1966 BOSTON RED SOX ...
"A YEAR OF REBUILDING" ...

 

Marty McManus   Sam Jones   Pete Fox   Lou Finney
Died: Feb 18th   Died: July 6th   Died: July 5th   Died: Apr 22nd
Bob Elliott   Hank Gowdy   Tony Lema   Charlie Dressen
Died: May 4th   Died: Aug 1st   Died: July 24th   Died: Aug 10th
Bob Zupcic   Jeff Frye   Tim Wakefield   Greg Maddux
Born: Aug 18th   Born: Aug 31st   Born: Aug 2nd   Born: Apr 14th
Tom Glavine   Curt Schilling   Mike Timlin   Larry Walker
Born: Mar 25th   Born: Nov 14th   Born: Mar 10th   Born: Dec 1st
Heathcliff Slocum   Don Sweeney   Troy Aikman   Mike Tyson
Born: June 7th   Born: Aug 17th   Born: Nov 21st   Born: June 30th
Dikembe Mutombo   Tim Goad   Stephen Leach   Bill Romanowski
Born: June 25th   Born: Feb 28th   Born: Jan 16th   Born: April 2nd
             
             

Dick O'Connell, in his first year as general manager was intent on building a team around a good farm system. George Scott, Jose Santiago and Joe Foy were notable rookies to advance up to the major club, and under O'Connell more would follow. The Sox were young and so were their fans. Their average age was 25 years old and O'Connell knew that if he could be patient, good results would follow. He didn't realize how correct he would be. Like the country as a whole, the Sox were transitioning to a new generation.

O'Connell didn't waste any time dismantling this complacent team. The first move he made happened when the season was finished last year. On October 4th, Bill Monbouquette was traded to the Tigers for George Smith and George Thomas. In December, Arnold Earley, Jay Ritchie and Lee Thomas were traded to the Braves for pitcher, Dan Osinski. And just before the season started, Felix Mantilla was traded to Houston for Eddie Kasko while Russ Nixon and Chuck Schilling were shipped out to the Twins for Dick Stigman.

Carl Yastrzemski was named as team captain by the manager, Billy Herman, when spring training began, now in Winter Haven, FL. It was his close relationship with Tom Yawkey that inspired the move. As captain, Yaz could hear the complaints and grievances of his teammates and decide which were legitimate concerns and then take them to management. Yaz batted .312 and just missed out on winning the batting title, in spite of missing 29 games because of broken ribs, losing to Tony Oliva once again.

TONY HORTON
& GEORGE SCOTT

George Scott opened his rookie season at third base but he would make his mark as one of the finest first baseman to play the game, winning eight Gold Gloves. By mid-May, Scott was among the batting leaders, hitting .330, behind Tony Oliva, Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson. He was leading in home runs and was the talk around the league, with many projecting him for Rookie of the Year.  Scott was the majority choice of his peers to start at first base in the All-Star game. Although he would continue to hit for power, he did not hit for the high average that had accompanied his slugging during the first half of the season. He finished the year with 27 home runs and 90 RBIs, but batted a mere .245. He also led the league in strikeouts with 152, setting a rookie record in the process.

Following the season last year, the Sox gave Frank Malzone his unconditional release.  O’Connell gave him the choice of becoming a minor-league manager, a hitting instructor, or a scout. Malzone found they paid about the same, but scouting in the New England area afforded him the opportunity to be home more often.

In spring training Joe Foy was installed as the regular third baseman. He had won the International League batting title, playing with the Sox' Triple-A team, Toronto Maple Leafs, hitting .302 with 73 RBIs and 14 homers. When Foy had a rough spring training, batting only .188, George Scott started the season at third base. Eventually Scott was switched to first base when Tony Horton made too many errors, and Foy played most of the rest of the year. Foy batted .262 with 15 home runs and 63 RBIs in 554 at-bats.

Under the tutelage of pitching coach, Sal Maglie, Jim Lonborg's pitching improved. Lonborg had a solid 10-10 record with a 3.86 ERA for the season. Rookie Darrell Brandon was 8-8, but won four of his last five starts. In September Brandon threw two shutouts and had the best ERA (3.31) among the starting pitchers.

Another rookie pitcher, Jose Santiago got in a full 28 starts and won 12 games with a 3.66 ERA. He had seven complete games and 119 strikeouts. Jose was selected as Red Sox "Pitcher of the Year".

Reggie Smith and Mike Andrews were late season rookie call-ups to the big club, but had a chance to taste the major league experience. They both played their first game on September 18th against the California Angels. Andrews went 0 for 5 and Smith went 0 for 4 with a run scored.

 

The Sox opened the season at home against the Orioles and lost both games, and then went to Cleveland and lost three games there. The pitchers had pitched fairly well, but their defense was like Swiss cheese, having made 13 errors in just five games. In three games, Sox hitters struck out 42 times to set a major league record.

Dave Morehead pitched five excellent innings to lead the Sox to their first win, 7-0, against the Tigers in the first game of a Patriot's Day doubleheader. It was cold and drizzly and the footing on the field was poor. In the fifth inning, he threw a pitch and his left foot gave out as he stepped down on the mound. He felt something pop in his arm and completed the inning, but was unable to lift his arm to take off his jacket and start the sixth. He had allowed only two hits and retired the last 12 man he faced. It was an accident affected the remainder of his career. He his last appearance was in July, having pitched only 28 innings. He completed the season going 1-2, with a 5.46 ERA.

