1994 BOSTON RED SOX ...

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STRIKES OUT ...

 

Gene Desautels   Joe Dobson   Earl Johnson   Buddy Rosar
Died: Nov 5th   Died: June 23rd   Died: Dec 3rd   Died: Mar 13th
Andrew Benintendi   Tzu-Wei Lin
Born: July 6th   Born: July 6th

 

On November 23, 1993 general manager Lou Gorman was bumped upstairs and made Executive Vice President. Haywood Sullivan threw in the towel and agreed to a buyout with John Harrington, who became the club's virtual owner.

Thirty five year-old Dan Duquette took Gorman's place as Red Sox General Manager. After graduating from Amherst College, he had joined the Milwaukee Brewers in scouting and player development, where he quickly rose to become Director of Player Development. He then moved on to Montréal, where in 1991, he became the youngest general manager in baseball. He was a new breed of baseball executive, schooled in the use of computer analysis and baseball statistics. He wasn't a part of baseball's well entrenched “old-boys” network. The Montréal Expos were one of the poorest teams in Major League Baseball, yet under Duquette, the farm system kept producing players, particularly from overseas. With Boston's budget, Duquette was expected to thrive.

DAN DUQUETTE

He was given free rein to build up a deteriorating club, configuring the minor league system and scouting development, and getting rid of front office holdovers who were perceived as deadwood. More importantly, he was expected to change the Red Sox image. Harrington was disenchanted with spending millions of dollars on players he considered unworthy. Duquette was expected to get better results while spending more efficiently. The subtle message was that while the club would still use the Yawkey tradition as a public relations tool, the Yawkey era had come to an end.

One era certainly did end in 1994. On August 12th the eighth work stoppage in baseball history as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage took place. The result was that the remainder of the season was canceled including the postseason. The strike was suspended in April, 1995 after 232 days. 948 games were canceled in all and major league baseball became the first major professional sports to lose an entire season due to labor struggles. The strike was called after most teams have played at least 113 games.

The issue was this. In response to a worsening financial situation, team owners had collectively proposed a salary cap to the players. Ownership claimed that small-market clubs would fall by the wayside unless teams agreed to share local broadcasting revenue and enact a salary cap, a proposal that the players adamantly opposed. On January 18th, the owners approved a new revenue sharing plan and a salary cap, which required the players approval. The next day the owners amended the current major-league agreement by giving complete power to the Commissioner on labor negotiations.

The owner’s representative, Richard Ravitch, officially unveiled the proposal on June 14th. It would guarantee a record $1 billion in salary and benefits. Salary arbitration would have been eliminated, free agency would begin after four years rather than six, and the owners would have retained the right to keep a four or five year player by matching his best offer. The owners said that their proposal would raise average salaries from 1.2 million in 1994 to 2.6 million in 2001.

John Harrington claimed the Red Sox were a small-market team. He quickly became one of baseball's most powerful executives, along with acting Commissioner and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig, who was one of the architects of the new system.

Donald Fehr, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, rejected the offer from the owners on July 18th. He believed a salary cap was simply a way for owners to clean up their own disparity problems with no benefit to the players. On July 13th Fehr said if serious negotiations between the players and the owners did not begin soon, the players would go out on strike in September. And they did.

Meantime, in Boston, Dan Duquette received a free pass during his first season at the helm and he needed it. The Red Sox were still not a contender and the few moves he made had little effect. Any dreams the Sox had for a winning season, ended on May 3rd when Frank Viola blew out his elbow.

Duquette picked through baseball’s old pile of discards and ran players in and out of Boston almost every week. To his supporters he was a genius, and to others it appeared he was throwing a bunch of garbage up against the wall and seeing what would stick. By the time the season ended, 46 players including 23 pitchers, had worn a Red Sox uniform.

Opening Day at Fenway Park had Roger Clemens getting lit up and Mike Greenwell getting booed. Suddenly it stopped when Billy Hatcher blistered a double down the right-field line in the eighth inning to tie the game, 8-8. That was followed by a passed ball, when Mickey Tettleton couldn't find Storm Davis' forkball in the shadows, scoring Otis Nixon, giving the Sox a 9-8 win over the Tigers on April 4th.

The last time Sox fans saw Dave Valle come up with a winning hit, he was playing for the Seattle Mariners. Now he was the No. 1 catcher for the Red Sox, and on April 6th his two-run triple in the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and sent Boston to its second victory in as many games, a 5-4 decision over the Tigers at Fenway.

For the third straight game, on April 7th, Mike Greenwell was the center of attention in a victory over the Detroit Tigers. For the third straight game, the Sox went home winners, completing a series sweep with a 9-6 victory. No one was booing as Greenwell helped the Red Sox overcome a 3-0 deficit with a triple and a tape-measure home run into the right-field bleachers that was estimated at 440 feet.

The Red Sox were 4-0, their best start since 1985 by being 8-6 winners over the White Sox on April 8th, spoiling Opening Day in Chicago. For the fourth straight game, the Red Sox came from behind. In the process, they boosted their season totals to 31 runs and 39 hits, 18 for extra bases.

