1980 BOSTON RED SOX
THE SOX TAKE A GIANT STEP BACKWARDS ...

 

Elston Howard   Ernie Shore   John Wilson   Joe Lucey
Died: Dec 14th   Died: Sept 24th   Died: Aug 27th   Died: July 30th
Bob Porterfield   Rube Marquard   Fred Walters   Wally Snell
Died: April 28th   Died: June 1st   Died: Feb 1st   Died: July 23rd
Ted Olson   Charlie Jamerson   Ray Dobens   Greg Mulleavy
Died: Dec 9th   Died: Aug 4th   Died: April 21st   Died: Feb 1st
Johnny Hodapp   Johnny Watwood   Eddie Morgan   Odell Hale
Died: June 14th   Died: March 1st   Died: April 9th   Died: June 9th
Rudy Romboli   Jesse Owens   Jack Rothrock   Gene Rye
Died: Jan 3rd   Died: March 31st   Died: Feb 2nd   Died: Jan 21st
Josh Beckett   Craig Breslow   Tony Romo   Dske Matsuzaka
Born: May 15th   Born: Aug 8th   Born: April 21st   Born: Sept 13th
Jon Papelbon   Shane Victorino   C.C. Sabathia   Albert Pujols
Born: Nov 23rd   Born: Nov 30th   Born: July 21st   Born: Jan 16th
Tully Banta-Cain   Ben Watson   Donte Stallwoth   David Givens
Born: Aug 28th   Born: Dec 18th   Born: Nov 10th   Born: Aug 16th
   
   

1980 was a complete disaster for the Red Sox. Injuries decimated the team as Jerry Remy, Fred Lynn, Jim Rice, Butch Hobson, Carl Yastrzemski and Dennis Eckersley all went down and missed significant playing time.

The offense, long the strength of the team, was still good, finishing sixth in the American League in runs scored, but it was no longer great. An inability to draw walks was the big reasons. The Sox ranked in the top three in the AL for batting average doubles and home runs, but they were 10th in walks.

Dave Stapleton was the poster child of the Red Sox offense. He batted .321 and slugged .463, excellent numbers for a second baseman. But he managed to draw only 13 walks all season, and his .338 on-base percentage was only above average as a result. Stapleton, like the Red Sox, was more glitter than substance when it came to offense.

This isn’t to say there weren’t good hitters. Carlton Fisk had a solid stat line of .289BA, 18 HRs. Fred Lynn posted a .301, 12 HRs year and Dwight Evans was at .266BA, 18 HRs. Jim Rice batted .294, hit 24 home runs and produced 86 RBIs.

Carl Yastrzemski was in the twilight of his career and now a DH, but he still produced, at .275BA, 15 HRs and shortstop Rick Burleson batted .278. The team also signed Tony Perez to play first base. Perez had been with the Cincinnati Reds, and Sox fans remembered him for hitting the home run that turned the momentum in that seventh game of the 1975 World Series. Now 38-years-old, Perez could still produce, hitting 25 home runs and his 105 RBIs led the team.

So while the offense was not as good as its batting average and home run numbers might have suggested, it was still not the problem. That honor belong to a pitching staff that ranked 12th in the American League in ERA.

 

Mike Torrez and Dennis Eckersley were the top two starters and they combined for a 21-30 record, and ERAs of 5.08 and 4.28 respectively. John Tudor was a nice young lefthander who had a 3.02 ERA, but he didn’t get enough starts to make an impact. The only positives were closer Tom Burgmeier, who saved 24 games with 2.00 ERA, and the all-purpose machine, Bob Stanley. The “Steamer” started 17 games, made 35 relief appearances, won 10, saved 14 and had an ERA of 3.39. On a staff with few bright spots, Stanley could do everything.

The first two games of the year at the Milwaukee were a foreshadowing. The Red Sox trailed the Brewers 5-3 in the ninth inning of Opening Day, on April 11th, when home runs by Yaz and third baseman Butch Hobson tied the game. Dick Drago, the now-aging hero of the 1975 ALCS, came on in the ninth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Drago gave up a grand slam to Brewers rightfielder Sixto Lezcano and the Red Sox lost 9-5.

Torrez pitched the second game on April 13th, and was battered 18-1. Later on in May, when the Brewers came to Fenway, Torrez started again and lost 19-8. By the end of May, the Sox record was 22-23. They trailed the New York Yankees by 6 1/2 games.

