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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
Roster Continuity 60.21% 18/28
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1998 Boston Red Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    23Billy AshleyLF6-5242R-R271992LAN: 1988-3-62MLB--
    33Steve AveryP6-4205L-L281990ATL: 1988-1-3MLB--
    59Brian BarkleyP6-2180L-L221998BOS: 1994-5-131MLB--
    28Mike BenjaminSS-3B6-0172R-R321989SFN: 1987-3-74MLB--
    56Darren BraggRF-CF5-9180L-R281994SEA: 1991-22-578MLB--
    2Damon BufordCF5-10180R-R281993BAL: 1990-10-283MLB--
    40Robinson ChecoP6-1185R-R261997Not draftedMLB--
    61Jin Ho ChoP6-3210R-R221998UDFAMLB--
    41Jim CorsiP6-1220R-R361988NYA: 1982-25-642MLB--
    29Midre CummingsRF-CF6-0195L-R261993MIN: 1990-1-29MLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R431975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    34Rich GarcesP6-0215R-R271990UDFAMLB--
    5Nomar GarciaparraSS6-0175R-R241996BOS: 1994-1-12MLB--
    36Tom GordonP5-9190R-R301988KCA: 1986-6-157MLB--
    10Scott HattebergC-1B6-1205L-R281995BOS: 1991-1-43MLB--
    27Butch HenryP6-1205L-L291992CIN: 1987-15-388MLB--
    18Reggie Jefferson1B-LF6-4215L-L291991CIN: 1986-3-72MLB--
    51Keith Johns2B6-1175R-R261998SLN: 1992-6-167MLB--
    15Mark Lemke2B5-9167B-R321988ATL: 1983-27-677MLB--
    20Darren LewisCF6-0190R-R301990OAK: 1988-18-463MLB--
    31Jim LeyritzC-1B6-0195R-R341990Not draftedMLB--
    32Derek LoweP6-6230R-R251997SEA: 1991-8-214MLB-Free Agent
    57Ron MahayP6-2190L-L271995BOS: 1991-18-486MLB-Retired
    45Pedro MartinezP5-11170R-R261992Not draftedMLB--
    26Orlando MercedRF-1B6-1195L-R311990Not draftedMLB--
    50Lou Merloni2B-3B5-10195R-R271998BOS: 1993-10-275MLB--
    30Keith MitchellLF-RF5-10195R-R281991ATL: 1987-4-90MLB--
    7Trot NixonRF6-2200L-L241996BOS: 1993-1-7MLB--
    25Troy O'LearyLF-RF6-0200L-L281993MIL: 1987-13-331MLB--
    55Carlos ReyesP6-1190B-R291994Not draftedMLB--
    54Mandy RomeroC6-0180B-R301997PIT: 1988-19-486MLB--
    19Brian RoseP6-3215R-R221997BOS: 1994-3-75MLB--
    17Bret SaberhagenP6-1200R-R341984KCA: 1982-19-480MLB--
    52Donnie Sadler2B-SS5-6175R-R231998BOS: 1994-11-299MLB--
    51Pete SchourekP6-5220L-L291991NYN: 1987-2-56MLB--
    55Brian ShouseP5-11180L-L291993PIT: 1990-13-349MLB--
    26Chris Snopek3B-SS6-1185R-R271995CHA: 1992-6-176MLB--
    20Mike StanleyC-1B6-0190R-R351986TEX: 1985-16-395MLB--
    37Greg SwindellP6-3230R-L331986CLE: 1986-1-2MLB--
    65Carlos ValdezP5-11191R-R261995Not draftedMLB--
    13John ValentinSS-3B6-0185R-R311992BOS: 1988-5-121MLB--
    47Jason VaritekC6-2220R-R261997SEA: 1994-1-14MLB--
    42Mo Vaughn1B6-1268L-R301991BOS: 1989-1-23MLB--
    31Dario VerasP6-1155R-R251996Not draftedMLB--
    49Tim WakefieldP6-2210R-R311992PIT: 1988-8-200MLB--
    46John WasdinP6-2195R-R251995OAK: 1993-1-25MLB--
    39David WestP6-6247L-L331988NYN: 1983-4-84MLB--

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