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1981 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

+ Organizational Roster
Nickname:
W-L Record: 59-49 .546
Rank: th in American League East
Run Differential: 519-481 + 38
Roster Continuity 63.07% 20/26
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Haywood Sullivan
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 1,060,379 11/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Steve Lyons (#19) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Johnny Pesky
First Base Coach: Tommy Harper
Hitting Coach: Walt Hriniak
Pitching Coach: Lee Stange
Third Base Coach: Eddie Yost

#1 Draft Picks

Frank Tanana (#13), Jim Rice (#15), Bruce Hurst (#22)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6247.569--
5946.5622.0
5948.5512.0
6049.5502.0
5949.5462.5
5251.5057.0
3769.34923.5
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1981 Boston Red Sox season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    John AckleyWinston-SalemCaroA+OF6-1185R-R19BOS: 1979-3-78AAA
    Gary AllensonBostonALMLBC5-11185R-R26BOS: 1976-9-214MLB
    Luis AlomarElmiraNYPLA-OF5-8150L-R19Not draftedA+
    Luis ApontePawtucketILAAAP6-0185R-R28Not draftedMLB
      BostonALMLBP                
    Andy AraujoElmiraNYPLA-P6-4180R-R18Not draftedAAA
    Joe ArfstromElmiraNYPLA-OF6-1210B-R19BOS: 1981-2-46A+
    Oscar BaldwinWinter HavenFSLA+P6-1180R-R22Not draftedA+
    Marty BarrettPawtucketILAAA2B5-10176R-R23BOS: 1979-1-1MLB
    Mark BaumWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-3195R-R21BOS: 1977-5-117AA
    Tony BealElmiraNYPLA-OF6-0165R-R19SFN: 1981-2-43AA
    Todd BenzingerElmiraNYPLA-1B6-1190B-R18BOS: 1981-4-96MLB
    Eduardo BerroaElmiraNYPLA-OF6-0157R-R19Not draftedA+
    Bob BiaginiElmiraNYPLA-C-1B5-11170R-R19Not draftedA+
    Bob BirrellBristolEastAAP6-0175R-L23BOS: 1979-19-494AAA
    Wade BoggsPawtucketILAAA3B6-2197L-R23BOS: 1976-7-166MLB
    Tom BoltonWinter HavenFSLA+P6-3175L-L19BOS: 1980-20-518MLB
    Sam BowenPawtucketILAAAOF5-9170R-R28BOS: 1974-7-164MLB
    Al BowlinWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-2190L-L18BOS: 1980-19-492A+
    Oil Can BoydWinter HavenFSLA+P6-1150R-R21BOS: 1980-16-414MLB
    Craig BrooksBristolEastAAOF6-1175L-R24BOS: 1974-5-116AAA
    Mike BrownWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-2195R-R22BOS: 1980-2-48MLB
    Thomas BrummerWinston-SalemCaroA+C6-0175L-R23Not draftedA+
    Erwin BryantBristolEastAASS6-0175R-R24BOS: 1977-4-91AA
    Michael BryantWinter HavenFSLA+P6-6205R-R-3CIN: 2002-47-1384A+
    Gus BurgessWinston-SalemCaroA+P5-11185L-L19BOS: 1980-2-27AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Tom BurgmeierBostonALMLBP5-11185L-L37Not draftedMLB
    Kevin BurrellElmiraNYPLA-C6-4215R-R18BOS: 1981-1-25AAA
    Dennis BurttBristolEastAAP6-0180B-R23BOS: 1976-2-45MLB
    Juan BustabadWinter HavenFSLA+SS5-10150L-R19BOS: 1980-1-1AAA
      BristolEastAASS                
    Bill CampbellBostonALMLBP6-3190R-R32BAL: 1968-6-94MLB
    Bill CarpenterElmiraNYPLA-SS5-11170R-R21BOS: 1981-19-486A+
