1982 began on a difficult note for Red Sox fans. In early January, Tony Conigliaro came to Boston to interview for a broadcasting position and on January 9th, he suffered a massive heart attack as he was being driven back to Logan Airport by his brother Billy. In the aftermath of the heart attack, Conig spent nearly eight years bedridden before he passed away in 1990.
The 1982 Boston Red Sox had little character and was a boring and faceless collection of players rather than a team of glittery superstars. They weren’t one that’s remembered in the rich lore of this franchise. But a team that over achieved, contended all year and provided the groundwork for what would be three division crowns and a pennant, left a legacy worth remembering.
Jim Rice delivered what had been now expected, a reliable season hitting for power and average. Rice batted .309, hit 24 home runs and had 97 RBIs. Carney Lansford, a talented 25-year-old third baseman, hit .301. Dwight Evans had a huge year, on on-base percentage of .402, to go with 32 home runs and 98 RBIs.
And the most heartening part of the season? Carl Yastrzemski, then 42-years-old, had an OBP of .375 and popped 16 home runs. The only people chasing a World Series ring longer than Yaz it seemed, were the Fenway Faithful themselves and now 1982 provided unexpected hope.
Pitching was a problem though. Dennis Eckersley and John Tudor each had good years, winning 13 games with ERAs below 3.75. But neither was an ace, and that was the role they had to fulfill in a Red Sox rotation where every other starter had an ERA over 5.00. The bullpen relied heavily on Bob Stanley and Mark Clear, who combined to log 273 innings and won 26 games between them. But there’s a lot of innings in a baseball season, and being top-heavy in the rotation and the pen wasn’t a recipe for surviving the summer.
After an off-season with no notable changes, there was no reason to think about the Red Sox. But the early part of the season quickly changed that.
The Sox started the season in Baltimore and manager Ralph Houk was treated to two shutouts in the first three games. Dennis Eckersley, began the season with a six-hit shutout and John Tudor fired his own six-hitter for a 6-0 win over the Orioles. They then returned to Fenway Park and just like in 1981, former Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk helped lead the White Sox to victory over his old club, going 2 for 3 at the plate in the 3-2 Chicago win. The Red Sox swept in the opening series with the White Sox.
The Sox finally won their first game at home on April 17th, giving Tudor his second win of the young season. The Sox and Jays split their series as the Red Sox found themselves third in the American League in ERA (2.92).
The Sox went on a 13-1 stretch from April 20th to May 4th.
With the Orioles in town, on April 20th, the Red Sox won 8-3, by bouncing back from a 2-0 deficit as Glenn Hoffman hit what proved to be a game-winning, two-run homer to highlight a three-run rally in the fourth inning. Jim Rice stretched a hitting streak to seven games with an RBI single in the third. The Sox evened their record to 6-6 by sweeping the short two game series.
In Toronto on April 23rd, John Tudor (3-0) went seven strong innings before he was lifted in a 5-4 Sox win. The Sox made it five straight by sweeping the next two games.
Offensively, the Sox were sputtering despite the fact that Carl Yastrzemski had five home run and was batting .380, and Rick Miller, who went 6 for 13 in the three game series, raised his average from .156 to .289. Players such as Glenn Hoffman and Jerry Remy were getting clutch hits while Dwight Evans (.200), Jim Rice (.236), and Dave Stapleton (.190) were still trying to find a comfortable groove.
The Sox headed into Chicago and swept a doubleheader from the White Sox for their seventh straight win. They trotted out three pitchers they didn't have last fall in Bruce Hurst, Luis Aponte and Chuck Rainey and walked out of Comiskey Park with a chunk of first place on April 26th.
Back at Fenway on April 27th, Ralph Houk brought Bob Stanley into a 5-5 game with two on in the fifth inning and when the game was over, Stanley's sinker had produced 13 of his 15 outs and the Red Sox had extended their winning streak to eight with a 7-5 victory over Kansas City. In the game, Carney Lansford pulled a muscle in his right arm during batting practice and was replaced by Wade Boggs.
Mike Torrez beat the Texas Rangers on April 30th, allowing only four hits, as the Red Sox record was the best ever in April (13-7).
On May 1st, the Sox beat the Rangers in 12 innings on a muffed double play ball, but that wasn't the big story. The capacity crowd eagerly waited for Ted Williams to do his thing during the first Red Sox Old-Timers Game ever at Fenway Park. But Ted failed to deliver, going hitless in two at-bats, lofting a routine fly to right off Jim Lonborg and striking out against Lee Stange. The spirit was willing, but the flesh wasn't.
Jimmy Piersall drew laughter from the crowd when he made an imaginary slide into a base after being introduced. As fate would have it, Bob Montgomery was the only "old-timer" to hit a homer. And the Whites beat the Reds, 7-6, when Gary Geiger belted a three-run double in the third and final inning.
On May 3rd, fans witnessed a rare inside-the-park home run. Dave Stapleton's home run against the Twins, was the first by a Red Sox player since Rick Burleson did it in Chicago in 1979. The Sox took 2 of 3 from the Twins.
Glenn Hoffman had hit in 14 of 16 games at a .371 clip (23 for 72). Meanwhile, Carl Yastrzemski had hit .350 over the last 17 games, with 20 RBIs, slugging .575 and hitting .338.