The Sox opened up at Fenway behind Dennis Eckersley, beating the Tigers, 3 to 1 on April 14th. Two days later, Tony Perez knocked in four runs and Dwight Evans stole a home run out of the right field stands in the ninth inning, to preserve a 10-9 win. Carlton Fisk's 11th inning walk-off homer in the final game, swept the series against Detroit on April 17th.

On April 20th, the Sox had another walk-off win. Carl Yastrzemski grounded his third hit, with the bases loaded and one out in the 11th inning, to beat the Texas Rangers, 6 to 5. They beat the White Sox the next day. The Sox were in first place by 1/2 game and that would be their high water mark for the season. From this point, it would all be downhill.

On May 13th, Fred Lynn hit for the cycle and drove in four runs to lead the Sox over the Twins, 10-5. On May 27th, Carl Yastrzemski belted a two-run homer, with none out in the ninth inning, to lift the Sox past the Blue Jays, 5 to 4.

The Sox start June, 7 1/2 games out of first place behind the New York Yankees. They make a successful (9-3) western road but return home in the middle of the month, 6 games behind. The Yankees were on their way to a big year with 103 wins and while the Baltimore Orioles were amidst the pack, they would also catch fire and win 100 games.

On June 21st, Jim Rice was hit on the wrist and went on the DL with a fracture. After losing a three game set with the Yankees to start July, the Red Sox were 10 1/2 games behind New York.

Fred Lynn and Carlton Fisk played in the All Star Game at Dodger Stadium on July 8th. Lynn's 5th inning homer put the A.L. Stars ahead 2-0. But the National League went on to win the game, 4-2.

Carl Yastrzemski then went down after hurting his back, while Jerry Remy injured his left knee on July 10th. Tom Burgmeier had tendinitis in his left shoulder and Chuck Rainey was on the DL with a sore elbow.

On July 8th, rookie Dave Stapleton's 10th inning walk-off homer, gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Sox ended July having gone 12-15 for the month, and were in 6th place, 12 1/2 games behind the Yankees.

The Red Sox did play good baseball throughout the month of August and their record got up to 70-56 when the month of month ended. On August 10th, Tony Perez knocked out two home runs, powering the Sox to a 4 to 3 victory against the White Sox. The Sox started the month going 8-3, but were still 10 games behind the Yankees.

On August 29th, Fred Lynn fouled a pitch off his right foot and broke his toe, ending his season. Then on August 30th, Carl Yastrzemski fractured a rib making a running catch of a line drive off the left field wall. The Sox beat the A's in the game, 7 to 6 in 10 innings. Jim Rice tied the game in the ninth inning then won it in the 10th inning with another homer.

The Sox finished the month winning 20 of 27 games, completing a four games sweep of Oakland, with four of their opening day regulars on the DL. Their nine game winning streak ended on September 2nd, with the Sox winning 14 of their last 16 games. They started the streak 10 1/2 games behind the Yankees and picked up four games, but that was it.

They lost four straight at home to New York, then went to the Bronx and lost two of three. To show they weren’t playing favorites in the AL East race, the Red Sox went to Baltimore and lost two of three and then lost four straight to the Orioles at home.

Attendance went down by almost four hundred thousand and in the Haywood Sullivan and Buddy LeRoux front office baseball was a business and attendance numbers mattered.

Economics, fan perception, public relations, and on-the-field decisions all would lead to the end of Don Zimmer with five games left in the season.

Zimmer was fired prior to the finale of the four-game set with Baltimore and Johnny Pesky managed out the string in Boston. They concluded the season by being swept at home by the Toronto Blue Jays, a last-place 67-95 team. The Red Sox finished 83-77, fifth in the seven-team AL East.

 

 

 

GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/10/1980 0-1 5th -1  at Milwaukee Brewers L 9-5 Dick Drago 0-1
04/11/1980 0-1 5th -1  
04/12/1980 0-2 6th -2  at Milwaukee Brewers L 18-1 Mike Torrez 0-1
04/13/1980 1-2 3rd -1  at Milwaukee Brewers W 3-1 Bob Stanley 1-0
04/14/1980 2-2 2nd -1/2  Detroit Tigers W 3-1 Dennis Eckersley 1-0
04/15/1980 2-2 2nd -1/2  
04/16/1980 3-2 1st +1/2  Detroit Tigers W 10-9 Steve Renko 1-0
04/17/1980 4-2 1st +1/2  Detroit Tigers W 5-4 Dick Drago 1-1
04/18/1980 4-3 2nd -1/2  Texas Rangers L 6-5 Skip Lockwood 0-1
04/19/1980 4-4 2nd -1/2  Texas Rangers L 8-0 Dennis Eckersley 1-1
04/20/1980 5-4 1st +1/2  Texas Rangers W 6-5 Tom Burgmeier 1-0
04/21/1980 6-4 1st +1/2  Chicago White Sox W 9-8 Skip Lockwood 1-1
04/22/1980 6-5 2nd -1/2  Chicago White Sox L 2-0 Mike Torrez 0-2
04/23/1980 6-5 2nd -1/2  Chicago White Sox pp  
04/24/1980 6-6 3rd -1/2  Chicago White Sox L 9-3 Bob Stanley 1-1
04/25/1980 6-7 4th -1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 11-3 Dennis Eckersley 1-2
04/26/1980 7-7 3rd -1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 12-7 Bruce Hurst 1-0
04/27/1980 7-8 3rd -1 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 8-5 Mike Torrez 0-3
04/28/1980 7-8 3rd -1 1/2  
04/29/1980 8-8 3rd -1 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 11-1 Bob Stanley 2-1
04/30/1980 8-9 3rd -1 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 2-1 Dennis Eckersley 1-3
05/01/1980 9-9 2nd -1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 4-3 Bruce Hurst 2-0
05/02/1980 10-9 1st -  at Kansas City Royals W 6-5 Skip Lockwood 2-1
05/03/1980 11-9 1st -  at Kansas City Royals W 7-0 Chuck Rainey 1-0
05/04/1980 11-10 4th -1  at Kansas City Royals L 5-3 Bob Stanley 2-2
05/05/1980 11-11 4th -1 1/2  at Texas Rangers L 11-3 Dennis Eckersley 1-4
05/06/1980 11-12 4th -2 1/2  at Texas Rangers L 7-2 Bruce Hurst 2-1
05/07/1980 12-12 3rd -2 1/2  at Texas Rangers W 7-4 Dick Drago 2-1
05/08/1980 12-12 3rd -2 1/2  
05/09/1980 12-13 3rd -3 1/2  Kansas City Royals L 6-5 Bob Stanley 2-3
05/10/1980 12-14 4th -3 1/2  Kansas City Royals L 13-8 Dennis Eckersley 1-5
05/11/1980 13-14 4th -3 1/2  Kansas City Royals W 5-2 Chuck Rainey 2-0
05/12/1980 13-15 4th -3 1/2  Minnesota Twins L 4-3 Mike Torrez 0-4
05/13/1980 14-15 4th -2 1/2  Minnesota Twins W 10-5 Steve Renko 2-0
05/14/1980 15-15 4th -2 1/2  Minnesota Twins W 7-6 Tom Burgmeier 2-0
05/15/1980 16-15 3rd -2  at Cleveland Indians W 6-2 Jack Billingham 1-0
05/16/1980 17-15 3rd -2  at Cleveland Indians W 2-1 Chuck Rainey 3-0
05/17/1980 17-16 3rd -3  at Cleveland Indians L 4-3 Keith MacWorther 0-1
05/18/1980 17-17 3rd -3  at Cleveland Indians L 3-1 Bob Stanley 2-4
05/19/1980 17-18 3rd -4  at Toronto Blue Jays L 7-2 Jack Billingham 1-1
05/20/1980 18-18 3rd -3  at Toronto Blue Jays W 4-3 Chuck Rainey 4-0
05/21/1980 19-18 3rd -3  at Toronto Blue Jays W 11-2 Mike Torrez 1-4
05/22/1980 19-18 3rd -3  
05/23/1980 20-18 2nd -3 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 4-1 Bob Stanley 3-4
05/24/1980 20-19 2nd -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 7-2 Jack Billingham 1-2
05/25/1980 20-20 4th -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 3-2 Chuck Rainey 4-1
05/26/1980 20-21 4th -5 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 3-1 Dick Drago 2-2
05/27/1980 21-21 4th -5 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays W 5-4 Steve Renko 3-0