    Pat CastigliaElmiraNYPLA-1B6-1190L-L21BOS: 1981-13-330A+
    Mike CiampaWinter HavenFSLA+OF5-6150L-L23BOS: 1980-24-617AA
    Mark ClearBostonALMLBP6-4215R-R25PHI: 1974-8-171MLB
    Kevin ClintonWinston-SalemCaroA+OF-P6-3210L-R21SFN: 1978-28-650A+
    Rick ColbertBristolEastAAC6-1170R-R21BOS: 1977-13-325AAA
    Richard CookeWinter HavenFSLA+P6-0175L-L24Not draftedA+
    Brice CoteWinter HavenFSLA+P6-1185R-R21BOS: 1980-3-75A+
    Steve CrawfordBostonALMLBP6-5225R-R23UDFAMLB
    Chuck DaleWinston-SalemCaroA+P5-10180R-R23Not draftedAA
    Chuck DavisElmiraNYPLA-P6-3195R-R21BOS: 1981-12-304AAA
    Brian DenmanBristolEastAAP6-4205R-R25BOS: 1978-1-13MLB
      PawtucketILAAAP                
    Thomas DeSantoWinter HavenFSLA+P6-1180R-R22Not draftedA+
    Pat DodsonWinter HavenFSLA+1B6-4210L-L21BOS: 1980-6-154MLB
    Jim DorseyPawtucketILAAAP6-7190R-R25CAL: 1975-2-26MLB
    Timothy DuncanWinter HavenFSLA+SS6-1170R-R22BOS: 1980-11-284A+
    Dennis EckersleyBostonALMLBP6-2190R-R26CLE: 1972-3-50MLB
    Glenn EddinsBristolEastAA3B6-2190R-R23BOS: 1979-22-570AA
    Steve EllsworthElmiraNYPLA-P6-8220R-R20BOS: 1981-1-9MLB
    Dwight EvansBostonALMLBRF-OF6-2205R-R29BOS: 1969-5-109MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Joel FinchPawtucketILAAAP6-2175R-R24BOS: 1974-9-212MLB
    Charles FisherElmiraNYPLA-OF6-3205R-R21BOS: 1981-9-226A+
    Jay FredlundBristolEastAAOF6-6215R-R23BOS: 1979-20-520AA
    Steve GarrettWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-3180R-R20OAK: 1980-5-107A+
    Rich GedmanPawtucketILAAAC6-0215L-R21UDFAMLB
      BostonALMLBC                
    Gene GentileBristolEastAAOF6-0185L-L22PIT: 1976-32-677AAA
    Scott GeringWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-1190R-R21BOS: 1979-7-171AAA
    Frank GillWinston-SalemCaroA+OF-2B5-7150L-R24Not draftedA+
    James GlennWinter HavenFSLA+OF6-2185R-R23CLE: 1979-5-67A+
    Paul GnacinskiElmiraNYPLA-P6-2190R-R20Not draftedAAA
    Peter GonzalesElmiraNYPLA-OF6-0190B-L18BOS: 1981-5-122A-
    Gil GonzalezElmiraNYPLA-P6-2156R-R17Not draftedA-
    Lee GrahamPawtucketILAAAOF5-10170L-L21BOS: 1977-26-641MLB
    George GrecoWinter HavenFSLA+P6-2183L-L21BOS: 1980-27-680AA
    Kevin GrubbsWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-3172R-R20Not draftedA+
    Jackie GutierrezWinston-SalemCaroA+SS5-11175R-R21Not draftedMLB
    Jeff HallWinter HavenFSLA+OF-C6-1195R-R22BOS: 1980-4-102AA
    Garry HancockBostonALMLBOF-1B6-0175L-L27CLE: 1976-1-17MLB
    Donald HayfordWinter HavenFSLA+P6-1170R-R20BOS: 1978-10-258A+
    Tyrone HermanWinter HavenFSLA+P6-2195R-R22BOS: 1980-15-388A+
    Ronnie HillWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-3170L-L19BOS: 1980-5-128A+
    Glenn HoffmanBostonALMLBSS-3B6-2188R-R22BOS: 1976-2-46MLB
    Dave HoltWinter HavenFSLA+C-1B5-10175L-R23BOS: 1979-21-545AA
    Chris HowardElmiraNYPLA-2B6-0175B-R18BOS: 1981-2-45A+
    Mike HowardBristolEastAAP6-2180R-R23BOS: 1975-6-135AAA
      PawtucketILAAAP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Alvin HulbertWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-5205R-R22BOS: 1977-15-377A+
