1963 Boston Red Sox season

1963 Boston Red Sox season

The 1963 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses.

Offseason

  • November 26, 1962: Glenn Beckert was drafted from the Red Sox by the Chicago Cubs in the 1962 first-year draft.[1]
  • November 26, 1962: Joe Foy was drafted by the Boston Red Sox from the Minnesota Twins in the 1962 minor league draft. [2]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 104 57 .646 --
Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

Opening Day lineup

  2 Chuck Schilling 2B
  1 Eddie Bressoud SS
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
  7 Dick Stuart 1B
  4 Román Mejías CF
  6 Lou Clinton RF
11 Frank Malzone 3B
10 Bob Tillman C
27 Bill Monbouquette     P

Notable transactions

Roster

1963 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
C Tillman, BobBob Tillman 96 307 69 .225 8 32
1B Stuart, DickDick Stuart 157 612 160 .261 42 118
2B Schilling, ChuckChuck Schilling 146 576 135 .234 8 33
3B Malzone, FrankFrank Malzone 151 580 169 .291 15 71
SS Bressoud, EddieEddie Bressoud 140 497 129 .260 20 60
LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 151 570 183 .321 14 68
CF Geiger, GaryGary Geiger 121 399 105 .263 16 44
RF Clinton, LouLou Clinton 148 560 130 .232 22 77

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
Conley, GeneGene Conley 9 40.2 3 4 6.64 14

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
Smith, PetePete Smith 6 0 0 0 3.60 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Mel Parnell
AA Reading Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Matt Sczesny and Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Len Okrie
A Wellsville Red Sox New York-Penn League Bill Slack and Matt Sczesny
[6]

Notes

References

  • 1963 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1963 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com