Paced by Reid Nichols' outstanding fielding in center, the Sox took 3 of 4 in Texas. On May 8th, Nichols made a superb running catch two steps from the wall in right-center on a shot by Buddy Bell. He started a game-winning two-run rally in the sixth off Jon Matlack with a single off Bell's glove. And, in the ninth, he made a catch off Billy Stein that Ralph Houk called "the catch of the year." But it was the pitching that made everyone take notice. The triad of John Tudor, Bob Stanley and Mark Clear carved a nine-hit shutout on May 9th, 1-0.
In Minnesota on May 10th, the Red Sox broke out with a season-high nine runs and seven extra-base hits, including a pair of moon-shot home runs, in a 9-5 victory over the Twins. Meanwhile, the Sox bullpen continued to dazzle. In their last eight appearances, the Red Sox pen was 3-0 with four saves and an ERA of 0.32. Spanning 28 stellar innings, the bucket brigade had allowed only 15 hits and three walks while striking out 19. Enemy batters were hitting .161 (15-93) in the eight-appearance stretch.
Dennis Eckersley (4-2) struck out a season-high 11 batters against the Twins on May 12th. The Sox took 2 of 3 in Minnesota and owned a 22-10 record which was baseball's best, and they were leading the AL East by 3 1/2 games over Detroit. After a 2-5 start, the Sox had won 10 out of 12, and 18 of 22. The Sox were 12-3 on the road.
During a 10-5 blasting of the Royals in Kansas City on May 15th, Dwight Evans collected four walks, two doubles, three runs and three RBI. He had reached base eight consecutive times and raised his average from .216 to .277 in two weeks. But he was not alone: the 2-3-4-5-6 spots in the order, which hadn't meshed all season, had 10 of the 11 hits, knocked in all 10 runs and reached base 19 times, with Jim Rice (3 for 5, walk, .295), Tony Perez (2 for 5, 3 RBI, .308), Carney Lansford (2 for 4, .299) and Dave Stapleton (home run).
The Sox lost 2 of 3 in Kansas City, and finished a road trip that featured only one complete game (a 1-0 Dennis Eckersley loss) and seven home runs by the Sox. But the middle of the order started to hit, the defense committed only two errors and, with few exceptions, the bullpen continued to dazzle.
After losing the series opener back at Fenway, the Sox got a 12-inning walk-off, 6-5 game-winning double from Gary Allenson that scored Dave Stapleton, to save a good relief effort by Mark Clear, on May 19th against the Mariners.
Jim Rice's first Fenway homer and 5 RBIs, Carl Yastrzemski three smashes including a homer and a wall double, and another homer from Rich Gedman (.313 BA), in the next game, gave the Red Sox a 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners, winning 2 of the 3 games in the series. The Sox ran off to 7-0 lead by the fourth inning, 11-0 by the sixth, and when John Tudor had finished off his fourth win, the Red Sox had their first Fenway blowout of the season.
The Red Sox pounded three home runs among their season-high 18 hits with an 8-7 victory over the Oakland A's on May 21st. Jim Rice (.299 BA) had four hits, Dwight Evans and Carl Yastrzemski (.340 BA) had three hits and all hit home runs, as the Red Sox continued their offensive onslaught, which had now produced 25 runs, 47 hits and seven home runs in the last three games.
On May 23rd, Dennis Eckersley (5-3) endured a 67-minute rain delay and allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out five. The Eck, who could have been 8-0 (his losses were by 1- 0, 2-0, and 3-0), lowered his ERA to 2.11 and raised his strikeout total to 52. In 68 1/3 innings, he had allowed only 57 hits and 13 walks. He had six of Boston's 10 complete games and three of the staff's six shutouts.
The Sox finished the first quarter of the season in first place, winning sometimes with pitching, sometimes with defense, sometimes with offense. But the Sox knew that the first quarter was a foundation built mainly against sub-.500 teams; only 11 of their 42 games had been played against teams over .500.
In Seattle on May 28th, Carney Lansford nailed a two-run homer in the eighth, and Mark Clear finished off Dennis Eckersley's sixth victory for his ninth save of the season, as the Red Sox squeezed out a 3-2 win over the Mariners in the Kingdome. But the Sox lost three of the four games in Seattle.
Tony Perez was the top hitter for May at .325, followed by Dwight Evans (.324) and Rich Gedman (.317), but as a team, the Sox were batting .219 as June began. After losing 2 of 3 in Oakland, the Sox moved down the coast and swept the Angels, to finish their 5-5 western road trip, tied for first with the Tigers.
On June 8th, the Sox returned home to face the Yankees, and beat them in a classic wrestling match. First they took care of deficits of 1-0 in the first and 2-1 in the seventh against Ron Guidry. Then Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski greeted Goose Gossage with hits in the eighth, a double-play grounder that tied it up and Mark Clear rolled along until Gossage could go no longer. Then Rice, Yaz and Carney Lansford did it again in the 10th for a walk-off 4-3 win. But the Sox lost 2 of 3 to the Yanks.
On June 11th, against the Indians, Yaz (.331 BA) came up with his fifth game-winning hit of the season, a single in the seventh inning that broke a 3-3 tie as the Sox went on to a 6-2 victory.
