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2003 Boston Red Sox season

 

2003 Boston Red Sox season

The Boston Red Sox' 2003 season included the Red Sox attempting to win the American League East division, the ALDS, and the American League.

Offseason

  • On November 25, 2002, Theo Epstein, 28, was hired as General Manager of the Boston Red Sox.[1] The vacancy occurred because Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane accepted the Red Sox job and then resigned shortly afterward. Epstein's hiring made him the youngest general manager in major league history.[1] Larry Lucchino, Red Sox' President and CEO, wanted Epstein to be hired. Prior to the appointment, Epstein was Boston's assistant general manager.
  • October 9, 2002: Brandon Lyon was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Toronto Blue Jays.[2]
  • November 6, 2002: Chris Coste signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]
  • December 6, 2002: Wayne Gomes was released by the Boston Red Sox.[4]
  • December 31, 2002: Ramiro Mendoza signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[5]
  • January 10, 2003: Bill Mueller was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[6]
  • January 22, 2003: David Ortiz was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[7]
  • February 15, 2003: Kevin Millar was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Florida Marlins.[8]

Regular season


Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 101 61 -- .601
Boston Red Sox 95 67 6 .572
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 15 .528
Baltimore Orioles 71 91 30 .423
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 63 99 38 .384

Notable transactions

  • April 11, 2003: Bill Haselman signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox.[9]
  • June 28, 2003: Gabe Kapler was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[10]
  • July 22, 2003: Brandon Lyon was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Anastacio Martinez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mike Gonzalez and Scott Sauerbeck.[2]
  • July 31, 2003: Freddy Sanchez was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Mike Gonzalez and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brandon Lyon, Jeff Suppan, and Anastacio Martinez.[11]

Opening Day Lineup

18 Johnny Damon CF
12 Todd Walker 2B
  5 Nomar Garciaparra     SS
24 Manny Ramírez LF
15 Kevin Millar 1B
29 Shea Hillenbrand 3B
25 Jeremy Giambi DH
  7 Trot Nixon RF
33 Jason Varitek C
45 Pedro Martínez P

Roster

2003 Boston Red Sox cc
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

2003 Game Log


Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS vs Oakland

Game 1: Oakland 5 – Boston 4

Game 2: Oakland 5 – Boston 1

Game 3: Boston 3 – Oakland 1

Game 4: Boston 5 – Oakland 4

Game 5: Boston 4 – Oakland 3

ALCS: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

New York wins the series, 4–3

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox – 5, New York Yankees – 2 October 8 Yankee Stadium 56,281[12]
2 Boston Red Sox – 2, New York Yankees – 6 October 9 Yankee Stadium 56,295[13]
3 New York Yankees – 4, Boston Red Sox – 3 October 11 Fenway Park 34,209[14]
4 New York Yankees – 2, Boston Red Sox – 3 October 13 Fenway Park 34,599[15]
5 New York Yankees – 4, Boston Red Sox – 2 October 14 Fenway Park 34,619[16]
6 Boston Red Sox – 9, New York Yankees – 6 October 15 Yankee Stadium 56,277[17]
7 Boston Red Sox – 5, New York Yankees – 6 (11 innings) October 16 Yankee Stadium 56,279[18]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Buddy Bailey
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Ron Johnson
A Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Tim Leiper
A Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League Russ Morman
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Jon Deeble and Lynn Jones
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Ralph Treuel
[19][20]

References

  • Season standings: American League East Standings on ESPN.com
  • Game logs: Boston Red Sox Game Log on baseball-reference.com
  • Batting Statistics: Boston Red Sox Batting Stats on ESPN.com
  • Pitching Statistics: Boston Red Sox Pitching Stats on ESPN.com
  • 2003 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
Anaheim Angels
2002
AL Wild Card
2003
Succeeded by
Boston Red Sox
2004
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