2006 Boston Red Sox season

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2006 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Henry
Tom Werner
Larry Lucchino
General manager(s) Theo Epstein
Manager(s) Terry Francona
Local television NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
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The Boston Red Sox' 2006 season was a season in American baseball. It included the Boston Red Sox attempting to win the American League East division. The Red Sox finished the season in third place in the AL East and missed the playoffs.

Offseason

Regular season

Transactions

  • June 21. 2006: P Jason Johnson was purchased by Boston from the Cleveland Indians. He was released on August 28.6
  • August 16, 2006: Free agent 1B Carlos Peña signed with Boston.8

Season summary

The Boston Red Sox finished 11 games behind the first place team in the American League East, the New York Yankees. While part of the blame for the Red Sox demise could be the 5 game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees from August 18 – 21, the team had a poor record the entire month of August (going just 9-21) and September (13-14). Also, they suffered extensive injuries to Jason Varitek, Manny Ramirez, Jonathan Papelbon, Jon Lester, and Keith Foulke.

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 97 65 .599
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 10 .537
Boston Red Sox 86 76 11 .531
Baltimore Orioles 70 92 27 .432
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 61 101 36 .377

Opening Day Lineup

10 Coco Crisp CF
  3 Mark Loretta 2B
34 David Ortiz DH
24 Manny Ramírez LF
  7 Trot Nixon RF
33 Jason Varitek C
25 Mike Lowell 3B
20 Kevin Youkilis 1B
11 Álex González SS
38 Curt Schilling P

Roster

2006 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitter

Manager

Coaches

Game log

2006 game log


Player stats

Batting

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; BB = Bases on Balls; SO = Strikeouts; SB = Stolen Bases

Bold indicates leader in category.

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO Avg. SB
Mark Loretta 155 635 75 181 33 0 5 59 49 63 .285 4
Mike Lowell 153 573 79 163 47 1 20 80 47 61 .284 2
Kevin Youkilis 147 569 100 159 42 2 13 72 91 120 .279 5
David Ortiz 151 558 115 160 29 2 54 137 119 117 .287 1
Manny Ramirez 130 449 79 144 27 1 35 102 100 102 .321 0
Coco Crisp 105 413 58 109 22 2 8 36 31 67 .264 22
Álex González 111 388 48 99 24 2 9 50 22 67 .255 1
Trot Nixon 114 381 59 102 24 0 8 52 60 56 .268 0
Jason Varitek 103 365 46 87 19 2 12 55 46 87 .238 1
Wily Mo Peña 84 276 36 83 15 2 11 42 20 90 .301 0
Alex Cora 96 235 31 56 7 2 1 18 19 29 .238 6
Doug Mirabelli 59 161 12 31 6 0 6 25 11 54 .193 0
Gabe Kapler 72 130 21 33 7 0 2 12 14 15 .254 1
Dustin Pedroia 31 89 5 17 4 0 2 7 7 7 .191 0
Eric Hinske 31 80 8 23 8 0 1 5 8 30 .288 1
Javy López 18 63 6 12 5 0 0 4 2 16 .190 0
Willie Harris 47 45 17 7 2 0 0 1 4 11 .156 6
J.T. Snow 38 44 5 9 0 0 0 4 8 8 .205 0
Dustan Mohr 21 40 5 7 1 0 2 3 3 20 .175 0
Carlos Peña 18 33 3 9 2 0 1 3 4 10 .273 0
David Murphy 20 22 4 5 1 0 1 2 4 4 .227 0
Adam Stern 10 20 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 .150 1
Josh Bard 7 18 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 .278 0
Josh Beckett 2 7 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 2 .429 0
Ken Huckaby 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 0
Corky Miller 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Jon Lester 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Tim Wakefield 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Matt Clement 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 0
Curt Schilling 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Abe Alvarez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Lenny DiNardo 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Jason Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0

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

Awards and honors

2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ron Johnson
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Todd Claus
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Chad Epperson
A Greenville Drive South Atlantic League Luis Alicea
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Bruce Crabbe
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Dave Tomlin

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