1983 BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE YAZ ERA COMES TO AN END ...

 

    Vic Wertz   Stan Spence    
    Died: July 7th   Died: Jan 9th    
Jacoby Ellsbury   Daniel Nava   Dustin Pedroia   Hanley Ramirez
Born: Sept 11th   Born: Feb 22nd   Born: Aug 17th   Born: Dec 23rd



The 1983 Red Sox werenít a bad team by any stretch, and they had some young players that would eventually be part of future contenders in latter part of the 1980s. But in an age where the only path to the postseason was to finish first in a seven-team AL East, the Red Sox were nowhere close.

Pitching was the problem. The Sox ranked 12th in the American League in ERA. No regular starting pitcher had an ERA under 4.00. John Tudor was the so-called ďaceĒ of the staff, if we can even use that word in this context, at 13-12 and 4.09. Bruce Hurst got his first regular shot at a big-league rotation and at 12-12 and 4.09, showed he had real potential at age 25. But being the #2 starter in a rotation was still asking a little too much. Dennis Eckersleyís career seemed to be falling apart, and he struggled to a 9-13 record and his ERA soared to 5.61. The Red Sox brought up Oil Can Boyd and gave him 13 starts. Boyd pitched well, with a 3.28 ERA. The only other bright spot on the staff was reliever Bob Stanley. The Steamer saved 33 games with a 2.85 ERA, but the rest of the bullpen was atrocious.

It meant that Carl Yastrzemski and his offensive mates would have to do a lot of scoring. And the Red Sox did hit the ball pretty well in 1983, albeit not good enough to compensate for this pitching staff. Jim Rice hit 39 homes and had 126 RBIs in left field, while Tony Armas went deep 36 times and drove in 107 runs. Dwight Evans had a .388 on-base percentage in right field, completing a solid outfield.

Armas was a new acquisition, coming over from Oakland in a deal built around him and third baseman Carney Lansford, who the Sox sent west. In spite of Armasí power numbers, his on-base percentage was terrible (.254), whose only productive at-bats came when he was hitting it deep.

Lansford needed to be dealt, because the Red Sox were committed to Wade Boggs. And with his razor-sharp batting eye leading to a .444 on-base percentage, and superb contact hitting ability leading to a batting title at .361, just getting Boggs in the lineup was worth it.

The Red Sox finished sixth in the league in runs scored, held back by poor production at catcher (where Rich Gedman was not ready), first base (where Dave Stapletonís inability to take a walk finally caught up to him), second base (where Jerry Remy was fading) and shortstop (where no one ever expected Glenn Hoffman to hit). Yazís numbers were not dazzling anymore, but with a .359 on-base percentage, the DH was still a contributing part of a good offense.

The Red Sox started the season reasonably well, with a 26-20 opening. From May 4th to June 7th they spent a handful of days in first place and were never more than a couple games off the lead.

Dennis Eckersley was the Opening Day loser, 7-1, to the Toronto Blue Jays on April 5th. The loss was not an easy one, either. The balls that were hit off Eckersley were hit a long way. A very long way. He lasted for only four complete innings and two batters in the fifth. He surrendered all seven runs. In the next game, John Tudor was the starter, and after four innings, he had a 7-3 lead. But that didn't stop Ralph Houk from lifting him in favor of Bob Stanley who picked up his first victory of the year with a five-inning stint.

In Texas, on April 8th, the power-hitting middle of the Red Sox lineup struggled to make contact, but Dave Stapleton collected four hits and scored three times for his part of a 15-hit Red Sox attack. Wade Boggs drove in five runs with three hits, including two doubles.

But two days later, the Red Sox handed their best pitcher, Dennis Eckersley, a 7-0 lead by the top of the third inning. But Eck accepted the seven-run lead and promptly gave five back in the bottom of the third.  The Sox lost 2 of 3 to Texas.

In Kansas City, after losing the first two games, the Sox battered Royals' pitching for 21 hits and three four-run innings in an 18-4 bombing, on April 13th, that not only broke their previous record high of 11 runs on the Royals' turf but were the biggest hit and run totals since 1979.

JIM RICE

Glenn Hoffman had his first five-hit game in the majors, including a double, to raise his average to .400. Jim Rice had a triple, tremendous two-run homer, three RBIs and three runs scored. Dwight Evans (.365) had a double, two singles and scored three runs. Wade Boggs, who has reached base 20 of the 40 times he had come to the plate in the leadoff spot, was hitting .412 and leading the club in RBIs with eight, had two hits, including a hustle double, a walk and a stolen base. And Rick Miller completed the 10-hit, 10-run, 10-RBI production from the first four hitters by knocking in three more runs with two singles.

Back at Fenway on April 16th, Bruce Hurst worked a career high of 7 2/3 innings, striking out his major league high (8), and generally turned in his best outing since coming to the majors.