After being swept by the Yankees, in New York, the Sox headed to Cleveland on June 17th, where the Red Sox bats, which were so unproductive against the Yankees, were more lethal the Indians. The Sox had a 6-3 win and wound up with 14 hits in the game. They split the series and left town with a 2 game lead over the second place Tigers.
In an early season showdown with the Tigers at Fenway Park, the Sox swept all three games and increased their lead in the A.L. East to 5 games. In the middle game of the series on June 22nd, Wade Boggs lined a home run in the 11th inning over the Green Monster for the walk-off game winner. It was the first homer of his Hall of Fame career.
For five years in the minors, Boggs had hit .300 without impressing anybody in the front office. The organization was more focused on what he couldn't do, like run and hit for power, while ignoring that he collected base hits better than anybody in the system.
In the final game of the series, on June 23rd, Red Sox third baseman Carney Lansford was sliding into Detroit catcher Lance Parrish, trying to complete an inside-the-park home run in the third inning and badly sprained his ankle. The public address announcement was made. "Now playing third base. No. 26. Wade Boggs." And thus his career as one of the great contact hitters of his era was beginning. He would finish third in the Rookie of the Year voting and would set a rookie record by batting .349. At the end of the season, the Red Sox would trade Lansford for outfielder Tony Armas, making room for him in the Red Sox lineup for years to come.
The Milwaukee Brewers made a managerial change, hiring Harvey Kuenn, in late May and when the Brewers found their footing, they got very hot, very fast. In late June, they came to Fenway Park for a four-game weekend series. After taking the Friday opener, Saturday afternoon’s game was tied 8-8 after seven innings. Mark Clear came on, walked the bases full, gave up a two-run single and the Red Sox lost. Thanks to Jerry Remy's seventh inning bases-loaded double that scored three runs, they salvaged a win on June 28th, but ended up losing 3 of the 4 games.
In Detroit on June 29th, Dennis Eckersley made it look easy with a 79-pitch performance that gave the Red Sox a 4-2 victory. Of the 79 pitches, 59 were strikes. He went to counts of balls on only six batters and had no three-ball counts.
However, aside from the "Eck" and John Tudor, the Sox starting pitching was ineffective. The Sox staff had an ERA of 8.40 over the last eight games. The Sox lost 2 of 3 to the Tigers and saw their hold on first place slip to two games over the Brewers, as the Red Sox made a return trip to the Milwaukee over Fourth of July weekend.
Milwaukee battered Sox pitching on Friday, 14-3, and Saturday, 7-0, in easy wins that tied the race, before Eck shut down the Brewer's bats in a 4-1 win on Sunday, July 4th. The Sox lead that was five games when first these teams had met nine days ago, was now just one game.
The Sox lost 2 of 3 in Kansas City before beating the Rangers in Texas, 8-5, on July 7th. Wade Boggs continued his remarkable play as Carney Lansford's replacement, both at the plate and in the field. He had three singles and a walk, which meant that in the last 14 games, he had hit .448. On July 8th, Chuck Rainey went out and restored the Sox two-game lead over the Brewers with a six-hit, 3-0 shutout of the Rangers. Rainey was backed by the clutch hitting of Jerry Remy and Dwight Evans.
Carl Yastrzemski was selected to the American League All-Star team for the 17th time in his 22-year career. Yaz was hitting .303 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs this season. Yaz's selection was expected, and made him one of three Bostonians in the game, joining Mark Clear and Dennis Eckersley. Fresh of his selection, Eck (9-7), got raked for 12 hits when the Sox returned to Fenway and lost to the Twins, 4-1, on July 9th.
The next day Dwight Evans produced the deciding run with a homer in the fifth inning, as the Sox held on with the pitching help of Bob Stanley, whose 3 2/3 shutout innings earned him his sixth save. After three dismal outings at the start of the season, Stanley had allowed just 22 runs for a 2.25 ERA.
As baseball stopped for the All Star break, the Sox sat tied with the Brewers at first place in the A.L. East.
The Sox started the second half by beating the Royals at Fenway on July 15th. With a 3-1 lead, Dwight Evans hit a crunching three-run homer. It was his 10th in his last 24 games. In the seventh inning, Evans lined a run-scoring single to lead the Sox to a 5-3 win. Behind the pitching of Dennis Eckersley the next game and the heroics of Rick Miller in the third game, the Sox took 3 of 4 games in the series. Rick Miller made a big catch in the sixth on July 17th, and led the Sox 14-hit onslaught with three hits, including a tie-breaking, game-breaking, three-run triple in the six-run eighth inning. But the Brewers stayed hot and pushed the Sox out of first by 1 1/2 games.
Fireworks erupted against the Rangers on July 19th. For 6 1/2 innings the Rangers had the Sox shut out 5-0. But the locals came back to score four runs after two were out in the seventh and five in the eighth, in a tsunami of singles, culminating in Carl Yastrzemski's three-run homer.
Wade Boggs continued to impress. Since July 1st, Boggs' batting average had risen from .316 to .358. In 123 times at bat, he had 44 base hits. With Carney Lansford about to return from the DL, it was hard to ignore Boggs' ability to get base hits against all kinds of pitching. As the Sox headed to Minnesota, Boggs began the trip with a six-game (10-22, .455) hitting streak, and so it was Dave Stapleton, who took a seat on the bench.
