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1998 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-70 .568
Rank: 2nd in American League East
Run Differential: 876-729 + 147
Manager(s): Jimy Williams
General Manager: Dan Duquette
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Payroll: $ 51,647,000 8/30
Attendance: 2,314,704 17/30
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Indians)
Top Draft Pick: Adam Everett (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Grady Little
Bullpen Coach: Dick Pole
First Base Coach: Dave Jauss
Hitting Coach: Jim Rice
Pitching Coach: Joe Kerrigan
Third Base Coach: Wendell Kim

#1 Draft Picks

Greg Swindell (#2), Steve Avery (#3), Trot Nixon (#7), Nomar Garciaparra (#12), Jason Varitek (#14), Mo Vaughn (#23), John Wasdin (#25), Midre Cummings (#29), Scott Hatteberg (#43)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
11448.704--
9270.56822.0
8874.54326.0
7983.48835.0
6399.38951.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Troy O'LearyLF2861195165
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23
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832236108520517.270.314.468782.198.257.2933.0026.6286657
42Mo Vaughn1B30609107205
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2
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40
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11500611448130313.337.402.591993.255.355.3862.3615.2360681
5Nomar GarciaparraSS24604111195
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8
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35
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1221263362810720.323.362.584946.262.326.3111.8817.3353652
13John Valentin3B31588113145
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44
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1
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23
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7345778293259.247.340.442782.196.325.2501.0625.6260681
20Darren LewisCF-RF3058595157
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25
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8
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6329127094802512.268.352.362714.094.243.3051.3473.1212670
56Darren BraggRF2840951114
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29
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3
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8
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57534299604416.279.351.423774.144.252.3462.3651.1173465
10Scott HattebergC283594699
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1
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12
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43004358530311.276.359.446805.170.290.2981.3529.9160410
28Mike Benjamin2B323494695
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393015736113211.272.312.372684.100.152.3324.8787.3130385
47Jason VaritekC262213156
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07
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3322174521438.253.309.407716.154.231.2852.6531.690247
2Damon BufordCF282163761
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4255224311025.282.349.523872.241.343.3091.9521.6113241
18Reggie JeffersonDH291962460
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3100214012017.306.374.520894.214.321.3491.9024.5102219
20Mike StanleyDH351562545
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3210264322046.288.388.500888.212.385.3451.6522.378188
31Jim LeyritzDH341291737
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2400213421044.287.385.519904.233.395.3191.6216.167156
52Donnie Sadler2B231242128
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154062830511.226.276.395671.169.250.2664.6741.349139
29Midre CummingsDH-RF261202034
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1533171920102.283.381.475856.192.333.3021.1224.057140
50Lou Merloni2B27961027
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151072021101.281.343.375718.094.177.3472.8696.036106
15Mark Lemke2B32911017
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0070161500120.187.232.231463.044.099.2182.50--21100
30Keith MitchellDH283349
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006107501000.273.400.333733.061.303.3210.71--1140
7Trot NixonRF242737
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000001300000.259.286.296582.037.074.2923.00--828
23Billy AshleyDH272437
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70021100000.292.346.7921138.500.583.4005.508.01926
54Mandy RomeroC-DH301323
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001003300001.231.375.308683.077.308.3001.00--416
26Chris Snopek3B-2B271222
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0002002500000.167.286.167453.000.167.2862.50--214
26Orlando MercedRF-DH319000002002300010.000.167.000167.000.222.0001.50--012
45Pedro MartinezP267000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
17Bret SaberhagenP345000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
32Derek LoweP254000000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