After taking 2 of 3 from the Rangers, the World Champion Brewers came into Fenway and bombed the Sox 14-0.  But on April 20th, the Sox came back in dramatic fashion.  Down by two runs in the bottom of the ninth, Jim Rice blasted a two run homer to tie up the game. A base hit by Yaz, a double by Dave Stapleton, and an intentional pass loaded the bases.  Brewers' reliever, Pete Ladd, came in and then walked Tony Armas to give the Sox a 5-4 win.

It was Jim Rice again in Oakland on April 22nd. What had gone to the ninth inning a brilliant pitching duel between Bruce Hurst and Oakland rookie Bill Krueger was broken up by Rice's titanic two-run homer. Bob Stanley then got the final three outs to finish off the finest and longest performance of Hurst's career to give the Red Sox a 3-1 victory in the opener of an eight game West Coast swing.

In Seattle on April 27th, it was Dennis Eckersley. He pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Mariners when Wade Boggs scored the winning run from second on an infield grounder and Reid Nichols threw out the tying run at the plate with two out in the ninth.

Down the coast to Anaheim and Tony Armas came up in the top of the ninth, to hit a two-out, two-run double off the top of the center-field wall and bring the Red Sox their most dramatic victory of the season, 6-5 on April 29th. Thanks to a three-run homer by Fred Lynn, the Angels had taken a 5-3 lead into the ninth. But two walks, a Wade Boggs single and a ground ball had gotten it to 5-4, when Armas struck his first dramatic shot in a Red Sox uniform off Luis Sanchez.

The Red Sox went 5-2 on the West Coast trip. In the final game in Anaheim, they rallied from 6-0 and 9-4 deficits, until Jerry Remy could tie the game in the seventh with one single and win it with two out in the ninth with another single to pull off a 10-9 victory over the Angels. On the trip, three of the games they won in the ninth.

And Bob Stanley completed a trip he should long remember. He saved the first four wins, won the last one, and had won or saved 8 of the Sox 11 victories this year. They came home, 11-9 and 1/2 game out of first.

Dwight Evans started off the Fenway homestand in May with a bang. Against the A's, he beat out an infield single in his first at-bat, and in the third, with two men on base, Evans crashed his fourth home run of the year and his 22nd career blast against Oakland, with the Sox winning 3-1, on May 3rd.

The next night the Sox captured first place with a 7-1 victory behind Bruce Hurst. He began the night by striking out the side, and helped by a quick six-run lead, pitched his first career complete game and the Red Sox' first since last Oct. 2nd. With his five-hit, six-strikeout, 7-1 victory over Oakland, Hurst equaled his career-season high for wins with his third in four decisions that included a 2.79 ERA.

On May 6th, Jim Rice drove in five runs in a 6-4 Red Sox victory over the Seattle Mariners. Rice had three hits, including two doubles, and almost single-handedly destroyed the Mariners in helping the Red Sox post their fourth straight victory. The next night, Mike Brown went out, ran and sank his fastball in and out, used his slider as his deterrent weapon and pitched to the park and the winds. The result was his first shutout, without a runner past second base. The Sox walked off with an 8-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners and held on to first place by 1/2 game over Baltimore.

BOB STANLEY

Against the Angels, Bob Stanley came to work in the third inning of the May 9th contest, and proceeded to put on the kind of relief performance that made him so tough this year. Red Sox manager Ralph Houk called on Stanley with one out in the top of the third inning and the Red Sox leading, 4-2. But the bases were loaded and Stanley got out of that inning with a double play, then shut out the Angels the rest of the way, allowing only two base hits in an 8-2 victory. His 6 2/3 inning performance gave him his third victory against two losses and an American League-leading earned-run average of 1.11.

In Milwaukee, the now second place Red Sox took 2 of 3 from the Champs.  In the final game of the series, Bobby Ojeda went out and beat the Brewers, 6-1. He allowed only four singles in his 6 1/3 -inning stint. But, most impressive, with the score 5- 0 in the sixth, he had the bases loaded with none out and got out of it with only one run by retiring Cecil Cooper, Ted Simmons and the rampaging Ben Oglivie. Carl Yastrzemski had three hits and a walk, which means that, he had returned to the lineup by reaching base eight consecutive times with four hits and four walks.

The Sox came home to split with the Royals and the Twins. Dave Stapleton led with 16 RBIs in eight games.

On May 23rd, in Chicago, the Sox again moved into first place with a 6-4 win. Two nights later, Bruce Hurst turned in his first major league shutout as the Red Sox put on a ninth-inning spurt to break a scoreless tie and stun the White Sox, 2-0. It was his first shutout and his second complete game.

In Toronto, the Sox took the opening game, 7-2, on May 26th. They jumped out to a 5-0 lead after four, one run coming on a home run by Dwight Evans and two more on Carl Yastrzemski's first homer of the year. Jim Rice added a two-run homer in the sixth.  In the second game of the series, John Tudor masterfully pitched a one-hitter for a 2-0 Red Sox victory. Toronto won the next two games for a split, and the Sox left, as they came in, tied with the Jays atop the AL East at 25-19.