MIKE GREENWELL

The hero was Tim Naehring, laced a bases-loaded double down the right-field line in the eighth, driving in three runs and scoring himself when Ron Karkovice missed Joey Cora's cutoff throw. Naehring clapped his hands as he headed in from third base with the run that made it 8-6. Naehring had company. Greenwell enjoyed another satisfying day, collecting two hits and two RBIs as he raised his average to .357. Shortstop John Valentin contributed two more hits to raise his average to .462.

In Kansas City on April 11th, a huge throwing error by third baseman by Gary Gaetti in the eighth led to three Sox runs. The Sox coughed it up as an angry Jeff Russell and Paul Quantrill blew a three-run lead in the ninth. Finally, amid a driving rain the Sox took an 8-5 victory in 10 innings, ending a two-game losing streak.

The next night, on a drizzly, cold night at Kauffman Stadium the Red Sox would remember a night where they could do nothing wrong, beating the Royals, 22-11. Scott Cooper, who hit for the cycle amid five hits with two doubles, a triple, a homer and the clinching single in the ninth. It was a hitter's dream, one that Cooper will take with him through the years and tell his kids about it.

On April 15th, at Fenway Park, in a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox, Roger Clemens earned his first victory of the season with a three-hit performance for eight innings. The victory would not have even been possible without a three-hit night by Billy Hatcher, who broke up a 2-1 game in the seventh inning with a two-run, bases-loaded double.

The Red Sox slammed six home runs on April 19th, two apiece by Mo Vaughn and Tim Naehring, a grand slam by Scott Cooper and a two-run blast by Mike Greenwell, and finally supported Aaron Sele with a bunch of runs and hits in a 13-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. In seven games at Fenway, there had been 27 home runs (14 by the Red Sox), a throwback to the late 1970s when the ball traveled out of the park with ease.

With an unhittable fastball, an array of off-speed stuff that batters simply couldn't judge and the bulldog attitude that many thought would never reappear, Roger Clemens silenced the Oakland Athletics the next night with a two-hit, 2-0 victory. It was the 36th shutout of his career. His dominance resurfaced, as he struck out 10 and threw 139 pitches on a cool, breezy night custom-made for him. His ERA over his last three starts is 1.96 (0.53 over his last two) and overall it is down to 4.23.

The Oakland Athletics were shocked like most of the crowd of 28,032 that saw the Sox score two runs in the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory on April 21st. The Red Sox pulled it out with clutch hitting by Scott Cooper, Andre Dawson and Otis Nixon.

BILLY HATCHER

Billy Hatcher stole home at Fenway Park for the second time in three years. With the Red Sox trailing, 5-4, in the bottom of the seventh, Hatcher dashed home with the tying run. The Sox went on to another dramatic victory, 6-5, their second win in as many games on April 22nd, and fourth straight, when Mo Vaughn singled with the bases loaded in the ninth off Angels reliever Craig Lefferts.

The Red Sox, owners of a 12-5 record, a five-game winning streak, shared first place in the American League East following 5-3 victory over the California Angels, on April 23rd. Jeff Russell struck out pinch hitter Bo Jackson with a man on to preserve Danny Darwin's third win. A 5-4 victory meant a sweep of the Angels the next day. Two solo home runs by Scott Cooper provided the margin of victory in the Sox sixth straight victory.

On April 28th the Sox completed a two-game, 24-hour sweep in Oakland with a 4-1 victory over the A's, after losing two in Seattle. Scott Cooper provided the offense with a two-run double in the second inning and two-run homer in the sixth. Danny Darwin improved to 4-1, going 6 2/3 innings and then turning it over to Ken Ryan, Tony Fossas, Greg Harris and Jeff Russell (save No. 8).

On April 29th Mo Vaughn's three-run homer in a four-run first inning and Scott Cooper's two-run shot in the eighth carried the Red Sox to a 6-4 verdict over the California Angels.

The Sox lost two in Seattle to start the seven-game trip, then beat Oakland twice and California three straight to improve to 18-7, best in baseball. In the final game with the Angels, Joe Hesketh was the lucky recipient of the sudden offensive explosion and he turned in his second straight strong effort. He went seven shutout innings and struck out six. They ended the road trip with a 2 1/2 game lead in the AL East.

Frank Viola’s untimely offering came in the third inning of a 7-6 Red Sox victory over the Seattle Mariners on May 3rd. Few among the Fenway Park crowd of 23,309 will forget the look on Viola's face as he released an 0-2 fastball that went behind Seattle's Eric Anthony. In his pain, the lefthander nearly neglected to cover home as the ball skidded to the backstop. He didn't get far, standing near the baseline grimacing and holding his left elbow. He left immediately and had X-rays at Children's Hospital.

Twice Danny Darwin endured the best shots of the Seattle Mariners the next night in the finale of a two-game series at Fenway Park. With 7 1/3 strong innings, he was the chief reason for a 4-2 victory that helped push the Sox’ winning streak to seven games and boosted its record to 20-7, the best record in the major leagues and the second-best start in club history.