The Sox beat the Tigers for their second win of the season on April 20th, by a score of 6 to 2. Tony Conigliaro, mired in a slump with a .138 BA, banged out his first homer of the year.

The infield pulled off a triple play on April 23rd against the Indians at Fenway and George Scott slugged a mammoth homer over Lansdowne Street. But the Indians beat the Sox in the ninth inning, 5 to 4.

Carl Yastrzemski collected four hits and drove in three runs. Joe Foy ripped a double and a triple and the Sox beat the Yankees, 8 to 5, on April 25th. Scott then blasted a homer into the left field upper deck at Yankee Stadium. The next day, the Sox came back and scored four runs in the top of the 9th inning to grab a 6-4 lead. But in the bottom half of the inning, the Yanks scored three runs and won, 7-6. Scott launched another homer into the upper deck, while Tony Conigliaro had a triple, double and single, while

 

In a doubleheader, which the Sox split with the Angels on May 1st, Yaz had three hits, raising his average to .354. He went 8 for 13 in the three game series.

On May 4th, the Sox played the Tigers in Detroit. It was a 7-0 shutout by Earl Wilson. George Scott continued displaying his home run prowess and smashed two terrific shots.

Two more homers came off Scott's bat in Minnesota on May 6th, but the Sox lost 5 to 4. In the next game, Scott didn't hit a home run. He only hit a single, a double and a triple, but the Sox lost.

Jose Santiago won his first game for the Sox in the second game of a doubleheader with the Twins, 4 to 1. He gave up only two singles and a free pass in six innings. Earl Wilson held down the Twins in the first game also. Four hits and an unearned run was all that he allowed in 5 1/3 innings, winning 8 to 1. George Scott hit his 10th homer in the first game. With only 21 games played, his ten homers were tops in the majors.

In Kansas City, Scott knocked in the Sox only run in a 6 to 1 loss on May 9th. It tied him with Brooks Robinson for the lead in RBIs, with 23, also tops in the majors. Scott (.352 BA) had three more hits.

Scott (.347 BA) ran his hitting streak to 14 games on May 14th in Anaheim, when he hit his 11th homer. The streak was stopped in the first game of a doubleheader the next day when the Sox lost their sixth straight game, 5 to 4. Santiago bailed the Sox out from the losing streak, beating the Angels, 6 to 3, in the second game.

In spite of Rico Petrocelli's grandslam homer, the Sox next lost in Baltimore, 8 to 6, because of sloppy play in the field. It was Rico's second grandslam in nine days. But the Sox rallied and finished their road trip by beating the Orioles twice.

On May 18th, Earl Wilson took Jim Palmer's first pitch in the 10th inning and deposited it into the right field seats, for a 2 to 1 victory. In the final game, Jim Lonborg and Dick Radatz collaborated in relief for a 3 to 1 win. In 12 1/3 innings this season, Lonborg had given only up four hits, facing the Orioles. The Sox finished their 6-10 road trip, taking 3 of their last 4 games, but were in last place, 11 games behind.

It was the inadequate pitching from the bullpen that had cost the Red Sox. Nine of the Sox 21 defeats had been by one run. Eleven leads or ties were lost in the seventh inning or later. The bullpen had a record of 1 and 11. And of the starters, Dave Morehead and Bob Sadowski had bad shoulders and couldn't pitch.

Then Jose Santiago threw a two-hit shutout against the Kansas City Athletics at Fenway on May 20th. Petrocelli (.156 BA) knocked out his seventh homer of the month, and the Sox won, 2-0. Yastrzemski provided two homers and Jim Gosger tied the game for the Sox in the seventh inning. Gosger then won the game with a walk-off hit, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, and a 6 to 5 victory over the A's the next day, May 21st. Earl Wilson pitched the Sox to their fifth straight win and a sweep of the Athletics in the finale. Wilson pitched a complete game four-hitter and won, 5 to 1.

The Sox next clobbered the Minnesota Twins, 11 to 2, on May 24th. Yaz and Tony C. both reached the centerfield bleachers with first inning homers, and Rico homered, had two doubles and a single. Jose Santiago (4-1, 2.34 ERA) pitched another good game allowing five hits, but he had to leave after eight innings, when his back stiffened up. Dick Radatz closed it out. That was six straight wins, their best in three years. During the win streak, Radatz played a major role, by not allowing a run in 32 innings.

The Sox took 2-of-3 from the Twins and the leaders in the series were Joy Foy (6 for 12), Petrocelli (7 for 14) and Yastrzemski (7 for 12). But Scott (2 for 13) and Conigliaro (2 for 13) were both slumping.

After winning 5 of the 6 games on the home stand, the Sox went on the road. In Washington on May 27th, George Scott bombed a ninth inning, 430 ft homer to give the Sox a one run lead. But misplays in the field by Tony C. and Joe Foy gave the Senators a 5-4 win.

The Sox won the next game, 6 to 5, and Jim Lonborg, who had pitched seven good innings, tired in the eighth and gave way to Dick Radatz with the bases loaded and the Sox having a 6-0 lead. Radatz couldn't save him and gave up a grandslam homer. Then in the ninth, after he gave up back-to-back doubles, Radatz was replaced by Dan Osinski, to get the final two outs.

