Boston Red Sox in History

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1903-10-01 First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1904-06-21 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
  • 1904-10-10 Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant
  • 1905-07-04 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic, A's win 4-2
  • 1906-09-01 Philadelphia beats the Red Sox 4-1 in 24 innings in Boston in the longest game in AL baseball history; both starters go the distance as A's hurler Jack Coombs overcomes Boston's Joe Harris

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1908-10-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1909-02-18 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
  • 1911-06-05 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • 1911-07-20 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • 1911-07-29 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • 1912-04-09 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • 1912-04-20 Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
  • 1912-04-26 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
  • 1912-09-15 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
  • 1912-10-05 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Athletics, 3 - 0 for their 105th win of the MLB season, an AL record until 1927 Yankees 110
  • 1912-10-15 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield

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1914-07-10 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1914-07-11 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
  • 1915-05-06 Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15
  • 1915-09-22 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
  • 1915-09-30 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1915-10-08 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
  • 1915-10-13 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • 1916-10-12 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
  • 1916-11-01 Broadway theatre owner and producer Harry H. Frazee and Hugh Ward buy MLB club the Boston Red Sox for approximately $700,000 from Joseph Lannin
  • 1917-02-24 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
  • 1917-04-11 Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox
  • 1917-04-24 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1917-05-07 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Washington Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
  • 1917-06-23 Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
  • 1918-05-04 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
  • 1918-06-23 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0
  • 1918-07-08 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
  • 1918-08-31 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • 1918-09-11 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
  • 1918-12-21 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
  • 1919-12-26 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees
  • 1919-12-27 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
  • 1920-05-01 Legendary slugger Babe Ruth smashes his 50th MLB career home run, his first for the NY Yankees in 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox
  • 1920-07-01 Washington Senators pitching legend Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park, the only no-hitter of his illustrious career
  • 1920-07-25 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win

  • 1920-08-20 Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland
  • 1921-10-02 New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds
  • 1922-08-04 Lizzie Murphy becomes the first female to play against MLB players in a charity exhibition; all-stars from New England and AL v Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • 1923-07-07 Cleveland Indians set an AL record 27 runs including 13 in the 6th in 27-3 win v Boston Red Sox
  • 1923-07-11 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
  • 1923-09-07 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • 1923-09-11 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
  • 1923-09-14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • 1923-09-28 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  • 1926-08-21 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway
  • 1926-08-28 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)

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1927-06-23 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1927-09-05 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • 1927-09-06 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • 1929-02-20 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
  • 1929-12-20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
  • 1930-07-31 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in 8 runs with a grand slam and 2 doubles in a 14-13 win over the rival Boston Red Sox
  • 1931-08-08 Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0
  • 1931-09-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & 6th homer in consecutive games in NY Yankees' 5-1 win v Boston Red Sox
  • 1931-09-17 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
  • 1933-02-25 Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
  • 1933-07-19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1933-10-01 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning
  • 1934-04-17 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5
  • 1934-05-06 Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters
  • 1934-08-22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1934-09-24 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
  • 1934-10-26 While Washington Seantors player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
  • 1935-12-10 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • 1936-08-21 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell, walks off the mound after receiving poor fielding, Sox suspend him
  • 1936-09-05 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees

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1937-07-05 NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1937-09-23 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit

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1937-12-07 Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1938-05-30 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1938-06-16 Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns
  • 1938-11-01 NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
  • 1938-11-02 Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx is voted Most Valuable Player of the American League for the third time
  • 1939-04-23 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
  • 1939-07-04 Red Sox 3rd baseman Jim Tabor hits record-tying 2 grand slams in one MLB game, 18-12 win v Phillies
  • 1939-09-08 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
  • 1940-08-24 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run
  • 1941-07-24 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • 1941-07-25 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
  • 1941-09-04 New York Yankees clinch their 3rd straight AL pennant; beat the Red Sox, 6-3; earliest date in baseball history a team has captured a flag
  • 1942-06-02 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator
  • 1942-11-03 Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams wins American League Triple Crown (.356 average, 36 HRs, 137 RBI); but NY Yankees pitcher Joe Gordon is AL MVP
  • 1943-06-17 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
  • 1945-08-04 Red Sox outfielder Tom McBride drives in MLB record tying 6 runs in an inning (4th) during 15-4 win v Washington
  • 1946-05-08 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • 1946-05-10 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
  • 1946-07-14 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs
  • 1946-07-27 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • 1946-09-13 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1946-10-15 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • 1946-10-15 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
  • 1947-06-13 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
  • 1947-09-03 New York Yankees total 18 hits, all singles to rout Boston Red Sox, 11-2 at Fenway Park
  • 1947-09-29 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1880-06-29 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1889-10-25 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1903-02-21 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1906-10-12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1909-03-25 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • 1916-11-05 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • 1918-02-12 Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1918-04-07 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), born in Junction City, Oregon (d. 2017)

Person of interestTed Williams

1918-08-30 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1921-10-16 Matt Batts, MLB catcher (Red Sox), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1927-10-15 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1929-11-04 Jimmy Piersall, baseball player (Red Sox, Senators, Indians)
  • 1930-02-28 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1930-08-09 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), born in Mississippi City, Mississippi (d. 2013)

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

1939-08-22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1940-11-23 Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1968, 74, 76), born in Marianao, Cuba
  • 1943-06-27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-12-13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian baseball pitcher (Red Sox), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1944-03-23 George Scott, Greenville, MS, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), (d. 2013)
  • 1945-01-07 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1947-12-26 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
  • 1949-09-20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1949-12-14 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), born in Vallejo, California (d. 2019)
  • 1954-05-19 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1958-06-15 Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
  • 1959-01-09 Otis Nixon, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Evergreen, North Carolina
  • 1959-02-15 Joe Hesketh, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Lackawanna, New York
  • 1959-10-06 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

Person of interestRoger Clemens

1962-08-04 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1962-11-18 Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1963-06-25 Mike Stanley, American baseball player (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964-05-11 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1964-07-02 Jose Canseco, Cuban MLB outfielder (AL MVP 1988), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1966-03-29 Eric Gunderson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-05-25 Bill Haselman, American MLB catcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1966-06-07 Heathcliff Slocumb, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Queens, New York
  • 1966-08-02 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • 1966-08-31 Jeff Frye, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California
  • 1967-01-05 Chris Nabholz, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-02-01 Tim Naehring, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967-02-16 John Valentin, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1967-06-02 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-11-18 Tom Gordon, Sebring FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1967-12-15 Mo Vaughn, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1968-01-27 Eric Wedge, American baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969-01-27 Phil Plantier, outfielder (San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1969-03-04 Jeff Tinsley, Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969-05-22 Vaughn Eshelman, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-08-04 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969-08-31 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1970-06-11 Bill Selby, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Monroeville, Alabama
  • 1970-06-25 Aaron Sele, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1970-09-29 Joseph Hudson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-01-11 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971-01-24 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971-05-18 Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971-05-31 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1975-11-18 David Ortiz, Dominican American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Weddings in Sport

  • 2004-12-30 Boston Red Sox centerfielder Johnny Damon (31) weds Michelle Mangan at Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • 1929-06-04 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of kidney failure at 48
  • 1932-02-29 "Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies
  • 1953-08-22 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), dies at 77
  • 1985-07-27 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
  • 1990-02-24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1992-02-26 Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83

Person of interestTed Williams

2002-07-05 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 2014-04-11 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2015-12-29 Frank Malzone, American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), dies at 85
  • 2017-11-13 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), dies at 99