The 1989 Boston Red Sox Continue The Odd-Year Disappointment Pattern

The Boston Red Sox spent six years on pendulum of good seasons in even-numbered years—a pennant in 1986, and AL East titles in 1988 & 1990—and disappointing seasons the following year. The 1989 Boston Red Sox did their part to keep that pattern in place, as they struggled to an 83-79 record, with only a weak division keeping them in contention much of the year