1965 BOSTON RED SOX ...
"THE SOX LOSE 100 GAMES" ...

 

Hugh Bedient   Wally Schang   Paul Waner   Bill McKechnie
Died: July 21st   Died: Mar 6th   Died: Aug 29th   Died: Oct 29th
Wally Pipp   Nick Altrock   Pepper Martin   Branch Rickey
Died: Jan 11th   Died: Jan 20th   Died: Mar 5th   Died: Dec 9th
Curly Lambeau   Winston Churchill   Mike McNally   Stan Laurel
Died: June 1st   Died: Jan 24th   Died: May 29th   Died: Feb 23rd
Edward R Murrow   Larry Johnson   Heinie Weisenbaugh   Chick Shorten
Died: Apr 27th   Died: Jan 29th   Died: Sept 20th   Died: Oct 23rd
Craig Biggio   Mark Lemke   Carlos Quintana   Torey Lovullo
Born: Dec 14th   Born: Aug 13th   Born: Aug 26th   Born: July 25th
Bruce Armstrong   Vincent Brown   Cam Neely   Scottie Pippen
Born: Sept 7th   Born: Jan 9th   Born: June 6th   Born: Sept 25th
Greg Swindell   Charlie Sheen   Rolando Arrojo   Al Leiter
Born: Jan 2nd   Born: Sept 3rd   Born: July 18th   Born: Oct 23rd
Reggie Lewis   Luis Alicea   Ruben Sierra   Benny Santiago
Born: Nov 21st   Born: July 29th   Born: Oct 6th   Born: March 9th
Kevin Brown   Dan Jansen   Rich Gannon   Chris Carter
Born: March 14th   Born: June 17th   Born: Dec 20th   Born: Nov 25th
Reggie Miller   David Robinson   Claude Lemieux   Vincent Brown
Born: Aug 24th   Born: Aug 6th   Born: July 16th   Born: Jan 9th
Kevin Gamble   Dottie Pepper   Steve Kerr   Sterling Sharpe
Born: Nov 13th   Born: Aug 17th   Born: Sept 27th   Born: April 6th
             
             

The 1965 Red Sox were a collection of pampered performers who turned out a lack-lustre product. They hit 165 home runs, but were second to last in fielding (.974) and second to last in runs allowed (669). They set a new season record for men left on base however, with 1183.

Because Carl Yastrzemski and Johnny Pesky were at odds the previous year, manager Billy Herman's goal was just to make Yaz happy at any cost. He did get a very good year from Yaz, who was in the hunt for the batting title until the last week. And once Tony Conigliaro decided to grow up and concentrate on his career, he shined. But Dick Radatz did not lead them out of the wilderness, Bill Monbouquette who won 20 games two years ago, almost lost 20 games this year,  and the front office was apathetic at best. The 1965 edition finished in ninth place, 40 games behind the Minnesota Twins.

VP Mike Higgins, in an attempt to bolster his pitching staff, traded Dick Stuart to the Phillies for Dennis Bennett. Higgins didn't know that Bennett had shoulder problems when he made the trade however. Stuart hit 28 homers for Philadelphia and Bennett spent most of the season on the DL. Just before the season started the Sox picked up outfielder, Lenny Green from the Orioles.

Off the field, Tony C. had become a teen idol. One night in a Framingham night club during the off-season, he was introduced by the band and took the mic to join them. Not only could he hit, he could really sing. He was signed to a record contract in a few weeks and had his first record, "Playing the Field" released on January 19th.

Right from the start, Herman got all his young players in the starting lineup, playing Conigliaro as much as he could. Tony C. played in 138 games and hit 32 more homers, enough to lead the league, though his average dipped to .269. But he again showed how fragile he was, by getting another broken wrist after being hit by a pitch. It was the third broken bone he had suffered in just over 14 months.  He simply refused to back off the plate.

Lee Thomas was the Sox everyday first baseman and he claimed the job emphatically. On Opening Day, he blasted a three-run home run in the third inning in a road game against Washington to give the Sox a lead they would not relinquish. Five days later, facing Jim Palmer in the future Hall of Famer’s first inning on a major-league mound, he hit a two-run single that helped the Sox come back from a five-run deficit. A week after that, as part of a 4-for-6 day, he slugged a three-run, 15th-inning homer to lead the Sox to another victory over the Orioles, this time on the road. He finished the year hitting .271, with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs.

Felix Mantilla came through with a big season, batting .289, driving in 92 runs, and blasting 18 home runs. He was picked as the American League’s starting second baseman for the All-Star team, in his only All-Star Game appearance.

And Carl Yastrzemski continued to add to his totals, again making the All-Star team. Later in the year, Yaz even faced Satchel Paige, who came back to pitch one last time at age 59. He threw three innings and gave up only one hit. It was to Yaz.

RICO PETROCELLI

Billy Herman replaced Eddie Bressoud with the rookie, Rico Petrocelli. But Petrocelli hit only .174 through the first 20 games and finished the year batting .232. In addition, a balky right elbow hampered his throwing for most of the year.

The pitching was horrendous as Bill Monbouquette and Dave Morehead each lost 18 games, the most in the league. Monbo posted a decent 3.70 ERA however over 228 2/3 innings. But it would turn out to be Monbouquette's final year with the Red Sox.

In 192 2/3 innings, Morehead struck out 163, a career high, and allowed only 157 hits, but walked 113 and posted a 4.06 ERA. He finished the season strong however. The highlight of the season took place on September 16th, when Morehead no-hit the Cleveland Indians at Fenway, but only in front of 1247 fans.

