1991 Boston Red Sox
LeagueAmerican League
DivisionEast
BallparkFenway Park
CityBoston
Record84–78 (.519)
Divisional place2nd (tied; 7 GB)
OwnersJean Yawkey,
Haywood Sullivan
PresidentJohn Harrington
General managerLou Gorman
ManagerJoe Morgan
TelevisionWSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
NESN
(Ned Martin, Jerry Remy)
RadioWRKO
(Bob Starr, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1991 Boston Red Sox season was the 91st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished tied for second in the American League East with a record of 84 wins and 78 losses, seven games behind the Toronto Blue Jays.

Offseason

Regular season

Record by month[3]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 11 7 11 7 1st +12 [4]
May 15 13 26 20 1st [5]
June 11 16 37 36 2nd 4+12 [6]
July 11 16 48 52 3rd 9 [7]
August 18 11 66 63 3rd 6 [8]
September 17 10 83 73 2nd 3+12 [9]
October 1 5 84 78 2nd (tie) 7 [10]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 0.562 46–35 45–36
Boston Red Sox 84 78 0.519 7 43–38 41–40
Detroit Tigers 84 78 0.519 7 49–32 35–46
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 8 43–37 40–42
New York Yankees 71 91 0.438 20 39–42 32–49
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 24 33–48 34–47
Cleveland Indians 57 105 0.352 34 30–52 27–53

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 8–5 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 4–8 3–10 4–8 5–8 3–9 4–8 9–3 5–8
Boston 5–8 4–8 7–5 9–4 5–8 7–5 7–6 3–9 6–7 8–4 9–3 5–7 9–4
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 7–5 5–7 9–4 6–6 8–5 6–6 1–12 6–7 5–8 6–6
Chicago 8–4 5–7 5–8 6–6 4–8 7–6 7–5 8–5 8–4 7–6 7–6 8–5 7–5
Cleveland 6–7 4–9 5–7 6–6 7–6 4–8 5–8 2–10 6–7 5–7 2–10 4–8 1–12
Detroit 8–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 6–7 8–4 4–9 4–8 8–5 4–8 8–4 6–6 5–8
Kansas City 8–4 5–7 4–9 6–7 8–4 4–8 9–3 6–7 7–5 6–7 7–6 7–6 5–7
Milwaukee 10–3 6–7 6–6 5–7 8–5 9–4 3–9 6–6 6–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 9–3 5–8 5–8 10–2 8–4 7–6 6–6 10–2 8–5 9–4 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 7–6 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 5–7 7–6 2–10 6–6 3–9 5–7 6–7
Oakland 9–3 4–8 12–1 6–7 7–5 8–4 7–6 4–8 5–8 6–6 6–7 4–9 6–6
Seattle 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 9–3 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–8 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 5–7 7–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 6–6
Toronto 8–5 4–9 6–6 5–7 12–1 8–5 7–5 7–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions

Opening Day Line Up

26 Wade Boggs 3B
  3 Jody Reed 2B
39 Mike Greenwell     LF
25 Jack Clark DH
12 Ellis Burks CF
23 Tom Brunansky RF
18 Carlos Quintana 1B
  6 Tony Peña C
11 Tim Naehring SS
21 Roger Clemens P

Alumni game

The team held an old-timers game on May 11, before a scheduled home game against the Texas Rangers. Festivities included non-playing appearances by Ted Williams (then 72) and Joe DiMaggio (then 76), in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1941 MLB season, when Williams batted .406 and DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak.[13]

Red Sox alumni lost, 9–5, to a team of MLB alumni from other clubs, led by José Cardenal who had three hits (including two doubles) in the three-inning game.[13]

Roster

1991 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; AVG = Batting average; SLG = Slugging average

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB AVG SLG
Jody Reed 153 618 87 175 42 2 5 60 6 60 .283 .382
Wade Boggs 144 546 93 181 42 2 8 51 1 89 .332 .460
Mike Greenwell 147 541 76 163 26 6 9 83 15 43 .300 .419
Jack Clark 140 481 75 120 18 1 28 87 0 96 .249 .466
Carlos Quintana 149 478 69 141 21 1 11 71 1 61 .295 .412
Ellis Burks 130 474 56 119 33 3 14 56 6 39 .251 .422
Tony Peña 141 464 45 107 23 2 5 48 8 37 .231 .321
Tom Brunansky 142 459 54 105 24 1 16 70 1 49 .229 .390
Luis Rivera 129 414 64 107 22 3 8 40 4 35 .258 .384
Mo Vaughn 74 219 21 57 12 0 4 32 2 26 .260 .370
Steve Lyons 87 212 15 51 10 1 4 17 10 11 .241 .354
Phil Plantier 53 148 27 49 7 1 11 35 1 23 .331 .615
Mike Brumley 63 118 16 25 5 0 0 5 2 10 .212 .254
John Marzano 49 114 10 30 8 0 0 9 0 1 .263 .333
Mike Marshall 22 62 4 18 4 0 1 7 0 0 .290 .403
Tim Naehring 20 55 1 6 1 0 0 3 0 6 .109 .127
Kevin Romine 44 55 7 9 2 0 1 7 1 3 .164 .255
Scott Cooper 14 35 6 16 4 2 0 7 0 2 .457 .686
Bob Zupcic 18 25 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 .160 .280
Wayne Housie 11 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .375
Eric Wedge 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000
Team Totals 162 5530 731 1486 305 25 126 691 59 593 .269 .401

