April 9, 1982

With their opening series with the White Sox rained out in Chicago, the Red Sox hung out at their spring training home in Winter Haven, Fla, to see if they could get in three games against the Orioles in Baltimore.

After being snowed out on Friday, they ended up playing a double-header against the O’s on April 10, finished that series April 11, and headed to Fenway for their April 12 home opener. They lost to the White Sox, 3-2.

In a sign of how the Boston baseball has changed in 40 years: The Red Sox drew 32,555 for the Fenway opener, then failed to crack the 10,000 mark again until the following Saturday afternoon. Mid-week day games were the norm in April; their TV rating were irrelevant since NESN wasn’t born until 1984.

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