The Sox lost the first two games to the Twins, but in the final game, on July 25th, both Lansford and Boggs hit home runs, while Mike Torrez mowed down the Twins, 5-0, to salvage the final game of a three-game series, remaining 1/2 game behind Milwaukee. Wade Boggs had now hit safely in nine straight games and Jerry Remy in eight.
On July 28th, at Fenway, the Sox found themselves in a 7-1 hole against the Blue Jays. Dwight Evans followed what appeared to be an innocuous third-inning homer with a fifth-inning three-run shot. Then Carney Lansford slammed another three-run smash to give the Sox the lead. And next Bob Stanley came in and tossed four shutout innings to cap off a stunning 9-7 victory.
Opening an eight-game trip on July 30th, the Sox put on a pretty impressive offensive show in a 7-3 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park. Dwight Evans (.290 BA) had four of the Red Sox' 13 hits, while Jim Rice (.307 BA) broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with a two-run, bases-loaded single to keep his 10 game hitting streak alive. Rice had driven in 14 runs in the last 14 games. Carl Yastrzemski hit a tremendous home run in the top of the ninth, making it six straight games in which the Red Sox had homered.
The Sox lost 3 of 4 in Chicago, but Wade Boggs was hitting .378 since being inserted into the lineup regularly. Then they moved on to Baltimore where they split the four game set with the third place Orioles, and fell to second place, 1 1/2 games behind the Brewers.
Back at Fenway, the Sox continued to slide by losing 2 of 3 to the White Sox. Once again, the starting pitching wasn't there, but the bullpen was solid. Since May 23rd, Red Sox starters had a 5.12 ERA. But of the Sox' 61 victories, the pen had been responsible for 45, getting a win, save or both.
4-year old Jonathan Keane was struck and injured by Dave Stapleton's vicious line drive in the bottom of the fourth inning of a the August 7th White Sox game. Attending the game with his parents and brother, the youngster was watching from the second row of seats on the left side of the Red Sox dugout when Stapleton's foul rocket screeched into the crowd. The ball struck Keane over the left eye. Instantly, there was profuse bleeding from the child's head.
Jim Rice acted quickly. He darted to the railing and the child was passed into his arms. Rice carried the youngster through the dugout runway, into the Red Sox clubhouse and into the trainer's room. Red Sox physician Dr. Arthur Pappas, who'd been watching from his customary box seat, beat Rice to the trainer's room, called Children's Hospital and ordered an ambulance. According to Pappas, Keane was conscious when he left Fenway. Officials at Children's Hospital reported that Keane suffered a laceration over the left eye and a fractured skull, but was in "good condition." Rice played the remainder of the game wearing a blood-stained uniform. The box score says he was 1 for 4 with two RBIs and grounded into two double plays, but the heart says he had one of his best days ever.
The Sox continued their slide, being swept in Toronto and found themselves now 5 1/2 games behind the Brewers, having won only three of their last 13 games.
The Baltimore Orioles continued to hang around in third place, behind the Sox, and by middle of August would begin a sustained push that led them and Milwaukee to race to the season’s final day in a fantastic race. But first they came to Fenway to face the Sox where they lost 3 of 4.
They lost to John Tudor, 5-2 on August 13th. Tudor struck out six batters and walked but one.
On August 15th, in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Red Sox sent 14 men to the plate, pounded 6 singles and 2 doubles, drew 3 intentional walks and scored 8 times. The 1/2-inning aberration was more than Bob Stanley needed, as he and the Red Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory.
In the final game of the series, Carney Lansford's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth sealed a 9-4 victory. It was the first time the Sox had won two games in a row in almost three weeks.
But the Sox euphoria was short lived on the west coast. In Anaheim they lost 2 of 3 but were embarrassed on August 19th. The Red Sox bullpen blew a 5-0 lead in an embarrassing bombardment that ended up an 8-5 Angels victory. The shelling first of Bob Stanley, then of Mark Clear and finally of Tom Burgmeier provided the worst bullpen collapse of the season.
Then in Oakland another 5-0 third-inning lead went up in smoke, as the tattered pitching staff again couldn't overcome adversity. Chuck Rainey couldn't hold the five-run lead and Bob Stanley blew up again as the Red Sox stumbled another step closer to the inevitable that teams without pitching must face.
The starters as a group were 40-42, 5.01 ERA. Since the last week in May, when the club was 28-13 and the starters were 17-11, 3.86 ERA, they had gone 21-31, 5.13 ERA. John Tudor was the only bright spot. In his last six starts, his ERA was 1.55, and in his last three starts he had allowed three runs and 14 hits and struck out 21 in 21 2/3 innings.
The Sox bats had kept them in it. Jerry Remy was hitting .338 in 17 games, Dwight Evans was .335 in 61 and Carney Lansford was .437 in 19. Reid Nichols was 19 for 48, .396 in the last 18 games. The Sox concluded the west coast trip at 4-4, and were 5 games behind the Brewers as they headed home in the last week of August.
Back home, one of the most exciting games of the season took place on August 28th against the California Angels. Gary Allenson's surprise bunt single in the 10th inning, scored Carney Lansford from third, giving the Red Sox a much-needed victory. It capped a a remarkable comeback, where the Sox overcame a 5-0 deficit with five runs in the seventh inning, then squandered a 6-5 lead in the ninth, before Allenson saved them.
