June 30, 1968

June 30, 1968 As Red Sox fans’ collective mind drifted back to the Impossible Dream season, little did they realize that they were getting a peek at the not-too distant future. A Saturday day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park unraveled into a Cleveland Indians sweep. Any sort of distraction would be acceptable. In the day game, Luis Tiant struck out 13 Red Sox and allowed just six hits in an 8-1 win, lifting his record to 12-5. According to the Boston Globe, Tiant had a deal with general manager Gabe Paul: Throw a shutout and get a $200 ...

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