Earl Wilson had 13 wins to lead the Red Sox. He also had 14 losses with an ERA of 3.98 and threw 230.2 innings. He gave up 77 walks but struck out 164 opposing hitters. Two of the highlights of that season for Earl occurred in August. On August 16th he hit two home runs but ended up losing the game to the Chicago White Sox. On August 25th, he struck out 13 Washington Senators.

JIM LONBORG

The Sox were desperate for pitching help, and a 22-year-old was given a strong chance to make the club. In his big-league debut at Baltimore, Jim Lonborg let up just two hits over six innings, while notching four strikeouts. He did allow five walks and three runs while taking the loss, but it was a strong first impression. More strong starts followed, including a pair against the Yankees for his first two major league victories. Lonborg possessed an explosive fastball, along with a strong breaking ball he could throw for strikes and which hitters often sent into the dirt. Unfortunately, a ground-ball hurler and an inconsistent defense didn't always mix, and the end result was a 9-17 record and 4.47 ERA.

It was also a let-down year for Dick Radatz. He came back down to Earth and went 9-11 with 24 saves and a high 3.91 ERA. He developed a pretty good sinker, but never regained his fastball. He had changed his mechanics too much to accommodate the sinker and without his fastball, he lost the extra in extraordinary. He was later diagnosed with an injury to his arm and shoulder which required off-season surgery.

MIKE HIGGINS

Mike Higgins had been with the Red Sox for a decade and his attitude was to cover his butt and kiss that of the Sox owner, not taking any chances that would jeopardize their relationship.

Everyone knew what kind of a person Higgins was back in 1959. Remember that Pumpsie Green had the best production of all the Sox players in spring training and Higgins wouldn't bring him north with the team, saying no black player would ever play for him. He obviously was clearly echoing the sentiment of Yawkey. Then when public outrage forced the Sox to bring up Pumpsie and he continued the play well, Higgins couldn't praise him enough when he was brought back as the Sox manager in 1960.

But now the Red Sox put up a pitiful record and it didn't sit well with Yawkey. He blamed it on the laissez-faire leadership of Higgins, replacing him with Dick O'Connell, who would end the complacency and take the team in a positive direction.

Things started brightly however. In a spring training exhibition game against the Indians on March 26th in Mexico, the Red Sox knocked out 10 home runs and won 15-9. They had five home runs in one inning by Bobby Guindon, Mike Ryan, Eddie Bressoud, Tony Conigliaro and rookie Bill Schlesinger. It was the most home runs ever hit in a major league game, surpassing the previous records of eight made by the Minnesota Twins in 1963.

A few weeks later the Sox opened the season in Washington on April 12th. The homer barrage carried into the regular season when they blasted five in a 7 to 2 victory. Newcomer Lenny Green homered twice, Tony C. (3-for-4) homered into the upper deck, and Lee Thomas and Felix Mantilla also hit home runs. But in their next game, Dick Radatz couldn't protect a 4-3 lead and gave up three runs in the seventh inning, losing 6 to 4.

In their home opener against the Orioles on April 17th, the Sox surged from five runs behind to overtake them, 8 to 6. Down 5-0, Dalton Jones and Eddie Bressoud led their teammates to take the lead. But the O's tied the game against Radatz at eight apiece. Then the Sox scored four runs on four walks and two hits to go back ahead and win 12-9.

The next day the Sox slugged the Orioles again, winning 11 to 4. Bob Tillman and Tony C. (4-for-4) each knocked in three runs. The Sox hitters ravaged the O's pitchers with 25 hits, good for 23 runs in their two game series.

Against the Washington Senators on April 20th, Dave Morehead limited the Nats to six hits and beat them 5-2, striking out 11 batters. As a result, the Sox were in first place, 1/2 game ahead of the Twins. But it would be all downhill from there.

In their final game of the opening homestand, the Sox lost to the White Sox, 3-1 in 11 innings. Bill Monbouquette was magnificent for 10 2/3 of those innings. Then he hung a ball to Bill Skowron, with a man on base, that he "Moose" deposited into the left field nets.

Rookie Jim Lonborg made his major league debut in Baltimore on April 23rd. He held the Orioles to just two hits in six innings, but one of those hits was a bases-loaded double by Robin Roberts, that gave him three runs and a 4 to 2 victory. The next day, Lee Thomas belted a three-run homer in the 12th inning that broke up a pitching duel between Dick Radatz and Stu Miller. It gave the Sox a 7 to 5 victory.

The Sox started to show their true colors in Chicago. They lost 10 to 1, making bone-head errors that gave the White Sox five unearned runs. Then in Detroit, Dick Radatz once again blew a lead. With the Sox up 7-4, on May 1st, Radatz was brought in to pitch the seventh inning. The Tigers clawed him for four runs, going on to win, 9 to 8.

In Los Angeles, Dean Chance out-dueled rookie Jerry Stephenson and walked away with a 1-0 win on May 3rd. The next day Dennis Bennett made his Sox debut. He was given a 5-0 lead and in the seventh inning gave up two runs on three hits and some more sloppy defense, finally losing 7 to 1. The Sox lost three straight to the Angels, finishing their trip winning only three of the ten games and falling into eighth place, five games behind.

When the Sox returned home, they faced Luis Tiant and the Cleveland Indians. Tiant pitched a five-hitter, losing his shutout in the eighth inning, but winning 5 to 1. The Sox rallied the next day and blew out the Indians, 15 to 8. The Sox scored in every inning. Even Dick Radatz chipped in with two hits and Tony Conigliaro smashed his 5th home run.

