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1987 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 78-84 .481
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 842-825 + 17
Roster Continuity 80.41% 5/26
Manager(s): John McNamara
General Manager: Lou Gorman
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,231,551 8/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Reggie Harris (#26) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Rac Slider
First Base Coach: Walt Hriniak
Hitting Coach: Walt Hriniak
Pitching Coach: Bill Fischer
Third Base Coach: Joe Morgan

#1 Draft Picks

Spike Owen (#6), John Marzano (#14), Jim Rice (#15), Sam Horn (#16), Roger Clemens (#19), Bruce Hurst (#22), Dave Henderson (#26), Calvin Schiraldi (#27)
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 1987 Boston Red Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    17Marty Barrett2B5-10176R-R291982BOS: 1979-1-1MLB--
    25Don BaylorOF6-1 220R-R381970BAL: 1967-2-39MLB--
    38Todd Benzinger1B6-1190B-R241987BOS: 1981-4-96MLB--
    26Wade Boggs3B6-2197L-R291982BOS: 1976-7-166MLB--
    50Tom BoltonP6-3175L-L251987BOS: 1980-20-518MLB--
    23Oil Can BoydP6-1150R-R271982BOS: 1980-16-414MLB--
    6Bill Buckner1B-OF6-0185L-L371969LAN: 1968-2-25MLB--
    12Ellis BurksCF-RF6-2205R-R221987BOS: 1983-1-20MLB--
    21Roger ClemensP6-4230R-R241984BOS: 1983-1-19MLB--
    28Steve CrawfordP6-5225R-R291980UDFAMLB--
    27Pat Dodson1B6-4210L-L271986BOS: 1980-6-154MLB--
    24Dwight EvansRF-OF6-2205R-R351972BOS: 1969-5-109MLB--
    44Wes GardnerP6-4197R-R261984NYN: 1982-22-551MLB--
    10Rich GedmanC6-0215L-R271980UDFAMLB--
    39Mike GreenwellLF6-0189L-R231985BOS: 1982-3-72MLB--
    42Dave HendersonCF-OF6-2220R-R281981SEA: 1977-1-26MLB--
    18Glenn HoffmanSS-3B6-2188R-R281980BOS: 1976-2-46MLB--
    30Sam Horn1B6-5215L-L231987BOS: 1982-1-16MLB--
    47Bruce HurstP6-3214L-L291980BOS: 1976-1-22MLB--
    22John LeisterP6-2200R-R261987BOS: 1984-3-52MLB--
    37John MarzanoC5-11195R-R241987BOS: 1984-1-14MLB--
    49Al NipperP6-0194R-R281983BOS: 1980-8-206MLB--
    7Spike OwenSS5-9160B-R261983SEA: 1982-1-6MLB--
    52Jody Reed2B-SS5-9160R-R241987BOS: 1984-8-198MLB--
    14Jim RiceLF-OF6-2205R-R341974BOS: 1971-1-15MLB--
    11Ed RomeroSS-2B5-11180R-R291977Not draftedMLB--
    16Kevin RomineRF-CF5-11185R-R261985BOS: 1982-2-29MLB--
    43Joe SambitoP6-1190L-L351976HOU: 1973-17-404MLB--
    12Dave SaxC-OF6-0185R-R281982Not draftedMLB--
    31Calvin SchiraldiP6-5215R-R251984NYN: 1983-1-27MLB--
    19Jeff SellersP6-1175R-R231985BOS: 1982-8-202MLB--
    29Danny SheafferC6-0185R-R251987BOS: 1981-1-20MLB--
    46Bob StanleyP6-4215R-R321977BOS: 1974-1-7MLB--
    15Marc SullivanC6-4205R-R281982BOS: 1979-2-52MLB--
    45Rob WoodwardP6-3185R-R241985BOS: 1981-3-70MLB--

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