Oil Can Boyd got his first chance of the season to start in place of the injured Mike Brown on June 3rd.  He made the most of it and worked six-plus innings of seven-hit ball. The Red Sox broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fourth, and Jim Rice hit a homer in the seventh as the Red Sox won 6-3 over the Minnesota Twins.

The following night, Tony Armas culminated a .467 week with two homers, two singles and five RBIs, carrying the Red Sox to an 8-6 win over the Twins in the Minnesota. The Sox took 2 of 3 from the Twins and remained in a tie for first place, as they returned to Fenway.

BUDDY LEROUX

The Detroit Tigers came in on June 6th to start a four-game set. It was Tony Conigliaro night and before the game Buddy LeRoux called a press conference. He announced that he was the man in charge in his partnership with Jean Yawkey and Haywood Sullivan.  However Sullivan claimed that LeRouxís coup was illegal and that he, and not LeRoux, was in charge. The claims headed to the courts for a long and protracted legal battle.

The Sox then went into a tailspin.  In the first game of the series, they led the opener 5-4 in the seventh, but Stanley was destroyed for seven runs. The offense failed on the next two nights, including being shut down by Tiger ace Jack Morris. And in the fourth game, Dennis Eckersley was pounded for six runs in the fifth to complete the sweep.

Baltimore was next, and in the opener, the Sox could muster only three hits off Storm Davis in a 3-0 loss. The Orioles crushed lefty Bob Ojeda in the next game, winning 10-6. The Red Sox salvaged the final game, trailing 6-5, they tied it in the eighth, and then won it when Boggs drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the ninth. But the damage was done.

The Tigers and Orioles represented the next two World Series champions, the Birds on their way to a title in 1983 and the Tigers would do it in 1984. That week of games at Fenway Park dropped the Red Sox from 1st place to 5th place, six games behind the Orioles. It showed how far the gap really was between them and the contenders in their division.

It didnít mean the Sox mailed it in on the season. Even though they never got closer than four games, they played respectably until August.

After taking 2 of 3 in Baltimore, on June 20th, Dennis Eckersley was given a 6-0 lead in the first four innings and turned back a Cleveland counterattack in the fifth to spur the Red Sox to a 6-3 victory. Eck held his former teammates to six hits in the seven innings he worked. Bob Stanley took over in the eighth inning and picked up his 14th save. Home runs by Tony Armas and Jim Rice highlighted a 12-hit attack by the Sox.

Against the Yankees on June 26th, a 3-0 lead by the Yanks quickly disappeared as the Sox soared to home-park season highs of 12 runs and 16 base hits. Three came on a booming home run into the right field bleachers by Dwight Evans, and the other run came home on a single by Jerry Remy. The Sox scored four more runs in the fifth inning on five base hits and a sacrifice fly. And after the Yankees had come to within three at 8-5, the Sox put it away with another four-run outburst in the eighth, highlighted by a two-run double by Reid Nichols.

TONY ARMAS

In Cleveland on June 28th, Jim Rice's two-run double and Tony Armas' booming two-run homer keyed a five-run fifth. Carl Yastrzemski had two doubles and two walks and Wade Boggs his 31st multihit game, and for the first time since early September the Red Sox scored in double figures in back-to-back games with an 11-3 pounding of Rick Sutcliffe and the Indians. Yaz was 19 for 44 in his last 14 games to raise his average to .301 and was hitting the ball the way he did up until his injuries last August.

On July 2nd at Yankee Stadium, Jim Rice hit a ball that landed out by the Sox bullpen beyond Death Valley, the other was still rising when it hit the facade of the third deck in left field. He had hit five home runs in three games, leading the league in homers with 21, RBIs with 57 and total bases with 171 and was batting .300. The next night, Rice continued his rampage against the Yankees, with his sixth homer in four games, and his fourth in the series that pounded into the Red Sox bullpen, 450 feet from the plate.

But in the final game of the series in New York, before the All Star Break, Dave Righetti achieved one of baseball's rarest feats. He threw the first no-hitter at Yankee Stadium since Don Larsen's in 1956, stunning the Sox, 4-0. Only four balls were hit hard. Wade Boggs, who struck out on a 2-2 slider to end the game, hit a pair of line drives to straightaway center. Reid Nichols hit a ball that Dave Winfield ran down in the eighth. In the seventh, Tony Armas followed a walk to Rice with a hard shot, but it was right at Roy Smalley, who turned the grounder into a double play, and Righetti had the defensive lifts that would carry him into history.

CARL YASTRZEMSKI

Rice, Bob Stanley and Yaz were named to the American League All-Star team. Yaz was named for the 18th time, tying Ted Williams for the most in Red Sox history. Baseball officials decided to select Yaz and Johnny Bench as additions to the 28-player rosters, since both are certain Hall of Famers who are retiring at the end of the season. Rice started the third inning with a solo shot off Atlee Hammaker of the San Francisco Giants. Rice's blow was a blistering drive to left, his first home run in All-Star competition and his first RBI. The homer gave the AL a 3-1 lead en route to 13-3 A.L. victory.

