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1986 Boston Red Sox season

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Manager  John McNamara
General manager  Lou Gorman
Local television  WSBK-TV
Start date  1986
Local radio  WPLM-FM
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Owners  Buddy LeRoux, Haywood Sullivan, Jean R. Yawkey
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The 1986 Boston Red Sox season was the 86th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished first in the American League East with a record of 95 wins and 66 losses. After defeating the California Angels in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the World Series to the New York Mets in seven games.

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Offseason

  • November 13, 1985: Bob Ojeda, Tom McCarthy, John Mitchell and Chris Bayer (minors) were traded by the Red Sox to the New York Mets for Calvin Schiraldi, Wes Gardner, John Christensen, and La Schelle Tarver.
  • December 11, 1985: Mark Clear was traded by the Red Sox to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ed Romero.
  • January 14, 1986: Alan Mills was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • January 14, 1986: Curt Schilling was drafted by the Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed May 30, 1986.
  • March 28, 1986: Mike Easler was traded by the Red Sox to the New York Yankees for Don Baylor.
  • Spring training

    The Boston Red Sox held spring training at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Florida for the 21st season.

    Regular season

  • April 29, 1986 – At Fenway Park, Roger Clemens struck out 20 Seattle Mariners to become the first pitcher in history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning major league game.
  • Clemens' 24 wins in the regular season were the most by a Red Sox pitcher since 1949.
  • Season standings

    1986 was the first time since 1904 that the Yankees finished second in the standings to the Red Sox.

    Transactions

  • June 29, 1986: Steve Lyons was traded by the Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox for Tom Seaver.
  • August 19, 1986: Rey Quiñones, players to be named later and cash were traded by the Red Sox to the Seattle Mariners for Spike Owen and Dave Henderson. The Red Sox completed the deal by sending Mike Brown and Mike Trujillo to the Mariners on August 22 and John Christensen to the Mariners on September 25.
  • Draft Picks

  • June 2, 1986: 1986 Major League Baseball Draft
  • Scott Cooper was drafted by the Red Sox in the 3rd round. Player signed June 8, 1986.
  • Starters by position

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

    Other batters

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

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    World Series

    NL New York Mets (4) vs. AL Boston Red Sox (3)

    Awards and honors

  • Marty Barrett, Second Base, ALCS MVP
  • Wade Boggs, American League Batting Champion, .357
  • Wade Boggs, American League Leader, Walks (105)
  • Wade Boggs, Major League Baseball Leader, On-base percentage (.453)
  • Roger Clemens, American League Cy Young Award Winner
  • Roger Clemens, American League Most Valuable Player
  • Roger Clemens, American League Leader, ERA (2.48)
  • Roger Clemens, American League Leader, Wins (24)
  • All-Star Game

  • Wade Boggs, Third Base, Starter
  • Roger Clemens, Pitcher, Starter
  • Rich Gedman, Catcher, Reserve
  • Jim Rice, Outfield, Reserve
  • References

    1986 Boston Red Sox season Wikipedia


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