Nickname(s): Bigfoot, The Steamer
A heavyset sinkerballer, Stanley led the ML in relief innings each year from 1981
to 1983, setting
an AL record with 168.1 relief innings in 1982. He is the Red Sox'
single-season (33 in 1983) and career (128 through 1988) saves leader. In the infamous
tenth inning of Game Six of the 1986 WS, Stanley's two-out wild pitch to Mookie Wilson
allowed the Mets to tie the score. In 1987, working primarily as a starter for the
first time since 1979, he was 4-15 with a 5.01 ERA.