On May 9th, Tony C. banged out two more homers, back-to-back in the second game of a doubleheader. Yaz had gone 7-for-43 and hit two doubles, and Bob Tillman had a triple and two singles. But the Sox lost both games. But Sox pitching was the problem. In both games Sox pitchers gave up at least six runs after three innings.

The Yankees next came to town and the Sox took three games of the four game series. In the first game on May 10th, Carl Yastrzemski homered twice to give Jim Lonborg the lead and a 3 to 2 win. Behind Mickey Mantle, the Yanks beat the Sox in the second game. In the next game, Bill Monbouquette held the Yanks to five singles and shut them out 2-0. In the final game, Dave Morehead beat them 4 to 1, giving up five hits and striking out nine.

The Tigers pounded Dick Radatz in the 10th inning for four runs and came from behind to beat the Sox 12 to 8, on May 14th. Carl Yastrzemski accomplished one of the rarest of hitting feats, hitting for the cycle, with an extra home run thrown in for good measure. 

But two days later, Earl Wilson shut the Tigers out, 5-0, walking one and striking out eight, and Monbouquette won his fourth straight game, 4-3 in a doubleheader sweep. Yaz was 3-for-6 including a home run, his third of the series. Tony C. added his eighth homer of the season.

Dave Morehead took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium on May 18th and went into the ninth leading 3-1. The Yankees tied the game and won it off Dick Radatz in the 12th inning, 4-3. Jim Lonborg walked the first two Yankee batters he faced in the next game. Then he held them to four scattered hits and a ninth inning walk for the rest of the game, shutting New York out, 3 to 0.

A couple of nights later, Rocky Colavito's homer off Radatz, sunk the Sox in Cleveland, 11 to 6. But the Sox took the next three from the Indians.

The Minnesota Twins flattened the Sox, 17-5 on 20 hits at Fenway on May 25th. Rookie Jerry Moses hit a homer in his second major league at bat for the Red Sox. After banging the Sox around 9-7 in the next game, the first place Twins were tamed by Dave Morehead in the third game, 2-0.

Dick Radatz struck out seven of the nine batters he faced, saving Jim Lonborg, in 9 to 3 victory over the Kansas City A's on May 28th. It was Lonborg's third straight win. Felix Mantilla hit his 7th homer of the season. Tony Conigliaro's homer tied the next game on May 30th and the Sox won it in the 11th inning when Dick Radatz singled and the A's John Wyatt walked the bases-loaded. Wyatt then walked one batter too many, Lenny Green, to bring in Eddie Bressoud with the winning run, 3 to 2.

The sore-armed Dennis Bennett held the California Angels down on May 31st, and shut them out for five innings. Radatz came in for the fifth time in six games and preserved his 3 to 0 shutout.

Dick Radatz had a "monster" of a game against the Athletics, but this time in Kansas City on June 5th. He struck out the side in both the ninth and tenth innings. Then with one out in the 11th inning, he came to bat and bashed the game winner over the left field fence. In the past 13 2/3 innings he had struck out 26 batters, giving him 49 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings for the year thus far. The Sox split a doubleheader the next day and Felix Mantilla drive in four runs to raise his league-leading total to 44.

Tony Horton had three hits and three RBIs at Fenway Park on June 9th, giving the Sox a 4 to 2 victory over the White Sox. Tony Conigliaro homered before Yaz and Frank Malzone put together another run, while Dave Morehead struck out eight White Sox in five innings to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead in the last game of the four game series. But then Radatz was brought in and he let the White Sox put up three runs. The Red Sox lost the game and the series, 3 games to 1.

The Baltimore Orioles next took three straight from the Sox, all by one run. With only winning one game on the homestand and falling 10 1/2 games behind, the Sox headed on the road.

For the third day in a row, the Tigers came from behind against the Sox bullpen and swept the three game series in Detroit. After losing eight straight games, Bill Monbouquette beat the White Sox in Chicago, 2 to 1. It was his first win after five consecutive losses. The Sox only had four hits, but Lenny Green had two. They were both homers.

Then the Sox lost again when Radatz couldn't hold another lead in the last game of the series in Chicago. In the losing effort, Rico Petrocelli knocked out his first major league home run.

The Sox lost 8 of the 10 games they played on the road trip and 15 of their last 18 games. That's when Billy Herman finally blew his top and called his team a bunch of "bush leaguers" and notified everyone that he would be cracking down on curfew violations.

With his ERA at 5.50, Dick Radatz blew another lead. It was his 28th relief effort over 54 innings. He had permitted 34 earned runs and lost six games. This time it was against the Senators at Fenway on June 26th. With the score tied at 6-6, he gave up the go-ahead run in the seventh and was knocked around for five runs in the next inning.

Well, they couldn't lose them all. On June 27th, the Sox swept a doubleheader from the Senators on Bob Tillman's 11th inning single that gave them a 5-4 overtime victory. And Jim Lonborg pitched a tremendous game in the opener for a 4-1 win. But they then lost nine of their next ten games.

After losing four straight to the first-place Minnesota Twins, the Sox were in 9th place, 20 1/2 games behind them. They only were able to score four runs and gave up 18 runs. Their only bright spot going into the All Star break was Lee Thomas. In the final three games, in Washington, Thomas got seven hits in seven times up along with a couple of walks.

Felix Mantilla (.316 BA, 12 HRs) was the only Red Sox player to make the American League All Star team. He started the game at second base and played for five innings, going 0-2 at the plate. The All Star Game, played in Minnesota, was won by the National League, 6 to 5.

