Red Sox stats and facts

April 05, 1991|By Roger Clemens.......... 209 Saves: Jeff Reardon......... 21 1990 record vs. Orioles: 9-4. Last division title: 1990. Fast facts * The Red Sox were shut out more often (16 times) than any other AL team last season. * The Red Sox had the worst stolen-base record in the AL last season: 53 stolen bases in 105 attempts. * Ellis Burks has homered on Mother's Day for five straight seasons (two in the minors) before being held to a triple last season. * Danny Darwin relieved 31 times last season and got the first batter out 28 times, the best in the majors. * Wade Boggs' .302 batting average last season was the lowest of his career. * Only three Red Sox remain who were on both the 1986 and postseason rosters: Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs and Mike Greenwell. * The Red Sox led the major leagues in batting average for a record fourth straight time last season. * Last season, Boggs fell 13 hits short of tying Wee Willie Keeler's record of eight consecutive 200-hit seasons. * Boston grounded into 174 double plays in 1990, a major-league record. * Clemens wore No. 24 in spring training, a tribute to DwighEvans, who signed with the Orioles after the Red Sox let him go.


Joe Morgan (217-184 in 2 1/2 seasons with the Red Sox).

1990 record

88-74, first place, 2 games ahead.

1990 offensive leaders

BA: Wade Boggs ... ... ... .302

HR: Ellis Burks... ... ... . 21

RBI: Ellis Burks.. ... ... . 89

SB: Ellis Burks... ... ... .. 9

@1990 pitching leaders

Wins: Roger Clemens......... 21

ERA: Roger Clemens........ 1.93

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