Five straight losses bumped the Sox out of first place in the American League East and taken much of the luster off that glorious start when the Red Sox had the best record in baseball. Aaron Sele was asked to be a stopper and he did all of that and then some, coming up with his first complete game, a 7-1 victory at Fenway Park against the Brewers on May 11th.

Shortstop John Valentin was lost for six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Then the Sox were without Tim Naehring, who suffered a cut on the nail of his right index finger.

Joe Hesketh pitched six strong innings and allowed two runs, helping the Red Sox win an important game, 5-3, against American League East rival Toronto at Fenway on May 13th. Hesketh, now 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA, threw 92 pitches before leaving in favor of a parade of five relievers, capped off by Ken Ryan, who saved his third game and may have launched a two-closer system.

The Sox occupied 2nd place in the American League East after humiliating the Blue Jays, 11-2, the next night, in what might have been their best-played game of the season. It featured Andre Dawson's two homers and four RBIs. Perhaps the best part of their second straight win over Toronto was the fact that they had prevailed without Roger Clemens or Aaron Sele.

Sele and the Red Sox downed Baltimore, 5-2, on May 18th and improved to 5-1, while his ERA dropped to 2.29, second in the league, including 1.84 in his last four starts. He spotted the Orioles two runs in the first, then shut them down to record his second straight complete game, which featured a season-high nine strikeouts and only one walk.

The Red Sox captured their second game the next night, with an exciting 3-2 victory over the Orioles Camden Yards as they pulled within a half-game of the Yankees.

OTIS NIXON

Andre Dawson's home run in the eighth inning against lefty Sid Fernandez capped the Sox' rally from a 2-0 deficit. It was Dawson's third homer in his last four games and eighth of the season, and it made a winner of Danny Darwin (7-2). But it all might have been irrelevant had it not been for the work of Otis Nixon, who also played a little long-ball robbery. The center fielder made a leaping catch to rob Rafael Palmeiro of a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Nixon reached over the right-center-field fence and plucked the ball from between the "I" and the "t" in the middle of the yellow lettering reading "Hit It Here."

One hundred of Roger Clemens' 168 victories over 10 seasons plus had come after a Red Sox loss. It was one of the most significant accomplishments for a man with a list of achievements. The latest Clemens feat came during Boston's 9-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on May 22nd. He went eight innings to improve his record to 5-2, and his ERA fell to 2.51. Over his last eight starts, Clemens had a 1.18 ERA and struck out 63 in 61 innings.

With a season-high 17 hits, the Red Sox exploded from the doldrums of two days of rain to crush Cleveland, 13-5, on May 26th and it wasn't nearly that close. The Sox unleashed the kind of attack that earlier this year produced a seven-game winning streak. 

In the 10th inning, with Scott Cooper at second base in a 2-2 game Carlos Rodriguez pulled a fastball into the right-field corner, scoring Cooper with the winning run of a 3-2 victory over the Rangers at The Ballpark at Arlington on May 28th.

With the Sox struggling through the end of May, the late innings of May 30th's, 6-5, victory over the Kansas City Royals was tinged with some kind of Fenway magic as Damon Berryhill doubled off The Wall and scored Scott Cooper with the winning run.

 

When June 1st’s 4-2 Red Sox victory over the Kansas City Royals was decided, Roger Clemens was no longer on the Fenway Park mound. With their ace out, Sox batters were eager to step up to the challenge. In the eighth, third baseman Scott Cooper took the biggest step, singling through the gap at shortstop to score Mike Greenwell from third. Pinch hitter Greg Litton high-kicked next, hitting a sacrifice fly to score Damon Berryhill. Meanwhile, Red Sox relievers, led by returnee Tony Fossas (2-0), defused Kansas City. 

On June 7th, there were happy faces everywhere in the Sox locker room. It was a dramatic change from the morbid, nervous faces of the previous four games. There was a sense that the Sox were hanging on by their fingertips to the American League East cliff. There was a sense the season had to be saved right here, right now.

And for the second time in two weeks, Roger Clemens rescued this sad-sack team, striking out 12 in seven innings of a 5-1 victory over the Tigers. He now led the majors with 98 strikeouts and stoped a four-game slide that was the worst of the season thus far.

Even Clemens couldn’t help the Sox on June 13th. Three times this year, Clemens had taken the mound after a Red Sox loss and won. This night, his record dropped to 101-37 in such situations, and he wasn't happy about that either.

By June 19th, the Red Sox were running amok. It was completely out of hand. Things reached new depths when the Red Sox blew a 5-3 lead and lost to the Cleveland Indians, 6-5. The Sox, once 20-7, were in a battle with the Blue Jays for last place in the American League East. The Red Sox were in free fall. There were players ripping management (Jeff Russell vs. general manager Dan Duquette) and players ripping players (Mo Vaughn vs. Russell). The griping was the product of an 11-game losing streak, the worst dip since 1932, when the Red Sox finished last.

The Red Sox (33-34) finally won a game on June 20th, with a 4-1 decision in Toronto. They were led to the promised land by Joe Hesketh. The lefthander pitched seven innings, allowing three hits (and throwing only 76 pitches) before giving way to Jeff Russell. Russell couldn't finish the job, however, and gave way to Tony Fossas after allowing a run in the ninth.

