Fenway Park

April 12, 1978

In addition to hitting one of the more celebrated three-run homers in Red Sox history (giving Carlton Fisk his shot to drill one off the left-field foul pole a few innings later), Bernie Carbo should be noted for his honesty.

Dwight Evans struggled to open the 1978 season, going 1 for-14 in his first three games. Reporters approached Carbo for his response to a rumor that he’d soon be playing right field on a regular basis.

“I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I don’t agree with it on the basis of four games,” Carbo said, per the Boston Globe. “How can you judge him on the basis of him going 1 for 14? What if I play right field and go 1 for 14? Do you put Evans back?”

Evans, and the Red Sox, got on a pretty good roll as the season progressed.

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