05/28/1980 21-22 4th -5 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 4-1 Bob Stanley 3-5
05/29/1980 21-22 4th -5 1/2  
05/30/1980 22-22 4th -5 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers W 5-3 Chuck Rainey 5-1
05/31/1980 22-23 4th -6 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 19-8 Mike Torrez 1-5
06/01/1980 22-24 4th -7 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 8-5 Tom Burgmeier 2-1
06/02/1980 23-24 3rd -7 1/2  at Minnesota Twins W 6-2 Bob Stanley 4-5
06/03/1980 23-25 5th -7 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 9-4 Jack Billingham 1-3
06/04/1980 23-25 5th -7 1/2  at Minnesota Twins pp  
06/05/1980 23-25 5th -7  
06/06/1980 24-25 4th -7  at Oakland Athletics W 14-8 Chuck Rainey 6-1
06/07/1980 24-26 6th -8  at Oakland Athletics L 4-1 Mike Torrez 1-6
06/08/1980 25-26 5th -7  at Oakland Athletics W 6-1 Tom Burgmeier 3-1
06/09/1980 25-27 6th -8  at Seattle Mariners L 8-7 Dick Drago 2-3
06/10/1980 26-27 5th -7  at Seattle Mariners W 5-4 Skip Lockwood 3-1
06/11/1980 27-27 3rd -7  at Seattle Mariners W 7-5 Chuck Rainey 7-1
06/12/1980 28-27 3rd -6 1/2  at California Angels W 13-2 Mike Torrez 2-6
06/13/1980 29-27 3rd -6  at California Angels W 3-0 Dennis Eckersley 2-5
06/14/1980 30-27 3rd -6  at California Angels W 7-3 Bob Stanley 5-5
06/15/1980 31-27 3rd -6  at California Angels W 6-5 Steve Renko 4-0
06/16/1980 31-28 3rd -7  Oakland Athletics L 11-8 Chuck Rainey 7-2
06/17/1980 32-28 3rd -7  Oakland Athletics W 6-2 Mike Torrez 3-6
06/18/1980 33-28 2nd -7  Seattle Mariners W 6-2 Dennis Eckersley 3-5
06/19/1980 34-28 2nd -7  Seattle Mariners W 2-0 Bob Stanley 6-5
06/20/1980 34-29 3rd -8  California Angels L 20-2 Steve Renko 4-1
06/21/1980 34-30 3rd -9  California Angels L 4-2 Chuck Rainey 7-3
06/22/1980 35-30 3rd -8  California Angels W 6-3 Mike Torrez 4-6
06/23/1980 36-30 3rd -7  at New York Yankees W 7-2 Dennis Eckersley 4-5
06/24/1980 36-31 3rd -7  at New York Yankees L 10-5 John Tudor 0-1
06/25/1980 37-31 3rd -7  at New York Yankees W 4-3 Tom Burgmeier 4-1
06/26/1980 37-31 3rd -7  
06/27/1980 38-31 3rd -6  Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Chuck Rainey 8-3
06/28/1980 38-32 4th -7  Baltimore Orioles L 8-4 Mike Torrez 4-7
06/29/1980 38-32 4th -7 1/2  Baltimore Orioles pp  
06/30/1980 38-33 5th -8 1/2  New York Yankees L 6-3 Bob Stanley 6-6
07/01/1980 38-34 5th -9 1/2  New York Yankees L 3-2 Dennis Eckersley 4-6
07/02/1980 38-35 5th -10 1/2  New York Yankees L 6-0 Steve Renko 4-2
07/03/1980 39-35 5th -9 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-2 Win Remmerswaal 1-0
07/04/1980 39-36 5th -10 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 10-3 Mike Torrez 4-8
07/05/1980 40-36 5th -10 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 1-0 John Tudor 1-1
07/06/1980 41-36 5th -9 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 6-4 Dennis Eckersley 5-6
07/07/1980  All Star Game Break
07/08/1980
07/09/1980
07/10/1980 41-37 5th -10  at Milwaukee Brewers L 2-1 Mike Torrez 4-9
42-37 5th -10 W 7-0 Steve Renko 5-2
07/11/1980 42-38 5th -10  at Milwaukee Brewers L 7-6 Dennis Eckersley 5-7
07/12/1980 43-38 5th -10  Detroit Tigers W 9-3 John Tudor 2-1
07/13/1980 44-38 3rd -10  Detroit Tigers W 8-4 Dick Drago 3-3
07/14/1980 44-39 4th -11  Detroit Tigers L 12-4 Mike Torrez 4-10
