1985 Boston Red Sox season

1985 Boston Red Sox season

The 1985 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 5th in the American League East with a record of 81 wins and 81 losses.

Offseason

  • January 14, 1985: Bruce Kison was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 99 62 .615 --
New York Yankees 97 64 .602 2
Detroit Tigers 84 77 .522 15
Baltimore Orioles 83 78 .516 16
Boston Red Sox 81 81 .500 18½
Milwaukee Brewers 71 90 .441 28
Cleveland Indians 60 102 .370 39½


Transactions

  • The Red Sox drafted pitcher Dan Gabriele with the twenty-first overall pick in the 1985 Draft. [2]

Opening Day Line Up

26 Wade Boggs 3B
24 Dwight Evans RF
14 Jim Rice LF
  7 Mike Easler DH
20 Tony Armas CF
  6 Bill Buckner 1B
10 Rich Gedman C
17 Marty Barrett 2B
41 Jackie Gutiérrez     SS
23 Oil Can Boyd     P

Roster

1985 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Gedman, RichRich Gedman 144 498 147 .295 18 80
1B Buckner, BillBill Buckner 162 673 201 .299 16 110
2B Barrett, MartyMarty Barrett 156 534 142 .266 5 56
3B Boggs, WadeWade Boggs 161 653 240 .368 8 78
SS Gutiérrez, JackieJackie Gutiérrez 103 275 60 .218 2 21
LF Rice, JimJim Rice 140 546 159 27 103 .291
CF Lyons, SteveSteve Lyons 133 371 98 .264 5 30
RF Evans, DwightDwight Evans 159 617 162 .263 29 78
DH Easler, MikeMike Easler 155 568 149 .262 16 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
Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 30 66 15 .227 0 2

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
Clemens, RogerRoger Clemens 15 98.1 7 5 3.29 74

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

Awards and honors

  • Wade Boggs, American League Batting Champion, .368
  • Wade Boggs, American League Leader, Hits (240)
  • Bill Buckner, Major League Baseball Record, Most Assists in a Season (185)[3]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Rac Slider
AA New Britain Red Sox Eastern League Ed Nottle
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Dave Holt
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Doug Camilli
Short-Season A Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League Dick Berardino

References

  • 1985 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com