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1984 Boston Red Sox season

The 1984 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

  • Tony Armas led American League hitters with 43 home runs, 123 RBI, 77 extrabases and 339 total bases. Despite winning HRs and RBI titles, Armas finished 7th in the 1984 AL MVP baloots, joining Ted Williams as the second player to lead in those categories and not win the MVP honors (in 1942 and 1947).[2]
  • Dwight Evans ranked in the top ten of 11 different offensive categories, leading the league in OPS (.920), games (162), runs (121) and extrabases (77, tied with Armas), while ending second in total bases (335); third in slugging percentage (.532) and walks (96); fourth in doubles (37); sixth in on-base percentage (.388); seventh in hits (186) and home runs (32), and eight in RBI (104).[3]
  • Wade Boggs led the league in singles (162) and times on base (292), while ending second in hits (203) and on-base percentage (.407), and third in batting average (.325) and runs (109).[4]
  • Jim Rice finished second in the league with 122 RBI, seventh in total bases (307), and ninth in hits (184).[5]

Retired Numbers

Cronin
SS: 1935-45
M: 1935-47
GM: 1947-59


Retired 1984

Williams
OF: 1939-60

Retired 1984

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Detroit Tigers 104 58 .642 0
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 15.0
New York Yankees 87 75 .537 17.0
Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 18.0
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 .525 19.0
Cleveland Indians 75 87 .463 29.0
Milwaukee Brewers 67 94 .416 36.5


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

  2 Jerry Remy 2B
24 Dwight Evans RF
26 Wade Boggs 3B
14 Jim Rice LF
  7 Mike Easler DH
20 Tony Armas CF
10 Rich Gedman C
11 Dave Stapleton 1B
18 Glenn Hoffman     SS
47 Bruce Hurst     P

Roster

1984 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
LF Rice, JimJim Rice 159 657 184 .280 28 122
DH Easler, MikeMike Easler 156 601 188 .313 27 91

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
Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 13 39 9 .231 0 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
Boyd, Oil CanOil Can Boyd 29 197.2 11 6 3.89 94
Clemens, RogerRoger Clemens 21 133.1 9 4 4.32 126

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Tony Torchia
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Rac Slider
A Winston-Salem Spirits Carolina League Bill Slack
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Dave Holt
Short-Season A Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League Dick Berardino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pawtucket

Notes

References

  • 1984 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1984 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com


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