07/15/1980 44-40 5th -11  Kansas City Royals L 8-4 Steve Renko 5-3
07/16/1980 44-41 5th -12  Kansas City Royals L 5-1 Dennis Eckersley 5-8
07/17/1980 45-41 5th -12  Kansas City Royals W 12-4 John Tudor 3-1
07/18/1980 46-41 5th -11  Minnesota Twins W 1-0 Mike Torrez 5-10
07/19/1980 46-42 5th -12  Minnesota Twins L 4-0 Bobby Ojeda 0-1
07/20/1980 46-43 5th -12  Minnesota Twins L 5-4 Dick Drago 3-4
07/21/1980 46-44 5th -12  Texas Rangers L 5-3 Dennis Eckersley 5-9
07/22/1980 46-45 5th -12 1/2  Texas Rangers L 4-3 Mike Torrez 5-11
07/23/1980 47-45 5th -12 1/2  Texas Rangers W 12-5 Dick Drago 4-4
07/24/1980 47-45 5th -12 1/2  
07/25/1980 48-45 5th -11 1/2  at Minnesota Twins W 7-5 Win Remmerswaal 2-0
48-46 5th -12 L 6-0 Steve Renko 5-4
07/26/1980 49-46 5th -12  at Minnesota Twins W 5-1 Dennis Eckersley 6-9
07/27/1980 49-47 5th -12  at Minnesota Twins L 5-4 Mike Torrez 5-12
07/28/1980 49-47 5th -12 1/2  
07/29/1980 49-48 5th -12 1/2  at Kansas City Royals L 9-8 Tom Burgmeier 4-2
07/30/1980 50-48 5th -11 1/2  at Kansas City Royals W 7-1 Bob Stanley 7-6
07/31/1980 50-49 6th -12 1/2  at Kansas City Royals L 13-3 Dennis Eckersley 6-10
08/01/1980 50-50 6th -13 1/2  at Texas Rangers L 7-5 Win Remmerswaal 2-1
08/02/1980 51-50 5th -13 1/2  at Texas Rangers W 1-0 Bobby Ojeda 1-1
08/03/1980 52-50 5th -12 1/2  at Texas Rangers W 6-4 Mike Torrez 6-12
08/04/1980 53-50 5th -12 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers W 7-2 Steve Renko 6-4
08/05/1980 54-50 5th -11 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers W 3-1 Dennis Eckersley 7-10
08/06/1980 54-51 6th -12 1/2  Milwaukee Brewers L 9-4 Dick Drago 4-5
08/07/1980 55-51 6th -12  Milwaukee Brewers W 7-3 Mike Torrez 7-12
08/08/1980 56-51 5th -11  Chicago White Sox W 4-1 Bill Campbell 1-0
08/09/1980 56-52 5th -11  Chicago White Sox L 5-4 Steve Renko 6-5
08/10/1980 57-52 5th -10  Chicago White Sox W 4-3 Dennis Eckersley 8-10
08/11/1980 57-53 5th -11  at Detroit Tigers L 8-7 Tom Burgmeier 4-3
08/12/1980 58-53 4th -11  at Detroit Tigers W 5-4 Bill Campbell 2-0
08/13/1980 58-54 6th -11  at Detroit Tigers L 2-1 John Tudor 3-2
08/14/1980 59-54 6th -10  at Detroit Tigers W 3-1 Steve Renko 7-5
08/15/1980 60-54 5th -10  at Chicago White Sox W 8-5 Dennis Eckersley 9-10
08/16/1980 60-54 5th -10  at Chicago White Sox pp  
08/17/1980 60-54 4th -9 1/2  at Chicago White Sox pp  
60-54 4th -9  
08/18/1980 60-54 4th -9 1/2  
08/19/1980 61-54 4th -9 1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 7-5 Bob Stanley 8-6
08/20/1980 61-55 4th -10 1/2  at Oakland Athletics L 2-1 Dennis Eckersley 9-11
08/21/1980 62-55 4th -9 1/2  at Oakland Athletics W 5-1 John Tudor 4-2
08/22/1980 63-55 4th -8 1/2  at Seattle Mariners W 1-0 Steve Renko 8-5
08/23/1980 63-56 4th -9 1/2  at Seattle Mariners L 3-1 Bruce Hurst 2-2
08/24/1980 64-56 3rd -9 1/2  at Seattle Mariners W 10-7 Bill Campbell 3-0
08/25/1980 65-56 3rd -8 1/2  at California Angels W 4-2 Bob Stanley 9-6
08/26/1980 66-56 3rd -7 1/2  at California Angels W 5-1 John Tudor 5-2
08/27/1980 66-56 3rd -7 1/2  
08/28/1980 67-56 3rd -7 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 3-2 Tom Burgmeier 5-3
08/29/1980 68-56 3rd -7 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 6-3 Mike Torrez 8-12
08/30/1980 69-56 3rd -7 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 7-6 Bill Campbell 4-0
08/31/1980 70-56 3rd -6 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 5-1 John Tudor 6-2
