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1968 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1968 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
League place4th (17 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Dick O'Connell
Manager(s)Dick Williams
Local televisionWHDH-TV, Ch, 5
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Mel Parnell)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1968 Boston Red Sox season was the 68th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses, 17 games behind the AL and World Series champion Detroit Tigers.

Offseason

Regular season

Carl Yastrzemski set an American League record by having the lowest batting average to win a batting title. Yaz hit .301 to claim the batting title.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 103 59 0.636 56–25 47–34
Baltimore Orioles 91 71 0.562 12 47–33 44–38
Cleveland Indians 86 75 0.534 16½ 43–37 43–38
Boston Red Sox 86 76 0.531 17 46–35 40–41
New York Yankees 83 79 0.512 20 39–42 44–37
Oakland Athletics 82 80 0.506 21 44–38 38–42
Minnesota Twins 79 83 0.488 24 41–40 38–43
California Angels 67 95 0.414 36 32–49 35–46
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 36 36–45 31–50
Washington Senators 65 96 0.404 37½ 34–47 31–49


Record vs. opponents

1968 American League Records

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


Opening Day lineup

  2 Mike Andrews 2B
  3 Dalton Jones 3B
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
  7 Reggie Smith CF
  5 George Scott 1B
15 Joe Lahoud RF
  6 Rico Petrocelli SS
18 Elston Howard C
36 Dick Ellsworth P

Notable transactions

Roster

1968 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C Russ Gibson 76 231 52 .225 3 20
1B George Scott 124 350 60 .171 3 25
2B Mike Andrews 147 536 145 .271 7 45
SS Rico Petrocelli 123 406 95 .234 12 46
3B Joe Foy 150 515 116 .225 10 60
LF Carl Yastrzemski 157 539 162 .301 23 74
CF Reggie Smith 155 558 148 .265 15 69
RF Ken Harrelson 150 535 147 .275 35 109

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 111 354 83 .234 5 29
Jerry Adair 74 208 45 .216 2 12
Elston Howard 71 203 49 .241 5 18
José Tartabull 72 139 39 .281 0 6
Russ Nixon 29 85 13 .153 0 6
Joe Lahoud 29 78 15 .192 1 6
Luis Alvarado 11 46 6 .130 0 1
Gene Oliver 16 35 5 .143 0 1
Norm Siebern 27 30 2 .067 0 0
Floyd Robinson 23 24 3 .125 0 2
Jerry Moses 6 18 6 .333 2 4
George Thomas 12 10 2 .200 1 1

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
Ray Culp 35 216.1 16 6 2.91 190
Gary Bell 35 199.1 11 11 3.12 102
Dick Ellsworth 31 196 16 7 3.03 106
José Santiago 18 124 9 4 2.25 86
Jim Lonborg 23 113.1 6 10 4.29 73
Juan Pizarro 19 107.2 6 8 3.59 84
Dave Morehead 11 55 1 4 2.45 78

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
Gary Waslewski 34 105.1 4 7 3.67 59
Jerry Stephenson 23 68.2 2 8 5.64 51

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
Lee Stange 50 5 5 12 3.93 53
Sparky Lyle 49 6 1 11 2.74 52
Bill Landis 38 3 3 3 3.15 59
Bucky Brandon 8 0 0 0 6.39 10
John Wyatt 8 1 2 0 4.22 11
Garry Roggenburk 4 0 0 0 2.16 4
Fred Wenz 1 0 0 0 0.00 3

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels International League Eddie Kasko
AA Pittsfield Red Sox Eastern League Billy Gardner
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Rac Slider
A Greenville Red Sox Western Carolinas League Matt Sczesny
A-Short Season Jamestown Falcons New York–Penn League Jackie Moore

Source:[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Elston Howard page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 191, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Norm Siebern page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  6. ^ Boston Red Sox 1968 Guide Compiled for Press TV Radio. 1968. p. 2. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links


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