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May 29, 1969 While the Red Sox, circa 2024, have struggled to put a bona fide shortstop on the field every day, their 1969 ancestors had a shortstop who didn’t make an error for weeks at a time. Rico Petrocelli played his 46th consecutive errorless game, helping Ray Culp to his eighth win of the season, a 4-3 decision over the Kansas City Royals. His steady play in the field was overshadowed by his best big-league at the plate. His 40 homers established an American League record (since broken), with 97 RBIs and a .291 average. The Wall was truly ...

May 29, 2024|Categories: Fenway Park, History, MLB, Red Sox, Rico Petrocelli|0 Comments
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