Wade Boggs continued his hot rookie season. He had hit safely in 15 of his last 20 games (23-59, .390). Since June 25th, he was hitting .377 (40-106), and was batting .423 (39-92) with men on base. On August 30th, along with Tony Perez, Boggs homered in the 8th inning to bring the Sox from behind against the Athletics.
Wade Boggs was the top Red Sox hitter for August at .386, followed by Reid Nichols (.368), Lansford (.364) and Jim Rice (.345). Carl Yastrzemski had the roughest month, batting .144 with no homers and only six RBIs in 97 at-bats. Marty Barrett and Oil Can Boyd were September call-ups. Rich Gedman, the 22-year-old catcher had been second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1981 and continued his development, splitting time with veteran Gary Allenson.
They didn’t go quietly, taking 3 of 5 from the Angels, sweeping the A's, taking 2 of 3 from the Mariners, and briefly got to within 3 1/2 games in the early days of September.
On September 5th, the team that wouldn't quit, won a dramatic ball game from the Mariners at Fenway. Down 4-0, they rallied to tie up the game in the bottom of the 9th inning and won it in the 10th. Clutch hits by Carney Lansford and Dave Stapleton tied it in the ninth, and in the 10th, Carl Yastrzemski's ground ball and an ensuing off-home throw by Julio Cruz, scored Jerry Remy for the 41st come-from-behind victory of the season.
Yaz was 14 for 97 (.144) with no homers, four extra base hits and five runs batted in during August. In the first week and a half of September, he was hitting .389, with two homers, five extra base hits and 10 RBIs. This, at 43 years old. But a 14-game stretch that saw games mostly against Detroit and the Cleveland Indians, who won 83 and 78 games respectively, saw the Red Sox struggle to 5-9. The hopes of another October chance for Yaz were all but gone.
On September 19th, Wade Boggs (.374 BA) had a hitting streak stopped after 14 games, and 21 of the last 22.
The Red Sox still won 89 games in 1982 and achieved more than anyone would have thought possible. They finished ahead of the disappointing Yankees in the standings, something that can always bring a smile to a New Englander’s heart. The biggest long-term consequence though, was the players who began to get their feet wet. And most important, pitching was on the way. Bruce Hurst was 24-years-old and 1982 was his first season of regular work. He got hit hard, with a 5.77 ERA in 19 starts, but he got his feet wet. Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd was also a September call-up, getting his first big-league start in 1982.
|04/10/1982||1-0||1st||-||at Baltimore Orioles||W||2-0||Dennis Eckersley||1-0|
|04/11/1982||2-1||1st||-||at Baltimore Orioles||W||6-0||John Tudor||1-0|
|04/12/1982||2-2||3rd||-1/2||Chicago White Sox||L||3-2||Mike Torrez||0-1|
|04/14/1982||2-3||3rd||-1||Chicago White Sox||L||5-4||Bob Stanley||0-1|
|04/15/1982||2-4||6th||-1 1/2||Chicago White Sox||L||8-4||Bobby Ojeda||0-2|
|04/16/1982||2-5||7th||-1 1/2||Toronto Blue Jays||L||2-0||Dennis Eckersley||1-1|
|04/17/1982||3-5||5th||-1/2||Toronto Blue Jays||W||5-4||John Tudor||2-0|
|04/18/1982||4-5||3rd||-1/2||Toronto Blue Jays||W||4-3||Luis Aponte||1-0|
|04/19/1982||4-6||4th||-1 1/2||Toronto Blue Jays||L||5-4||Mark Clear||0-1|
|04/20/1982||5-6||3rd||-1 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||W||8-3||Bobby Ojeda||1-2|
|04/21/1982||6-6||2nd||-1 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||W||6-5||Dennis Eckersley||2-1|
|04/22/1982||6-6||2nd||-2||at Pawtucket Red Sox||W||3-1|
|04/23/1982||7-6||2nd||-2||at Toronto Blue Jays||W||5-4||John Tudor||3-0|
|04/24/1982||8-6||2nd||-2||at Toronto Blue Jays||W||8-7||Mike Torrez||1-1|
