Fenway Park

June 27, 1993

Over the years multiple Bob Zupcics have floated into and out of the Red Sox lore. But the actual, one and only Bob Zupic made a particularly dazzling Fenway Park debut.

On this brilliant summer Saturday afternoon, Zupcic single-handedly chased the Detroit Tigers back to their hotel bar hustling out two infield hits, belting a Wall double and lining his first  homer of the season into the net in a 5-4 Boston win.

Well, Zupcic didn’t do it all by himself, of course. HIs home run followed a two-run homer by Mo Vaughn, the first back-to-back homers by the Red Sox in two years. Phil Plantier had one of those homers; the second was swatted by Bob Zupcic, of all unlikely batters.

As hot as the spotlight might sear Bob Zupcics, it is fleeting. Zupcic began his big-league career in 1991 and it was over in 1994, after a moment with the White Sox. He hit .250 in 394 games, with seven homers and 80 RBIs.

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