Fenway Park Seating

April 13, 1988

There was a time when Major League Baseball teams actually played day games in the season’s first few weeks. Players and fans were grateful, since there was a good chance that cities like Boston might be a bit chilly.

Admittedly, not many fans actually cared.

Teams conceded the reality that midweek afternoon games in April were not going to pack the joint, even at Fenway Park.

So on this day, before 12,045 at Fenway Park, with a game-time temperature logged at 41 degrees, Bruce Hurst won his first game of the season, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1.

Lee Smith worked the eighth and ninth for his third save.

The Red Sox’ runs came on an RBI single from Mike Greenwell in the first, a sacrifice fly by Jim Rice in the third, and an RBI double by Marty Barrett in the fifth.

An estimated 120,450 toes were frozen by the start of the ninth.

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