|04/25/1982||9-6||2nd||-1||at Toronto Blue Jays||W||5-4||Mark Clear||1-1|
|04/26/1982||10-6||1st||-1/2||at Chicago White Sox||W||3-2||Luis Aponte||1-1|
|04/27/1982||12-6||1st||-||Kansas City Royals||W||7-5||Bob Stanley||1-1|
|04/28/1982||12-7||1st||-||Kansas City Royals||L||8-5||John Tudor||3-1|
|04/30/1982||13-7||1st||+1/2||Texas Rangers||W||7-1||Mike Torrez||2-1|
|05/01/1982||14-7||1st||+1/2||Texas Rangers||W||6-5||Mark Clear||2-1|
|05/02/1982||15-7||1st||+1 1/2||Texas Rangers||W||6-0||Dennis Eckersley||3-1|
|05/03/1982||16-7||1st||+2||Minnesota Twins||W||6-2||Chuck Rainey||2-0|
|05/04/1982||17-7||1st||+2||Minnesota Twins||W||5-3||Bruce Hurst||1-0|
|05/05/1982||17-8||1st||+1||Minnesota Twins||L||3-2||Mike Torrez||2-2|
|05/06/1982||18-8||1st||+1 1/2||at Texas Rangers||W||5-2||Bob Stanley||2-1|
|05/07/1982||18-9||1st||+1 1/2||at Texas Rangers||L||1-0||Dennis Eckersley||3-2|
|05/08/1982||19-9||1st||+2 1/2||at Texas Rangers||W||2-1||Chuck Rainey||3-0|
|05/09/1982||20-9||1st||+2 1/2||at Texas Rangers||W||1-0||Bob Stanley||3-1|
|05/10/1982||21-9||1st||+3 1/2||at Minnesota Twins||W||9-5||Tom Burgmeier||1-0|
|05/11/1982||21-10||1st||+3||at Minnesota Twins||L||10-6||Bobby Ojeda||1-3|
|05/12/1982||22-10||1st||+3 1/2||at Minnesota Twins||W||4-1||Dennis Eckersley||4-2|
|05/13/1982||22-11||1st||+2 1/2||at Kansas City Royals||L||11-2||Chuck Rainey||3-1|
|05/14/1982||22-11||1st||+2||at Kansas City Royals||pp|
|05/15/1982||23-11||1st||+2||at Kansas City Royals||W||10-5||Mike Torrez||3-2|
|05/16/1982||23-12||1st||+1||at Kansas City Royals||L||5-0||Bobby Ojeda||1-4|
|05/18/1982||23-13||1st||-||Seattle Mariners||L||3-0||Dennis Eckersley||4-3|
|05/19/1982||24-13||1st||-||Seattle Mariners||W||6-5||Mark Clear||3-1|
|05/20/1982||25-13||1st||-||Seattle Mariners||W||11-2||John Tudor||4-1|
|05/21/1982||26-13||1st||+1||Oakland Athletics||W||8-7||Tom Burgmeier||2-0|
|05/22/1982||27-13||1st||+1||Oakland Athletics||W||7-4||Bob Stanley||4-1|
|05/23/1982||28-13||1st||+2||Oakland Athletics||W||6-0||Dennis Eckersley||5-3|
|05/25/1982||28-14||1st||+2||California Angels||L||10-2||John Tudor||4-2|
|05/27/1982||28-15||1st||+2||at Seattle Mariners||L||10-6||Mike Torrez||3-3|
|05/28/1982||29-15||1st||+2||at Seattle Mariners||W||3-2||Dennis Eckersley||6-3|
|05/29/1982||29-16||1st||+1||at Seattle Mariners||L||4-2||Bruce Hurst||1-1|
|05/30/1982||29-17||1st||+1/2||at Seattle Mariners||L||2-1||John Tudor||4-3|
|05/31/1982||30-17||1st||+1/2||at Oakland Athletics||W||5-2||Bobby Ojeda||2-4|
|06/01/1982||30-18||2nd||-1/2||at Oakland Athletics||L||3-2||Chuck Rainey||3-2|
|06/02/1982||30-19||2nd||-1 1/2||at Oakland Athletics||L||5-0||Dennis Eckersley||6-4|
|06/04/1982||31-19||2nd||-1/2||at California Angels||W||11-4||Mark Clear||4-1|
|06/05/1982||32-19||1st||-||at California Angels||W||7-2||John Tudor||5-3|
|06/06/1982||33-19||1st||-||at California Angels||W||5-1||Bobby Ojeda||3-4|
|06/08/1982||34-19||1st||-||New York Yankees||W||4-3||Mark Clear||5-1|
|06/09/1982||35-19||2nd||-1/2||New York Yankees||L||3-2||Bruce Hurst||1-2|
|06/10/1982||35-20||2nd||-1||New York Yankees||L||5-3||John Tudor||5-4|
|06/11/1982||36-20||1st||-||Cleveland Indians||W||6-2||Tom Burgmeier||3-0|
|06/12/1982||37-20||1st||-||Cleveland Indians||W||6-4||Bob Stanley||5-1|
|06/14/1982||37-21||1st||+1||at New York Yankees||L||5-1||Dennis Eckersley||6-5|
|06/15/1982||37-22||1st||+1/2||at New York Yankees||L||5-4||Mark Clear||5-2|
|06/16/1982||37-23||1st||-||at New York Yankees||L||4-1||John Tudor||5-5|
|06/17/1982||38-23||1st||+1||at Cleveland Indians||W||6-3||Mike Torrez||4-3|
|06/18/1982||38-24||1st||+1||at Cleveland Indians||L||10-3||Dennis Eckersley||6-6|
|06/19/1982||39-24||1st||+2||at Cleveland Indians||W||7-3||Chuck Rainey||4-2|
|06/20/1982||39-25||1st||+2||at Cleveland Indians||L||5-4||Luis Aponte||2-1|