In Chicago, on May 30th, the Sox lost a doubleheader and were shutout in both games, 1-0 and 11-0. White Sox hitters happily saw their grounders roll past Scott and Joe Foy. Tony C's homer was all that Dick Stigman needed as he shut out the White Sox, 1-0, in the third game. Yaz had gone 0 for 24 on the trip and saw his average drop from .329 to .284. May ended with the Red Sox in 9th place, 11 1/2 games out.

 

In June, O'Connell made some major moves. The first involved Dick Radatz, who never overcame his arm troubles and was traded to the Indians on June 1st. In return the Sox got pitchers Lee Stange and Don McMahon.

Jim Gosger slammed a three-run homer in the 16th inning to beat the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on June 4th. Gosger had a multi-homer game in Detroit on June 8th. It went for naught as the Sox lost to the Tigers, 5 to 4.

When Lou Perini, one of the original sponsors of the Jimmy Fund, sold the Braves to their new owners in Atlanta, he stipulated that the team must come to Boston, at their own expense, and play a game to benefit the charity. This year it was scheduled for June 6th and the Sox won the contest, 5 to 3.

The Sox had lost five straight games when they rallied for seven runs in the seventh inning and beat the Orioles 8 to 2, in Baltimore. The rally made a winner of Jim Lonborg, although he was unable to throw strikes and allowed the Orioles to score their runs without getting a hit. George Scott had hit his 14th homer.

Then on June 13th, Gosger, Guido Grilli and Ken Sander were traded to the Athletics for John Wyatt, Rollie Sheldon and Jose Tartabull. And finally, Earl Wilson was traded to the Tigers for Don Demeter and Julio Navarro on June 14th.

Also on June 14th, ninth inning home runs by Scott, with two men on base, and by George Thomas, with the bases empty, gave the Red Sox an 11 to 7 victory and a split of the doubleheader in Cleveland. Scott's homer tied him with Frank Robinson for the league lead in home runs with 16.

The Sox returned to Fenway and got hammered by the Detroit Tigers. They fared no better against the Orioles and lost the next three games before finally winning the last game of the series. In these six games, Red Sox pitchers had handed out 55 runs, 70 base hits, and 15 home runs.

The pitching improved against the Indians, but it was the hitters who didn't produce. The Sox did lose 2 of 3, but the two losses were low scoring and all three games were won or lost by one run.

The game the Sox won, was the second game of a doubleheader on June 22nd. Don Demeter's double in the ninth inning knocked in Carl Yastrzemski and gave the Sox a 6-5 walkoff win. Yaz had gone 1 for 20 and had been benched in the second game of a doubleheader, but came in to pinch hit and was walked. He hustled all the way around from first, scoring on Demeter's line drive off the wall. Tony Conigliaro had three hits on the day, two of which were home runs.

On June 27th, George Scott (.278 BA) became an All Star. He was the second highest vote getter to Brooks Robinson. Scott and Frank Robinson were tied for the league lead with 18 homers, and second to Brooks with 47 RBIs.

June ended with the Sox taking 2 of the 3 games from the Yankees. Joe Foy hit his first grandslam in the first game of the series. In the third game, the Sox erased a 2-0 Yankee lead and then Demeter and Yaz teamed up again to push the Sox ahead to stay, 3 to 2.

The home-stand saw the Sox lose 7 of their first 8 games played and winning 5 of their last 9. They fell to 22 1/2 games behind the league-leading Orioles to start July. Of their six wins, Jose Santiago won three of the games.

 

Darrell Brandon chalked up his first win in the majors against the Yankees in New York on July 5th. The Sox won 7 to 1 thanks in part to George Smith's three-run homer. Smith was 13 for 35 against the Yanks in nine games, with three homers and eight RBIs. Rico Petrocelli, who had gone 1 for 29, collected three hits and a homer.

Don McMahon came out of the bullpen twice in a July 6th doubleheader in New York, and both times he posted a win. In the first game, he came in to pitch in the 7th inning with the score tied 3-3. Dalton Jones homer in the 9th, game the Sox and McMahon a 5-3 victory. The Sox won the second game, 5-4, on a 7th inning rally that broke another 3-3 tie. McMahon was, again, the pitcher at the time.

But in the next game at Yankee Stadium, McMahon was brought in during the 9th inning to protect a 2-0 Red Sox lead with one out and runners on first and second. He gave up two singles and a sacrifice fly that tied the game. Mickey Mantle's home run then gave the Yankees a walk-off win and the loss went to McMahon. But the Sox took 3-of-4 in New York.

Back in Fenway Park, the Sox swept a doubleheader from the White Sox, the next day. On July 8th, Jim Lonborg pitched nine strong innings and won the game 3 to 1. He struck out six of the first nine men he faced. It was his first complete game of the year. Lee Stange then threw a complete game also and beat the White Sox, 5 to 1. It was Stange's second complete game in his last two starts. Darrell Brandon won his second major league game, another complete game 4-2 win, the next day.

George Smith, after going 0-for-29, slugged out a grandslam homer in the 10th inning that won the second game of a July 10th doubleheader, 10-6 with the same White Sox. Joy Foy had a home run in each game, and was 8 for 16 in the series. His three-run homer in the 7th inning of the first game was the game winner, 8 to 4. Tony Conigliaro had two hits in each game and drove in four runs. He had 22 hits in his last 41 at bats. Petrocelli also homered in each game.