The Red Sox handed Toronto their fourth straight loss, 13-1, the next night. The Sox jumped out with 10 runs in the first inning. It was their first blockbuster inning since they scored eight runs in the second inning of a 13-5 win over Cleveland on May 25th. Jays pitchers find the plate, issuing nine walks in the first two innings (12 overall), while the Sox smacked eight doubles and 14 hits overall.

Nate Minchey pitched five solid innings as the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2, on June 22nd, for three straight at SkyDome, regaining third place in the AL East.

A week ago, there was absolutely no chance that the Red Sox could pull out a come-from-behind victory in the ninth inning. But that's exactly how they overhauled the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3, on June 24th. Roger Clemens threw 127 pitches again and left in the seventh inning with his club trailing, 3-2. Damon Berryhill drove in two ninth-inning runs, climaxing a spirited, unorthodox rally by a team that was suddenly doing whatever it takes to win.

But then they started another losing streak, losing the final game with the Brewers and then three straight to the Yankees at Fenway. On June 29th the Sox were 10 1/2 games behind New York in the AL East.

On the final day of the month, the Sox finally won a game at Fenway Park, only their second win at home since June 1st. Damon Berryhill was basking in the small glory, as he had delivered a two-run, pinch-hit triple to the triangle in center that tied the game with the Yankees, 5-5, in the eighth inning. Then he made another terrific play, this one with his feet, not often the tools a catcher uses to win the game. Berryhill broke from third like an alley cat on Lee Tinsley's chopper to first and scored the winning run. Making the victory sweeter for long-suffering Bostonians was that Wade Boggs made a key error just before Berryhill's triple, botching a routine grounder to third.

Tom Brunansky, who had been discarded by the Red Sox, following the 1992 season, when his option called for a $2.5 million salary, returned June 16th this season and had been Boston's most consistent player since then. On July 2nd, Brunansky pounded a fifth-inning grand slam in the Red Sox' 10-2 win over the Oakland A's, on a rare shining and enjoyable day at Fenway Park.

A 4-1 victory on a holiday afternoon at Fenway Park on July 4th, featuring a 10-strikeout, two-hit performance by Roger Clemens saw him simply overpower the Angels before a less-than-packed house of 26,624 (some of whom came disguised as empty seats) to earn his seventh victory against four losses, and his first “W” since one at Detroit on June 7th.

JOHN VALENTIN

Red Sox shortstop John Valentin entered the history books by pulling off the baseball rarity in the sixth inning on July 8th. With runners going from first and second, he snared Seattle DH Marc Newfield's liner, stepped on second to force Mike Blowers and trotted a few steps to tag the runner (Keith Mitchell) coming from first. It was the 11th time in major league history an unassisted triple play had occurred.

In the bottom half, the Sox unloaded their first three-homer inning in nearly a decade, triggered by none other than Valentin, as they overtook the Mariners, 4-3, in one of the most memorable games you'd ever see at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox seemed quite optimistic after a 9-2 shellacking of Seattle on July 10th. There were few signs of the team that entered the game having lost 44 of its first 85 contests, en route to batting an American League low .263 and rendering the 21st highest earned run average (4.99) in the majors.

The Sox' lineup (minus Mo Vaughn and Otis Nixon, both out with injuries) yielded 13 hits and scored three runs with two outs. Four batters had at least two hits each, including catcher Rich Rowland (3 for 4, 2 RBI). In all, the bottom four hitters in the Sox lineup went 9 for 13 with 7 runs and 3 RBIs.

SCOTT COOPER

For a while, Scott Cooper had a chance to be Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. He was the leading contender after his clutch hit in the seventh inning. With the American League trailing, 5-4, he delivered a double to left-center off Philadelphia's Danny Jackson, the linchpin of a three-run rally that put the AL in command, 7-5. But the National League prevailed, 8-7, scoring twice in the ninth and again in the 10th.

Danny Darwin (pulled back muscle), outfielder Otis Nixon (back spasms), first baseman Mo Vaughn (pulled thigh muscle), Andre Dawson (left knee), Mike Greenwell (left shoulder) and Roger Clemens (groin) all reported fit and ready to go after the three-day All-Star break.

For the second straight night, on July 15th, the Red Sox rode a stellar performance by their starting pitcher to a tough victory. This time, they waited until the ninth inning before rallying to a 4-1 win over the Oakland A’s at the Coliseum. Following Roger Clemens' lead the night before, when the Sox ace pitched a two-hitter Chris Nabholz turned in eight innings of two-hit ball before yielding to Ken Ryan, who earned his eighth save.

Tom Brunansky slammed a three-run homer to left in the ninth inning to give Boston the victory. But that was icing on the cake. The Red Sox were one strike from a 1-0 loss when Mo Vaughn singled off veteran closer Dennis Eckersley. Pinch runner Scott Fletcher stole second and scored on a pinch single by Mike Greenwell. Scott Cooper followed with another base hit to set up Brunansky's homer, his seventh.