|06/21/1982||40-25||1st||+3||Detroit Tigers||W||5-1||John Tudor||6-5|
|06/22/1982||41-25||1st||+4||Detroit Tigers||W||5-4||Mark Clear||6-2|
|06/23/1982||42-25||1st||+5||Detroit Tigers||W||10-4||Dennis Eckersley||7-6|
|06/25/1982||42-26||1st||+4||Milwaukee Brewers||L||9-3||Bruce Hurst||1-3|
|06/26/1982||42-27||1st||+3||Milwaukee Brewers||L||11-10||Mark Clear||6-3|
|06/27/1982||42-28||1st||+2||Milwaukee Brewers||L||7-5||Mike Torrez||4-4|
|06/28/1982||43-28||1st||+3||Milwaukee Brewers||W||9-7||Bob Stanley||5-2|
|06/29/1982||44-28||1st||+3||at Detroit Tigers||W||4-2||Dennis Eckersley||8-6|
|06/30/1982||44-29||1st||+2||at Detroit Tigers||L||12-3||Bruce Hurst||1-4|
|07/01/1982||44-30||1st||+2||at Detroit Tigers||L||5-4||Bob Stanley||5-3|
|07/02/1982||44-31||1st||+1||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||14-5||Mike Torrez||4-5|
|07/03/1982||44-32||1st||-||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||7-0||Chuck Rainey||4-3|
|07/04/1982||45-32||1st||+1||at Milwaukee Brewers||W||4-1||Dennis Eckersley||9-6|
|07/05/1982||46-32||1st||+1||at Kansas City Royals||W||4-3||Bob Stanley||6-3|
|07/06/1982||46-34||1st||-||at Kansas City Royals||L||6-2||John Tudor||6-6|
|07/07/1982||47-34||1st||+1||at Texas Rangers||W||8-5||Mike Torrez||5-5|
|07/08/1982||48-34||1st||+2||at Texas Rangers||W||3-0||Chuck Rainey||5-3|
|07/09/1982||48-35||1st||+1||Minnesota Twins||L||4-1||Dennis Eckersley||9-7|
|07/10/1982||49-35||1st||+1||Minnesota Twins||W||5-4||Bruce Hurst||2-4|
|07/11/1982||49-36||1st||-||Minnesota Twins||L||7-3||Mark Clear||6-4|
|07/12/1982||All Star Game Break|
|07/15/1982||50-36||2nd||-1/2||Kansas City Royals||W||5-3||Tom Burgmeier||4-0|
|07/16/1982||51-36||2nd||-1/2||Kansas City Royals||W||7-3||Dennis Eckersley||10-7|
|07/17/1982||52-36||2nd||-1/2||Kansas City Royals||W||8-4||Mark Clear||7-4|
|07/18/1982||52-37||2nd||-1 1/2||Kansas City Royals||L||9-0||John Tudor||6-7|
|07/19/1982||53-37||2nd||-1/2||Texas Rangers||W||9-5||Mark Clear||8-4|
|07/21/1982||53-38||2nd||-1||Texas Rangers||L||6-3||Dennis Eckersley||10-8|
|07/23/1982||54-39||2nd||-1/2||at Minnesota Twins||L||8-4||Bruce Hurst||2-5|
|07/24/1982||54-40||2nd||-1 1/2||at Minnesota Twins||L||7-4||Bob Stanley||6-4|
|07/25/1982||55-40||2nd||-1/2||at Minnesota Twins||W||5-0||Mike Torrez||7-5|
|07/26/1982||56-40||1st||+1/2||Toronto Blue Jays||W||3-2||Dennis Eckersley||11-8|
|07/27/1982||56-41||2nd||-1/2||Toronto Blue Jays||L||3-1||John Tudor||6-8|
|07/28/1982||57-41||2nd||-1/2||Toronto Blue Jays||W||9-7||Bobby Ojeda||4-6|
|07/29/1982||58-41||1st||+1/2||at Chicago White Sox||W||7-3||Chuck Rainey||6-3|
|07/30/1982||58-42||1st||+1/2||at Chicago White Sox||L||9-6||Mike Torrez||7-6|
|07/31/1982||58-43||2nd||-1/2||at Chicago White Sox||L||7-5||Dennis Eckersley||11-9|
|08/01/1982||58-44||2nd||-1||at Chicago White Sox||L||4-2||Bruce Hurst||3-5|
|08/02/1982||59-44||1st||-||at Baltimore Orioles||W||5-2||John Tudor||7-8|
|08/03/1982||59-45||1st||-||at Baltimore Orioles||L||7-2||Chuck Rainey||6-4|
|08/04/1982||60-46||2nd||-1 1/2||at Baltimore Orioles||L||4-2||Bob Stanley||6-5|
|08/06/1982||60-47||2nd||-2 1/2||Chicago White Sox||L||6-3||Bruce Hurst||3-6|
|08/07/1982||60-48||2nd||-2 1/2||Chicago White Sox||L||7-3||John Tudor||7-9|
|08/08/1982||61-48||2nd||-2 1/2||Chicago White Sox||W||12-6||Tom Burgmeier||5-0|
|08/09/1982||61-49||2nd||-3 1/2||at Toronto Blue Jays||L||4-2||Dennis Eckersley||11-10|
|08/10/1982||61-50||2nd||-4 1/2||at Toronto Blue Jays||L||4-0||Mike Torrez||7-7|
|08/11/1982||61-51||2nd||-5 1/2||at Toronto Blue Jays||L||4-3||Bob Stanley||7-5|
|08/13/1982||62-51||2nd||-5 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||W||5-2||John Tudor||8-9|
|08/14/1982||62-52||2nd||-5 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||L||5-2||Mark Clear||9-5|
