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July 16, 1983

July 16, 1983 Realizing that his career was then being measured in weeks, Carl Yastrzemski had no patience with medical personnel who told him he should give his aching back a two-game respite. He checked into the UMass Medical Center in Worcester on Thursday, suffering recurring back spasms. Having spent the night in traction, Yastrzemski  then scooted back to Fenway Park for Friday night’s game with Oakland, He went 0-for-2. In his rushed escape from the hospital,  Yastrzemski failed to check out. You May Have Missed... Fresh Content Direct to Your Inbox ...

July 17, 2023|Categories: History, Red Sox|Tags: , , |0 Comments

March 21, 1958

March 21, 1958 Apparently, there weren’t a lot of dieticians back in the day. At least there was not one employed by the Boston Red Sox. Rookie Jim Pagliaroni showed up at Red Sox training camp in Sarasota, Fla., looking lean. The 6-foot, 4-inch catcher weighed in at 200 pounds when he went into the Army in July, 1956. Back in baseball, he said he was maintaining his weight in the 180s. He said his Army duties had nothing to do with it. And it wasn’t that he didn’t care for the food in Germany, where he ...

March 21, 2023|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

August 24, 1942

August 24, 1942 While the Red Sox swept a doubleheader with the Athletics at Philadelphia's Shibe Park, fans put another brick in the wall separating them from civility. Taking his place in left field for the bottom of the fifth in Game 2, Williams found himself pelted by fruit and rubbish. Williams was reported to have toss his bat skyward to end the top of the innings, having gone down swinging. Initially, he tried to ignore the shower of garbage, but eventually started jawing at the fans. Police moved in and nabbed the perpetrators. It seems likely ...

August 24, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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