The Bobby Who? Report

by Bill Chuck on September 20, 2013

Beating the Toronto Blue Jays. 6-3, the Red Sox completed their worst-to-first climb as they clinched the AL East. The first time in their history going from last place to first place.

The Sox are 94-61 on the season under first-year manager John Farrell after finishing 69-93 last season under first and only-year manager Bobby Valentine.

Undoubtedly, the hero of this team is GM Ben Cherington who understood better than any other GM the power of chemistry.

This is the 15th season the Red Sox have finished first

Rk Year Tm Lg W L Ties W-L% Finish ▴ Playoffs Managers
1 1903  Americans AL 91 47 3 .659 1st of 8 Won WS (5-3) Jimmy Collins (91-47)
2 1904  Americans AL 95 59 3 .617 1st of 8 Jimmy Collins (95-59)
3 1912  Red Sox AL 105 47 2 .691 1st of 8 Won WS (4-3) Jake Stahl (105-47)
4 1915  Red Sox AL 101 50 4 .669 1st of 8 Won WS (4-1) Bill Carrigan (101-50)
5 1916  Red Sox AL 91 63 2 .591 1st of 8 Won WS (4-1) Bill Carrigan (91-63)
6 1918  Red Sox AL 75 51 0 .595 1st of 8 Won WS (4-2) Ed Barrow (75-51)
7 1946  Red Sox AL 104 50 2 .675 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3) Joe Cronin (104-50)
8 1967  Red Sox AL 92 70 0 .568 1st of 10 Lost WS (4-3) Dick Williams (92-70)
9 1975  Red Sox AL East 95 65 0 .594 1st of 6 Lost WS (4-3) Darrell Johnson (95-65)
10 1986  Red Sox AL East 95 66 0 .590 1st of 7 Lost WS (4-3) John McNamara (95-66)
11 1988  Red Sox AL East 89 73 0 .549 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-0) John McNamara (43-42) and
Joe Morgan (46-31)
12 1990  Red Sox AL East 88 74 0 .543 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-0) Joe Morgan (88-74)
13 1995  Red Sox AL East 86 58 0 .597 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-0) Kevin Kennedy (86-58)
14 2007  Red Sox AL East 96 66 0 .593 1st of 5 Won WS (4-0) Terry Francona (96-66)
15 2013  Red Sox AL East 94 61 0 .606 1st of 5 John Farrell (93-61)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/20/2013.

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