It was a 4-3 victory by the Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics on July 17th. Boston won it on a sacrifice fly by Tom Brunansky in the ninth inning. But if Ricky Henderson had let the ball drop into foul territory, they still might be playing. The Red Sox got good pitching. They also got some clutch hitting to overcome a 2-0 deficit. But the key to the game was the run-scoring sprint by Otis Nixon, who was on third base when Henderson caught the ball. Henderson's throw home was strong, but he had no chance of catching Nixon, whose run broke a 3-3 tie.

After losing three straight in Anaheim, the Red Sox were sent home early because their west coast road trip was derailed when ceiling tiles started raining down from inside the Kingdome roof in Seattle. So the series was shifted to Fenway Park.

More than nine hours of baseball and rain finally ended on July 23rd with the day's top attraction, Ken Griffey, homering into the left-field screen in the 11th inning to boost the Mariners to a 5-3 win and a split of a Saturday doubleheader at Fenway Park. The Sox, who held on for a 6-5 win in Game 1, blew a 3-1 lead late in the second game, and the much maligned Seattle bullpen held the Sox in check the rest of the way. The Sox were now 13 1/2 games behind in the AL East.

The Red Sox were able to score eight runs against a trio of Seattle Mariner unknowns in the next game of the unexpected series, while Roger Clemens proved he still had drawing power as 22,411, the best crowd of the series, walked into Fenway Park to watch Clemens beat the Mariners, 8-2.

You win some, you lose some, sometimes you have ceiling tiles fall, sometimes a game gets suspended overnight, and sometimes you worry about the game being called on account of a work stoppage. The Red Sox saw all of the above.

After an aborted West Coast trip and a weekend Woodstock at Fenway, the Sox went to New York and won two of three. On July 26th, the Yankees blew a five-run lead and lost to the Red Sox in a slugfest, 10-7. They were down to Jimmy Key, the best pitcher in baseball, 5-0, after the first inning. The Sox then went on an offensive blitz for the second straight game. They pounded Key for 11 hits and six runs before the Cy Young Award candidate, who dropped to 15-3, exited in the sixth inning.

The finale on July 28th, was easily the best game of the series. The Sox beat the Yankees, 1-0, on the strength of Joe Hesketh's pitching (two hits, eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings), Tom Brunansky's bat (eighth homer) and Lee Tinsley's glove (sensational catch in the eighth).

Considering their double-digit deficit in the American League East and key injuries to a handful of veterans, the latest a sore shoulder that put Mike Greenwell on the disabled list, a looming strike would be good news sorta.

Rookie Tim Van Egmond earned his first major league victory, a complete-game 7-2 verdict against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 29th. So the 1994 season partially evolved into a major league tryout camp for numerous members of the Pawtucket shuttle, including Van Egmond (1-3), who last year at this time was flinging 'em up in New Britain.

The Sox got serious and split a doubleheader with the Blue Jays on August 1st. Boston dropped the first game, 6-2, and won the nightcap, 4-3, and lost another half-game, falling 15 games out of first place in the AL East. Sox starter Nate Minchey, recalled from Pawtucket between games, had one of his best major league outings, in the second game, allowing just two runs and eight hits in seven innings.

On August 6th, in the second game of a doubleheader, Dennis Martinez pitched his fifth career two-hitter in beating the Red Sox, 7-0, in the nightcap to salvage a split of the day-night affair. The Sox won the opener, 8-4. John Valentin's 5-for-5 performance, including five RBIs, led the Sox to a win for interim manager John Wathan, subbing for Butch Hobson, who served the first two games of a five-game suspension. The split kept the Sox in a third-place tie with Toronto, 17 games back.

The next day, the games ended in Boston for the season. The Red Sox, went 5-7 on a 12-games-in-10-days homestand, and left their fans feeling indifferent after another doubleheader split with the Cleveland Indians.

The Players Association Executive Board set August 12th as a strike date. When that day came, the players went ahead with their threat to walk off the job.

As soon as it became clear that the season was over, Butch Hobson, the Red Sox least successful manager since Billy Herman, was fired. Duquette wanted his own guy, an experienced manager who would also serve as the organization's spokesperson.

 

 

 

GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/04/1994 1-0 1st -  Detroit Tigers W 9-8 Scott Bankhead 1-0
04/05/1994 1-0 1st -  
04/06/1994 2-0 1st -  Detroit Tigers W 5-4 Ricky Trlicek 1-0
04/07/1994 3-0 1st +1/2  Detroit Tigers W 9-6 Danny Darwin 1-0
04/08/1994 4-0 1st +1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 8-6 Tony Fossas 1-0
04/09/1994 4-1 1st -  at Chicago White Sox L 6-5 Greg Harris 0-1
04/10/1994 4-2 2nd -1  at Chicago White Sox L 8-0 Joe Hesketh 0-1
04/11/1994 5-2 2nd -1  at Kansas City Royals W 8-5 Paul Quantrill 1-0
04/12/1994 6-2 1st -  at Kansas City Royals W 22-11 Danny Darwin 2-0
04/13/1994 6-3 1st -  at Kansas City Royals L 2-1 Jeff Russell 0-1
04/14/1994 6-3 1st +1/2  
04/15/1994 7-3 1st +1 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 5-3 Roger Clemens 1-0
04/16/1994 7-3 1st +1  Chicago White Sox pp  
04/17/1994 7-4 1st -  Chicago White Sox L 7-4 Frank Viola 0-1
04/18/1994 7-5 3rd -1/2  Chicago White Sox L 12-1 Danny Darwin 2-1
04/19/1994 8-5 3rd -1/2  Oakland Athletics W 13-5 Aaron Sele 1-0
04/20/1994 9-5 2nd -1/2  Oakland Athletics W 2-0 Roger Clemens 2-0
04/21/1994 10-5 1st -  Oakland Athletics W 6-5 Scott Bankhead 2-0
04/22/1994 11-5 1st -  California Angels W 6-5 Greg Harris 1-1
04/23/1994 12-5 1st -  California Angels W 5-3 Danny Darwin 3-1
04/24/1994 13-5 1st +1  California Angels W 5-4 Aaron Sele 2-0
04/25/1994 13-6 1st +1/2  at Seattle Mariners L 4-2 Roger Clemens 2-1
04/26/1994 13-7 1st -  at Seattle Mariners L 4-3 Greg Harris 1-2
04/27/1994 14-7 1st +1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 1-0 Frank Viola 1-1
04/28/1994 15-7 1st +1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 4-1 Danny Darwin 4-1
04/29/1994 16-7 1st +1 1/2  at California Angels W 6-4 Aaron Sele 3-0
04/30/1994 17-7 1st +1 1/2  at California Angels W 4-1 Roger Clemens 3-1
05/01/1994 18-7 1st +2 1/2  at California Angels W 10-1 Joe Hesketh 1-1
05/02/1994 18-7 1st +2 1/2  
05/03/1994 19-7 1st +2 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 7-6 Scott Bankhead 3-0
05/04/1994 20-7 1st +2 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 4-2 Danny Darwin 5-1
05/05/1994 20-7 1st +2 1/2  
05/06/1994 20-8 1st +2 1/2  at New York Yankees L 3-1 Aaron Sele 3-1
05/07/1994 20-9 1st +1 1/2  at New York Yankees L 6-5 Jeff Russell 0-2
05/08/1994 20-10 1st + 1/2  at New York Yankees L 8-4 Paul Quantrill 1-1
05/09/1994 20-11 2nd -1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 7-4 Danny Darwin 5-2
05/10/1994 20-12 3rd -1 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 9-5 Greg Harris 1-3
05/11/1994 21-12 3rd -1 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers W 7-1 Aaron Sele 4-1
05/12/1994 22-12 3rd -1 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers W 3-1 Roger Clemens 4-1
05/13/1994 23-12 2nd -1 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays W 5-3 Joe Hesketh 2-2
05/14/1994 24-12 2nd -1 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays W 11-2 Danny Darwin 6-2
05/15/1994 24-12 2nd -2  Toronto Blue Jays pp  
05/16/1994 24-12 2nd -2  at Pawtucket Red Sox pp  
05/17/1994 24-13 2nd -2  at Baltimore Orioles L 3-2 Roger Clemens 4-2
05/18/1994 25-13 2nd -1  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-2 Aaron Sele 5-1
05/19/1994 26-13 2nd -1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Danny Darwin 7-2
05/20/1994 26-14 2nd -1 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 21-2 Joe Hesketh 2-3
05/21/1994 26-15 2nd -2 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 1-0 Gar Finnvoid 0-1
05/22/1994 27-15 2nd -1 1/2  at Minnesota Twins W 9-2 Roger Clemens 5-2
05/23/1994 27-15 2nd -1 1/2  
05/24/1994 27-16 2nd -2 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 5-3 Aaron Sele 5-2
05/25/1994 27-16 2nd -2 1/2  Cleveland Indians pp  
05/26/1994 28-16 2nd -2 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 13-5 Joe Hesketh 3-3
05/27/1994 28-17 2nd -3 1/2  at Texas Rangers L 4-3 Todd Frohwirth 0-1
05/28/1994 29-17 2nd -3 1/2  at Texas Rangers W 3-2 Greg Harris 2-3
05/29/1994 29-18 2nd -3 1/2  at Texas Rangers L 8-6 Danny Darwin 7-3
05/30/1994 30-18 2nd -2 1/2  Kansas City Royals W 6-5 Ken Ryan 1-0
05/31/1994 30-19 2nd -3 1/2  Kansas City Royals L 9-7 Joe Hesketh 3-4
06/01/1994 31-19 2nd -2 1/2  Kansas City Royals W 4-2 Tony Fossas 2-0
06/02/1994 31-19 2nd -2 1/2  
06/03/1994 31-20 2nd -2 1/2  Texas Rangers L 13-2 Gar Finnvoid 0-2
06/04/1994 31-21 2nd -2 1/2  Texas Rangers L 10-4 Danny Darwin 7-4
