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June 11, 1973

June 11, 1973 Sonny Siebert’s best days were behind him, but he some extra motivation making his first appearance against the Red Sox since they shipped him to the Texas Rangers five weeks earlier. It didn’t help. Siebert didn’t make it out of the fifth inning, allowing three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth in a game the Red Sox ultimately won, 10-1. Bill Lee went the distance for his seventh win of the season, allowing one run on five hits. He also added to his burgeoning character as the Space Man.  According ...

Sept. 26, 1967

Sept. 26, 1967 The Massachusetts General Court (ie, the House of Representatives) declared that it is in favor of the Red Sox winning the American League pennant. Really. No one can make this stuff up. The vote, by roll call, was unanimous. Had there been one nay vote that would have been a pol worth interviewing. The Red Sox stood tied with Minnesota atop the AL standings. The Twins lost, 9-2, while the Red Sox were idle. Pitching matchups for the Red Sox' final four games of the season: against Cleveland, Gary Bell will go for the ...

Sept. 3, 1972

Sept. 3, 1972 For the first time in five summers, the Red Sox found themselves in a pennant race over Labor Day weekend. Technically, it was a division race, which then was a fight for the top spot in one of two top spots in the American League. But their sheer relevance as fall beckoned was a worthy feat. Sonny Siebert evened his record at 11-11, with relief help from Bill Lee and Bob Bolin, as the Red Sox fought off the Kansas City Royals, 5-3, their seventh win in eight games. It left them one-half game ...

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