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1982 Boston Red Sox season

The 1982 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses.


  • February 25, 1982: Mark Fidrych was signed as a free agent by the Red Sox.[1]

Regular season

In his second year as Red Sox manager, Ralph Houk kept the Sox clubhouse on an even keel, and while Boston helped make the season interesting, it was the Milwaukee Brewers all the way finishing at 95-67, one game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles, and six up on third-place Boston.

Boston's best that year was a bullpen featuring Mark Clear, with 14 wins and 14 saves, and Bob Stanley, with 12 wins and 14 saves. John Tudor, who had been a disappointing 4-3 in 1981, was 13-10. Dennis Eckersley was 13-13 and Mike Torrez 9-9. He would soon be gone.


Carney Lansford hit .301 that year, only his second, and his last as a Red Sox. Jim Rice hit .309, with 24 homers and 97 RBIs, and Dwight Evans had another big year: .292, 32 homers and 98 RBIs. Carl Yastrzemski, heading toward the end of his career, hit .275, with 16 homers and 72 RBIs. A catcher named Rich Gedman from Worcester, Massachusetts, hit .249. A rookie also came up and surprised a lot of people: Wade Boggs had been the top hitter in the minors the previous year but had a hard time staying with Boston. He made his major league debut on April 10, 1982, in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, going 0-for-4.[2] Once he got into the lineup on June 25, when Lansford was hurt, he stayed on and hit .349.

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Milwaukee Brewers 95 67 .586 0
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 1.0
Boston Red Sox 89 73 .549 6.0
Detroit Tigers 83 79 .512 12.0
New York Yankees 79 83 .488 16.0
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 16.0
Toronto Blue Jays 78 84 .481 17.0

Opening Day lineup

24 Dwight Evans RF
18 Glenn Hoffman SS
14 Jim Rice LF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski 1B
  4 Carney Lansford 3B
11 Dave Stapleton 2B
  5 Tony Pérez DH
39 Gary Allenson C
51 Reid Nichols CF
43 Dennis Eckersley     P

Notable transactions

  • June 7, 1982: Sam Horn was drafted by the Red Sox in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 8, 1982.[3]
  • June 7, 1982: Kevin Romine was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft.[4]


1982 Boston Red Sox
Pitchers Catchers



Designated hitters



Player stats


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 Allenson, GaryGary Allenson 92 264 54 .205 6 33
1B Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 150 538 142 .264 14 65
2B Remy, JerryJerry Remy 155 636 178 .280 0 47
3B Lansford, CarneyCarney Lansford 128 482 145 .301 11 63
SS Hoffman, GlennGlenn Hoffman 150 469 98 .209 7 49
LF Rice, JimJim Rice 145 573 177 .309 24 97
CF Miller, RickRick Miller 135 409 104 .254 4 38
RF Evans, DwightDwight Evans 162 609 178 .292 32 98
DH Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 131 459 126 .275 16 72

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Boggs, WadeWade Boggs 104 338 118 .349 5 44


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

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
Clear, MarkMark Clear 55 14 9 14 3.00 109
Aponte, LuisLuis Aponte 40 2 2 3 3.18 44

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 Rac Slider
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Tom Kotchman
Short-Season A Elmira Suns New York–Penn League Dick Berardino



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