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1966 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1966 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Dick O'Connell
Manager(s)Billy Herman (W-64; L-82) and Pete Runnels (W-8; L-8)
Local televisionWHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Mel Parnell)
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The 1966 Boston Red Sox season was the 66th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished ninth in the American League (AL) with a record of 72 wins and 90 losses, 26 games behind the AL and World Series champion Baltimore Orioles. After this season, the Red Sox would not lose 90 games again until 2012.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 0.606 48–31 49–32
Minnesota Twins 89 73 0.549 9 49–32 40–41
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543 10 42–39 46–35
Chicago White Sox 83 79 0.512 15 45–36 38–43
Cleveland Indians 81 81 0.500 17 41–40 40–41
California Angels 80 82 0.494 18 42–39 38–43
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 0.463 23 42–39 32–47
Washington Senators 71 88 0.447 25½ 42–36 29–52
Boston Red Sox 72 90 0.444 26 40–41 32–49
New York Yankees 70 89 0.440 26½ 35–46 35–43


Record vs. opponents

1966 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 12–6 12–6 9–9 8–10 9–9 11–5 10–8 15–3 11–7
Boston 6–12 9–9 11–7 7–11 8–10 9–9 6–12 8–10 8–10
California 6–12 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 11–7 11–7 7–11
Chicago 9–9 7–11 10–8 11–7 8–10 13–5 4–14 9–9–1 12–6
Cleveland 10–8 11–7 8–10 7–11 9–9 6–12 9–9 12–6 9–9
Detroit 9–9 10–8 9–9 10–8 9–9 6–12 11–7 11–7 13–5
Kansas City 5–11 9–9 9–9 5–13 12–6 12–6 8–10 5–13 9–9
Minnesota 8–10 12–6 7–11 14–4 9–9 7–11 10–8 8–10 14–4
New York 3–15 10–8 7–11 9–9–1 6–12 7–11 13–5 10–8 5–10
Washington 7–11 10–8 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13 9–9 4–14 10–5


Opening Day lineup

14 George Smith 2B
24 George Thomas CF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
25 Tony Conigliaro RF
  5 George Scott 3B
11 Tony Horton 1B
  6 Rico Petrocelli SS
22 Mike Ryan C
26 Earl Wilson P

Notable transactions

  • June 6, 1966: Galen Cisco was signed as a free agent by the Red Sox.[3]
  • June 14, 1966: Joe Christopher and Earl Wilson were traded by the Red Sox to the Detroit Tigers for Don Demeter and a player to be named later. The Tigers completed the deal by sending Julio Navarro to the Red Sox on June 21.[2]

Roster

1966 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
C Mike Ryan 116 369 79 .214 2 32
1B George Scott 162 601 147 .245 27 90
2B George Smith 128 403 86 .213 8 37
3B Joe Foy 151 554 145 .262 15 63
SS Rico Petrocelli 139 522 124 .238 18 59
LF Carl Yastrzemski 160 594 165 .278 16 80
CF Don Demeter 73 226 66 .292 9 29
RF Tony Conigliaro 150 558 148 .265 28 93

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
Dalton Jones 115 252 59 .234 4 23
Bob Tillman 78 204 47 .230 3 24
Jose Tartabull 68 195 54 .277 0 11
George Thomas 61 173 41 .237 5 20
Lenny Green 85 133 32 .241 1 12
Eddie Kasko 58 136 29 .213 1 12
Jim Gosger 40 126 32 .254 5 17
Reggie Smith 6 26 4 .154 0 0
Tony Horton 6 22 3 .136 0 2
Mike Andrews 5 18 3 .167 0 0
Joe Christopher 12 13 1 .077 0 0

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
Jim Lonborg 45 181.2 10 10 3.86 131
Jose Santiago 35 172.0 12 13 3.66 119
Lee Stange 28 153.1 7 9 3.35 77
Earl Wilson 15 100.2 5 5 3.84 67
Dennis Bennett 16 75.0 3 3 3.24 77
Jerry Stephenson 15 66.1 2 5 5.83 50

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
Rollie Sheldon 23 79.2 1 6 4.97 38
Ken Sanders 24 47.1 3 6 3.80 33
Bob Sadowski 11 33.1 1 1 5.40 11
Hank Fischer 6 31.0 2 3 2.90 26
Dave Morehead 12 28.0 1 2 5.46 20
Dick Radatz 16 19.0 0 2 4.74 19
Bill Short 8 8.1 0 0 4.32 2
Pete Magrini 3 7.1 0 1 9.82 3
Guido Grilli 6 4.2 0 1 7.71 4
Garry Roggenburk 1 0.1 0 0 0.00 0

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
Don McMahon 49 8 7 9 2.65 57
Bucky Brandon 40 8 8 2 3.31 101
Dick Stigman 34 2 1 0 5.44 65
John Wyatt 42 3 4 8 3.14 63
Dan Osinski 44 4 3 2 3.61 44

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Dick Williams
AA Pittsfield Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Dave Philley
A Oneonta Red Sox New York–Penn League Matt Sczesny
Rookie Covington Red Sox Appalachian League Rac Slider

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Toronto

Notes

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1966 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1966 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com
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