It was a five game sweep of the White Sox and 9 wins in the last 10 games for the Red Sox as they entered the All Star break. But they still remained in the cellar, 22 games behind. In those 10 games, the opposition scored only 27 runs.

The All Star Game was played at Busch Stadium, in St. Louis, on July 12th, where it was close to 103 degrees on the field. Brooks Robinson had a triple off Sandy Koufax to go along with two singles and had eight assists, winning the game's MVP, but the National League Stars won the game 2 to 1 in 10 innings. Carl Yastrzemski was picked to join George Scott who started at first base, on the American League All Star team but didn't play. Scott could only manage only two pop-ups in his two at bats.

The Sox moved into Anaheim after the break and lost 2 of 3. In the game the Sox won on July 16th, Jose Santiago flirted with a no-hitter for six innings and beat the Angels 7 to 1. Joy Foy doubled with the bases loaded and homered a few innings later.

The Sox next split a doubleheader in Kansas City. The second game was won 3 to 2 in 10 innings with John Wyatt pitching three shutout innings against the team that traded him to the Sox. The game was won in the 10th when Joe Foy hit his third homer of the trip, this one an inside-the-park job. Foy hit a line drive to right center that Mike Hershberger leaped against the fence for, only to see it bounce 60 feet back toward the infield. By the time he tracked it down Foy was hustling toward third. In his eagerness to grab the ball Hershberger made two attempts to grab the ball but couldn't get a hold of it in time.

Rico Petrocelli, who had started the season with one hit in 34 times up, had totally turned things around. He had 17 homers, one less that the team leader, George Scott, having driven in 46 runs. In the field he was playing brilliantly and considered one of the top defensive shortstops in the league.

The Angels and Red Sox split a doubleheader on July 20th. Darrell Brandon's two-hitter was responsible for a win in the first game, 6 to 1. Then Dennis Bennett twirled a two-hitter against the Angels for five innings, but lost 1-0. It was a scoreless tie when he left the game. It was the second time Bennett shutout the Angels in a week. He allowed them just one hit thru five innings last week in Anaheim.

Rico drove in the winning runs in a 7-3 victory over the Angels on July 21st, with home runs from Yaz and Tony C. Dan Osinski was clutch, striking out two batters when he came in, in the eighth inning, with the bases loaded and one out.

 

TED WILLIAMS & CASEY STENGEL (HOF)

The next day, July 22nd, George Thomas trotted in from the bullpen, grabbed a bat, and delivered a single that won the game against the Twins, in the 10th inning, 6 to 5. In the previous four innings, the Sox had there chances to win the game, but failed. They left a total of 16 runners on base.

On July 25th, Ted Williams was inducted in the Hall of Fame along with Casey Stengel. Twice receiving standing ovations, Ted captivated the crowd and called on the Hall to allow Negro League members to be included.

The Red Sox lost a doubleheader in Washington on July 29th. Their defense fell apart as the Senators scored 11 unearned runs. The pitching was poor as the Senators collected 32 hits off eight different pitchers. And the Sox stranded 21 runners in the first game and 17 runners in the second game.

Jose Santiago righted the ship the next day. He pitched 10 solid innings, while George Scott and George Smith supplied the offense. Each had two hits, including a home run and three RBIs. The Sox won 8 to 2. The next day, Don McMahon came in with the score tied and two men on base in the sixth inning. He shut down the Senators that inning and the rest of the game to eventually earn the win, 5 to 2.

 

August started with the Sox clearly out of the race, 25 games behind. Then to make their fate pretty certain, they lost four straight to the Twins.

In Detroit, the Sox next split a four game series. The two games they lost were to Earl Wilson, who shut them out 2-0, and to Bill Monbouquette, 7-6, in the first game of a August 7th doubleheader. In the second game the Sox came back to win in extra innings. Yaz hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning that tied the score at 6-6, Then Foy homered to lead-off the 10th inning and give them the lead, winning 7-6.

 

GEORGE SCOTT, JIM LONBORG
AND TONY CONIGLIARO

George Scott had not missed a game all season long, as a starter or coming in as a pinch-hitter. But he recently had been in a bad batting slump and was in danger of being benched. But against the Indians on August 8th, he banged out his 21st homer. It gave the Red Sox and Jose Santiago a 3 to 1 win. Scott then hit another home run, in support of Lee Stange, who shut-out the Indians, 2-0, on August 10th. His homer streak continued in the third game, as he and Tony Conigliaro each belted two-run homers helping Jim Lonborg, who struck out 10 batters and beat Cleveland, 13-3.

Earl Wilson again beat the Red Sox on August 13th. He spun a four-hitter and belted a grandslam homer, as the Tigers beat-up the Sox, 13-1.

The Sox swept a doubleheader from the Tigers on the final day of the four game series, 8-5 and 5-3. Carl Yastrzemski hit a two-run homer in the first game and singled in the final run of the second game. Don Demeter slashed his 13th homer in the opener and Tony C. banged his 22nd homer over the left field net, with two men on base, in the first inning of the closer. Lee Stange pitched a complete game for the third straight time in the nite cap.

On August 16th, the Red Sox acquired Bill Short from the Orioles and Hank Fischer from the Reds. Dave Morehead was sent down to the Sox Pittsfield minor league team.

The first place Orioles took the Sox three straight games at Fenway. The highlight for Baltimore was Boog Powell's three homers, all over the left field wall, on August 15th. His last one tied the game in the ninth inning. Then he hit a home run the next day and it tied the game in the ninth inning also. The Sox fell further behind them, still in the basement, 28 1/2 games behind. In Baltimore, the Sox got a little revenge, taking two of the three games played there.

