 4–85–75–86–77–55–77–56–75–74–97–66–75–7
Milwaukee 7–68–57–57–58–58–55–76–66–77–58–47–58–5
Minnesota 6–69–311–25–86–69–37–66–67–55–88–56–75–7
New York 8–56–75–74–86–78–57–57–65–76–66–66–62–11
Oakland 6–67–58–58–56–66–69–45–78–56–612–19–46–6
Seattle 5–76–66–79–45–73–96–74–85–86–61–124–94–8
Texas 5–78–44–98–57–54–87–65–77–66–64–99–43–9
Toronto 8–56–77–57–57–68–57–55–87–511–26–68–49–3

Opening Day Line Up

26Wade Boggs3B
  3Jody Reed2B
39Mike Greenwell    LF
12Ellis BurksCF
29Phil PlantierRF
25Jack ClarkDH
42Mo Vaughn1B
  6Tony PeñaC
  2Luis RiveraSS
21Roger ClemensP

Roster

1992 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Notable transactions

  • April 16, 1992: Bob Geren was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • June 27, 1992: Steve Lyons was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Montreal Expos.[3]
  • August 30, 1992: Jeff Reardon was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves for Nate Minchey and Sean Ross (minors).[4]

Alumni game

The team held an old-timers game on May 16, before a scheduled home game against the California Angels. The game marked the 25th anniversary of the 1967 Boston Red Sox season, known as "The Impossible Dream"; participants from the 1967 team included Mike Andrews, Jim Lonborg, Rico Petrocelli, and Carl Yastrzemski.[5] Red Sox alumni won by a 3–0 score over a team of MLB alumni from other clubs, managed by Harmon Killebrew.[5]

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
CTony Peña13341099.241138
1BMo Vaughn11335583.2341357
2BJody Reed143550136.247340
3BWade Boggs143514133.259750
SSLuis BOb10228862.215029
LFBilly Hatcher7531575.238123
CFBob Zupcic124392108.276343
RFTom Brunansky138458122.2661574
DHJack Clark8125754.210533

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
Roger Clemens32246.218112.41208
Frank Viola3523813123.44121
Joe Hesketh30148.2894.36104

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

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Rico Petrocelli
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Jim Pankovits
A-Advanced Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League Buddy Bailey
A-Advanced Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Felix Maldonado
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dave Holt
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Frank White

[6]

References

  1. "Team Batting Event Finder: 1992, All Teams, Home Runs, With Runners on 123". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. Bob Geren Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. Steve Lyons Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. Jeff Reardon Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. 1 2 Yantz, Tom (May 17, 1992). "He helped make it possible". Hartford Courant. p. E9. 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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