1963 Boston Red Sox season

The 1963 Boston Red Sox season was the 63rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished seventh in the American League (AL) with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses, 28 games behind the AL champion New York Yankees.

1963 Boston Red Sox
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Pinky Higgins
Manager(s)Johnny Pesky
Local televisionWHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Ned Martin, Art Gleeson)
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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

Record vs. opponents

1963 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 7–11 7–11 10–8 13–5 9–9 9–9 9–9 7–11 15–3
Boston 11–7 8–10 10–8 9–9 7–11 9–8 7–11 6–12 9–9
Chicago 11–7 10–8 11–7 11–7 12–6 10–8 8–10 8–10 13–5
Cleveland 8–10 8–10 7–11 10–8 11–7 10–8 5–13 7–11 13–5
Detroit 5–13 9–9 7–11 8–10 13–5 12–6 8–10 8–10 9–9
Kansas City 9–9 11–7 6–12 7–11 5–13 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–8
Los Angeles 9–9 8–9 8–10 8–10 6–12 8–10 9–9 5–13 9–9
Minnesota 9–9 11–7 10–8 13–5 10–8 9–9 9–9 6–11 14–4
New York 11–7 12–6 10–8 11–7 10–8 12–6 13–5 11–6 14–4
Washington 3–15 9–9 5–13 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 4–14

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

= Indicates team leader

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 Bob Tillman 96 307 69 .225 8 32
1B Dick Stuart 157 612 160 .261 42 118
2B Chuck Schilling 146 576 135 .234 8 33
3B Frank Malzone 151 580 169 .291 15 71
SS Eddie Bressoud 140 497 129 .260 20 60
LF Carl Yastrzemski 151 570 183 .321 14 68
CF Gary Geiger 121 399 105 .263 16 44
RF Lou 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
Roman Mejias 111 357 81 .227 11 39
Russ Nixon 98 287 77 .268 5 30
Felix Mantilla 66 178 56 .315 6 15
Dick Williams 79 136 35 .257 2 12
Billy Gardner 36 84 16 .190 0 1
Jim Gosger 19 16 1 .063 0 0
Rico Petrocelli 1 4 1 .250 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
Bill Monbouquette 37 266.2 20 10 3.81 173
Earl Wilson 37 210.2 11 16 3.76 123
Dave Morehead 29 174.2 10 13 3.81 136
Bob Heffner 20 124.2 4 9 4.26 77

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
Bob Turley 11 41.1 1 4 6.10 35
Gene Conley 9 40.2 3 4 6.64 14
Ike Delock 6 32.0 1 2 4.50 23
Pete Smith 6 15.0 0 0 3.60 6
Mike Fornieles 9 14.0 0 0 6.43 5
Hal Kolstad 7 11.0 0 2 13.09 6
Jerry Stephenson 1 2.1 0 0 7.71 3

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
Dick Radatz 66 15 6 23 1.97 162
Jack Lamabe 65 7 4 6 3.15 93
Arnold Earley 53 3 7 1 4.75 97
Wilbur Wood 25 0 5 0 3.76 28
Chet Nichols Jr. 21 1 3 0 4.78 27

Awards and honors

All-Star Game[5]

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

  1. ^ Glenn Beckert page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Foy Statistics and History – Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Bobby Gene Smith page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Jim Lonborg page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ 1963 All-Star Game
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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