Jose Tartabull's single, with the bases loaded, in the ninth inning gave the Sox a 4-3 win in Anaheim on August 29th. The Sox had won four straight games, all by one run.

Jim Lonborg gave up two hits and spun his first shutout of the season on September 3rd. He beat the A's, 7-0, in Kansas City, now having pitched 19 consecutive shutout innings. George Scott came up twice with the bases loaded. Each time he got a hit and brought home four runs. Darrell Brandon tossed another shutout, 3-0, the next day. He gave up three hits and only two runners made it to second base.

Then in Cleveland, Lee Stange faced only 30 batters, allowed four hits and beat the Indians, 5 to 1. Tony C. hit his 27th homer and Scott hit a homer also. The next night Scott hit his 27th home run to tie Conigliaro, but the Sox lost, 6-2. The Sox concluded their road trip, winning the final game with the Indians, going 8-6, with Lonborg winning three of those games.

On September 8th, the Sox were 28 games out. And with the team in last place, Billy Herman was fired and Pete Runnels was named the interim manager.

The Sox returned home in 9th place, but 1/2 game ahead of the Yankees, who had dropped into the cellar. But in three games at Fenway with the Yanks, the Sox bats went silent. They lost all three, scoring only four runs in total.

After New York tossed the them back into the basement, the Sox took five straight from the White Sox and the Angels. On September 13th, George Scott drove across four runs, as the Sox banged out 15 hits in a 10-1 victory. Lonborg turned in another strong performance. Joe Foy's two-run homer provided all the runs the Red Sox needed to beat the White Sox, 2-1, in the second game. Carl Yastrzemski chalked up his 1000th hit in the third game, a 5-4 win.

 

DICK WILLIAMS

The Angels came next to Fenway. Yaz homered in the eight inning to tie the game and then doubled in the ninth, for a 5-4 walk-off win on September 16th. On the 17th, Yaz homered again and the Sox won their fifth straight game, 3 to 1.

At Yankee Stadium on September 23rd, Lee Stange beat the Yankees, 2 to 1, and he retired the last 19 Yankee batters in a row. It was his seventh win as a member of the Red Sox since he and Don McMahon, who has won eight games, were traded to the Red Sox for Dick Radatz.

The next game saw Jim Lonborg hold the Yankees to three singles in seven innings, but he lost, 1-0. Rookie, Reggie Smith got three of the Sox six hits, allowed by Fritz Peterson.

The Sox finished the season splitting doubleheaders with the Senators and then with the White Sox. The day after the season ended, Dick O'Connell wasted little time in finding a permanent replacement for 1967. The Triple-A manager in Toronto, Dick Williams was hired and made one promise, saying that under him, the Sox would win more games than they would lose.

 

 

