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June 13, 1973

June 13, 1973 No one would’ve guessed that Nolan Ryan had another 20 seasons in hia right arm, not to mention a spot in Cooperstown. Not after this performance. The Red Sox knocked him around in Anaheim, dropping his record to 7-7 on the season with a 6-5 win. Designated hitter Orlando Cepeda broke a 3-3 deadlock in the sixth with a home run, then brought in the game winner with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Carl Yastrzemski, who scored on Cepeda’s fly ball after doubling and stealing third base, started the night with a three-run ...

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004 Setting themselves up for the most historic postseason run in baseball history, the Red Sox beat the Anaheim Angels (They were Anaheim then, right?) 8-3, sending them to Fenway Park with a 2-0 advantage in their best-of-five AL Division Series. Pedro Martinez worked seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits. The bullpen, perhaps the Red Sox’ least appreciated actors in 2004, blanked the Angels for three innings. Anaheim did little against Mike Timlin, Mike Myers and Keith Foulke. Jason Varitek homered, Manny Ramirez had two doubles and two RBIs, and the spiritual leadere ...

Sept. 18, 1962

Sept. 18, 1962 As anyone who saw the movie “Fear Strikes Out,” a biography of Jimmy Piersall, the former Red Sox outfielder had a history of mental illness.  Anthony Perkins’ inability to throw a baseball and Karl Malden performance as Piersall’s overbearing, under-loving father were etched in our minds. Playing for the 1962 Washington Senators, Piersall reacted to a stream of personal, pregame heckling from a boor at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium by going into the stands and confronting a 66-year-old man, Joseph Martin. Baltimore police moved in quickly to separate the men. Police charged both men with ...

September 18, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

August 18, 1967

August 18, 1967 This may be the worst day in Red Sox history – at least for any then-9 year olds whose first poster showed Tony Conigliaro admiring a home run. Well, it may not have been Tony C. admiring a home run, but we liked to think it was. The man could hit, for average as well as power. But it was his power that hooked fans. On April 17, 1964, Conigliaro hammered the first pitch he saw at Fenway Park over everything, in the general direction of the Mass. Pike. White Sox pitcher Joe Horlen ...

August 18, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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