The Red Sox had the two leading home run hitters in the AL in Jim Rice and Tony Armas, but 1983 was the coming out party for Wade Boggs, as he led the AL with a .361 batting average. But offensively, they were in the middle of the pack in runs scored as a team.
1983 is probably remembered by Red Sox fans mostly because this was the last season for Carl Yastrzemski, who had been a Red Sox player since 1961. He was 43 this season, and still served as the team's DH.
Best Player: Wade Boggs
Best Pitcher: Bob Stanley
All-Stars: Jim Rice, Bob Stanley, Carl Yastrzemski
Hall-of-Famers: Wade Boggs, Dennis Eckersley, Jim Rice, Carl Yastrzemski
Rookie Card of the Year: Wade Boggs, hall of famer with over 3,000 career hits...one of the key rookie cards to get in the 1983 sets
Other rookies: Luis Aponte, Mike Brown, Roger LaFrancois (listed under retired players)
First Red Sox cards: Tony Armas, Doug Bird, Ralph Houk, Jeff Newman
Most interesting non-Topps cards: all the players on cards had cards in the Topps sets
Other notes: counting Steve Crawford, who was in the Red Sox minor leagues, but had a card and the manager spot, there are only 33 slots to fill for this Red Sox team. This is the lowest amount for any team in 1983. With that said, there are still 8 players that don't have cards in any set.
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