After the break, against the Angels, Yaz passed one baseball great and tied another. His five RBIs on July 9th, put him three ahead of Frank Robinson (1815) for 11th on the career RBI list. And with two extra base hits, Yaz tied Ty Cobb (1139) for eighth. Jim Rice's two hits pushed him above the .300 plateau (.301) for the first time this year. Rice had hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.

WADE BOGGS

Against the Athletics at Fenway on July 15th, Wade Boggs' two-run triple in the sixth highlighted a rally that broke a 4-4 tie. Boggs had another sizzling night at the plate with three hits, his 38th multiple-hit game of the year, tops in the American League. He drove in two runs and shared the spotlight with Dwight Evans, Tony Armas and Glenn Hoffman, who each drove in two runs apiece.

Out in Seattle, Boggs singled with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth to drive in two runs and carry the Red Sox to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Mariners on July 22nd. The game-winning hit was the second for Boggs in the last three games, giving him 21 runs batted in in his last 21 games. It came after the Red Sox had pulled within 4-3, loading the bases on a double by Reid Nichols, a walk to Dave Stapleton and a one-out single by Glenn Hoffman.

Meanwhile, the Sox were getting glowing reports from Winter Haven about No. 1 draft pick Roger Clemens of Texas. In compiling a 3-1 record, Clemens has not issued a walk in 29 innings. He won July 24th over Lakeland, 2-0, with 15 strikeouts.

The Sox broke a 3-3 tie in the ninth inning of the nightcap in a doubleheader at Oakland, on July 26th, after Jerry Remy led off with a single to left. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored as Wade Boggs singled. Boggs scored the fifth run on a booming double by Tony Armas. Boggs now had five of the last six game-winning hits for Boston, three in the ninth inning. His output boosted his average to .373, a point higher than California's Rod Carew in their torrid duel for the batting lead.

At home against the Brewers on July 30th, the Sox fell behind on the first pitch of the game. It had been the 25th time in 50 home games that they've been behind before they got to bat. But they got back in the game in the third inning when Dwight Evans lined a two-out, two-run double off Don Sutton. Then, after Jerry Remy tied it at 3-3 with a two-out single, Carl Yastrzemski and Glenn Hoffman crushed three-run homers for a 10-5 victory.

It was Yaz again in Texas on August 3rd. He hit a bases-loaded single to highlight a four-run outburst in the first inning. Yaz earned two runs batted in with his base hit. The two RBIs by Yaz moved him up a notch to 11th on the all-time list (1829). And in the sixth, Yaz hit the 636th double of his career.

Two days later in Kansas City, Yaz's double to right scored Rick Miller from first base in the eighth inning to give the Red Sox a 5-4 victory over the Royals.

On August 14th at Fenway, Yaz singled in the third, for the 2244th single of his career, tying him for 14th on the career list with Paul Waner. As trade rumors whirled around him, Dennis Eckersley (6-9) recorded two strikeouts, the first in 70 batters, or around 15 innings of work.

The Sox took 2 of 3 from the Rangers and 2 of 3 from the Royals. The Sox had now played 18 series at home, and won only five of them. They were 7 games behind, playing .500 ball, and couldn't gain any ground in the last month since the All Star Break. Then a trip to Milwaukee, who had won the AL pennant the prior year, was the final death knell.

In a four-game set, in mid-August, the Red Sox offense went silent. They had 30 hits over the four games, which isnít bad on its face, but when 28 of them are singles, you arenít going to score much. When your big guns, Jim Rice and Tony Armas, combine to go 3-for-33, with all three hits being singles, you arenít going to score much. And the Sox didnít, scoring seven runs in four games and being swept.

On August 20th, future Hall-of-Famer, Dennis Eckersley finally won a baseball game. It had been more than a month since he had last won a game. That was in California, a month ago, when he beat the Angels. He hadn't won in Fenway Park since a game in mid June against Cleveland. He was 7-9 with a 5.60 ERA.

In Toronto on August 29th, the dead Sox came back to life for at least two more games.  Down by two runs, Tony Armas broke an 0-for-33 slump with his 30th homer of the year to put the Sox within a run with in the eighth inning.  The next inning, with Wade Boggs aboard, Jim Rice crushed a pitch and sent it towering deep into the left-field bleachers for the 8-7 lead that Bob Stanley protected with an overpowering 1-2-3 ninth. The disastrous month of August ended the next night, with Jim Rice's game-winning single in the top of the 12th. The Sox had gone 12-18 for the month and fell behind by 15 games.

Rice and Boggs continued to produce. On September 2nd, Rice drove in four runs, two on his major league-leading 34th home run, and two more on a single in the fourth. Boggs, also a major league leader with his .367 batting average, had two hits, scored once and drove in a run.

Bruce Hurst showed glimpses of what he would become. As the season wound down, he proved that he was a far better pitcher than anyone dared suspect when he made the club after coming off elbow surgery over the winter. He held the White Sox to four hits the next night, and twice pitched out of jams with his curveball.

