1969 Boston Red Sox season

1969 Boston Red Sox season

The 1969 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. In the first season following the split of the American League into two divisions, the Red Sox finished third in the newly established American League East with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

Offseason

  • October 15, 1968: Joe Foy was drafted by the Kansas City Royals from the Boston Red Sox as the 4th pick in the 1968 expansion draft. [1]
  • March 18, 1969: Bill Kelso was purchased by the Red Sox from the Cincinnati Reds.[2]
  • March 29, 1969: Bill Kelso was returned to the Reds by the Red Sox.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 109 53 0 .673
Detroit Tigers 90 72 19.0 .556
Boston Red Sox 87 75 22.0 .537
Washington Senators 86 76 23.0 .531
New York Yankees 80 81 28.5 .497
Cleveland Indians 62 99 46.5 .385

Opening Day lineup

  7 Reggie Smith CF
  2 Mike Andrews 2B
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
40 Ken Harrelson 1B
25 Tony Conigliaro RF
  5 George Scott 3B
  6 Rico Petrocelli SS
35 Russ Gibson C
16 Jim Lonborg P

Notable transactions

Roster

1969 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

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 121 464 136 .293 15 59
3B Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 152 549 139 .253 16 52
LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 162 603 154 .255 40 111
CF Smith, ReggieReggie Smith 143 543 168 .309 25 93

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
Harrelson, KenKen Harrelson 10 46 10 .217 3 8
Muser, TonyTony Muser 2 9 1 .111 0 1

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
Culp, RayRay Culp 32 227 17 8 3.81 172
Brett, KenKen Brett 8 39.1 2 3 5.26 23
Garman, MikeMike Garman 2 12.1 1 0 4.38 10
Ellsworth, DickDick Ellsworth 2 12 0 0 3.75 4

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

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 Matt Sczesny
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Rac Slider
A Greenville Red Sox Western Carolinas League Bill Slack
Short-Season A Jamestown Falcons New York-Penn League Jackie Moore
[4]

Notes

References

  • 1969 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1969 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com