Boston Red Sox in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 293

Baseball Record

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

Sports History

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 MLB Boston Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 14-10 win over visiting Chicago White Sox
  • 1946-05-10 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
  • 1946-07-14 Cleveland's 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 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 4-3 at Sportsman's Park to clinch series, 4 games to 3; Cards 6th championship
  • 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 New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Boston Red Sox
  • 1948-03-29 New York Yankees & Boston Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
  • 1948-05-20 Cleveland Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)
  • 1948-09-24 MLB NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox & Cleveland Indians are all tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • 1948-10-04 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox, 8 - 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the AL pennant; keys are the pitching of Gene Bearden and hitting of Lou Boudreau
  • 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 rout St Louis Browns, 29-4 at Fenway Park; set 6 MLB records including runs scored and most total bases, 60
  • 1950-11-08 Walt Dropo, second baseman 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

Sports History

1951-09-28 New York's Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951, an 8-0 home victory over Boston Red Sox; Yankees clinch pennant #18

  • 1953-06-17 Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
  • 1953-06-18 Red Sox rookie Eugene Stephens is 1st player in AL history to register 3 hits in an inning; Boston score 17 runs in 7th Inning in 23-3 rout of Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park
  • 1953-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • 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
  • 1953-12-01 Red Sox trade for slugger Jackie Jensen, sending pitcher Mickey McDermott and outfielder Tom Umphlett to Washington; Jensen averages 25 HRs a year for his 7 seasons in Boston; AL RBI leader x 3, and AL MVP in 1958
  • 1954-03-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams fractures his collarbone on the first day of Boston Red Sox spring training; injury keeps him out of Boston lineup until May 15

Baseball Record

1954-03-14 Milwaukee Braves future home run king Hank Aaron homers in his debut exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox

  • 1955-04-14 26-year-old catcher/outfielder Elston Howard becomes first African-American to play for NY Yankees; hits single with 1 RBI in 8-4 loss to Boston Red Sox

Sports History

1955-05-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter in Indians' 2-0 win v Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Stadium

  • 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 pitcher Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 1956-08-07 Boston Red Sox fine slugger Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at heckling Boston fans, third incident in 3 weeks

Baseball Record

1956-09-21 New York Yankees set dubious MLB record, stranding 20 on base; Mickey Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but rival Boston Red Sox win 13-9 at Fenway Park

  • 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 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams becomes highest paid player in MLB when he re-signs with Boston Red Sox for $135,000
  • 1958-06-22 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado

Sports History

1958-07-20 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF 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 winning 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
  • 1962-07-22 Chicago White Sox outfielder Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles) as WS defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-3 at Fenway Park
  • 1962-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

Baseball Record

1965-06-15 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain in relief strikes out first 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings in Tigers 6-5 win over Boston Red Sox; Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts

  • 1965-09-16 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0

Sports History

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

  • 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 Boston Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton at Fenway Park; injuries including a fractured cheekbone, dislocated jaw, and eye damage kept him from returning for a year and a half, and led to improvements in batting helmets
  • 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

Baseball Record

1967-10-11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli as Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 8-4 in Game 6 at Fenway Park

  • 1967-10-12 Baseball World Series: Lou Brock steals WS record 7 bases as St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 7-2 at Fenway Park for a 4-3 series win; MVP: Cards pitcher Bob Gibson

Sports History

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

  • 1969-09-29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • 1970-07-14 41st MLB All Star Game, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH: NL beats AL, 5-4; MVP: Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, LF
  • 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
  • 1973-08-01 MLB All Star catchers Thurman Munson of the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox' Carlton Fisk brawl at home plate Fenway Park; Red Sox win, 3-2

Baseball Record

1974-06-14 MLB Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Boston Red Sox over 13 innings in a 15-inning 2-1 win for California at Anaheim Stadium

  • 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 single Red Sox game in a 15-1 victory over the Detroit 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

Sports History

1975-10-22 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4-3 at Fenway Park for 4 games to 3 series win; MVP: Reds switch hitter Pete Rose

  • 1975-11-26 Boston Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie ever to be named American League MVP

Sports History

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 MLB Boston Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Texas 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, NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 15-3
  • 1978-09-08 2nd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 13-2
  • 1978-09-09 3rd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-0
  • 1978-09-10 4th game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-4 to tie for AL East 1st place; Yanks out hit arch rivals, 67-21; score 42-9
  • 1978-09-16 New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2; at Yankee Stadium; Blue Bombers 6th win over arch rivals in 2 weeks
  • 1978-09-17 After 6 losses to the New York Yankees in September, the Boston Red Sox finally score a 7-3 win over their arch rivals at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Record

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
  • 1979-07-24 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
  • 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
  • 1981-02-12 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)
  • 1981-05-25 Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski (41) is 4th to play 3,000 MLB baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
  • 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)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1979-11-01 Coco Crisp, American baseball outfielder (World Series 2007, Boston Red Sox; AL stolen base leader 2011), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983-08-17 Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Woodland, California
  • 1988-06-11 Brock Holt, American MLB baseball utility (only player to hit for the cycle in postseason - Boston Red Sox, 2018), born in Fort Worth, Texas

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