On September 23rd, Wade Boggs collected three singles and became the seventh player in Red Sox history to reach the 200-hit plateau. He accomplished the feat in his 154th game. Tris Speaker's 222 hits in 1912 is the high mark. Boggs finished with 210 hits and raised his major league-leading batting average to .361. And Bob Stanley recorded his club record 33rd save on September 28th.

But the Red Sox were on their way to their first losing season since 1971, ending at 78-84. But there was still one great special moment left.

Yaz provided the only real feel good moment of the season. Without a pennant to shoot for Yaz simply lost interest and decided to retire. The final series of the year was at home against the Cleveland Indians. His final game was the first one that season, that was a sellout.

An hour before the game, Yaz walked onto the field for a long sendoff. He received a six minute standing ovation and numerous gifts.  He poke to the crowd and then started a slow jog around the perimeter of the ballpark, slapping and shaking hands with the fans.

In his final game, he played left field for the last time. He grounded out each time, as the Sox lost 2-1. When he ran off the field for the last time, he took off his hat and handed it to a youngster in the stands. His departure marked the end of an era. The 1983 Boston Red Sox werenít a very good team, but thanks to their captain, they still showed some magic.

 

 

 

 

GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/05/1983 0-1 4th -1  Toronto Blue Jays L 7-1 Dennis Eckersley 0-1
04/06/1983 0-1 5th -1 1/2  
04/07/1983 1-1 3rd -1/2  Toronto Blue Jays W 7-4 Bob Stanley 1-0
04/08/1983 2-1 1st -  at Texas Rangers W 8-5 Luis Aponte 1-0
04/09/1983 2-2 3rd -1  at Texas Rangers L 10-3 Bobby Ojeda 0-1
04/10/1983 2-3 4th -1  at Texas Rangers L 9-7 Bob Stanley 1-1
04/11/1983 2-4 7th -1 1/2  at Kansas City Royals L 6-2 Bruce Hurst 0-1
04/12/1983 2-5 7th -2  at Kansas City Royals L 5-1 John Tudor 0-1
04/13/1983 3-5 6th -1 1/2  at Kansas City Royals W 18-4 Mike Brown 1-0
04/14/1983 3-5 6th -1 1/2  
04/15/1983 4-5 5th -1  Texas Rangers W 4-1 Dennis Eckersley 1-1
04/16/1983 5-5 2nd -1/2  Texas Rangers W 2-1 Bruce Hurst 1-1
04/17/1983 5-6 4th -1  Texas Rangers L 1-0 Bob Stanley 1-2
04/18/1983 5-7 6th -2  Milwaukee Brewers L 14-0 Mike Brown 1-1
04/19/1983 5-7 5th -2 1/2  
04/20/1983 6-7 4th -1 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers W 5-4 Mark Clear 1-0
04/21/1983 6-7 4th -2  
04/22/1983 7-7 2nd -1  at Oakland Athletics W 3-1 Bruce Hurst 2-1
04/23/1983 7-7 2nd -1/2  at Oakland Athletics pp  
04/24/1983 8-7 2nd -1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 4-2 John Tudor 1-1
04/25/1983 8-7 2nd -1/2  
04/26/1983 8-8 4th -1  at Seattle Mariners L 7-6 Mike Brown 1-2
04/27/1983 9-8 3rd -1  at Seattle Mariners W 2-1 Dennis Eckersley 2-1
04/28/1983 9-8 3rd -1  
04/29/1983 10-8 2nd -1/2  at California Angels W 6-5 Luis Aponte 2-0
04/30/1983 10-9 2nd -1/2  at California Angels L 4-1 Mark Clear 1-1
05/01/1983 11-9 2nd -1/2  at California Angels W 10-9 Bob Stanley 2-2
05/02/1983 11-9 2nd -1/2  
05/03/1983 12-9 2nd -1/2  Oakland Athletics W 3-1 Dennis Eckersley 3-1
05/04/1983 13-9 1st +1/2  Oakland Athletics W 7-1 Bruce Hurst 3-1
05/05/1983 13-9 1st +1/2  at Pawtucket Red Sox W 12-1  
05/06/1983 14-9 1st +1/2  Seattle Mariners W 6-4 Luis Aponte 3-0
05/07/1983 15-9 1st +1/2  Seattle Mariners W 8-0 Mike Brown 2-2
05/08/1983 15-10 1st +1/2  Seattle Mariners L 4-2 Doug Bird 0-1
05/09/1983 16-10 1st +1 1/2  California Angels W 8-2 Bob Stanley 3-2
