1986 Boston Red Sox

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1986 Boston Red Sox / Franchise: Boston Red Sox / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 95-66, Finished 1st in AL Eastern Division (1986 AL)

Won AL Pennant

Managed by John McNamara

Coaches: Bill Fischer, Walt Hriniak, Rene Lachemann and Joe Morgan

Ballpark: Fenway Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1986 Boston Red Sox started the year on a good omen, as Dwight Evans homered leading off the first game of the season.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Howard Burman: Season of Ghosts: The '86 Mets and the Red Sox, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7864-7042-6
  • John Kuenster: Heartbreakers: Baseball's Most Agonizing Defeats, Ivan R. Dee Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2001. ISBN 978-1566634120
  • Bill Nowlin and Leslie Heaphy, ed.: The 1986 Boston Red Sox: There Was More Than Game 6, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2016. ISBN 978-1-943816-19-4
  • Dan Shaughnessy: One Strike Away: The Story of the 1986 Red Sox, Beaufort Books, New York, NY, 1987. ISBN 978-0825304262

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