 
  GAME LOG  
  DATE RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L  
  04/12/1966 0-1 6th -1  Baltimore Orioles L 5-4 Jim Lonborg 0-1  
  04/13/1966 0-2 9th -2  Baltimore Orioles L 8-1 Dave Morehead 0-1  
  04/14/1966 0-2 8th -2 1/2    
  04/15/1966 0-3 9th -3 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 8-7 Ken Sanders 0-1  
  04/16/1966 0-4 9th -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 3-2 Dick Radatz 0-1  
  04/17/1966 0-5 9th -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 6-0 Earl Wilson 0-1  
  04/18/1966 0-5 9th -4 1/2    
  04/19/1966 1-5 9th -4 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 7-0 Dave Morehead 1-1  
1-6 9th -5 L 6-4 Jim Lonborg 0-2  
  04/20/1966 2-6 7th -5  Detroit Tigers W 5-3 Jerry Stephenson 1-0  
  04/21/1966 2-6 7th -5    
  04/22/1966 2-6 7th -5    
  04/23/1966 2-7 9th -6  Cleveland Indians L 5-4 Ken Sanders 0-2  
  04/24/1966 2-7 9th -6  Cleveland Indians pp    
  04/25/1966 3-7 7th -6  at New York Yankees W 8-5 Ken Sanders 1-2  
  04/26/1966 3-8 7th -7  at New York Yankees L 7-6 Ken Sanders 1-3  
  04/27/1966 3-9 7th -7 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 8-6 Guido Grilli 0-1  
  04/28/1966 3-9 7th -8  Chicago White Sox pp    
  04/29/1966 3-9 7th -7 1/2    
  04/30/1966 3-10 8th -8 1/2  California Angels L 16-9 Ken Sanders 1-4  
  05/01/1966 3-11 9th -8 1/2  California Angels L 6-1 Dick Stigman 0-1  
4-11 9th -8 W 9-1 Jerry Stephenson 2-0  
  05/02/1966 4-11 8th -9    
  05/03/1966 4-12 8th -9 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 8-0 Jose Santiago 0-1  
  05/04/1966 5-12 8th -9 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 7-0 Earl Wilson 1-1  
  05/05/1966 5-12 8th -10    
  05/06/1966 5-13 8th -10  at Minnesota Twins L 5-4 Dan Osinski 0-1  
  05/07/1966 5-14 8th -11  at Minnesota Twins L 6-4 Jerry Stephenson 2-1  
  05/08/1966 6-14 8th -10  at Minnesota Twins W 8-1 Earl Wilson 2-1  
7-14 8th -9 W 4-1 Jose Santiago 1-1  
  05/09/1966 7-15 8th -9 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 6-1 Pete Magrini 0-1  
  05/10/1966 7-16 8th -10 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 3-2 Darrell Brandon 0-1  
  05/11/1966 7-17 8th -10 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 6-5 Ken Sanders 1-5  
  05/12/1966 7-17 9th -10    
  05/13/1966 7-18 10th -11  at California Angels L 4-1 Jerry Stephenson 2-1  
  05/14/1966 7-19 10th -12  at California Angels L 6-4 Earl Wilson 2-2  
  05/15/1966 7-20 10th -12  at California Angels L 5-4 Darrell Brandon 0-2  
8-20 10th -12 W 6-3 Jose Santiago 2-1  
  05/16/1966 8-20 10th -12    
  05/17/1966 8-21 10th -13  at Baltimore Orioles L 8-6 Jerry Stephenson 2-2  
  05/18/1966 9-21 10rh -12  at Baltimore Orioles W 2-1 Earl Wilson 3-2  
  05/19/1966 10-21 10th -11  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-1 Jim Lonborg 1-2  
  05/20/1966 11-21 10th -11  Kansas City Athletics W 3-0 Jose Santiago 3-1  
  05/21/1966 12-21 9th -11  Kansas City Athletics W 6-5 Ken Sanders 2-5  
  05/22/1966 13-21 9th -10 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 5-1 Earl Wilson 4-2  
  05/23/1966 13-21 9th -10 1/2    
  05/24/1966 14-21 9th -10  Minnesota Twins W 11-2 Jose Santiago 4-1  
  05/25/1966 14-22 9th -11  Minnesota Twins L 7-5 Dick Radatz 0-2  
  05/26/1966 15-22 9th -11  Minnesota Twins W 7-2 Earl Wilson 5-2  
  05/27/1966 15-23 9th -12  at Washington Senators L 5-4 Ken Sanders 2-6  
  05/28/1966 16-23 9th -12  at Washington Senators W 6-5 Jim Lonborg 2-2  
  05/29/1966 16-24 9th -11 1/2  at Washington Senators L 3-2 Jerry Stephenson 2-3  
  05/30/1966 16-25 9th -11 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 1-0 Earl Wilson 5-3  
16-26 9th -11 1/2 L 11-0 Jose Santiago 4-2  
  05/31/1966 17-26 9th -11 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 1-0 Dick Stigman 1-1  
  06/01/1966 17-27 9th -11 1/2  Washington Senators L 6-3 Jim Lonborg 2-3  
18-27 9th -11 W 5-0 Bob Sadowski 1-0  
  06/02/1966 18-28 10th -11  Washington Senators L 12-2 Jerry Stephenson 2-4  
  06/03/1966 18-29 10th -12  New York Yankees L 15-5 Earl Wilson 5-4  
  06/04/1966 19-29 9th -12  New York Yankees W 6-3 Ken Sanders 3-6  
  06/05/1966 19-30 10th -12  New York Yankees L 5-3 Jim Lonborg 2-4  
  06/06/1966 19-30 10th -12  Atlanta Braves

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5-3

   
  06/07/1966 19-31 10th -12  at Detroit Tigers L 2-1 Don McMahon 1-2  
  06/08/1966 19-32 10th -13 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 5-4 Don McMahon 1-3  
  06/09/1966 19-33 10th -14 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 9-1 Jose Santiago 4-3  
  06/10/1966 19-34 10th -14 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 9-2 Lee Stange 1-1  
  06/11/1966 20-34 10th -14 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 8-2 Jim Lonborg 3-4  
  06/12/1966 20-35 10th -15 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 8-1 Earl Wilson 5-5  
  06/13/1966 20-35 10th -15 1/2  at Cleveland Indians pp    
  06/14/1966 20-36 10th -16 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 8-7 Jose Santiago 4-4  
21-36 10th -16 1/2 W 11-7 Don McMahon 2-3  
  06/15/1966 21-37 10th -17 1/2  Detroit Tigers L 11-7 Don McMahon 2-4  
  06/16/1966 21-38 10th -17 1/2  Detroit Tigers L 16-4 Roland Sheldon 4-8  
  06/17/1966 21-39 10th -18 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 5-3 Jim Lonborg 3-5  
  06/18/1966 21-40 10th -19 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 16-6 Bob Sadowski 1-1  
  06/19/1966 21-41 10th -19 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 5-3 Lee Stange 1-2  
22-41 10th -19 1/2 W 5-2 Jose Santiago 5-4  
  06/20/1966 22-41 10th -19 1/2  Intl League Stars (Toronto)