05/10/1983 16-11 1st +1/2  California Angels L 6-5 Luis Aponte 3-1
05/11/1983 16-12 2nd -1/2  California Angels L 3-1 John Tudor 1-2
05/12/1983 17-12 1st -  at Milwaukee Brewers W 5-3 Mike Brown 3-2
05/13/1983 17-12 2nd -1/2  at Milwaukee Brewers pp  
05/14/1983 17-13 2nd -1 1/2  at Milwaukee Brewers L 8-7 Mark Clear 1-2
05/15/1983 18-13 2nd -1/2  at Milwaukee Brewers W 6-1 Bobby Ojeda 1-1
05/16/1983 18-13 2nd -1  
05/17/1983 19-13 2nd -1  Kansas City Royals W 4-1 John Tudor 2-2
05/18/1983 19-14 2nd -1  Kansas City Royals L 2-1 Mike Brown 3-3
05/19/1983 20-14 2nd -2  Minnesota Twins W 4-1 Doug Bird 1-1
05/20/1983 20-15 2nd -2  Minnesota Twins L 10-4 Bruce Hurst 3-2
05/21/1983 21-15 2nd -1  Minnesota Twins W 11-4 Bobby Ojeda 2-1
05/22/1983 21-16 2nd -1  Minnesota Twins L 4-3 Luis Aponte 3-2
05/23/1983 22-16 1st -  at Chicago White Sox W 6-4 Mike Brown 4-3
05/24/1983 22-17 2nd -1  at Chicago White Sox L 7-6 Doug Bird 1-2
05/25/1983 23-17 1st -  at Chicago White Sox W 2-0 Bruce Hurst 4-2
05/26/1983 24-17 1st +1  at Toronto Blue Jays W 7-2 Bob Stanley 4-2
05/27/1983 25-17 1st +2  at Toronto Blue Jays W 2-0 John Tudor 3-2
05/28/1983 25-18 1st +1  at Toronto Blue Jays L 9-5 Luis Aponte 3-3
05/29/1983 25-19 1st -  at Toronto Blue Jays L 6-1 Dennis Eckersley 3-2
05/30/1983 25-20 2nd -1  Chicago White Sox L 6-4 Bruce Hurst 4-3
05/31/1983 26-20 2nd -1/2  Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Bobby Ojeda 3-1
06/01/1983 26-21 2nd -1/2  Chicago White Sox L 8-3 John Tudor 3-3
06/02/1983 26-21 2nd -1  
06/03/1983 27-21 1st -  at Minnesota Twins W 6-3 Oil Can Boyd 1-0
06/04/1983 28-21 1st -  at Minnesota Twins W 8-6 Dennis Eckersley 4-2
06/05/1983 28-22 1st -  at Minnesota Twins L 10-4 Bruce Hurst 4-4
06/06/1983 28-23 2nd -1  Detroit Tigers L 11-6 Bob Stanley 4-3
06/07/1983 28-24 2nd -2  Detroit Tigers L 4-2 John Tudor 3-4
06/08/1983 28-25 3rd -3  Detroit Tigers L 6-3 Oil Can Boyd 1-1
06/09/1983 28-26 4th -4  Detroit Tigers L 8-2 Dennis Eckersley 4-3
06/10/1983 28-27 5th -5  Baltimore Orioles L 3-0 Bruce Hurst 4-5
06/11/1983 28-28 5th -6  Baltimore Orioles L 10-6 Bobby Ojeda 3-2
06/12/1983 29-28 4th -5  Baltimore Orioles W 7-6 Bob Stanley 5-3
06/13/1983 29-28 4th -5  
06/14/1983 30-28 4th -5  at Detroit Tigers W 6-2 Mike Brown 5-3
06/15/1983 30-29 4th -6  at Detroit Tigers L 4-2 Dennis Eckersley 4-4
06/16/1983 30-30 5th -6  at Detroit Tigers L 10-2 Bruce Hurst 4-6
06/17/1983 31-30 5th -5  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-3 Bobby Ojeda 4-2
06/18/1983 32-30 5th -4  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 John Tudor 4-4
06/19/1983 32-31 5th -5  at Baltimore Orioles L 6-3 Mike Brown 5-4
06/20/1983 33-31 5th -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 6-3 Dennis Eckersley 5-4
06/21/1983 33-32 5th -5 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 3-1 Bruce Hurst 4-7
06/22/1983 33-33 5th -5 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 9-4 Bobby Ojeda 4-3
06/23/1983 33-34 5th -6  Cleveland Indians L 5-4 Doug Bird 1-3
06/24/1983 34-34 5th -5  New York Yankees W 5-4 John Tudor 5-4
06/25/1983 34-35 5th -5  New York Yankees L 4-1 Dennis Eckersley 5-5
06/26/1983 35-35 5th -5  New York Yankees W 12-5 Bruce Hurst 5-7
06/27/1983 35-35 5th -5  at Cleveland Indians pp  
06/28/1983 36-35 5th -4  at Cleveland Indians W 11-3 Mark Clear 2-2
06/29/1983 36-36 5th -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 5-3 Bob Stanley 5-4
06/30/1983 37-36 5th -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 11-10 John H. Johnson 1-0
07/01/1983 37-37 5th -5  at New York Yankees L 12-8 John H. Johnson 1-1
