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2003 Boston Red Sox
Major league affiliations
Location
2003 information
Owner(s) John W. Henry
Manager(s) Grady Little
Local television WSBK-TV
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Luis Tiant, Uri Berenguer, Juan Pedro Villamán)

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

OffseasonEdit

  • 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 seasonEdit

File:2003-09-25 - Fenway Park 11.jpg

Season standingsEdit

Template:2003 AL East Standings

Notable transactionsEdit

  • April 11, 2003: Bill Haselman was 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 LineupEdit

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

RosterEdit

2003 Boston Red Sox roster
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Roster

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

2003 Game Log


Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 battersEdit

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

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS vs OaklandEdit

Main article: 2003 American League Division Series

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

Farm system[12]Edit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by:
Anaheim Angels
2002
AL Wild Card
2003
Succeeded by:
Boston Red Sox
2004

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