    Paul HundhammerWinter HavenFSLA+2B-3B5-10175B-R22Not draftedAAA
    Jeff HunterWinston-SalemCaroA+3B-1B6-3205L-R23BOS: 1980-25-640A+
    Bruce HurstPawtucketILAAAP6-3214L-L23BOS: 1976-1-22MLB
      BostonALMLBP                
    Scott JeffersonElmiraNYPLA-OF5-11175R-R20BOS: 1981-2-48A+
      Winter HavenFSLA+OF                
    Mitch JohnsonWinter HavenFSLA+P6-5218R-R18BOS: 1980-3-76AAA
      BristolEastAAP                
    Kevin JohnstonElmiraNYPLA-OF6-0180L-L18BOS: 1981-15-382A-
    Manny JoseElmiraNYPLA-OF5-11165B-R17Not draftedAAA
    Ed JurakBristolEastAASS-3B6-2185R-R23BOS: 1975-3-63MLB
      PawtucketILAAASS-3B                
    Kevin KaneBristolEastAAP6-3200R-R21BOS: 1979-1-25AAA
    John KeyElmiraNYPLA-P6-2190R-R18BOS: 1981-8-200A-
    Jerry KingBristolEastAAP6-3195R-R22BOS: 1976-24-566AAA
    David KozaPawtucketILAAAOF-1B6-2195R-L26MON: 1974-4-64AAA
    Roger LaFrancoisPawtucketILAAAC6-2215L-R24BOS: 1977-8-195MLB
    Carney LansfordBostonALMLB3B6-2195R-R24CAL: 1975-3-49MLB
    Russell LaribeePawtucketILAAAOF6-3205L-R24BOS: 1977-21-527AAA
    Don LeachWinter HavenFSLA+C6-1188R-R23Not draftedA+
    Eddie LeeWinston-SalemCaroA+OF5-11183R-R23BOS: 1979-18-468A+
    John LickertBristolEastAAC5-11175R-R21BOS: 1978-13-336AAA
      PawtucketILAAAC                
    Bruce LockhartElmiraNYPLA-P6-3185R-R18BOS: 1981-17-434A+
    Steve LyonsWinston-SalemCaroA+CF-3B6-3195L-R21BOS: 1981-1-19MLB
    Keith MacWhorterPawtucketILAAAP6-4190R-R25LAN: 1976-15-355MLB
    Gus MalespinWinter HavenFSLA+IF5-9178R-R22Not draftedA+
    Dave MalpesoElmiraNYPLA-OF6-0200R-R20BOS: 1981-1-22AAA
    Jeffrey MartinWinter HavenFSLA+3B-2B5-10175R-R23Not draftedA+
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Jose MatuteElmiraNYPLA-3B5-11160R-R19Not draftedA-
    Tom McCarthyWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-0180R-R20BOS: 1979-7-182MLB
    George MecerodWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-1200R-R22BOS: 1980-22-568AAA
    Mark MeleskiElmiraNYPLA-3B-SS5-11175L-L20CLE: 1978-14-348AA
    Rick MillerBostonALMLBOF6-0185L-L33BOS: 1969-2-37MLB
    Bill MoloneyBristolEastAAP5-11200L-L25Not draftedAAA
    Reid NicholsBostonALMLBOF5-11172R-R22BOS: 1976-12-286MLB
    Al NipperWinter HavenFSLA+P6-0194R-R22BOS: 1980-8-206MLB
    Ron OddoWinston-SalemCaroA+2B6-1165L-R20Not draftedA+
    Bob OjedaPawtucketILAAAP6-1190L-L23Not draftedMLB
      BostonALMLBP                
    Mike OngaratoPawtucketILAAAOF6-1185R-R26BOS: 1976-20-478AAA
    Danny ParksPawtucketILAAAP6-0185R-R26BOS: 1976-10-238AAA
    Juan PauttBristolEastAAOF5-10175R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Keith PeckaWinston-SalemCaroA+OF6-4185R-L23BOS: 1978-20-512A+
    Tony PerezBostonALMLB1B-3B6-2205R-R39Not draftedMLB
    Brandon PlainteWinter HavenFSLA+P6-1180L-L22Not draftedA+
    Tom PoquetteBostonALMLBOF5-10175L-R29KCA: 1970-4-81MLB
    Lee PruittWinston-SalemCaroA+OF-C6-1195L-R23BOS: 1979-6-150AA
    Russ QuettiPawtucketILAAASS6-0190R-R24BOS: 1978-9-232AAA
    Chuck RaineyPawtucketILAAAP5-11190R-R26BOS: 1974-1-19MLB
      BostonALMLBP                