07/02/1983 38-37 5th -5  at New York Yankees W 10-4 Bruce Hurst 6-7
07/03/1983 39-37 5th -4  at New York Yankees W 7-3 Bobby Ojeda 5-3
07/04/1983 39-38 5th -4 1/2  at New York Yankees L 4-0 John Tudor 5-5
07/05/1983 All Star Game Break
07/06/1983
07/07/1983
07/08/1983 39-39 6th -5 1/2  California Angels L 9-3 Dennis Eckersley 5-6
07/09/1983 40-39 5th -5 1/2  California Angels W 10-3 John Tudor 6-5
07/10/1983 40-40 6th -6 1/2  California Angels L 5-3 Bruce Hurst 6-8
07/11/1983 41-40 5th -6 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 6-5 Luis Aponte 4-3
07/12/1983 41-41 6th -7 1/2  Seattle Mariners L 3-2 Mike Brown 5-5
07/13/1983 41-42 6th -7 1/2  Seattle Mariners L 6-4 Dennis Eckersley 5-7
07/14/1983 42-42 6th -7 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 9-4 John Tudor 7-5
07/15/1983 43-42 6th -7 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 10-7 Mark Clear 3-2
07/16/1983 43-43 6th -8 1/2  Oakland Athletics L 12-5 Bob Stanley 5-5
07/17/1983 43-44 6th -8 1/2  Oakland Athletics L 13-9 Mark Clear 3-3
07/18/1983 44-44 6th -8 1/2  at California Angels W 7-2 Dennis Eckersley 6-7
07/19/1983 44-45 6th -8 1/2  at California Angels L 6-1 John Tudor 7-6
07/20/1983 45-45 6th -7 1/2  at California Angels W 6-4 Bob Stanley 6-5
07/21/1983 46-45 6th -6 1/2  at Seattle Mariners W 14-13 John H. Johnson 2-1
07/22/1983 47-45 6th -6 1/2  at Seattle Mariners W 5-4 Mike Brown 6-5
07/23/1983 47-46 6th -7 1/2  at Seattle Mariners L 5-0 Dennis Eckersley 6-8
07/24/1983 48-46 6th -6 1/2  at Seattle Mariners W 6-0 John Tudor 8-6
07/25/1983 49-46 6th -5 1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 3-0 Bruce Hurst 7-8
07/26/1983 49-47 6th -6 1/2  at Oakland Athletics L 9-2 Bob Stanley 6-6
50-47 6th -6 W 5-3 Bob Stanley 7-6
07/27/1983 50-48 6th -7  at Oakland Athletics L 7-6 Mike Brown 6-6
07/28/1983 50-48 6th -7  
07/29/1983 50-49 6th -8  Milwaukee Brewers L 11-5 Dennis Eckersley 6-9
07/30/1983 51-49 6th -8  Milwaukee Brewers W 10-5 John Tudor 9-6
07/31/1983 51-50 6th -9  Milwaukee Brewers L 7-5 Bob Stanley 7-7
08/01/1983 51-51 6th -9 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 6-2 Bobby Ojeda 5-4
08/02/1983 52-51 6th -8  at Texas Rangers W 6-5 Oil Can Boyd 2-1
08/03/1983 53-51 6th -8  at Texas Rangers W 5-4 Luis Aponte 5-3
08/04/1983 53-52 6th -9  at Texas Rangers L 6-1 John Tudor 9-7
08/05/1983 54-52 6th -9  at Kansas City Royals W 5-4 Bruce Hurst 8-8
08/06/1983 54-53 6th -9  at Kansas City Royals L 4-0 Bobby Ojeda 5-5
08/07/1983 54-54 6th -9  at Kansas City Royals L 1-0 Oil Can Boyd 2-2
08/08/1983 54-55 6th -9  Texas Rangers L 12-7 Bob Stanley 7-8
08/09/1983 55-55 6th -8  Texas Rangers W 6-4 John Tudor 10-7
08/10/1983 56-55 6th -7  Texas Rangers W 4-2 Bruce Hurst 9-8
08/11/1983 56-55 6th -7 1/2  Kansas City Royals pp  
08/12/1983 56-55 6th -7  Kansas City Royals pp  
08/13/1983 56-56 6th -8  Kansas City Royals L 5-4 Luis Aponte 5-4
57-55 6th -7 1/2 W 12-3 Oil Can Boyd 3-2
08/14/1983 58-56 6th -6 1/2  Kansas City Royals W 4-3 Bob Stanley 8-8
58-57 6th -7 L 6-3 John Tudor 10-8
08/15/1983 58-58 6th -8  at Milwaukee Brewers L 2-0 Bruce Hurst 9-9
08/16/1983 58-59 6th -8  at Milwaukee Brewers L 4-3 Mark Clear 3-4
08/17/1983 58-60 6th -9  at Milwaukee Brewers L 4-3 Bobby Ojeda 5-6
58-61 6th -10 L 5-1 John H. Johnson 2-2
08/18/1983 58-61 6th -10  
08/19/1983 58-62 6th -11  Toronto Blue Jays L 8-7 Mark Clear 3-5
08/20/1983 59-62 6th -11  Toronto Blue Jays W 5-2 Dennis Eckersley 7-9
08/21/1983 59-63 6th -11  Toronto Blue Jays L 7-3 Bruce Hurst 9-10
08/22/1983 60-63 6th -11  Toronto Blue Jays W 4-2 Bobby Ojeda 6-6
