1998 Boston Red Sox season: Wikis

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1998 Boston Red Sox
1998 AL Wild Card
Major league affiliations
Location
1998 information
Owner(s) JRY Trust
Manager(s) Jimy Williams
Local television WABU
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Bob Kurtz, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WRCA
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)

The 1998 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 92 wins and 70 losses.

Contents

Offseason

  • November 6, 1997: Jim Leyritz was traded by the Texas Rangers with Damon Buford to the Boston Red Sox for Mark Brandenburg, Bill Haselman, and Aaron Sele. [1]
  • November 17, 1997: Bret Saberhagen was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox. [2]
  • November 18, 1997: Pedro Martínez was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later and Carl Pavano. The Boston Red Sox sent Tony Armas (December 18, 1997) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade. [3]
  • November 21, 1997: Mike Benjamin was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox. [4]
  • March 19, 1998: Midre Cummings was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Cincinnati Reds. [5]

Regular season

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Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 114 48 .704    --
Boston Red Sox   92 70 .568 22.0
Toronto Blue Jays   88 74 .543 26.0
Baltimore Orioles   79 83 .488 35.0
Tampa Bay Devil Rays   63 99 .389 51.0

Notable transactions

  • June 2, 1998: Mark Teixeira was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 9th round of the 1998 amateur draft, but did not sign.[6]
  • June 20, 1998: Jim Leyritz was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Ethan Faggett (minors) to the San Diego Padres for Carlos Reyes, Mandy Romero, and Dario Veras. [1]
  • July 31, 1998: Greg Swindell was traded by the Minnesota Twins with Orlando Merced to the Boston Red Sox for John Barnes, Matt Kinney, and Joe Thomas (minors). [7]

Opening Day Line Up

  5 Nomar Garciaparra     SS
13 John Valentin 3B
42 Mo Vaughn 1B
18 Reggie Jefferson DH
25 Troy O'Leary LF
10 Scott Hatteberg C
20 Darren Lewis CF
56 Darren Bragg RF
52 Donnie Sadler 2B
45 Pedro Martínez P

Roster

1998 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

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS

Game 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 11 12 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 6 0
W: Pedro Martínez (1-0)   L: Jaret Wright (0-1)
HR: BOS: Mo Vaughn (2), Nomar Garciaparra; CLE: Kenny Lofton, Jim Thome

Game 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 10 0
Cleveland 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 9 1
W: Dave Burba (1-0)   L: Tim Wakefield (0-1)    S: Mike Jackson (1)
HR: CLE: David Justice

Game 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 5 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0
W: Charles Nagy (1-0)   L: Bret Saberhagen (0-1); S: Mike Jackson (2)  
HR: CLE: Jim Thome, Kenny Lofton, Manny Ramírez (2); BOS - Nomar Garciaparra   

Game 4

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
W: Steve Reed (1-0)   L: Tom Gordon (0-1)  S: Mike Jackson (3)
HR: BOS: Nomar Garciaparra  

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ken Macha
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League DeMarlo Hale
A Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Bob Geren
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League Billy Gardner, Jr.
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York-Penn League Dick Berardino
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Luis Aguayo

[8]

References

Preceded by
New York Yankees
1997
AL Wild Card
1998
Succeeded by
Boston Red Sox
1999

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