1968 Boston Red Sox season

1968 Boston Red Sox season

The 1968 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Carl Yastrzemski set an American League record by having the lowest batting average to win a batting title. Yaz hit .301 to claim the batting title.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
California Angels 67 95 .414 36
Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

Opening Day lineup

  2 Mike Andrews 2B
  3 Dalton Jones 3B
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
  7 Reggie Smith CF
  5 George Scott 1B
14 Joe Lahoud RF
  6 Rico Petrocelli SS
18 Elston Howard C
36 Dick Ellsworth P

Notable transactions

Roster

1968 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Andrews, MikeMike Andrews 147 536 145 .271 7 45
LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 157 539 162 .301 23 74

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bell, GaryGary Bell 35 199.1 11 11 3.12 102

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Brandon, BuckyBucky Brandon 8 0 0 0 6.39 10
Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 8 1 2 0 4.22 11

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels International League Eddie Kasko
AA Pittsfield Red Sox Eastern League Billy Gardner
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Rac Slider
A Greenville Red Sox Western Carolinas League Matt Sczesny
Short-Season A Jamestown Falcons New York-Penn League Jackie Moore

Notes

References

  • 1968 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1968 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com