06/05/1994 31-22 2nd -2 1/2  Texas Rangers L 10-7 Jeff Russell 0-3
06/06/1994 31-23 2nd -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 11-5 Joe Hesketh 3-5
06/07/1994 32-23 2nd -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 5-1 Roger Clemens 6-2
06/08/1994 32-24 2nd -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 14-5 Gar Finnvoid 0-3
06/09/1994 32-24 2nd -2  
06/10/1994 32-25 2nd -2  Baltimore Orioles L 10-7 Ken Ryan 1-1
06/11/1994 32-26 3rd -3  Baltimore Orioles L 5-2 Aaron Sele 5-3
06/12/1994 32-27 3rd -3  Baltimore Orioles L 8-4 Nate Minchey 0-1
06/13/1994 32-28 3rd -4  Minnesota Twins L 5-2 Roger Clemens 6-3
06/14/1994 32-29 3rd -5  Minnesota Twins L 5-4 Gar Finnvoid 0-4
06/15/1994 32-30 3rd -5  Minnesota Twins L 7-5 Danny Darwin 7-5
06/16/1994 32-31 3rd -6  at Cleveland Indians L 7-6 Jeff Russell 0-4
06/17/1994 32-32 3rd -6  at Cleveland Indians L 8-1 Nate Minchey 0-2
06/18/1994 32-33 4th -7  at Cleveland Indians L 8-2 Roger Clemens 6-4
06/19/1994 32-34 4th -7  at Cleveland Indians L 6-5 Greg Harris 2-4
06/20/1994 33-34 4th -7  at Toronto Blue Jays W 4-1 Joe Hesketh 4-5
06/21/1994 34-34 4th -7  at Toronto Blue Jays W 13-1 Aaron Sele 6-3
06/22/1994 35-34 3rd -7  at Toronto Blue Jays W 3-2 Nate Minchey 1-2
06/23/1994 35-34 3rd -7  
06/24/1994 36-34 3rd -7  at Milwaukee Brewers W 4-3 Greg Harris 3-4
06/25/1994 37-34 3rd -6 1/2  at Milwaukee Brewers W 10-8 Ken Ryan 2-1
06/26/1994 37-35 3rd -7 1/2  at Milwaukee Brewers L 5-4 Tim Van Egmond 0-1
06/27/1994 37-36 3rd -8 1/2  New York Yankees L 5-1 Aaron Sele 6-4
06/28/1994 37-37 3rd -9 1/2  New York Yankees L 10-4 Nate Minchey 1-3
06/29/1994 37-38 3rd -10 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-3 Jeff Russell 0-5
06/30/1994 38-38 3rd -9 1/2  New York Yankees W 6-5 Chris Howard 1-0
07/01/1994 38-39 3rd -9 1/2  Oakland Athletics L 6-3 Tim Van Egmond 0-2
07/02/1994 39-39 3rd -8 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 10-2 Aaron Sele 7-4
07/03/1994 39-40 3rd -9 1/2  Oakland Athletics L 10-0 Chris Nabholz 0-2
07/04/1994 40-40 3rd -8 1/2  California Angels W 4-1 Roger Clemens 7-4
07/05/1994 40-41 3rd -8 1/2  California Angels L 10-3 Joe Hesketh 4-6
07/06/1994 40-42 3rd -8 1/2  California Angels L 10-6 Cory Bailey 0-1
07/07/1994 40-43 3rd -9 1/2  Seattle Mariners L 4-3 Ken Ryan 2-2
07/08/1994 41-43 3rd -9 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 4-3 Chris Nabholz 1-2
07/09/1994 41-44 3rd -9 1/2  Seattle Mariners L 7-4 Sergio Valdez 0-1
07/10/1994 42-44 3rd -8 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 9-2 Joe Hesketh 5-6
07/11/1994  All Star Game Break
07/12/1994
07/13/1994
07/14/1994 43-44 3rd -8 1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 2-1 Roger Clemens 8-4
07/15/1994 44-44 3rd -8 1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 4-1 Chris Nabholz 2-2
07/16/1994 44-45 3rd -9 1/2  at Oakland Athletics L 9-0 Aaron Sele 7-5
07/17/1994 45-45 3rd -9 1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 4-3 Steve Farr 2-1
07/18/1994 45-46 3rd -10 1/2  at California Angels L 13-4 Tim Van Egmond 0-3
07/19/1994 45-47 3rd -10 1/2  at California Angels L 6-4 Roger Clemens 8-5
07/20/1994 45-48 3rd -11 1/2  at California Angels L 8-4 Chris Nabholz 2-3
07/21/1994 45-48 3rd -12  at Seattle Mariners pp  
07/22/1994 45-49 3rd -13  Seattle Mariners L 6-3 Aaron Sele 7-6
07/23/1994 46-49 3rd -13  Seattle Mariners W 6-5 Joe Hesketh 6-6
46-50 3rd 13 1/2 L 6-3 Jose Melendez 0-1
07/24/1994 47-50 3rd -13 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 8-2 Roger Clemens 9-5
07/25/1994 47-50 3rd -13 1/2  
07/26/1994 48-50 3rd -12 1/2  at New York Yankees W 10-7 Chris Nabholz 3-3
07/27/1994 48-51 3rd -13 1/2  at New York Yankees L 4-3 Ken Ryan 2-3
07/28/1994 49-51 3rd -12 1/2  at New York Yankees W 1-0 Joe Hesketh 7-6
07/29/1994 50-51 3rd -12 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers W 7-2 Tim Van Egmond 1-3
07/30/1994 50-52 3rd -13 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 5-1 Roger Clemens 9-6
07/31/1994 50-53 3rd -14 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 5-2 Chris Nabholz 3-4
08/01/1994 50-54 3rd -15 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 6-2 Aaron Sele 7-7
51-54 3rd -15 W 4-3 Nate Minchey 2-3
08/02/1994 51-55 3rd -16  Toronto Blue Jays L 8-7 Scott Bankhead 3-1
08/03/1994 52-55 3rd -16  Toronto Blue Jays W 7-2 Tim Van Egmond 2-3
08/04/1994 52-56 3rd -17  Toronto Blue Jays L 5-2 Roger Clemens 9-7