In the first game after the break in Cleveland on July 15th, Lee Thomas homered to tie the game, but shoddy fielding after that, lost the game for the Sox and Jim Lonborg. Lonnie could have had another shutout when the Sox played the Twins, except for defensive errors.

But on July 20th, Lonborg beat the Yankees for the third time this year, 3 to 1, losing his shutout in the eighth inning. He gave up only one walk and five hits, and knocked in a run himself. His ERA against the Yanks was 1.99 this season. But it was only his second win in his last 10 starts.

With the Sox losing so much and the press being so critical, the fines for infractions continued. Billy Herman's whipping boy was Tony Conigliaro who missed curfews more than once. He was fined $1000, then threw a tantrum and said he was sick and couldn't play. It didn't sit well with his teammates and Conigliaro later apologized to everyone after a meeting with the Sox manager along with his father Sal Conigliaro.

Tony C. clearly was a favorite around town. He was only 20 years old, had hit records and was in demand at the local clubs in Kenmore Square and on the North Shore. But as Stuffy McInnis once observed about playing in your home town: If you don't go out at night with your friends, they think you are full of yourself, and if you do, then everyone else thinks you're getting drunk all the time. You can't win.

So against the Twins, on July 21st, Tony C. got booed loudly by the fans during the first game of a doubleheader. He responded by getting three hits and two more in the second game, including his 17th home run. The Sox, however, lost both games and fell 24 games behind.

Carl Yastrzemski had suffered from a groin pull and was frustrated with the way his team was playing and wanted to get back into the lineup badly. He worked hard to get into playing shape and on July 22nd, Billy Herman reluctantly put him in the lineup, even though he knew Yaz wasn't anywhere near 100%. But the Sox were losing a lot of games, so Yaz played against the Twins. He got a double, a triple, and a home run. If he could have run straight out, the triple might have been an inside-the-park home run.

The Red Sox next split a series with the Angels at Fenway and Yaz had hit safely in his last 10 games and in 29 of the 31 he had played. He was leading the league in batting with a .346 BA.

Tony Conigliaro hit three homers in a doubleheader against the Athletics on July 27th. In the first game he hit two homers into the bleachers. In the second game he hit a grandslam in the third inning. Then in the eighth inning he missed a fourth one by a foot. He had hit five homers with 11 RBIs, and had hit in 10 straight games since his meeting with Billy Herman. His 21 homers put him only one behind Willie Horton, who was leading the league.

But two days later Tony C. was again hit by a pitch. It resulted in a hairline fracture of his wrist. It was the third time over the past three years, he had broken a bone in his arm.

The Sox finished the month of July in Los Angeles. On July 31st, with the score tied in the ninth inning, Lenny Green tripled and scored the winning run on a wild pitch. It gave the Sox a 4-3 victory, their first in LA, in a year.

At the end of July the Sox led the league in hitting, third in home runs and fourth in runs scored. They were also, however, last in the league in defense, had allowed the most runs, had the highest ERA, and made the fewest doubleplays. The Sox also were last in spirit, enthusiasm and hustle. Players did not run out to their position, an infielder would never come over to the pitcher and give him some encouragement, and players would never come up to the front step of the dugout and greet a player, who had just hit a home run, with a hand outstretched to congratulate him. The Sox were all afraid they might be traded or given away at season's end. They just didn't care anymore, and so they were in 9th place, 29 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Twins.

In Kansas City, Earl Wilson held the A's to two singles for the first six innings on August 3rd and didn't walk anyone for the first six innings. In the meantime, the Sox batters piled up a 10-0 lead, before Wilson faded. He also hit a three-run homer. The Sox won 10 to 5.

Back in Fenway on August 10th, fans saw an outright slugfest. It was a doubleheader with the Orioles and the Sox beat them up 15 to 5 in the first game, and then the O's got off the mat and beat-up the Sox in the second game. Carl Yastrzemski (.334 BA) had six hits in eight times up and maintained his leadership in the batting race. The Sox had 16 men come to bat and scored 12 runs in the fifth inning of the first game.

Earl Wilson received a standing ovation after hitting two home runs and pitching an excellent game against the White Sox on August 16th. He tired in the eighth inning and gave the ball to Dick Radatz. Radatz couldn't help him. He blew the save and got beat in the ninth inning, 5 to 4.

Knuckleballer, Bob Duliba won his fourth straight game on August 21st. His teammates knocked out 15 hits and scored 13 runs against the Tigers on August 21st. The Sox beat Detroit 13-10 and Tony Conigliaro, back in the lineup after fracturing his wrist, doubled, tripled and hit his 22nd homer.

Tony C. hit a grandslam homer in the first game of a doubleheader against the Senators on August 24th and it helped Jim Lonborg win his 9th game. It was the third grandslam in his two year career and the Sox won the game 9 to 4. Rico Petrocelli homered also and hit two more in the nite cap, but the Sox lost that game. Rico was the hottest batter on the Sox. He had an eight game hitting streak in which he had 12 hits (six singles, four homers and two doubles for a .414 BA)

The next night, the Sox hit five homers in an 8-3 win against Washington at Fenway. Tony C. hit his 24th which tied the amount he hit last year. Rico hit another homer, along with long balls from Mantilla, Tillman and Yaz.

Dave Morehead pitched a complete game, giving up just three hits and striking out ten in the next game against the Senators, winning 4 to 2, on August 26th.

Dennis Bennett pitched his first complete game in the second game of a doubleheader with the White Sox in Chicago. He scattered six hits and walked only two, winning 6 to 1, on August 27th.  The Sox, however, lost the first game. Lee Thomas homered in each game, and Tony Conigliaro blasted his 25th into the center field bleachers.

