Boston Red Sox in History (Part 2)

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  • 1949-09-25 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
  • 1949-10-02 For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58
  • 1950-04-18 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
  • 1950-06-08 Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
  • 1950-11-08 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • 1950-11-27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1951-06-20 Cleveland Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double & single vs Red Sox
  • 1953-06-17 Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
  • 1953-06-18 Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3
  • 1953-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief

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1953-08-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from military service in Korea; ends abbreviated season with .407 batting average

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1953-12-01 Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • 1955-05-27 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
  • 1955-09-16 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
  • 1955-09-23 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
  • 1956-07-14 Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0

  • 1956-08-07 Boston Red Sox fine slugger Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at heckling Boston fans, third incident in 3 weeks
  • 1956-09-21 Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
  • 1957-05-22 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
  • 1957-10-15 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
  • 1958-02-06 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
  • 1958-06-22 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
  • 1958-07-20 Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0
  • 1959-07-12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
  • 1959-07-21 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
  • 1960-03-25 Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
  • 1960-10-03 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game win streak & MLB record 193 HRs
  • 1961-06-09 Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
  • 1962-04-26 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
  • 1962-06-26 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • 1962-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1965-09-16 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0

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1965-10-03 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1967-04-14 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • 1967-06-21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • 1967-08-06 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dean Chance throws a perfect no-hitter vs Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings before game is called because of weather
  • 1967-08-18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
  • 1967-08-29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes
  • 1967-10-04 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
  • 1967-10-11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • 1967-10-12 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series

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1969-06-14 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1969-09-29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • 1970-07-14 All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1972-03-22 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
  • 1972-11-21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
  • 1973-01-18 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH

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1974-06-14 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1974-08-12 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2
  • 1975-06-18 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers
  • 1975-10-07 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1975-10-21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
  • 1975-10-22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • 1975-11-27 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
  • 1976-06-18 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees
  • 1976-11-06 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
  • 1977-05-22 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
  • 1977-06-19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
  • 1977-07-04 Red Sox end 9-game losing streak by smashing a MLB-record 8 HRs in a 9-6 win vs Toronto at Fenway Park
  • 1977-12-14 Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers for John Poloni & cash
  • 1978-05-23 AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M
  • 1978-09-07 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3
  • 1978-09-08 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
  • 1978-09-09 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
  • 1978-09-10 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9
  • 1978-09-16 Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
  • 1978-09-17 Red Sox finally beat Yanks in Sept 1978, 7-3
  • 1978-10-02 NY Yankees win 3rd straight AL East title beating Boston Red Sox, 5-4 in a dramatic single playoff game; Ron Guidry wins #25 aided by Bucky Dent's 3-run homer
  • 1978-11-07 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP

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1979-07-24 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1979-09-15 Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL & NL (Astros)
  • 1980-04-12 Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper & Money hit grand slams)
  • 1980-06-20 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2
  • 1981-01-23 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana & Joe Rudi
  • 1981-02-12 Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
  • 1981-04-18 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)
  • 1981-06-23 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
  • 1981-09-03 Longest MLB game in Fenway Park history is suspended after 19 innings at Seattle Mariners 7, Boston Red Sox 7; Mariners win 8-7 in 20 the following morning
  • 1981-09-04 Longest MLB game at Fenway Park ends in 20 innings; Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7
  • 1981-09-12 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
  • 1982-05-04 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans

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1983-07-04 New York pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1984-05-25 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
  • 1984-05-29 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)
  • 1984-08-30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • 1985-06-18 Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs
  • 1986-02-23 Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)

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1986-04-29 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1986-06-29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • 1986-07-02 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens (14-0) suffers his 1st loss (4-2 v Toronto), one win short of AL record for consecutive wins to start season
  • 1986-07-15 All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1986-08-12 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • 1986-08-17 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • 1986-08-21 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
  • 1986-08-21 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
  • 1986-10-12 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
  • 1986-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3
  • 1986-10-27 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series

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1987-03-14 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1987-06-26 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn

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