08/05/1994 52-56 3rd -17  Cleveland Indians pp  
08/06/1994 53-56 3rd -17  Cleveland Indians W 8-4 Aaron Sele 8-7
53-57 3rd -17 L 7-0 Chris Nabholz 3-5
08/07/1994 54-57 3rd -16  Cleveland Indians W 4-1 Joe Hesketh 8-6
54-58 3rd -16 1/2 L 15-10 Todd Frohwirth 0-2
08/08/1994 54-59 3rd -17 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 5-2 Ricky Trlicek 1-1
08/09/1994 54-60 4th -17 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 4-3 Todd Frohwirth 0-3
08/10/1994 54-61 4th -17 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 17-7 Scott Bankhead 3-2
08/11/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Baltimore Orioles   cancelled
08/12/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Baltimore Orioles   cancelled
08/13/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Baltimore Orioles   cancelled
08/14/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Baltimore Orioles   cancelled
08/15/1994 54-61 4th -17  
08/16/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Chicago White Sox   cancelled
08/17/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Chicago White Sox   cancelled
08/18/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Chicago White Sox   cancelled
08/19/1994 54-61 4th -17  Detroit Tigers   cancelled
08/20/1994 54-61 4th -17  Detroit Tigers   cancelled
08/21/1994 54-61 4th -17  Detroit Tigers   cancelled
08/22/1994 54-61 4th -17  Texas Rangers   cancelled
08/23/1994 54-61 4th -17  Texas Rangers   cancelled
08/24/1994 54-61 4th -17  Texas Rangers   cancelled
08/25/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Detroit Tigers   cancelled
08/26/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Detroit Tigers   cancelled
08/27/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Detroit Tigers   cancelled
08/28/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Detroit Tigers   cancelled
08/29/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Texas Rangers   cancelled
08/30/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Texas Rangers   cancelled
08/31/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Texas Rangers   cancelled
09/01/1994 54-61 4th -17  
09/02/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Kansas City Royals   cancelled
09/03/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Kansas City Royals   cancelled
09/04/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Kansas City Royals   cancelled
09/05/1994 54-61 4th -17  
09/06/1994 54-61 4th -17  Chicago White Sox   cancelled
09/07/1994 54-61 4th -17  Chicago White Sox   cancelled
09/08/1994 54-61 4th -17  
09/09/1994 54-61 4th -17  Kansas City Royals   cancelled
09/10/1994 54-61 4th -17  Kansas City Royals   cancelled
09/11/1994 54-61 4th -17  Kansas City Royals   cancelled
09/12/1994 54-61 4th -17  Baltimore Orioles   cancelled
09/13/1994 54-61 4th -17  Baltimore Orioles   cancelled
09/14/1994 54-61 4th -17  Baltimore Orioles   cancelled
09/15/1994 54-61 4th -17  
09/16/1994 54-61 4th -17  Minnesota Twins   cancelled
09/17/1994 54-61 4th -17  Minnesota Twins   cancelled
09/18/1994 54-61 4th -17  Minnesota Twins   cancelled
09/19/1994 54-61 4th -17  
09/20/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Cleveland Indians   cancelled
09/21/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Cleveland Indians   cancelled
09/22/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Cleveland Indians   cancelled
09/23/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Toronto Blue Jays   cancelled
09/24/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Toronto Blue Jays   cancelled
09/25/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Toronto Blue Jays   cancelled
09/26/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Milwaukee Brewers   cancelled
09/27/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Milwaukee Brewers   cancelled
09/28/1994 54-61 4th -17  at Milwaukee Brewers   cancelled
09/29/1994 54-61 4th -17  
09/30/1994 54-61 4th -17  New York Yankees   cancelled
09/31/1994 54-61 4th -17  New York Yankees   cancelled
10/01/1994 54-61 4th -17  New York Yankees   cancelled
 
1994 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1994 A.L. EAST STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees

70 43 -

 

 

Baltimore Orioles

63 49 6 1/2

 

 

Toronto Blue Jays

55 60 16

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

54

61

17

 

 

Detroit Tigers

53 62 18

 

 

 
1993 RED SOX 1995 RED SOX