1978 Boston Red Sox Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 99-64
Finished 2nd in the AL's East Division
Attendance: 2,320,210, Avg. 30,133
Ballpark: Fenway Park II
Manager: Don Zimmer (99-64)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
1978 Boston Red Sox Statistics
1978 Boston Red Sox Results

The Boston Red Sox of the American League ended the 1978 season with a record of 99 wins and 64 losses, finishing second in the AL's East Division.

The Red Sox plated 796 runs and conceded 657 runs. Jim Rice walloped 46 home runs for Boston, while Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, Butch Hobson, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans each added 20 or more, too. Jim Rice recorded 139 runs batted in and topped all regular batters by hitting .315. Dennis Eckersley led the squad with 20 wins, and Bob Stanley and Mike Torrez contributed 15 or more victories also Bob Stanley recorded a 2.60 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Don Zimmer coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bob Bailey3BRROctober 13, 19426'1"180Long Beach, CA USA
Sam BowenCFRRSeptember 18, 19525'9"170Brunswick, GA USA
Jack Brohamer3BLRFebruary 26, 19505'10"165Maywood, CA USA
Tom BurgmeierPLLAugust 2, 19435'11"185St. Paul, MN USA
Rick BurlesonSSRRApril 29, 19515'10"165Lynwood, CA USA
Bill CampbellPRRAugust 9, 19486'3"185Highland Park, MI USA
Bernie CarboRFLRAugust 5, 19475'11"173Detroit, MI USA
Reggie ClevelandPRRMay 23, 19486'1"195Swift Current, SK CAN
Dick DragoPRRJune 25, 19456'1"190Toledo, OH USA
Frank DuffyIFRROctober 14, 19466'1"180Oakland, CA USA
Dennis EckersleyPRROctober 3, 19546'2"190Oakland, CA USA
Dwight EvansRFRRNovember 3, 19516'2"180Santa Monica, CA USA
Carlton FiskCRRDecember 26, 19476'3"200Bellows Falls, VT USA
Garry HancockRFLLJanuary 23, 19546'0"175Tampa, FL USA
Andy HasslerPLLOctober 18, 19516'5"220Texas City, TX USA
Butch Hobson3BRRAugust 17, 19516'1"193Tuscaloosa, AL USA
Fred Kendall1BRRJanuary 31, 19496'1"185Torrance, CA USA
John LaRosePLLOctober 25, 19516'1"185Pawtucket, RI USA
Bill LeePLLDecember 28, 19466'3"205Burbank, CA USA
Fred LynnCFLLFebruary 3, 19526'1"185Chicago, IL USA
Bob MontgomeryCRRApril 16, 19446'1"195Nashville, TN USA
Jerry Remy2BLRNovember 8, 19525'9"165Fall River, MA USA
Jim RiceLFRRMarch 8, 19536'2"200Anderson, SC USA
Allen RipleyPRROctober 18, 19526'3"190Norwood, MA USA
George Scott1BRRMarch 23, 19446'2"200Greenville, MS USA
Bobby SprowlPLLApril 14, 19566'2"190Sandusky, OH USA
Bob StanleyPRRNovember 10, 19546'4"210Portland, ME USA
Luis TiantPRRNovember 23, 19406'0"180Marianao, La Habana Cuba
Mike TorrezPRRAugust 28, 19466'5"220Topeka, KS USA
Jim WrightPRRDecember 21, 19506'1"165Reed City, MI USA
Carl YastrzemskiLFLRAugust 22, 19395'11"175Southampton, NY USA