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Oct. 1, 1967

Oct. 1, 1967: Rebirth of the Red Sox Since this started a weekend of baseball at Fenway Park that forever etched itself deeply in the heart of a 9-year-old boy from Exeter, forgive him if he seems to linger over it in this space. George Scott homered to tie it and Carl Yastrzemski smacked his 44th home of the season, a three-run shot, to settle it, the Red Sox topped the Minnesota Twins, 6-4. The triumph assured the Red Sox no worse than a tie for first place in the American League. The California Angels staged a ...

September 30, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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. 19, 1967

Sept. 19, 1967 Cue your Impossible Dream vinyl – of there remains a turntable somewhere in the vicinity – and re-hear Ken Coleman calling two of the most important Red Sox home runs of the season. Down a run at Tiger Stadium heading into the ninth inning, Carl Yastrzemski lined a solo homer into the upper deck to tie the game at 5-5. It was Yastrzemski's 40th, giving him the American League lead in home runs, batting average and RBIs, a Triple Crown-in-waiting. In the 10th inning, Dalton Jones took Tigers reliever Mike Marshall into the upper ...

September 19, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

July 16, 1962

July 16, 1962 One of baseball’s eternal truths: Pitchers who wander aimlessly, unable to stumble upon the strike zone, are likely destined to fail. Don Schwall walked nine Twins, Harmon Killebrew had two two-run doubles, and the Red Sox lost in Minnesota, 5-3. For the Red Sox, it was a disappointing finish to a 6-2 road trip. Not bad for a ballclub that hit the road with a record of 37-43. Carl Yastrzemski was 2 for 4, lifting his average to .290. You May Have Missed... Fresh Content Direct to Your Inbox ...

July 16, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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