|08/15/1982||63-52||2nd||-4 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||W||8-0||Bob Stanley||8-5|
|08/16/1982||64-52||2nd||-4||Baltimore Orioles||W||9-4||Tom Burgmeier||6-0|
|08/17/1982||64-53||2nd||-4||at California Angels||L||10-2||Bobby Ojeda||4-6|
|08/18/1982||65-53||2nd||-3||at California Angels||W||4-1||John Tudor||9-9|
|08/19/1982||65-54||2nd||-4||at California Angels||L||8-5||Mark Clear||9-6|
|08/20/1982||65-55||2nd||-5||at Oakland Athletics||L||4-3||Mark Clear||9-7|
|08/21/1982||65-56||2nd||-6||at Oakland Athletics||L||12-5||Bob Stanley||8-6|
|08/22/1982||66-56||2nd||-6||at Oakland Athletics||W||4-2||Brian Denman||1-0|
|08/23/1982||67-56||2nd||-5||at Seattle Mariners||W||4-3||Mark Clear||10-7|
|08/24/1982||68-56||2nd||-5||at Seattle Mariners||W||5-4||Tom Burgmeier||7-0|
|08/26/1982||68-57||2nd||-6||California Angels||L||10-1||Mike Torrez||7-8|
|69-57||2nd||-5 1/2||W||4-3||Bob Stanley||9-6|
|08/27/1982||69-58||2nd||-6 1/2||California Angels||L||7-6||Brian Denman||1-1|
|08/28/1982||70-58||2nd||-5 1/2||California Angels||W||7-6||Mark Clear||11-7|
|08/29/1982||71-58||2nd||-5 1/2||California Angels||W||9-3||Dennis Eckersley||12-10|
|08/30/1982||72-58||2nd||-4 1/2||Oakland Athletics||W||9-7||Mark Clear||12-7|
|08/31/1982||73-58||2nd||-4 1/2||Oakland Athletics||W||4-0||Chuck Rainey||7-4|
|09/01/1982||74-58||2nd||-4 1/2||Oakland Athletics||W||7-4||Brian Denman||2-1|
|09/03/1982||75-58||2nd||-3 1/2||Seattle Mariners||W||10-8||John Tudor||10-9|
|09/04/1982||75-59||2nd||-4 1/2||Seattle Mariners||L||4-3||Bruce Hurst||3-7|
|09/05/1982||76-59||3rd||-4 1/2||Seattle Mariners||W||6-5||Mark Clear||13-7|
|09/06/1982||77-59||3rd||-3 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||W||10-3||Mike Torrez||8-8|
|09/07/1982||77-60||3rd||-4 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||5-4||Mark Clear||13-8|
|09/08/1982||77-61||3rd||-5 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||2-0||John Tudor||10-10|
|09/10/1982||77-62||3rd||-6||Detroit Tigers||L||6-4||Dennis Eckersley||12-11|
|09/11/1982||78-62||3rd||-5||Detroit Tigers||W||13-3||Mike Torrez||9-8|
|09/12/1982||79-62||3rd||-4||Detroit Tigers||W||10-7||Bob Stanley||10-6|
|09/13/1982||79-63||3rd||-4||Cleveland Indians||L||3-1||Oil Can Boyd||0-1|
|79-64||3rd||-4 1/2||L||4-3||Luis Aponte||2-2|
|09/14/1982||80-64||3rd||-4 1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||12-1||John Tudor||11-10|
|09/15/1982||80-65||3rd||-5 1/2||Cleveland Indians||L||7-4||Dennis Eckersley||12-12|
|09/16/1982||80-66||3rd||-6||at Detroit Tigers||L||4-2||Mike Torrez||9-9|
|09/17/1982||80-67||3rd||-7||at Detroit Tigers||L||5-1||Brian Denman||2-2|
|09/18/1982||81-67||3rd||-7||at Detroit Tigers||W||6-2||Bob Stanley||11-6|
|09/19/1982||82-67||3rd||-7||at Detroit Tigers||W||6-4||John Tudor||12-10|
|09/20/1982||82-68||3rd||-8||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||4-3||Bob Stanley||11-7|
|09/21/1982||83-68||3rd||-7||at Milwaukee Brewers||W||4-3||Mark Clear||14-8|
|09/22/1982||83-69||3rd||-8||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||3-1||Brian Denman||2-3|
|09/24/1982||84-69||3rd||-8||New York Yankees||W||4-2||John Tudor||13-10|
|09/25/1982||84-70||3rd||-8||New York Yankees||L||6-2||Dennis Eckersley||12-13|
|09/26/1982||85-70||3rd||-7||New York Yankees||W||5-2||Bob Stanley||12-7|
|09/27/1982||85-71||3rd||-7 1/2||New York Yankees||L||10-3||Brian Denman||2-4|
|09/28/1982||85-72||3rd||-8 1/2||Milwaukee Brewers||L||9-3||Chuck Rainey||7-5|
|09/29/1982||85-73||3rd||-9 1/2||Milwaukee Brewers||L||6-3||Mark Clear||14-9|
|09/30/1982||86-73||3rd||-8 1/2||Milwaukee Brewers||W||9-4||Dennis Eckersley||13-13|
|1982 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING|