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1987 Boston Red Sox season

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1987 Boston Red Sox season

The 1987 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 5th in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses.

Regular season

  • June 29, 1987: Wade Boggs had a grand slam, a triple, and 7 RBI in a game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 98 64 .605 --
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 .593 2
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 .562 7
New York Yankees 89 73 .549 9
Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 .414 31
Cleveland Indians 61 101 .377 37

Notable Transactions

  • June 2, 1987: Jayhawk Owens was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 25th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign.[1]
  • July 23, 1987: Bill Buckner was released by the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • September 1, 1987: Don Baylor was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. The Minnesota Twins sent Enrique Rios (minors) (December 18, 1987) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.[3]

Opening Day Line Up

26 Wade Boggs 3B
17 Marty Barrett 2B
  6 Bill Buckner 1B
14 Jim Rice LF
25 Don Baylor DH
24 Dwight Evans RF
42 Dave Henderson     CF
15 Marc Sullivan C
  7 Spike Owen SS
46 Bob Stanley     P


1987 Boston Red Sox
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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 Marc Sullivan 60 160 27 .169 2 10
1B Dwight Evans 154 541 165 .305 34 123
2B Marty Barrett 137 559 164 .293 3 43
3B Wade Boggs 147 551 200 .363 24 89
SS Spike Owen 132 437 113 .259 2 48
LF Jim Rice 108 404 112 .277 13 62
CF Ellis Burks 133 558 152 .272 20 59
RF Todd Benzinger 73 223 62 .278 8 43
DH Don Baylor 108 339 81 .239 16 57

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roger Clemens 36 201.2 20 9 2.97 256

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ed Nottle
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Dave Holt
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Doug Camilli
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Dick Berardino
Short-Season A Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League Bill Limoncelli


  • 1987 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1987 Boston Red Sox season at

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