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1966 Boston Red Sox season

1966 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
Manager(s) Billy Herman (W-64; L-82) and Pete Runnels (W-8; L-8)
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Mel Parnell)
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The 1966 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 9th in the American League with a record of 72 wins and 90 losses, 26 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. After 1966, the Red Sox would not lose 90 games until 46 years later in 2012.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

Opening Day lineup

14 George Smith 2B
24 George Thomas CF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
25 Tony Conigliaro RF
  5 George Scott 3B
11 Tony Horton 1B
  6 Rico Petrocelli SS
22 Mike Ryan C
26 Earl Wilson P

Notable transactions

Roster

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 Ryan, MikeMike Ryan 116 369 79 .214 2 32
1B Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 162 601 147 .245 27 90
2B Smith, GeorgeGeorge Smith 128 403 86 .213 8 37
3B Foy, JoeJoe Foy 151 554 145 .262 15 63
SS Petrocelli, RicoRico Petrocelli 139 522 124 .238 18 59
LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 160 594 165 .278 16 80
CF Demeter, DonDon Demeter 73 226 66 .292 9 29
RF Conigliaro, TonyTony Conigliaro 150 558 148 .265 28 93

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
Thomas, GeorgeGeorge Thomas 61 173 41 .237 5 20
Horton, TonyTony Horton 6 22 3 .136 0 2
Christopher, JoeJoe Christopher 12 13 1 .077 0 0

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
Bennett, DennisDennis Bennett 16 75 3 3 3.24 77

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
Brandon, BuckyBucky Brandon 40 157.2 8 8 3.31 101

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
Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 42 3 4 8 3.14 63

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Dick Williams
AA Pittsfield Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Dave Philley
A Oneonta Red Sox New York-Penn League Matt Sczesny
Rookie Covington Red Sox Appalachian League Rac Slider
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Toronto

Notes

  1. ^ Jimy Williams page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Joe Christopher page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 
  • 1966 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1966 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com
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