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1980 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1980 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record83–77 (.519)
Divisional place4th (19 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean Yawkey
General manager(s)Haywood Sullivan
Manager(s)
Local televisionWSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Ned Martin, Ken Harrelson)
Local radioWITS-AM 1510
(Ken Coleman, Jon Miller)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1980 Boston Red Sox season was the 80th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 77 losses, 19 games behind the New York Yankees. Manager Don Zimmer was fired with five games left, and Johnny Pesky finished the season as manager.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Record by month[4]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 8 9 8 9 3rd 1 12 [5]
May 14 14 22 23 4th 6 12 [6]
June 16 10 38 33 5th 8 12 [7]
July 12 16 50 49 6th 12 12 [8]
August 20 7 70 56 3rd 6 12 [9]
September 12 17 82 73 3rd 16 [10]
October 1 4 83 77 4th 19 [11]

Fred Lynn had a .301 batting average, with 12 home runs and 61 RBIs. Jim Rice hit .294, with 24 homers and 86 RBIs. On the pitching staff, Mike Torrez was 9–16 and Dennis Eckersley was 12–14. Rick Burleson set an MLB single-season record for double plays turned as a shortstop, 147, which still stands.[12]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 103 59 0.636 53–28 50–31
Baltimore Orioles 100 62 0.617 3 50–31 50–31
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 0.531 17 40–42 46–34
Boston Red Sox 83 77 0.519 19 36–45 47–32
Detroit Tigers 84 78 0.519 19 43–38 41–40
Cleveland Indians 79 81 0.494 23 44–35 35–46
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 0.414 36 35–46 32–49

Boston's record of 83–77 has a fractionally better winning percentage that Detroit's record of 84–78; .51875 and .51851, respectively.

Record vs. opponents

1980 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 10–2 6–6 6–7 10–3 6–6 7–6 10–2 7–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 11–2
Boston 5–8 9–3 6–4 7–6 8–5 5–7 6–7 6–6 3–10 9–3 7–5 5–7 7–6
California 2–10 3–9 3–10 4–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 7–6 2–10 3–10 11–2 11–2 3–9
Chicago 6–6 4–6 10–3 5–7 2–10 5–8 5–7 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–7 6–7–2 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 6–7 6–4 7–5 3–10 5–7 3–10 9–3 5–8 6–6 8–4 6–6 8–5
Detroit 3–10 5–8 7–5 10–2 10–3 2–10 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 10–2–1 4–8 9–4
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 8–5 8–5 7–5 10–2 6–6 5–8 8–4 6–7 7–6 10–3 9–3
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 6–6 7–5 10–3 6–7 6–6 7–5 5–8 7–5 9–3 5–7 5–8
Minnesota 2–10 6–6 6–7 8–5 3–9 6–6 8–5 5–7 4–8 6–7 7–6 9–3 7–5
New York 6–7 10–3 10–2 7–5 8–5 8–5 4–8 8–5 8–4 8–4 9–3 7–5 10–3
Oakland 5–7 3–9 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 4–8 8–5 7–6 8–4
Seattle 6–6 5–7 2–11 7–6 4–8 2–10–1 6–7 3–9 6–7 3–9 5–8 4–9 6–6
Texas 6–6 7–5 2–11 7–6–2 6–6 8–4 3–10 7–5 3–9 5–7 6–7 9–4 7–5
Toronto 2–11 6–7 9–3 7–5 5–8 4–9 3–9 8–5 5–7 3–10 4–8 6–6 5–7


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

  2 Jerry Remy 2B
  7 Rick Burleson SS
19 Fred Lynn CF
14 Jim Rice LF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     DH
  5 Tony Pérez 1B
  4 Butch Hobson 3B
24 Dwight Evans RF
15 Dave Rader C
43 Dennis Eckersley P

Source:[15]

The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Red Sox on Opening Day, 9–5, via a walk-off grand slam by Sixto Lezcano.[16]

Roster

1980 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

Coaches

Statistical leaders

Category Player Statistic
Youngest player Rich Gedman 20
Oldest player Carl Yastrzemski 40
Wins Above Replacement Fred Lynn 4.7

Source:[17]

Batting

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
G Games played Rick Burleson 155
PA Plate appearances Rick Burleson 718
AB At bats Rick Burleson 644
R Runs scored Rick Burleson 89
H Hits Rick Burleson 179
2B Doubles Dwight Evans 37
3B Triples Jim Rice 6
HR Home runs Tony Pérez 25
RBI Runs batted in Tony Pérez 105
SB Stolen bases Jerry Remy 14
CS Caught stealing Rick Burleson 13
BB Base on balls Dwight Evans 64
SO Strikeouts Dwight Evans 98
BA Batting average Dave Stapleton .321
OBP On-base percentage Fred Lynn .383
SLG Slugging percentage Jim Rice .504
OPS On-base plus slugging Fred Lynn .862
OPS+ Adjusted OPS Fred Lynn 130
TB Total bases Tony Pérez 273
GIDP Grounded into double play Tony Pérez 25
HBP Hit by pitch Carlton Fisk 13
SH Sacrifice hits Glenn Hoffman 9
SF Sacrifice flies Tony Pérez 8
IBB Intentional base on balls Tony Pérez 11

Source:[17]

Pitching

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
W Wins Dennis Eckersley 12
L Losses Mike Torrez 16
W-L % Winning percentage Chuck Rainey .727 (8–3)
ERA Earned run average Tom Burgmeier 2.00
G Games pitched Tom Burgmeier 62
GS Games started Mike Torrez 32
GF Games finished Tom Burgmeier 38
CG Complete games Dennis Eckersley 8
SHO Shutouts 3 tied 1
SV Saves Tom Burgmeier 24
IP Innings pitched Mike Torrez 207 13
SO Strikeouts Dennis Eckersley 121
WHIP Walks plus hits per inning pitched Tom Burgmeier 1.081

Source:[17]

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Joe Morgan
AA Bristol Red Sox Eastern League Tony Torchia
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Buddy Hunter
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Rac Slider
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dick Berardino

Source:[18]

References

  1. ^ "Johnny Pesky". Retrosheet. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Tony Pérez at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Dave Rader at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ "The 1980 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/04301980.htm
  6. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/05311980.htm
  7. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/06301980.htm
  8. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/07311980.htm
  9. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/08311980.htm
  10. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/09301980.htm
  11. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/10061980.htm
  12. ^ "Single-Season Leaders & Records for Double Plays Turned as SS". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Ted Sizemore at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Oil Can Boyd at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers 9, Boston Red Sox 5". Retrosheet. April 10, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  16. ^ Kuehl, Steve. "April 10, 1980: Sixto Lezcano belts grand slam for walk-off win on Opening Day". SABR. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  17. ^ a b c "1980 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  18. ^ 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.

External links

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