1993 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record80–82 (.494)
Divisional place5th (15 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)JRY Trust,
Haywood Sullivan
General manager(s)Lou Gorman
Manager(s)Butch Hobson
Local televisionWSBK-TV, Ch. 38
(Sean McDonough, Bob Montgomery)
NESN
(Bob Kurtz, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWRKO
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez, Mike Fornieles)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1993 Boston Red Sox season was the 93rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fifth in the American League East with a record of 80 wins and 82 losses, 15 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays, who went on to win the 1993 World Series.

Offseason

Spring training

In a spring training game on April 2, 1993, Frank Viola and Cory Bailey combined on a no-hitter as the Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 10–0, at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida.[3]

Regular season

Record by month[4]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 13 9 13 9 2nd 2 [5]
May 14 14 27 23 4th 4 [6]
June 11 16 38 39 5th 9 [7]
July 20 7 58 46 3rd 1+12 [8]
August 11 16 69 62 5th 6+12 [9]
September 11 17 80 79 5th 14 [10]
October 0 3 80 82 5th 15 [11]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 95 67 0.586 48–33 47–34
New York Yankees 88 74 0.543 7 50–31 38–43
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 10 48–33 37–44
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 10 44–37 41–40
Boston Red Sox 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 19 46–35 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 69 93 0.426 26 38–43 31–50

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


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

  5 Scott Fletcher 2B
22 Billy Hatcher CF
39 Mike Greenwell     LF
10 Andre Dawson RF
42 Mo Vaughn 1B
22 Iván Calderón DH
34 Scott Cooper 3B
  6 Tony Peña C
  2 Luis Rivera SS
21 Roger Clemens P

Source:[15]

Alumni game

On May 29, the Red Sox held an old-timers game, themed to honor Negro league legends;[16] it was held before a scheduled home game with the Texas Rangers. Hitting instructor Mike Easler drove in both runs for the Red Sox alumni team in a 2–2 tie; other participants included César Cedeño, Jim Lonborg, and Roy White.[17]

Roster

1993 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Pinch runner

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Starters by position

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Tony Pena 126 304 55 .181 4 19
1B Mo Vaughn 152 539 160 .297 29 101
2B Scott Fletcher 121 480 137 .285 5 45
3B Scott Cooper 156 468 147 .279 9 63
SS John Valentin 144 468 130 .278 11 66
LF Mike Greenwell 146 540 170 .315 13 72
CF Billy Hatcher 136 508 146 .287 9 57
RF Carlos Quintana 101 303 74 .244 1 19
DH Andre Dawson 121 461 126 .273 13 67

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Greg Blosser 17 28 2 .071 0 1
Jim Byrd 2 0 0 .000 0 0
Iván Calderón 73 213 47 .221 1 19
Rob Deer 38 143 18 .196 7 16
John Flaherty 13 25 3 .120 0 2
Steve Lyons 28 23 3 .130 0 0
Jeff McNeely 21 37 11 .297 0 1
Bob Melvin 77 176 39 .222 3 23
Tim Naehring 39 127 42 .331 1 17
Luis Ortiz 9 12 3 .250 0 1
Jeff Richardson 15 24 5 .208 0 2
Ernie Riles 94 143 27 .189 5 20
Luis Rivera 62 130 27 .208 1 7
Bob Zupcic 141 286 69 .241 2 26

Pitching

Starting pitching

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Danny Darwin 34 229.1 15 11 3.26 130
Roger Clemens 29 191.2 11 14 4.46 160
Frank Viola 29 183.2 11 8 3.14 91
John Dopson 34 155.2 7 11 4.97 89
Aaron Sele 18 111.2 7 2 2.74 93
Nate Minchey 5 33.0 1 2 3.55 18

Relievers and other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SV = Saves

Player G IP W L ERA SV
Cory Bailey 11 15.2 0 1 3.45 0
Scott Bankhead 40 64.1 2 1 3.50 0
Tony Fossas 71 40.0 1 1 5.18 0
Greg A. Harris 80 112.1 6 7 3.77 8
Joe Hesketh 28 53.1 3 4 5.06 1
José Meléndez 9 16.0 2 1 2.25 0
Paul Quantrill 49 138.0 6 12 3.91 1
Jeff Russell 51 46.2 1 4 2.70 33
Ken Ryan 47 50.0 7 2 3.60 1
Scott Taylor 16 11.0 0 1 8.18 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

The Fort Lauderdale Red Sox replaced the Winter Haven Red Sox as a Class A-Advanced affiliate. The Utica Blue Sox replaced the Elmira Pioneers as the Red Sox' Class A-Short Season affiliate.

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Buddy Bailey
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Jim Pankovits
A-Advanced Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League Mark Meleski
A-Advanced Fort Lauderdale Red Sox Florida State League DeMarlo Hale
A-Short Season Utica Blue Sox New York–Penn League Dave Holt
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Felix Maldonado

Source:[18][19]

References

  1. ^ "1993 Boston Red Sox Trades and Transactions". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Andre Dawson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Viola, Bailey combine on no-hitter". Chicago Tribune. April 3, 1993. pp. 4 (Section 3). Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "The 1993 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "Events of Friday, April 30, 1993".
  6. ^ "Events of Monday, May 31, 1993".
  7. ^ "Events of Wednesday, June 30, 1993".
  8. ^ "Events of Saturday, July 31, 1993".
  9. ^ "Events of Tuesday, August 31, 1993".
  10. ^ "Events of Thursday, September 30, 1993".
  11. ^ "Events of Sunday, October 3, 1993".
  12. ^ Ernie Riles Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Steve Lyons Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ "1993 Boston Red Sox Trades and Transactions". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  15. ^ "Boston Red Sox 3, Kansas City Royals 1". Retrosheet. April 5, 1993. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  16. ^ "Fenway Park through the Years [1993]: Non-Red Sox Baseball At Fenway Park". MLB.com. Boston Red Sox. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "Sports in Short". The Post-Star. Glens Falls, New York. May 30, 1993. p. 26. Retrieved May 19, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  18. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  19. ^ Boston Red Sox Official Yearbook. 1993. p. 67. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.