    Wolf RamosWinston-SalemCaroA+2B5-11160R-R20Not draftedAA
      Winter HavenFSLA+2B                
    Win RemmerswaalPawtucketILAAAP6-2160R-R27Not draftedMLB
    Jerry RemyBostonALMLB2B5-9165L-R28CAL: 1971-8-129MLB
    Jim RiceBostonALMLBLF-OF6-2205R-R28BOS: 1971-1-15MLB
    Joe RudiBostonALMLBOF-1B6-2200R-R34UDFAMLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Chuck SandbergBristolEastAA1B6-3194L-L23BOS: 1979-9-234AA
    Sonny SantiagoElmiraNYPLA-P6-2190R-R22Not draftedA-
    Manny SarmientoPawtucketILAAAP6-0170R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Jack SauerWinston-SalemCaroA+P6-1180R-R25BOS: 1976-17-406AA
    Dave SchellerElmiraNYPLA-P6-4190L-L20BOS: 1981-3-72A+
    Dave SchmidtPawtucketILAAAC6-1190R-R24BOS: 1975-2-39MLB
      BostonALMLBC                
    David SchoppeeBristolEastAAP6-3190R-R24BOS: 1975-16-375AAA
    Steven SeamanElmiraNYPLA-3B5-11160R-R20BOS: 1981-9-214A-
    Ramon SeverinoElmiraNYPLA-OF5-11180R-R17Not draftedA-
    Danny SheafferElmiraNYPLA-C6-0185R-R19BOS: 1981-1-20MLB
      BristolEastAAC                
    Steve ShieldsBristolEastAAP6-5230R-R22OAK: 1977-22-554MLB
    Jesus SilvaElmiraNYPLA-P6-3200R-R18Not draftedA-
    Mike SmithsonPawtucketILAAAP6-8215L-R26BOS: 1976-5-118MLB
    John SorensenElmiraNYPLA-P6-1175-R19BOS: 1981-8-196A-
    Bob StanleyBostonALMLBP6-4215R-R26BOS: 1974-1-7MLB
    Dave StapletonBostonALMLB1B-2B6-1178R-R27BOS: 1975-10-231MLB
    Tony StevensWinston-SalemCaroA+1B6-3207R-R23TEX: 1978-3-71A+
    Marc SullivanWinston-SalemCaroA+C6-4205R-R22BOS: 1979-2-52MLB
    Frank TananaBostonALMLBP6-3195L-L27CAL: 1971-1-13MLB
    Jim TellerWinston-SalemCaroA+OF6-2195R-R23LAN: 1979-2-49A+
    Mike TorrezBostonALMLBP6-5210R-R34Not draftedMLB
    John TudorBostonALMLBP6-0185L-L27BOS: 1976-3-57MLB
    David TylerWinston-SalemCaroA+3B5-11172R-R26BOS: 1976-1-9AA
      BristolEastAA3B                
    Julio ValdezPawtucketILAAASS6-2160B-R25Not draftedMLB
      BostonALMLBSS                
    Vince VaranoElmiraNYPLA-1B6-0228R-R22Not draftedA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Craig WalckElmiraNYPLA-3B5-10185R-R21BOS: 1981-10-252AA
    Chico WalkerPawtucketILAAA3B-LF5-9179B-R23BOS: 1976-22-525MLB
      BostonALMLB3B-LF                
    Steve WalkerElmiraNYPLA-2B5-10160B-R19Not draftedA+
    David WarehamElmiraNYPLA-P6-2190R-R20Not draftedA-
    Jim WatkinsBristolEastAAOF6-0175L-R23BOS: 1979-5-130AA
    Mark WeinbrechtWinter HavenFSLA+P6-4180L-L19BOS: 1980-14-362A+
    Daniel WeppnerElmiraNYPLA-P6-2195R-L22BOS: 1978-4-100A+
    Willie WestonElmiraNYPLA-P6-0175R-R21BOS: 1981-14-356A+
    Reggie WhittemoreBristolEastAAOF6-2210R-R24BOS: 1979-15-390AAA
    Jim WilsonBristolEastAA3B6-1180R-R24SFN: 1976-5-97AAA
      PawtucketILAAA3B                
    Parker WilsonWinston-SalemCaroA+3B-SS6-2185R-R22BOS: 1980-21-543A+
    Rob WoodwardElmiraNYPLA-P6-3185R-R18BOS: 1981-3-70MLB
    Carl YastrzemskiBostonALMLBOF5-11188L-R41Not draftedMLB
    Ken YoungBristolEastAAOF5-10175B-R24BOS: 1978-8-206AA
    Brian ZellWinter HavenFSLA+OF6-3180L-R22BOS: 1980-10-258A+


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