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8-4

   
  06/21/1966 22-42 10th -20  Cleveland Indians L 2-1 Roland Sheldon 4-9  
  06/22/1966 22-43 10th -21  Cleveland Indians L 3-2 Jim Lonborg 3-6  
23-43 10th -20 1/2 W 6-5 Dick Stigman 2-1  
  06/23/1966 23-44 10th -21 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 8-6 Lee Stange 1-3  
  06/24/1966 24-44 10th -20 1/2  Washington Senators W 5-1 Jose Santiago 6-4  
  06/25/1966 24-45 10th -21 1/2  Washington Senators L 4-3 John Wyatt 0-4  
  06/26/1966 25-45 10th -22 1/2  Washington Senators W 13-7 Jim Lonborg 4-6  
25-46 10th -22 L 9-3 Dave Morehead 1-2  
  06/27/1966 25-46 10th -22 1/2    
  06/28/1966 26-46 10th -21 1/2  New York Yankees W 5-3 Jose Santiago 7-4  
  06/29/1966 26-47 10th -22 1/2  New York Yankees L 6-5 Roland Sheldon 4-10  
  06/30/1966 27-47 10th -22 1/2  New York Yankees W 3-2 Don McMahon 3-4  
  07/01/1966 27-48 10th -24  at Chicago White Sox L 2-1 Lee Stange 1-4  
  07/02/1966 27-49 10th -25 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 6-0 Jose Santiago 7-5  
  07/03/1966 28-49 10th -25 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 5-2 Roland Sheldon 5-10  
28-50 10th -26 L 3-2 Jose Santiago 7-6  
  07/04/1966 28-51 10th -26 1/2  Washington Senators L 6-4 Jim Lonborg 4-7  
29-51 10th -25 1/2 W 1-0 Lee Stange 2-4  
  07/05/1966 30-51 10th -25  at New York Yankees W 7-1 Darrell Brandon 1-2  
  07/06/1966 31-51 10th -24  at New York Yankees W 5-3 Don McMahon 4-4  
32-51 10th -24 W 5-4 Don McMahon 5-4  
  07/07/1966 32-52 10th -24 1/2  at New York Yankees L 5-2 Don McMahon 5-5  
  07/08/1966 33-52 10th -24 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 3-1 Jim Lonborg 5-7  
34-52 10th -24 W 5-1 Lee Stange 3-4  
  07/09/1966 35-52 10th -23 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 4-2 Darrell Brandon 2-2  
  07/10/1966 36-52 10th -22 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 8-4 Jose Santiago 8-6  
37-52 10th -22 W 10-6 Don McMahon 6-5  
  07/11/1966  All Star Game Break  
  07/12/1966
  07/13/1966
  07/14/1966 37-53 10th -22  at California Angels L 3-2 Dan Osinski 0-2  
  07/15/1966 37-54 10th -22  at California Angels L 4-2 Darrell Brandon 2-3  
  07/16/1966 38-54 10th -22  at California Angels W 7-1 Jose Santiago 9-6  
  07/17/1966 38-55 10th -22  at Kansas City Athletics L 3-2 Don McMahon 6-6  
39-55 10th -22 W 3-2 John Wyatt 1-4  
  07/18/1966 39-55 10th -22 1/2    
  07/19/1966 39-55 10th -23  California Angels pp    
  07/20/1966 40-55 9th -23  California Angels W 6-1 Darrell Brandon 3-3  
40-56 9th -23 1/2 L 1-0 John Wyatt 1-5  
  07/21/1966 41-56 9th -23 1/2  California Angels W 7-3 Don McMahon 7-6  
  07/22/1966 42-56 9th -23 1/2  Minnesota Twins W 6-5 Dan Osinski 1-2  
  07/23/1966 42-57 9th -24 1/2  Minnesota Twins L 10-4 Roland Sheldon 5-11  
  07/24/1966 42-58 10th -24 1/2  Minnesota Twins L 4-2 Darrell Brandon 3-4  
  07/25/1966 42-58 10th -24 1/2    
  07/26/1966 43-58 9th -23 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 8-5 Dennis Bennett 1-0  
  07/27/1966 43-59 10th -24 1/2  Kansas City Athletics L 14-2 Jose Santiago 9-7  
  07/28/1966 43-59 10th -24 1/2  Kansas City Athletics pp    
  07/29/1966 43-60 10th -25 1/2  at Washington Senators L 13-4 Darrell Brandon 3-5  
43-61 10th -26 L 6-5 Lee Stange 3-5  
  07/30/1966 44-61 10th -25  at Washington Senators W 8-2 Jose Santiago 10-7  
  07/31/1966 45-61 10th -25  at Washington Senators W 5-2 Don McMahon 8-6  
  08/01/1966 45-62 10th -25 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 6-2 Lee Stange 3-6  
  08/02/1966 45-63 10th -26 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 7-3 Don McMahon 8-7  
  08/03/1966 45-64 10th -26 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 7-2 Roland Sheldon 5-12  
  08/04/1966 45-65 10th -26 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 2-1 Jose Santiago 10-8  
  08/05/1966 45-66 10th -26 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 2-0 Dennis Bennett 1-1  
  08/06/1966 46-66 10th -26 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 8-2 Lee Stange 4-6  
  08/07/1966 46-67 10th -26 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 9-2 Jim Lonborg 5-8  
47-67 10th -26 W 7-6 Dan Osinski 2-2  
  08/08/1966 48-67 10th -25 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 3-1 Jose Santiago 11-8  
  08/09/1966 48-68 10th -25 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 5-0 Dennis Bennett 1-2  