Tony Horton's three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, gave the Sox an 8 to 5 win in Washington. It gave the Sox a doubleheader sweep, because Dave Morehead gave up two singles in six innings and shutout the Senators, 4 to 0 in the first game.

August concluded with the Sox having won 13 games and losing 20. They were in 9th place, a distant 33 games behind the Twins. Carl Yastrzemski (.322 BA) maintained his league in the batting race, and Tony Conigliaro (25 HRs) was only one homer behind Willie Horton (26 HRs) in the home run race. Tony C. blasted his 26th homer on September 2nd, to tie him with Horton.

Dave Morehead pitched his third straight impressive game on September 4th in New York. He gave up just three hits, one walk. He faced only 29 batters and retired the last 14 men in a row, beating the Yankees, 1 to 0. That was the first game of a doubleheader. The Sox won the second game also, 7 to 2 behind Dennis Bennett.

The Sox won four games in a row for the first time this season, when they beat the Tigers, 4-1, in Detroit on September 6th, behind the excellent job by Earl Wilson. The Sox went .500 on the 16-game road trip. Radatz won three of the eight victories and the sore-armed Bennett was able to start four of those eight wins.

The first place Minnesota Twins came to Fenway for a three game set. With an infield of Dalton Jones, Rico Petrocelli, Felix Mantilla and Lee Thomas, the Sox had the weakest defensive group in the league. And with Russ Nixon who had nine bases stolen on him in the first two games, the Twins walked all over the Red Sox and swept the series. When it was over, the Sox had lost 17 of the 18 games they played with Minnesota this season.

The only thing the Sox had left were individual accomplishments. Tony Conigliaro hit his 28th homer to put him one up on Horton in the AL home run derby. Yaz (.323 BA) collected three hits to put him six points ahead of Tony Oliva in the batting race.

Yaz banged out his 17th homer against Cleveland on September 14th. It gave the Sox a walk-off 5 to 4 victory in the 13th inning.

The season's highlight took place on September 16th. Dave Morehead rode into baseball history by throwing a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians, beating them 2 to 0. By just one pitch, he missed a perfect game when Rocky Colavito drew a walk to first base in the second inning.

Tony Conigliaro (30 HRs) hit two home runs against the Kansas City A's on September 17th, putting two up on Willie Horton.

On September 19th, Jim Gosger hustled for an inside-the-park homer which game Bill Monbouquette a 3 to 2 victory. It was Monbo's first win in his last eight starts. Yaz (.315 BA) went hitless and fell behind Oliva (.317 BA) in the batting race however.

SATCHEL PAIGE

Satchel Paige, at age 59, held the Red Sox to one hit, no walks and 28 pitches over three innings in Kansas City on September 25th. The one hit was made by Yaz. Satchel received a standing ovation when he left the field, leading 1-0. The Sox went on to win the game, 5-2, thanks to an inside-the-park homer by Tony C. (31 HRs).

Against the California Angels, at Fenway Park, Tony C. hit his 32nd homer, to give the Sox a 2-1 win.

Against the Yankees in the final two games of the season, the Sox gave Mel Stottlemyre his 20th win on October 2nd. Then in the season finale the next day, they were tied 4-4, with two men on base and two outs when Elston Howard lifted a fly ball out toward Tony Conigliaro. He kept moving back as the wind pushed it away from him. He finally got to it but dropped it. Two runs scored and Howard reached third base on the error. It was the 162nd error in 162 games for the Sox, as they lost their 100th game, 11 to 5. It also made Whitey Ford the winningest pitcher in Yankee history.

Carl Yastrzemski, singled, doubled and hit a home run, but wound up batting .312, nine points behind the A.L. batting champ, Tony Oliva. And Tony Conigliaro's 32 homers were good enough to win the home run title.

Right after the season ended, on October 4th, the Sox traded Bill Monbouquette to the Tigers for infielder George Smith.

 

 

 

GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/12/1965 1-0 1st -  at Washington Senators W 7-2 Bill Monbouquette 1-0
04/13/1965 1-0 2nd -1/2  
04/14/1965 1-1 4th -1  at Washington Senators L 6-4 Dick Radatz 0-1
04/15/1965 1-1 3rd -1 1/2  
04/16/1965 1-1 3rd -1 1/2  
04/17/1965 2-1 2nd -1/2  Baltimore Orioles W 12-9 Dick Radatz 1-1
04/18/1965 3-1 2nd -1/2  Baltimore Orioles W 11-4 Earl Wilson 1-0
04/19/1965 3-1 1st -  Washington Senators pp  
04/20/1965 4-1 1st +1/2  Washington Senators W 5-2 Dave Morehead 1-0
04/21/1965 4-2 3rd -1/2  Chicago White Sox L 3-1 Bill Monbouquette 1-1
04/22/1965 4-2 3rd -1  
04/23/1965 4-3 4th -2  at Baltimore Orioles L 4-2 Jim Lonborg 0-1
04/24/1965 5-3 4th -1  at Baltimore Orioles W 7-5 Dick Radatz 2-1
04/25/1965 5-3 4th -1  at Baltimore Orioles pp  
04/26/1965 5-3 4th -1  
04/27/1965 5-4 4th -2  at Chicago White Sox L 10-1 Bill Monbouquette 1-2
04/28/1965 5-4 4th -2  
04/29/1965 5-4 4th -2  
04/30/1965 5-5 6th -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 4-1 Dave Morehead 1-1
05/01/1965 5-6 8th -3  at Detroit Tigers L 9-8 Jack Lamabe 0-1
05/02/1965 6-6 5th -2  at Detroit Tigers W 2-1 Earl Wilson 2-0
7-6 5th -2 W 10-3 Bill Monbouquette 2-2
05/03/1965 7-7 7th -2 1/2  at California Angels L 1-0 Jerry Stephenson 0-1
05/04/1965 7-8 7th -3 1/2  at California Angels L 7-1 Dave Morehead 1-2
05/05/1965 7-9 7th -5  at California Angels L 6-4 Jack Lamabe 0-2
05/06/1965 7-9 8th -5  
05/07/1965 7-10 7th -6  Cleveland Indians L 5-1 Earl Wilson 2-1
05/08/1965 8-10 7th -5  Cleveland Indians W 15-8 Bill Monbouquette 3-2
05/09/1965 8-11 7th -5  Cleveland Indians L 9-4 Dave Morehead 1-3
8-12 7th -5 1/2 L 10-7 Jerry Stephenson 0-2
05/10/1965 9-12 7th -5  New York Yankees W 3-2 Jim Lonborg 1-1
05/11/1965 9-13 7th -6  New York Yankees L 5-3 Earl Wilson 2-2
05/12/1965 10-13 7th -6  New York Yankees W 2-0 Bill Monbouquette 4-2
05/13/1965 11-13 7th -5 1/2  New York Yankees W 4-1 Dave Morehead 2-3
05/14/1965 11-14 7th -6 1/2  Detroit Tigers L 12-8 Dick Radatz 2-2
05/15/1965 11-15 7th -7 1/2  Detroit Tigers L 6-2 Jim Lonborg 1-2
05/16/1965 12-15 7th -7 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 5-0 Earl Wilson 3-2
13-15 7th -7 1/2 W 4-3 Bill Monbouquette 5-2
05/17/1965 13-15 7th -8  
05/18/1965 13-16 7th -9  at New York Yankees L 4-3 Dick Radatz 2-3
05/19/1965 14-16 7th -8  at New York Yankees W 3-0 Jim Lonborg 2-2
05/20/1965 14-17 7th -8 1/2  at New York Yankees L 6-3 Bill Monbouquette 5-3
05/21/1965 14-18 7th -8 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 11-6 Jay Ritchie 0-1
05/22/1965 15-18 7th -7 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 8-4 Dave Morehead 3-3
05/23/1965 16-18 7th -7 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 6-2 Jim Lonborg 3-2
17-18 7th -7 W 8-3 Jerry Stephenson 1-2
05/24/1965 13-15 7th -6 1/2  
05/25/1965 17-19 7th -6 1/2  Minnesota Twins L 17-5 Bill Monbouquette 5-4
05/26/1965 17-20 7th -6 1/2  Minnesota Twins L 9-7 Earl Wilson 3-3
05/27/1965 18-20 7th -6  Minnesota Twins W 2-0 Dave Morehead 4-3
05/28/1965 19-20 7th -6  Kansas City Athletics W 9-3 Jim Lonborg 3-2
05/29/1965 19-20 7th -6 1/2  Kansas City Athletics pp  
05/30/1965 20-20 6th -6  Kansas City Athletics W 3-2 Dick Radatz 3-3
05/31/1965 20-21 6th -6  California Angels L 5-3 Earl Wilson 3-4
21-21 6th -6 W 3-0 Dennis Bennett 1-0
06/01/1965 21-22 7th -6 1/2  California Angels L 4-1 Dave Morehead 4-4
06/02/1965 21-23 7th -7 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 6-3 Jim Lonborg 3-3
06/03/1965 21-24 7th -8 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 4-3 Bill Monbouquette 5-5
06/04/1965 21-24 7th -9  at Kansas City Athletics pp  
06/05/1965 22-24 7th -8 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 5-3 Dick Radatz 4-3
06/06/1965 23-24 7th -8 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 9-4 Jay Ritchie 1-1
23-25 7th -9 L 4-3 Bob Duliba 0-1
06/07/1965 23-26 7th -9  Chicago White Sox L 7-3 Jim Lonborg 3-4
06/08/1965 23-27 7th -10  Chicago White Sox L 7-2 Bill Monbouquette 5-6
06/09/1965 24-27 7th -9  Chicago White Sox W 4-2 Earl Wilson 4-4
06/10/1965 24-28 7th -9  Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Dave Morehead 4-5
06/11/1965 24-29 8th -10 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 5-4 Dennis Bennett 1-1
06/12/1965 24-30 8th -10 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 5-4 Jim Lonborg 3-5
06/13/1965 24-31 8th -10 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 1-0 Bill Monbouquette 5-7
06/14/1965 24-31 8th -10 1/2  Baltimore Orioles pp  
06/15/1965 24-32 8th -11 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 6-5 Dick Radatz 4-4
06/16/1965 24-33 8th -11 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 9-4 Bob Duliba 0-2
06/17/1965 24-34 8th -12 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 6-5 Jack Lamabe 0-3
06/18/1965 24-35 8th -12 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 4-3 Jim Lonborg 3-6
06/19/1965 25-35 8th -11 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Bill Monbouquette 6-7
06/20/1965 25-36 8th -13  at Chicago White Sox L 4-3 Dick Radatz 4-5
06/21/1965 25-36 8th -13  at Toronto Maple Leafs

