1984 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
Divisional place4th place (18 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean Yawkey
General manager(s)Haywood Sullivan, Lou Gorman
Manager(s)Ralph Houk
Local televisionWSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Ned Martin, Bob Montgomery)
NESN
(Kent Derdivanis, Mike Andrews)
Local radioWPLM-FM 99.1
WPLM-AM 1390
(Ken Coleman, Joe Castiglione)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1984 Boston Red Sox season was the 84th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League East Division with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses, 18 games behind the Detroit Tigers, who went on to win the 1984 World Series.

Offseason

Regular season

Record by month[2]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 9 13 9 13 6th 10 [3]
May 12 13 21 26 5th 16+12 [4]
June 15 14 36 40 4th 19 [5]
July 18 9 54 49 4th 16+12 [6]
August 17 14 71 63 5th 15+12 [7]
September 15 13 86 76 4th 18 [8]

Highlights

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 104 58 0.642 53–29 51–29
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549 15 49–32 40–41
New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 17 51–30 36–45
Boston Red Sox 86 76 0.531 18 41–40 45–36
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 19 44–37 41–40
Cleveland Indians 75 87 0.463 29 41–39 34–48
Milwaukee Brewers 67 94 0.416 36½ 38–43 29–51

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

[10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 8–4 7–5 7–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 9–3 9–3 4–9
Boston 7–6 9–3 7–5 10–3 7–6 3–9 9–4 6–6 7–6 7–5 4–8 5–7 5–8
California 4–8 3–9 8–5 8–4 4–8 6–7 8–4 4–9 8–4 7–6 9–4 5–8 7–5
Chicago 5–7 5–7 5–8 8–4 4–8 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 5–8 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 3–10 4–8 4–8 4–9 6–6 9–4 7–5 2–11 7–5 8–4 9–3 6–7–1
Detroit 6–7 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–4 7–5 11–2 9–3 7–6 9–3 6–6 10–2 8–5
Kansas City 7–5 9–3 7–6 8–5 6–6 5–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 9–4 6–7 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 2–11 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 6–6 5–6 10–3
Minnesota 7–5 6–6 9–4 5–8 5–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 7–6 8–5 1–11
New York 8–5 6–7 4–8 5–7 11–2 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–5
Oakland 6–6 5–7 6–7 7–6 5–7 3–9 8–5 8–4 5–8 4–8 8–5 8–5 4–8
Seattle 3–9 8–4 4–9 8–5 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 10–3 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 8–5 3–9 2–10 7–6 6–5 5–8 6–6 5–8 3–10 6–6
Toronto 9–4 8–5 5–7 8–4 7–6–1 5–8 7–5 3–10 11–1 5–8 8–4 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

  2 Jerry Remy 2B
24 Dwight Evans RF
26 Wade Boggs 3B
14 Jim Rice LF
  7 Mike Easler DH
20 Tony Armas CF
10 Rich Gedman C
11 Dave Stapleton 1B
18 Glenn Hoffman     SS
47 Bruce Hurst     P

Source:[17]

The Red Sox were defeated on Opening Day by the California Angels, 2–1, with both Angel runs scoring with two outs in the ninth on an error by Boston shortstop Jackie Gutiérrez.[18]

Roster

1984 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

Regular season

1984 regular season game log: 86–76 (Home: 41–40; Away: 45–36)
April: 9–13 (Home: 4–7; Away: 5–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
9 April 13 2:05{nbsp))p.m. EST Tigers 9–13 Bair (1–0) Hurst (1–2) 3:11 35,179 3–6 L4
April 15 Tigers Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: August 6)
April 16 Tigers Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: August 7)
May: 12–13 (Home: 5–5; Away: 7–8)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
23 May 1 7:35 p.m. EDT @ Tigers 2–11 Wilcox (3–0) Hurst (3–3) 2:31 17,495 9–14 L2
24 May 2 7:35 p.m. EDT @ Tigers 5–4 Brown (1–2) Berenguer (1–1) Stanley (4) 2:33 23,085 10–14 W1
25 May 3 1:30 p.m. EDT @ Tigers 1–0 Ojeda (2–2) Morris (5–1) 2:18 22,617 11–14 W2
June: 15–14 (Home: 8–9; Away: 7–5)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
July: 18–9 (Home: 8–3; Away: 10–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
55th All-Star Game in San Francisco, CA
98 July 27 5:30 p.m. EDT @ Tigers 1–9 Petry (14–4) Hurst (10–6) 2:30 N/A 51–47 L1
99 July 27 8:35 p.m. EDT @ Tigers 4–0 Ojeda (9–7) Abbott (3–3) 2:22 49,607 52–47 W1
100 July 28 7:35 p.m. EDT @ Tigers 3–2 Stanley (7–6) Morris (13–7) Clear (3) 2:58 49,372 53–47 W2
101 July 29 1:30 p.m. EDT @ Tigers 0–3 Wilcox (11–6) Boyd (5–8) Hernández (21) 2:09 42,013 53–48 L1
August: 17–14 (Home: 11–8; Away: 6–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
108 August 6 5:35 p.m. EDT Tigers 7–9 López (8–0) Ojeda (9–9) Hernández (23) 3:17 N/A 56–52 L1
109 August 6 9:27 p.m. EDT Tigers 10–2 Clemens (6–4) Willis (0–2) 2:55 31,055 57–52 W1
110 August 7 5:35 p.m. EDT Tigers 12–7 Hurst (11–6) Morris (14–8) Clear (5) N/A 58–52 W2
111 August 7 8:59 p.m. EDT Tigers 5–7 (11) López (9–0) Gale (1–3) Hernández (24) 3:33 32,120 58–53 L1
112 August 8 7:35 p.m. EDT Tigers 8–0 Boyd (7–8) Abbott (3–4) 2:28 32,563 59–53 W1
September: 15–13 (Home: 5–8; Away: 10–5)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Red Sox team member