09/01/1980 71-56 3rd -6 1/2  California Angels W 4-3 Dick Drago 5-5
09/02/1980 72-56 3rd -6 1/2  California Angels W 10-2 Steve Renko 9-5
09/03/1980 72-57 3rd -7 1/2  California Angels L 7-2 Mike Torrez 8-13
09/04/1980 72-58 3rd -8 1/2  Seattle Mariners L 7-4 Dennis Eckersley 9-12
09/05/1980 72-59 3rd -9 1/2  Seattle Mariners L 4-2 John Tudor 6-3
09/06/1980 73-59 3rd -9 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 5-1 Dick Drago 6-5
09/07/1980 73-60 3rd -10 1/2  Seattle Mariners L 12-6 Steve Renko 9-6
09/08/1980 74-60 3rd -10 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 10-4 Mike Torrez 9-13
09/09/1980 75-60 3rd -9 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 4-3 Dennis Eckersley 10-12
09/10/1980 75-61 3rd -10 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 7-4 John Tudor 6-4
09/11/1980 75-62 3rd -11 1/2  New York Yankees L 8-5 Tom Burgmeier 5-4
09/12/1980 75-63 3rd -12 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-2 Steve Renko 9-7
09/13/1980 75-64 3rd -13 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-3 Mike Torrez 9-14
09/14/1980 75-65 3rd -14 1/2  New York Yankees L 5-3 Dennis Eckersley 10-13
09/15/1980 75-65 3rd -14 1/2  
09/16/1980 76-65 3rd -14 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 9-5 John Tudor 7-4
09/17/1980 76-66 3rd -15 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 6-5 Mike Torrez 9-15
09/18/1980 77-66 3rd -14 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 8-3 Steve Crawford 1-0
09/19/1980 77-67 4th -15 1/2  at New York Yankees L 2-1 Steve Renko 9-8
09/20/1980 78-67 4th -14 1/2  at New York Yankees W 4-1 Dennis Eckersley 11-13
09/21/1980 78-68 4th -15 1/2  at New York Yankees L 3-0 John Tudor 7-5
09/22/1980 79-68 3rd -15 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-3 Dick Drago 7-5
09/23/1980 79-69 3rd -16 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 8-6 Bob Stanley 9-7
09/24/1980 79-70 4th -17 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 12-9 Mike Torrez 9-16
09/25/1980 79-70 4th -17  
09/26/1980 80-70 4th -17  at Toronto Blue Jays W 3-1 Dennis Eckersley 12-13
09/27/1980 81-70 3rd -16  at Toronto Blue Jays W 4-3 Bob Stanley 10-7
09/28/1980 82-70 3rd -15  at Toronto Blue Jays W 7-3 Steve Crawford 2-0
09/29/1980 82-71 3rd -16  Baltimore Orioles L 5-2 Dick Drago 7-6
82-72 3rd -16 L 4-3 Keith MacWorther 0-2
09/30/1980 82-73 3rd -16  Baltimore Orioles L 11-6 Steve Renko 9-9
10/01/1980 82-74 4th -17  Baltimore Orioles L 12-8 Dennis Eckersley 12-14
10/02/1980 83-74 4th -17  Toronto Blue Jays W 4-1 John Tudor 8-5
10/03/1980 83-74 4th -17 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays pp  
10/04/1980 83-75 4th -17 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 7-6 Bob Stanley 10-8
83-76 4th -18 L 3-1 Dick Drago 7-7
10/05/1980 83-77 4th -19  Toronto Blue Jays L 4-1 Keith MacWorther 0-3
 
1980 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1980 A.L. EAST STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees 103 59 -

 

 

Baltimore Orioles 100 62 3

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 17

 

 

Detroit Tigers 84 78 19

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

83 77 19

 

 

Cleveland Indians 79 81 23

 

 

Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 36

 

 

 
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