49Tim WakefieldP312000000001200200.000.333.000333.000.500-2.00--05
33Steve AveryP281200000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
41Jim CorsiP361000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
51Keith JohnsDH-2B260000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
46John WasdinP250100000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals175656018761568338352058277239541104970323552144.280.340.463803.183.285.3101.9427.325916229
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
45Pedro Martinez261972.8833333200233188827526672519081.097.231.002.589.653.75
49Tim Wakefield311784.5836332010216211123110307914661141.348.791.253.296.081.85
17Bret Saberhagen341583.9631310000175181827722291004061.209.311.131.495.143.45
33Steve Avery281075.013423004012312874691464577041.559.291.024.654.140.89
32Derek Lowe25394.02631000841231266555542778041.379.220.373.075.631.83
46John Wasdin25645.25478001309611157561427591021.4410.411.312.535.532.19
36Tom Gordon30742.7373000694679552424225789001.016.270.232.858.893.12
41Jim Corsi36322.59590009066582319623493011.237.910.823.146.682.13
34Rich Garces27113.333000011146361917627341121.377.041.175.286.651.26
51Pete Schourek29134.30108000044452121714362001.349.201.432.867.362.57
43Dennis Eckersley43414.73500001313946212168220021.3510.351.351.804.952.75
55Carlos Reyes29113.552400010038351515214233011.298.290.473.325.451.64
19Brian Rose22146.8788000037433229914180021.5010.182.133.324.261.29
57Ron Mahay27113.46290006126261610215143021.589.000.695.194.850.93
37Greg Swindell33233.3829000302425139313180001.589.381.134.886.751.38
61Jin Ho Cho22038.054400001828171743151011.6313.261.891.427.115.00
59Brian Barkley22009.82600010111613122921012.2713.091.647.361.640.22
27Butch Henry29004.0022000098442360011.228.002.003.006.002.00
55Brian Shouse29015.6370004089552450001.6310.132.254.505.631.25
31Dario Veras250110.13700040812990722012.3813.500.007.882.250.29
40Robinson Checo26029.00220000711883551002.0012.383.385.635.631.00
65Carlos Valdez26100.0040001031000540002.003.000.0015.0012.000.80
39David West330027.0060000027661741007.0031.504.5031.5018.000.57
Pitching Totals92704.195941625215753143614067296681685041025622521.338.811.053.166.422.03
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott HattebergC1086646157.9930.00
Jason VaritekC753673253.9880.00
Mandy RomeroC4110001.0000.00
Jim LeyritzC1100001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mo Vaughn1B1421176901291.9910.00
Mike Stanley1B1310860141.0000.00
Mike Benjamin1B10419031.0000.00
Reggie Jefferson1B737422.9530.00
Billy Ashley1B26012.8570.00
Jim Leyritz1B130011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Benjamin2B87160189240.9940.00
Donnie Sadler2B507695516.9720.00
Lou Merloni2B324766310.9740.00
Mark Lemke2B3138710151.0000.00
Chris Snopek2B31210.7500.00
Damon Buford2B10000.0000.00
Keith Johns2B111011.0000.00
John Valentin2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John Valentin3B1531212921528.9650.00
Mike Benjamin3B11619001.0000.00
Lou Merloni3B55720.8570.00
Chris Snopek3B302001.0000.00
Damon Buford3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Nomar GarciaparraSS1432284022568.9620.00
Mike BenjaminSS202658111.9880.00
Donnie SadlerSS456021.0000.00
Lou MerloniSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Troy O'LearyLF155302931.9900.00
Darren BraggLF7100001.0000.00
Darren LewisLF450001.0000.00
Keith MitchellLF420001.0000.00
Billy AshleyLF201001.0000.00
Trot NixonLF140001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darren LewisCF1092885001.0000.00
Damon BufordCF671334011.0000.00
Darren BraggCF12211001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darren BraggRF112188512.9950.00
Darren LewisRF5589130.9680.00
Midre CummingsRF1716010.9410.00
Keith MitchellRF640001.0000.00
Trot NixonRF6120001.0000.00
Orlando MercedRF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom GordonP737971001.0000.91
Derek LoweP63123122444.9002.63
Jim CorsiP596631622.9052.59
Dennis EckersleyP50392410.8571.38
John WasdinP479651511.9521.88
Tim WakefieldP36216162331.9291.63
Steve AveryP3412373915.9793.36
Pedro MartinezP33233111843.8791.12
Bret SaberhagenP31175132011.9711.70
Rich GarcesP304625001.0001.37
Ron MahayP29261210.7501.04
Greg SwindellP292424011.0002.25
Carlos ReyesP243835001.0001.89
Pete SchourekP104402001.0000.41
Brian RoseP83744011.0001.94
Brian ShouseP7802001.0002.25
Dario VerasP7810001.0001.13
Brian BarkleyP61110001.0000.82
David WestP620000.0000.00
Jin Ho ChoP41830001.0001.48
Carlos ValdezP430000.0000.00
Robinson ChecoP270000.0000.00
Butch HenryP2913001.0004.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Reggie JeffersonDH48.0000.00
Jim LeyritzDH39.0000.00
Mike StanleyDH34.0000.00
Midre CummingsDH29.0000.00
Damon BufordDH15.0000.00
Keith MitchellDH12.0000.00
Mo VaughnDH12.0000.00
Billy AshleyDH5.0000.00
Darren BraggDH4.0000.00
Donnie SadlerDH4.0000.00
Mandy RomeroDH3.0000.00
Jason VaritekDH3.0000.00
Mike BenjaminDH2.0000.00
Trot NixonDH2.0000.00
Chris SnopekDH2.0000.00
Keith JohnsDH1.0000.00
Darren LewisDH1.0000.00
Orlando MercedDH1.0000.00


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