Statistical leaders

Wade Boggs
Category Player Statistic
Youngest player Roger Clemens 21
Oldest player Rick Miller 36
Wins Above Replacement Wade Boggs 6.3

Source:[19]

Batting

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
G Games played Dwight Evans 162
PA Plate appearances Dwight Evans 738
AB At bats Jim Rice 657
R Runs scored Dwight Evans 121
H Hits Wade Boggs 203
2B Doubles Dwight Evans 37
3B Triples Dwight Evans 8
HR Home runs Tony Armas 43
RBI Runs batted in Tony Armas 123
SB Stolen bases Jackie Gutiérrez 12
CS Caught stealing Jackie Gutiérrez 5
BB Base on balls Dwight Evans 96
SO Strikeouts Tony Armas 156
BA Batting average Wade Boggs .325
OBP On-base percentage Wade Boggs .407
SLG Slugging percentage Dwight Evans .532
OPS On-base plus slugging Dwight Evans .920
OPS+ Adjusted OPS Dwight Evans 147
TB Total bases Tony Armas 339
GIDP Grounded into double play Jim Rice 36
HBP Hit by pitch Bill Buckner 5
SH Sacrifice hits Jackie Gutiérrez 12
SF Sacrifice flies Tony Armas 7
Dwight Evans
IBB Intentional base on balls Tony Armas 9

Source:[19]

Pitching

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
W Wins Oil Can Boyd 12
Bruce Hurst
Bob Ojeda
L Losses Oil Can Boyd 12
Bruce Hurst
Bob Ojeda
W-L % Winning percentage Steve Crawford 1.000 (5–0)
ERA Earned run average Steve Crawford 3.34
G Games pitched Bob Stanley 57
GS Games started Bruce Hurst 33
GF Games finished Bob Stanley 47
CG Complete games Oil Can Boyd 10
SHO Shutouts Bob Ojeda 5
SV Saves Bob Stanley 22
IP Innings pitched Bruce Hurst 218
SO Strikeouts Bob Ojeda 137
WHIP Walks plus hits per inning pitched Bob Stanley 1.275

Source:[19]

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Tony Torchia
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Rac Slider
A Winston-Salem Spirits Carolina League Bill Slack
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Dave Holt
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dick Berardino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pawtucket
Source:[20][21]

References

  1. ^ Mike Easler - Baseball Reference.com
  2. ^ "The 1984 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Events of Monday, April 30, 1984".
  4. ^ "Events of Thursday, May 31, 1984".
  5. ^ "Events of Saturday, June 30, 1984".
  6. ^ "Events of Tuesday, July 31, 1984".
  7. ^ "Events of Friday, August 31, 1984".
  8. ^ "Events of Sunday, September 30, 1984".
  9. ^ "Ted Williams Salutes Fans As His Number 9 Is Retired". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. AP. May 31, 1984. p. 12. Retrieved October 11, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Tony Armas - Baseball-Library.com". Archived from the original on September 7, 2007. Retrieved August 3, 2008.
  11. ^ Dwight Evans - Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ Wade Boggs - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Jim Rice - Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ "Single-Season Leaders & Records for Double Plays Grounded Into". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  15. ^ Bill Buckner - Baseball Reference.com
  16. ^ John Marzano - Baseball Reference.com
  17. ^ "California Angels 2, Boston Red Sox 1". Retrosheet. April 5, 1983. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  18. ^ Hensler, Paul. "April 2, 1984: Angels' Forsch slows down Red Sox in a hurry on Opening Day". SABR. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  19. ^ a b c "1984 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  20. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  21. ^ Boston Red Sox Media Guide. 1984. p. 87. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.