L

5-2

 
06/22/1965 25-37 8th -13  at Baltimore Orioles L 4-1 Dave Morehead 4-6
26-37 8th -12 1/2 W 4-2 Earl Wilson 5-4
06/23/1965 26-38 8th -13 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 6-4 Jim Lonborg 3-7
06/24/1965 26-39 8th -13 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 4-1 Bill Monbouquette 6-8
06/25/1965 27-39 8th -13 1/2  Washington Senators W 8-6 Dennis Bennett 2-1
06/26/1965 27-40 8th -13 1/2  Washington Senators L 12-7 Dick Radatz 4-6
06/27/1965 28-40 8th -13 1/2  Washington Senators W 4-1 Jim Lonborg 4-7
29-40 8th -13 1/2 W 5-4 Bob Duliba 1-2
06/28/1965 29-41 8th -14  Cleveland Indians L 9-2 Bill Monbouquette 6-9
06/29/1965 29-42 8th -15  Cleveland Indians L 8-5 Dennis Bennett 2-2
06/30/1965 29-42 8th -14 1/2  Detroit Tigers pp  
07/01/1965 29-43 8th -15 1/2  Detroit Tigers L 2-1 Earl Wilson 5-5
07/02/1965 29-44 8th -16 1/2  New York Yankees L 16-2 Dave Morehead 4-7
07/03/1965 29-45 8th -16 1/2  New York Yankees L 6-2 Jim Lonborg 4-8
07/04/1965 30-45 8th -16 1/2  New York Yankees W 5-3 Bill Monbouquette 7-9
07/05/1965 30-46 9th -17 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 6-2 Earl Wilson 5-6
30-47 9th -18 1/2 L 2-0 Dave Morehead 4-8
07/06/1965 30-48 9th -19 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 9-0 Jerry Stephenson 1-3
07/07/1965 30-49 9th -20 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 5-2 Jim Lonborg 4-9
07/08/1965 30-49 9th -20 1/2  
07/09/1965 30-50 9th -21 1/2  at Washington Senators L 2-1 Bill Monbouquette 7-10
31-50 9th -21 W 10-1 Earl Wilson 6-6
07/10/1965 31-51 9th -21 1/2  at Washington Senators L 5-3 Dave Morehead 4-9
07/11/1965 31-51 9th -22  at Washington Senators pp  
07/12/1965  All Star Game Break
07/13/1965
07/14/1965
07/15/1965 31-52 9th -22 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 6-3 Jim Lonborg 4-10
07/16/1965 31-53 9th -22 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 4-3 Dick Radatz 4-7
07/17/1965 31-54 9th -22 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 8-5 Earl Wilson 6-7
07/18/1965 32-54 9th -22  at Cleveland Indians W 4-1 Dave Morehead 5-9
07/19/1965 33-54 9th -22  at New York Yankees W 3-1 Jim Lonborg 6-10
07/20/1965 33-55 9th -22  at New York Yankees L 6-3 Bill Monbouquette 7-11
07/21/1965 33-56 9th -23  Minnesota Twins L 8-6 Earl Wilson 6-8
33-57 9th -24 L 11-8 Dick Radatz 4-8
07/22/1965 33-58 9th -25  Minnesota Twins L 11-5 Dave Morehead 5-9
07/23/1965 33-59 9th -25  California Angels L 7-3 Jim Lonborg 6-11
07/24/1965 34-59 9th -24  California Angels W 8-5 Dennis Bennett 3-2
07/25/1965 35-59 9th -24  California Angels W 5-4 Earl Wilson 7-8
07/26/1965 35-60 9th -25  California Angels L 6-2 Dave Morehead 5-11
07/27/1965 35-61 9th -26  Kansas City Athletics L 7-3 Jerry Stephenson 1-4
35-62 9th -26 L 10-8 Jim Lonborg 6-12
07/28/1965 36-62 9th -26  Kansas City Athletics W 6-0 Bill Monbouquette 8-11
07/29/1965 37-62 9th -25 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 6-4 Bob Duliba 2-2
07/30/1965 37-63 9th -26 1/2  at California Angels L 9-2 Dave Morehead 5-12
07/31/1965 38-63 9th -26 1/2  at California Angels W 4-3 Dick Radatz 5-8
08/01/1965 38-64 9th -26 1/2  at California Angels L 5-4 Dick Radatz 5-9
08/02/1965 38-64 9th -27  
08/03/1965 39-64 9th -26 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 10-5 Earl Wilson 8-8
08/04/1965 40-64 9th -26 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 5-1 Dave Morehead 6-12
08/05/1965 40-65 9th -27 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 5-1 Jim Lonborg 6-13
08/06/1965 40-66 9th -28 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 9-3 Bill Monbouquette 8-12
08/07/1965 40-67 9th -29 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 9-4 Earl Wilson 8-9
08/08/1965 40-68 9th -30 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 8-0 Dave Morehead 6-13
08/09/1965 40-68 9th -30 1/2  
08/10/1965 41-68 9th -30 1/2  Baltimore Orioles W 15-5 Jim Lonborg 7-13
41-69 9th -31 L 12-4 Bill Monbouquette 8-13
08/11/1965 42-69 9th -30  Baltimore Orioles W 8-3 Earl Wilson 9-9
08/12/1965 42-70 9th -31  Baltimore Orioles L 5-3 Dave Morehead 6-14
08/13/1965 43-70 9th -30  Chicago White Sox W 3-2 Bob Duliba 3-2
08/14/1965 43-71 9th -30  Chicago White Sox L 5-3 Jim Lonborg 7-14