  08/10/1966 49-68 10th -25 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 2-0 Lee Stange 5-6  
  08/11/1966 50-68 10th -25 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 13-3 Jim Lonborg 6-8  
  08/12/1966 51-68 10th -25  Detroit Tigers W 13-9 Darrell Brandon 4-5  
  08/13/1966 51-69 10th -26  Detroit Tigers L 13-1 Jose Santiago 11-9  
  08/14/1966 52-69 9th -26  Detroit Tigers W 8-5 Dennis Bennett 2-2  
53-69 9th -25 1/2 W 5-3 Lee Stange 6-6  
  08/15/1966 53-70 9th -26 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 4-2 John Wyatt 1-6  
  08/16/1966 53-71 10th -27 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 6-4 Darrell Brandon 4-6  
  08/17/1966 53-72 10th -28 1/2  Baltimore Orioles L 8-4 Jose Santiago 11-10  
  08/18/1966 53-72 10th -28 1/2    
  08/19/1966 53-73 10th -28 1/2  Minnesota Twins L 2-1 Lee Stange 6-7  
  08/20/1966 53-74 10th -29 1/2  Minnesota Twins L 4-2 Roland Sheldon 5-13  
  08/21/1966 54-74 10th -28 1/2  Minnesota Twins W 6-4 John Wyatt 2-6  
  08/22/1966 54-74 10th -28 1/2    
  08/23/1966 54-74 10th -28  Kansas City Athletics pp    
  08/24/1966 54-75 10th -28 1/2  Kansas City Athletics L 4-2 Darrell Brandon 4-7  
54-76 10th -28 1/2 L 8-3 Jose Santiago 11-11  
  08/25/1966 55-76 10th -28 1/2  Kansas City Athletics W 8-6 John Wyatt 3-6  
56-76 10th -28 W 4-1 Hank Fischer 3-9  
  08/26/1966 56-77 10th -29  at Baltimore Orioles L 3-2 Dan Osinski 2-3  
  08/27/1966 57-77 10th -28  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Jim Lonborg 7-8  
  08/28/1966 58-77 10th -27  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Darrell Brandon 5-7  
  08/29/1966 59-77 9th -26  at California Angels W 4-3 Jose Santiago 12-11  
  08/30/1966 60-77 9th -25  at California Angels W 7-6 Dan Osinski 3-3  
  08/31/1966 60-78 9th -26  at Minnesota Twins L 11-2 Lee Stange 6-8  
  09/01/1966 60-78 9th -25 1/2    
  09/02/1966 60-79 10th -25 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics L 5-1 Hank Fischer 3-10  
  09/03/1966 61-79 9th -25 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 7-0 Jim Lonborg 8-8  
  09/04/1966 62-79 9th -25 1/2  at Kansas City Athletics W 3-0 Darrell Brandon 6-7  
62-80 9th -26 L 7-2 Jose Santiago 12-12  
  09/05/1966 63-80 10th -26  at Cleveland Indians W 5-1 Lee Stange 7-8  
63-81 10th -27 L 3-1 Dennis Bennett 2-3  
  09/06/1966 63-82 10th -28  at Cleveland Indians L 6-2 Hank Fischer 3-11  
  09/07/1966 64-82 9th -28  at Cleveland Indians W 5-4 Jim Lonborg 9-8  
  09/08/1966 64-82 9th -28    
  09/09/1966 64-83 10th -28  New York Yankees L 2-1 Darrell Brandon 6-8  
  09/10/1966 64-84 10th -28  New York Yankees L 5-1 Jose Santiago 12-13  
  09/11/1966 64-85 10th -28  New York Yankees L 4-2 John Wyatt 3-7  
  09/12/1966 64-85 10th -27 1/2    
  09/13/1966 65-85 10th -27  Chicago White Sox W 10-1 Jim Lonborg 10-8  
  09/14/1966 66-85 9th -26 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Hank Fischer 4-11  
  09/15/1966 67-85 9th -27  Chicago White Sox W 5-4 Darrell Brandon 7-8  
  09/16/1966 68-85 8th -26  California Angels W 5-4 Don McMahon 9-7  
  09/17/1966 69-85 8th -25  California Angels W 3-1 Dennis Bennett 3-3  
  09/18/1966 69-86 8th -25  California Angels L 5-3 Jim Lonborg 10-9  
  09/19/1966 69-86 8th -25 1/2    
  09/20/1966 69-86 8th -25 1/2  at Washington Senators pp    
  09/21/1966 69-86 8th -26 1/2  at Washington Senators pp    
  09/22/1966 69-86 8th -27  at Washington Senators pp    
  09/23/1966 70-86 8th -26  at New York Yankees W 2-1 Lee Stange 8-8  
  09/24/1966 70-87 8th -27  at New York Yankees L 1-0 Jim Lonborg 10-10  
  09/25/1966 70-88 9th -27  at New York Yankees L 3-1 Hank Fischer 4-12  
  09/26/1966 71-88 9th -27  at Washington Senators W 5-0 Darrell Brandon 8-8  
71-89 9th -27 L 3-2 Don McMahon 9-8  
  09/27/1966 71-90 9th -27  at Chicago White Sox L 1-0 Lee Stange 8-9  
72-90 9th -27 W 2-1 Dan Osinski 4-3  
     
  1966 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING  
     
     
 

 

 

FINAL 1966 A.L. STANDINGS

 

 

Baltimore Orioles 97 63 -

 

 

Minnesota Twins 89 73 9

 

 

Detroit Tigers 88 74 10

 

 

Chicago White Sox 83 79 15

 

 

Cleveland Indians 81 81 17

 

 

California Angels 80 82 18

 

 

Kansas City Athletics 74 86 23

 

 

Washington Senators 71 88 25 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 72 90 26

 

 

New York Yankees 70 89 26 1/2

 

 

 
     
 
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