08/23/1983 60-64 6th -11  at Minnesota Twins L 3-2 Oil Can Boyd 3-3
08/24/1983 60-65 6th -12  at Minnesota Twins L 8-7 Bob Stanley 8-9
08/25/1983 60-66 6th -13  at Minnesota Twins L 7-10 Dennis Eckersley 7-10
08/26/1983 61-66 6th -12 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 3-1 Bruce Hurst 10-10
08/27/1983 61-67 6th -13 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 2-1 Bobby Ojeda 6-7
08/28/1983 61-68 6th -14 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 6-2 Oil Can Boyd 3-4
08/29/1983 61-69 6th -15  at Toronto Blue Jays L 5-1 John Tudor 10-9
08/30/1983 62-69 6th -15  at Toronto Blue Jays W 8-7 Mark Clear 4-5
08/31/1983 63-69 6th -15  at Toronto Blue Jays W 5-4 John H. Johnson 3-2
09/01/1983 63-70 6th -15  Minnesota Twins L 11-0 Dennis Eckersley 7-11
64-70 6th -15 W 9-3 Bobby Ojeda 7-7
09/02/1983 65-70 6th -15  Chicago White Sox W 5-1 Oil Can Boyd 4-4
09/03/1983 65-71 6th -16  Chicago White Sox L 9-6 John Tudor 10-10
09/04/1983 66-71 6th -16  Chicago White Sox W 6-2 Bruce Hurst 11-10
09/05/1983 67-71 6th -15  at Baltimore Orioles W 2-0 Bobby Ojeda 2-0
09/06/1983 67-72 6th -16  at Baltimore Orioles L 8-1 Dennis Eckersley 7-12
09/07/1983 67-73 6th -17  at Baltimore Orioles L 5-2 Oil Can Boyd 4-5
09/08/1983 67-73 6th -17  
09/09/1983 68-73 6th -17  at Cleveland Indians W 6-4 John Tudor 11-10
09/10/1983 68-74 6th -17 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 8-6 Doug Bird 1-4
09/11/1983 69-74 6th -17 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 4-1 Bobby Ojeda 9-7
09/12/1983 69-74 6th -18  Baltimore Orioles pp  
09/13/1983 69-75 6th -19  Baltimore Orioles L 7-4 Bob Stanley 8-10
69-76 6th -19 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 7-1 Al Nipper 0-1
09/14/1983 69-77 6th -20 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 5-0 John Tudor 11-11
09/15/1983 70-77 6th -19 1/2  Baltimore Orioles W 7-1 Bruce Hurst 12-10
09/16/1983 71-77 6th -19 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 6-1 Bobby Ojeda 10-7
09/17/1983 72-77 6th -19 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 3-2 Dennis Eckersley 8-12
09/18/1983 72-78 6th -20 1/2  Detroit Tigers L 9-6 Oil Can Boyd 4-6
09/19/1983 73-78 6th -19 1/2  New York Yankees W 5-3 John Tudor 12-11
09/20/1983 73-79 6th -20 1/2  New York Yankees L 3-2 Bruce Hurst 12-11
09/21/1983 74-79 6th -21  New York Yankees W 3-1 Bobby Ojeda 11-7
09/22/1983 74-79 6th -20 1/2  
09/23/1983 74-80 6th -21 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 7-0 Dennis Eckersley 8-13
09/24/1983 75-80 6th -20 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 5-3 John Tudor 13-11
09/25/1983 75-81 6th -21 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 3-2 Oil Can Boyd 4-7
09/26/1983 75-81 6th -21 1/2  
09/27/1983 75-82 6th -21 1/2  at New York Yankees L 7-2 Bruce Hurst 12-12
09/28/1983 76-82 6th -20 1/2  at New York Yankees W 3-2 Bobby Ojeda 12-7
09/29/1983 75-82 6th -21 1/2  at New York Yankees L 7-2 Bruce Hurst 12-12
09/30/1983 76-82 6th -20  Cleveland Indians W 10-0 Dennis Eckersley 9-13
10/01/1983 77-84 6th -20  Cleveland Indians L 3-1 Oil Can Boyd 4-8
10/02/1983 78-84 6th -20  Cleveland Indians W 3-1 Al Nipper 1-1
 
1983 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1983 A.L. EAST STANDINGS

 

 

Baltimore Orioles

98 64 -

 

 

Detroit Tigers

92 70 6

 

 

New York Yankees

91 71 7

 

 

Toronto Blue Jays

89 73 9

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers

87 75 11

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

78

84

20

 

 

Cleveland Indians

70 92 28

 

 

 
1982 RED SOX 1984 RED SOX
 

 

#8 CARL YASTRZEMSKI