08/15/1965 43-72 9th -30 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 7-4 Bill Monbouquette 8-14
08/16/1965 43-73 9th -31  Chicago White Sox L 5-4 Dick Radatz 5-10
08/17/1965 43-74 9th -31  at Baltimore Orioles L 3-1 Dave Morehead 6-15
08/18/1965 43-75 9th -31 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 3-2 Bob Heffner 0-1
08/19/1965 44-75 9th -32  at Baltimore Orioles W 11-3 Jim Lonborg 8-14
08/20/1965 44-76 9th -33  Detroit Tigers L 2-0 Bill Monbouquette 8-15
44-77 9th -33 L 3-2 Earl Wilson 9-10
08/21/1965 45-77 9th -33  Detroit Tigers W 13-10 Bob Duliba 4-2
08/22/1965 45-78 9th -33  Detroit Tigers L 2-1 Dennis Bennett 3-3
08/23/1965 45-78 9th -33 1/2  
08/24/1965 46-78 9th -32 1/2  Washington Senators W 9-4 Jim Lonborg 9-14
46-79 9th -33 L 8-5 Bill Monbouquette 8-16
08/25/1965 47-79 9th -33  Washington Senators W 8-3 Earl Wilson 10-10
08/26/1965 48-79 9th -33  Washington Senators W 4-2 Dave Morehead 7-15
08/27/1965 48-80 9th -34  at Chicago White Sox L 3-2 Dick Radatz 5-11
49-80 9th -33 1/2 W 6-1 Dennis Bennett 4-3
08/28/1965 49-81 9th -33 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 5-3 Jim Lonborg 9-15
08/29/1965 49-82 9th -33 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 3-2 Jay Ritchie 1-2
49-83 9th -34 L 3-2 Earl Wilson 10-11
08/30/1965 49-83 9th -34 1/2  
08/31/1965 50-83 9th -33  at Washington Senators W 4-0 Dave Morehead 8-15
51-83 9th -33 W 8-5 Dick Radatz 6-11
09/01/1965 51-84 9th -34  at Washington Senators L 8-7 Bob Heffner 0-2
09/02/1965 51-85 9th -34  at Washington Senators L 5-4 Earl Wilson 10-12
09/03/1965 51-86 9th -35  at New York Yankees L 9-0 Bill Monbouquette 8-17
09/04/1965 52-86 9th -34  at New York Yankees W 1-0 Dave Morehead 9-15
53-86 9th -33 1/2 W 7-2 Dennis Bennett 5-3
09/05/1965 54-86 9th -32 1/2  at New York Yankees W 4-3 Dick Radatz 7-11
09/06/1965 55-86 9th -32  at Detroit Tigers W 4-1 Earl Wilson 11-12
09/07/1965 55-87 9th -32 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 5-3 Bill Monbouquette 8-18
09/08/1965 56-87 9th -32 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 5-3 Dick Radatz 8-11
09/09/1965 56-87 9th -33  
09/10/1965 56-88 9th -34  Minnesota Twins L 8-5 Dave Morehead 9-16
09/11/1965 56-89 9th -35  Minnesota Twins L 8-4 Jim Lonborg 9-16
09/12/1965 56-90 9th -36  Minnesota Twins L 2-0 Earl Wilson 11-13
09/13/1965 56-90 9th -36  
09/14/1965 57-90 9th -36  Cleveland Indians W 5-4 Dick Radatz 9-11
09/15/1965 57-91 9th -37  Cleveland Indians L 8-4 Dennis Bennett 5-4
09/16/1965 58-91 9th -36 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 2-0 Dave Morehead
(no hitter)
10-16
09/17/1965 58-92 9th -36 1/2  Kansas City Athletics L 8-7 Jim Lonborg 9-17
09/18/1965 59-92 9th -36 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 5-3 Earl Wilson 12-13
09/19/1965 60-92 9th -36 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 3-2 Bill Monbouquette 9-18
09/20/1965 60-92 9th -36  
09/21/1965 60-93 9th -36  at California Angels L 4-0 Dennis Bennett 5-5
09/22/1965 60-94 9th -36  at California Angels L 10-1 Dave Morehead 10-17
60-95 9th -36 1/2 L 2-0 Jerry Stephenson 1-5
09/23/1965 60-95 9th -36 1/2  
09/24/1965 60-96 9th -37  at Kansas City Athletics L 8-0 Earl Wilson 12-14
09/25/1965 61-96 9th -37 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 5-2 Bill Monbouquette 10-18
09/26/1965 61-97 9th -38 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 2-1 Dennis Bennett 5-6
09/27/1965 61-97 9th -38 1/2  
09/28/1965 61-98 9th -38 1/2  California Angels L 4-3 Dave Morehead 10-18
09/29/1965 62-98 9th -38 1/2  California Angels W 2-1 Earl Wilson 13-14
09/30/1965 62-98 9th -39  
10/01/1965 62-98 9th -39  
10/02/1965 62-99 9th -39  New York Yankees L 6-4 Dennis Bennett 5-7
10/03/1965 62-100 9th -40  New York Yankees L 11-5 Arnold Earley 0-1
 
1965 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1965 A.L. STANDINGS

 

 

Minnesota Twins 102 60 -

 

 

Chicago White Sox 95 67 7

 

 

Baltimore Orioles 94 68 8

 

 

Detroit Tigers 89 73 13

 

 

Cleveland Indians 87 75 15

 

 

New York Yankees 77 85 25

 

 

California Angels 75 87 27

 

 

Washington Senators 70 92 32

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 62 100 40

 

 

Kansas City Athletics 59 103 43

 

 

 
1964 RED SOX 1966 RED SOX