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1989 Boston Red Sox season

1989 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Jean Yawkey,
Haywood Sullivan
Manager(s) Joe Morgan
Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
(Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WPLM-FM 99.1
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
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The 1989 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 83 wins and 79 losses.


  • November 20, 1988: Dennis Lamp was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[1]
  • December 8, 1988: Spike Owen was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Dan Gakeler to the Montreal Expos for John Dopson and Luis Rivera.[2]
  • February 6, 1989: Danny Heep signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]

Regular season

By the end of the 1980s, Wade Boggs was the only player in history to achieve four straight 200-hit, 100-walk seasons. By the end of the decade, he was also the only modern player to achieve 200 hits in a season for seven consecutive seasons.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 --
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 .537 2
Boston Red Sox 83 79 .512 6
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 .500 8
New York Yankees 74 87 .460 14½
Cleveland Indians 73 89 .451 16
Detroit Tigers 59 103 .364 30

Opening Day Line Up

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


  • August 5, 1989: Ed Romero was released by the Boston Red Sox.[4]
  • August 7, 1989: Greg A. Harris was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies.[5]


Player stats

= Indicates team leader


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 Rick Cerone 102 296 72 .243 4 48
1B Nick Esasky 154 564 156 .277 30 108
2B Marty Barrett 86 336 86 .256 1 27
3B Wade Boggs 156 621 205 .330 3 54
SS Luis Rivera 93 323 83 .257 5 29
LF Mike Greenwell 145 578 178 .308 14 95
CF Ellis Burks 97 399 121 .303 12 61
RF Dwight Evans 146 520 148 .285 20 100
DH Jim Rice 56 209 49 .234 3 28

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roger Clemens 35 253.1 17 11 3.13 230

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
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 Butch Hobson
A Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League Gary Allenson
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Dave Holt
Short-Season A Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League Mike Verdi
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Felix Maldonado


  1. ^ Dennis Lamp Statistics and History -
  2. ^ Spike Owen Statistics and History -
  3. ^ Danny Heep Statistics -
  4. ^ Ed Romero Statistics and History -
  5. ^ Greg Harris Statistics and History -
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  • 1989 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1989 Boston Red Sox season at

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