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1989 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1989 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record83–79 (.512)
Divisional place3rd (6 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Jean Yawkey,
Haywood Sullivan
General manager(s)Lou Gorman
Manager(s)Joe Morgan
Local televisionWSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
NESN
(Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWPLM-FM 99.1
WPLM-AM 1390
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
WRCA
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1989 Boston Red Sox season was the 89th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses, six games behind the Toronto Blue Jays.

Offseason

Regular season

Record by month[4]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 10 12 10 12 3rd (tie) 1 [5]
May 14 12 24 24 2nd 2 [6]
June 12 15 36 39 3rd 6 12 [7]
July 14 12 50 51 3rd 3 [8]
August 18 15 68 66 3rd 4 [9]
September 14 13 82 79 3rd 7 [10]
October 1 0 83 79 3rd 6 [11]

Highlights

Wade Boggs had 205 hits and 107 walks,[12] becoming the first player in MLB history to have at least 200 hits and 100 walks in four consecutive seasons.[13] He also became the first player in the modern era (after 1900) to have at least 200 hits in seven consecutive seasons.[13]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549 46–35 43–38
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 0.537 2 47–34 40–41
Boston Red Sox 83 79 0.512 6 46–35 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 0.500 8 45–36 36–45
New York Yankees 74 87 0.460 14½ 41–40 33–47
Cleveland Indians 73 89 0.451 16 41–40 32–49
Detroit Tigers 59 103 0.364 30 38–43 21–60

Record vs. opponents

1989 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 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–6 10–3 6–6 7–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 9–3 7–6
Boston 7–6 4–8 7–5 8–5 11–2 4–8 6–7 6–6 7–6 7–5 5–7 6–6 5–8
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 5–7 11–1 4–9 7–5 11–2 6–6 5–8 7–6 6–7 7–5
Chicago 6–6 5–7 5–8 7–5 4–8 6–7 10–2 5–8 5–6 5–8 7–6 3–10 1–11
Cleveland 6–7 5–8 7–5 5–7 5–8 8–4 3–10 5–7 9–4 2–10 6–6 7–5 5–8
Detroit 3–10 2–11 1–11 8–4 8–5 6–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–8 4–8 2–11
Kansas City 6–6 8–4 9–4 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–6 9–4 8–5 7–5
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 5–7 2–10 10–3 7–6 4–8 9–3 8–5 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 6–6 2–11 8–5 7–5 7–5 6–7 3–9 6–6 6–7 7–6 5–8 9–3
New York 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–5 4–9 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 3–9 8–4 5–7 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 8–5 8–5 10–2 8–4 6–7 7–5 7–6 9–3 9–4 8–5 7–5
Seattle 6–6 7–5 6–7 6–7 6–6 8–4 4–9 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–9 6–7 5–7
Texas 3–9 6–6 7–6 10–3 5–7 8–4 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 5–8 7–6 5–7
Toronto 6–7 8–5 5–7 11–1 8–5 11–2 5–7 7–6 3–9 6–7 5–7 7–5 7–5


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

26 Wade Boggs 3B
17 Marty Barrett 2B
24 Dwight Evans RF
39 Mike Greenwell     LF
12 Ellis Burks CF
14 Jim Rice DH
  7 Nick Esasky 1B
10 Rich Gedman C
  3 Jody Reed SS
21 Roger Clemens P

Source:[16]

The Red Sox lost their Opening Day game, 5–4 in 11 innings, to the Baltimore Orioles at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by President George H. W. Bush.[17]

Alumni game

The team held an old-timers game on May 6, before a scheduled home game against the Texas Rangers. Festivities included an appearance by Carl Yastrzemski, shortly after his election to the Hall of Fame.[18] Red Sox alumni lost to a team of former MLB players from other clubs, by a 9–0 score in three innings of play.[18]

Roster

1989 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Statistical leaders

Category Player Statistic
Youngest player Carlos Quintana 23
Oldest player Dwight Evans 37
Wins Above Replacement Wade Boggs 8.4

Source:[19]

Batting

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
G Games played Wade Boggs 156
PA Plate appearances Wade Boggs 742
AB At bats Wade Boggs 621
R Runs scored Wade Boggs 113
H Hits Wade Boggs 205
2B Doubles Wade Boggs 51
3B Triples Wade Boggs 7
HR Home runs Nick Esasky 30
RBI Runs batted in Nick Esasky 108
SB Stolen bases Ellis Burks 21
CS Caught stealing Wade Boggs 6
BB Base on balls Wade Boggs 107
SO Strikeouts Nick Esasky 117
BA Batting average Wade Boggs .330
OBP On-base percentage Wade Boggs .430
SLG Slugging percentage Nick Esasky .500
OPS On-base plus slugging Wade Boggs .879
OPS+ Adjusted OPS Wade Boggs 142
TB Total bases Nick Esasky 282
GIDP Grounded into double play Mike Greenwell 21
HBP Hit by pitch Wade Boggs 7
SH Sacrifice hits Marty Barrett 15
SF Sacrifice flies Wade Boggs 7
Dwight Evans
IBB Intentional base on balls Wade Boggs 19

Source:[19]

Pitching

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
W Wins Roger Clemens 17
L Losses Mike Smithson 14
W-L % Winning percentage Lee Smith .857 (6–1)
ERA Earned run average Dennis Lamp 2.32
G Games pitched Rob Murphy 74
GS Games started Roger Clemens 35
GF Games finished Lee Smith 50
CG Complete games Roger Clemens 8
SHO Shutouts Roger Clemens 3
SV Saves Lee Smith 25
IP Innings pitched Roger Clemens 253 13
SO Strikeouts Roger Clemens 230
WHIP Walks plus hits per inning pitched Dennis Lamp 1.095

Source:[19]

Awards and honors

Awards
Accomplishments

All-Star Game

Farm system

The Gulf Coast League Red Sox replaced the Arizona League Red Sox/Mariners (a cooperative team) as the Rookie League affiliate.

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

Source:[20]

References

  1. ^ Dennis Lamp Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Spike Owen Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Danny Heep Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ "The 1989 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/04301989.htm
  6. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/05311989.htm
  7. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/06301989.htm
  8. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/07311989.htm
  9. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/08311989.htm
  10. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/09301989.htm
  11. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/10011989.htm
  12. ^ Wade Boggs Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ a b O'Hara, Dave (September 27, 1989). "Boggs' hit parade never seems to end". Daily Record. Morristown, New Jersey. p. 23. Retrieved October 12, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  14. ^ Ed Romero Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ Greg Harris Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  16. ^ "Baltimore Orioles 5, Boston Red Sox 4". Retrosheet. April 3, 1989. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  17. ^ Madron, Jody. "April 3, 1989: New-look Orioles begin season on winning note". SABR. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  18. ^ a b "Yaz makes return to Fenway Park". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. May 7, 1989. p. 4E. Retrieved May 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  19. ^ a b c "1989 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  20. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links


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