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1981 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 59-49 .546
Rank: th in American League East
Run Differential: 519-481 + 38
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Haywood Sullivan
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 1,060,379 11/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Steve Lyons (#19) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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
Full League 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 1981 Boston Red Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    39Gary AllensonC5-11185R-R261979BOS: 1976-9-214MLB--
    45Luis AponteP6-0185R-R281980UDFAMLB--
    16Tom BurgmeierP5-11185L-L371968UDFAMLB--
    22Bill CampbellP6-3190R-R321973BAL: 1968-6-94MLB--
    25Mark ClearP6-4215R-R251979PHI: 1974-8-171MLB--
    28Steve CrawfordP6-5225R-R231980UDFAMLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R261975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    24Dwight EvansRF-OF6-2205R-R291972BOS: 1969-5-107MLB--
    10Rich GedmanC6-0215L-R211980UDFAMLB--
    37Garry HancockOF-1B6-0175L-L271978CLE: 1976-1-17MLB--
    18Glenn HoffmanSS-3B6-2188R-R221980BOS: 1976-2-46MLB--
    47Bruce HurstP6-3214L-L231980BOS: 1976-1-22MLB--
    4Carney Lansford3B6-2195R-R241978CAL: 1975-3-49MLB--
    3Rick MillerOF6-0185L-L331971BOS: 1969-2-37MLB--
    51Reid NicholsOF5-11172R-R221980BOS: 1976-12-286MLB--
    19Bob OjedaP6-1190L-L231980UDFAMLB--
    5Tony Perez1B-3B6-2205R-R391964UDFAMLB--
    17Tom PoquetteOF5-10175L-R291973KCA: 1970-4-80MLB--
    42Chuck RaineyP5-11190R-R261979BOS: 1974-1-19MLB--
    2Jerry Remy2B5-9165L-R281975CAL: 1971-8-129MLB--
    14Jim RiceLF-OF6-2205R-R281974BOS: 1971-1-15MLB--
    26Joe RudiOF-1B6-2200R-R341967UDFAMLB--
    50Dave SchmidtC6-1190R-R241981BOS: 1975-2-39MLB--
    46Bob StanleyP6-4215R-R261977BOS: 1974-1-7MLB--
    11Dave Stapleton1B-2B6-1178R-R271980BOS: 1975-10-231MLB--
    40Frank TananaP6-3195L-L271973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--
    21Mike TorrezP6-5210R-R341967UDFAMLB--
    30John TudorP6-0185L-L271979BOS: 1976-3-57MLB--
    12Julio ValdezSS6-2160B-R251980UDFAMLB--
    1Chico Walker3B-LF5-9179B-R231980BOS: 1976-22-525MLB--
    8Carl YastrzemskiOF5-11188L-R411961UDFAMLB--


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