Source:[15]

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB SO
Roger Clemens 18 10 2.62 35 35 0 271.1 219 93 79 65 241
Greg A. Harris 11 12 3.85 53 21 2 173.0 157 79 74 69 127
Joe Hesketh 12 4 3.29 39 17 0 153.1 142 59 56 53 104
Mike Gardiner 9 10 4.85 22 22 0 130.0 140 79 70 47 91
Tom Bolton 8 9 5.24 25 19 0 110.0 136 72 64 51 64
Dennis Lamp 6 3 4.70 51 0 0 92.0 100 54 48 31 57
Matt Young 3 7 5.18 19 16 0 88.2 92 55 51 53 69
Kevin Morton 6 5 4.59 16 15 0 86.1 93 49 44 40 45
Danny Darwin 3 6 5.16 12 12 0 68.0 71 39 39 15 42
Jeff Gray 2 3 2.34 50 0 1 61.2 39 17 16 10 41
Jeff Reardon 1 4 3.03 57 0 40 59.1 54 21 20 16 44
Tony Fossas 3 2 3.47 64 0 1 57.0 49 27 22 28 29
Dana Kiecker 2 3 7.36 18 5 0 40.1 56 34 33 23 21
Dan Petry 0 0 4.43 13 0 1 22.1 21 17 11 12 12
Daryl Irvine 0 0 6.00 9 0 0 18.0 25 13 12 9 8
Jeff Plympton 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 5.1 5 0 0 4 2
Steve Lyons 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 1
John Dopson 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 0
Josías Manzanillo 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 3 1
Team Totals 84 78 4.01 162 162 45 1439.2 1405 712 642 530 999

Source:[16]

Statistical leaders

Roger Clemens
Category Player Statistic
Youngest player Kevin Morton 22
Phil Plantier
Oldest player Dennis Lamp 38
Wins Above Replacement Roger Clemens 7.9

Source:[14]

Batting

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
G Games played Jody Reed 153
PA Plate appearances Jody Reed 696
AB At bats Jody Reed 618
R Runs scored Wade Boggs 93
H Hits Wade Boggs 181
2B Doubles Wade Boggs 42
Jody Reed
3B Triples Mike Greenwell 6
HR Home runs Jack Clark 28
RBI Runs batted in Jack Clark 87
SB Stolen bases Mike Greenwell 15
CS Caught stealing Ellis Burks 11
BB Base on balls Jack Clark 96
SO Strikeouts Jack Clark 133
BA Batting average Wade Boggs .332
OBP On-base percentage Wade Boggs .421
SLG Slugging percentage Jack Clark .466
OPS On-base plus slugging Wade Boggs .881
OPS+ Adjusted OPS Wade Boggs 140
TB Total bases Wade Boggs 251
GIDP Grounded into double play Tony Peña 23
HBP Hit by pitch Ellis Burks 6
SH Sacrifice hits Luis Rivera 12
SF Sacrifice flies Tom Brunansky 8
IBB Intentional base on balls Wade Boggs 25

Source:[14]

Pitching

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
W Wins Roger Clemens 18
L Losses Greg A. Harris 12
W-L % Winning percentage Joe Hesketh .750 (12–4)
ERA Earned run average Roger Clemens 2.62
G Games pitched Tony Fossas 64
GS Games started Roger Clemens 35
GF Games finished Jeff Reardon 51
CG Complete games Roger Clemens 13
SHO Shutouts Roger Clemens 4
SV Saves Jeff Reardon 40
IP Innings pitched Roger Clemens 271+13
SO Strikeouts Roger Clemens 241
WHIP Walks plus hits per inning pitched Roger Clemens 1.047

Source:[14]

Awards and honors

Awards
Accomplishments
All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Butch Hobson
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Gary Allenson
A-Advanced Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League Buddy Bailey
A-Advanced Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Mike Verdi
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dave Holt
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Felix Maldonado

Source:[15][16]

References

  1. ^ Danny Darwin Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b John Moses Statistics and History Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "The 1991 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "Events of Tuesday, April 30, 1991".
  5. ^ "Events of Friday, May 31, 1991".
  6. ^ "Events of Sunday, June 30, 1991".
  7. ^ "Events of Wednesday, July 31, 1991".
  8. ^ "Events of Saturday, August 31, 1991".
  9. ^ "Events of Monday, September 30, 1991".
  10. ^ "Events of Sunday, October 6, 1991".
  11. ^ Steve Lyons Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ Kevin Romine Statistics and History Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ a b "An emotional reunion for DiMaggio, Williams". Courier-Post. Camden, New Jersey. May 12, 1991. p. 7E. Retrieved May 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  14. ^ a b c "1991 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  15. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  16. ^ Boston Red Sox Media Guide. 1991. p. 203. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.