1969 Boston Red Sox Season
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1969 Boston Red Sox Season

1969 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record87-75 (.537)
Divisional place3rd (22 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Dick O'Connell
Manager(s)
Local televisionWHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Ken Coleman, Ned Martin, Johnny Pesky)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1969 Boston Red Sox season was the 69th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. With the American League (AL) now split into two divisions, the Red Sox finished third in the newly established American League East with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses, 22 games behind the Baltimore Orioles, who went on to win the AL championship.

Dick Williams, who had managed the team to the 1967 AL pennant, was fired on September 23;[1] coach Eddie Popowski led the team for the final nine games of the season.

Offseason

Regular season

Record by month[4]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 11 9 11 9 2nd [5]
May 18 7 29 16 2nd 3 [6]
June 14 15 43 31 2nd 11 [7]
July 14 15 57 46 3rd 15 [8]
August 13 15 70 61 3rd [9]
September 17 13 87 74 3rd 21 [10]
October 0 1 87 75 3rd 22 [11]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 109 53 0.673 -- 60-21 49-32
Detroit Tigers 90 72 0.556 19 46-35 44-37
Boston Red Sox 87 75 0.537 22 46-35 41-40
Washington Senators 86 76 0.531 23 47-34 39-42
New York Yankees 80 81 0.497 28½ 48-32 32-49
Cleveland Indians 62 99 0.385 46½ 33-48 29-51

Record vs. opponents

1969 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA WSH
Baltimore -- 10-8 6-6 9-3 13-5 11-7 11-1 8-4 11-7 8-4 9-3 13-5
Boston 8-10 -- 8-4 5-7 12-6 10-8 10-2 7-5 11-7 4-8 6-6 6-12
California 6-6 4-8 -- 9-9 8-4 5-7 9-9 7-11 3-9 6-12 9-9-1 5-7
Chicago 3-9 7-5 9-9 -- 8-4 3-9 8-10 5-13 3-9 8-10 10-8 4-8
Cleveland 5-13 6-12 4-8 4-8 -- 7-11 7-5 5-7 9-8 5-7 7-5 3-15
Detroit 7-11 8-10 7-5 9-3 11-7 -- 8-4 6-6 10-8 7-5 10-2 7-11
Kansas City 1-11 2-10 9-9 10-8 5-7 4-8 -- 8-10 5-7-1 8-10 10-8 7-5
Minnesota 4-8 5-7 11-7 13-5 7-5 6-6 10-8 -- 10-2 13-5 12-6 6-6
New York 7-11 7-11 9-3 9-3 8-9 8-10 7-5-1 2-10 -- 6-6 7-5 10-8
Oakland 4-8 8-4 12-6 10-8 7-5 5-7 10-8 5-13 6-6 -- 13-5 8-4
Seattle 3-9 6-6 9-9-1 8-10 5-7 2-10 8-10 6-12 5-7 5-13 -- 7-5
Washington 5-13 12-6 7-5 8-4 15-3 11-7 5-7 6-6 8-10 4-8 5-7 --


Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

Source:[13]

Roster

Statistical leaders

Category Player Statistic
Youngest player Mike Garman 19
Oldest player Ron Kline 37
Wins Above Replacement Rico Petrocelli 10.0

Source:[14]

Batting

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
G Games played Carl Yastrzemski 162
PA Plate appearances Carl Yastrzemski 707
AB At bats Carl Yastrzemski 603
R Runs scored Carl Yastrzemski 96
H Hits Reggie Smith 168
2B Doubles Rico Petrocelli 32
3B Triples Reggie Smith 7
HR Home runs Rico Petrocelli 40
Carl Yastrzemski
RBI Runs batted in Carl Yastrzemski 111
SB Stolen bases Carl Yastrzemski 15
CS Caught stealing Reggie Smith 13
BB Base on balls Carl Yastrzemski 101
SO Strikeouts Tony Conigliaro 111
BA Batting average Reggie Smith .309
OBP On-base percentage Rico Petrocelli .403
SLG Slugging percentage Rico Petrocelli .589
OPS On-base plus slugging Rico Petrocelli .992
OPS+ Adjusted OPS Rico Petrocelli 168
TB Total bases Rico Petrocelli 315
GIDP Grounded into double play George Scott 15
HBP Hit by pitch Mike Andrews 5
SH Sacrifice hits Mike Andrews 10
SF Sacrifice flies Reggie Smith 8
IBB Intentional base on balls Rico Petrocelli 13

Source:[14]

Pitching

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
W Wins Ray Culp 17
L Losses Jim Lonborg 11
W-L % Winning percentage Mike Nagy .857 (12-2)
ERA Earned run average Sparky Lyle 2.54
G Games pitched Sparky Lyle 71
GS Games started Ray Culp 32
GF Games finished Sparky Lyle 44
CG Complete games Ray Culp 9
SHO Shutouts Ray Culp 2
SV Saves Sparky Lyle 17
IP Innings pitched Ray Culp 227
SO Strikeouts Ray Culp 172
WHIP Walks plus hits per inning pitched Ray Culp 1.207

Source:[14]

Awards and honors

Farm system

Source:[15]

References

  1. ^ "Red Sox Fire Dick Williams As Manager". North Adams Transcript. North Adams, Massachusetts. AP. September 23, 1969. p. 1. Retrieved 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Joe Foy Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b Bill Kelso page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "The 1969 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1969/04301969.htm
  6. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1969/05311969.htm
  7. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1969/06301969.htm
  8. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1969/07311969.htm
  9. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1969/08311969.htm
  10. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1969/09301969.htm
  11. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1969/10011969.htm
  12. ^ a b Joe Azcue page at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ "Boston Red Sox 5, Baltimore Orioles 4". Retrosheet. April 8, 1969. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ a b c "1969 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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