1979 Boston Red Sox Season

1979 Boston Red Sox Season

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1979 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of 91 wins and 69 losses. Boston finished 11 games behind the eventual American League champion Baltimore Orioles, and 4 behind the second-place Milwaukee Brewers. In 1979, Fred Lynn hit a league-leading .333 and had 39 homers and 122 RBIs. Jim Rice batted .325, with 39 homers and 130 RBIs, but Dennis Eckersley fell to 17 wins, and Mike Torrez had 16 wins again. Another highlight was Carl Yastrzemski's 3,000th hit and his 400th home run. He was the first American Leaguer ever to do that and the 15th in Major League Baseball history. Yaz joined the 3,000-Hit Club with a single off Jim Beattie on September 12. The hit came against the New York Yankees. The same game also marked the final appearance at Fenway Park for Hall of Fame pitcher Catfish Hunter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135832026
  • 9786135832020