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July 23, 1953

July 23, 1953 In the bottomless stash holding baseball treasures of yore, there rests the pitchers duel. Starting pitchers locked horns, swatting down one another’s batting orders with bloodless efficiency. More often than not in the days before the designated hitter, relievers were required because scoring opportunities were scarce and pinch hitters sent starters to the showers. The duel recalled here featured the Red Sox’ Mel Parnell and the White Sox’ Virgil Trucks at Comiskey Park.  The White Sox scored the game’s only run. Chico Carresquel led off the fifth legging out a triple to the left-center ...

July 24, 2023|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Jan. 8, 1998

Jan. 8, 1998 Luis Tiant, harboring hopes of working his way into a big-league coaching job, signed a four-year deal as head coach of the Savannah Institute of Arts and Design baseball team, a Division III school in Georgia. The little school had gone all out in hiring its second big name to serve as a coach. Two years earlier it hired Cazzie Russell to coach their men’s basketball team. For reasons never reported, Tiant had struggled to find staff positions in organized baseball. He served one season as a rookie league coach for the White Sox ...

Nov. 21, 1967

Nov. 21, 1967 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Luis Aparicio looked into his future, prompted by a report that he was leaning toward retiring at age 33, and pointedly shot that down. “I think I can play three more seasons in the Majors,” Aparicio said. He actually played through the ensuing six seasons, three with the White Sox and three for the Red Sox, retiring after the 1973 season. Of course, in Boston he is also remembered for stumbling over third base, then joining Carl Yastrzemski there to kill a Red Sox rally in the game that clinched the ...

November 22, 2022|Categories: History, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sept. 12, 1962

Sept. 12, 1962 The greatest local kid makes good story in Red Sox history: Tony Conigliaro signs a $35,000 contract, with an unreported bonus, for the 1963 season. At St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Conigliaro was an infielder with power. He was to become an outfielder with power in Boston. That much was obvious in his first at bat at Fenway Park. April 17, 1964 was a special day at Fenway, with Bobby Kennedy tossing out the first ball on a day dedicated to the memory of his brother, the late President John F. Kennedy. Red ...

August 27, 1987

August 27, 1987 Carlton Fisk came back to haunt the Red Sox … again. Roger Clemens allowed the White Sox just five hits in seven innings, but Fisk had two of them – a solo homer into the screen in the second, and a two-run line drive that skipped off the top of The Wall int the net in the fifth. It was enough for Chicago to tag the Red Sox ace with his eighth loss in 21 decisions, 5-3. The defending American League champs took another step toward mathematical elimination in the AL East, dropping to ...

August 27, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

July 25, 1947

July 25, 1947 Note: The Braves and Red Sox were both 48-40 after Boston's AL entry beta the White Sox and the NL entry lost to the Cubs. The difference: the Red Sox were in third place, 11-1/2 games behind the Yankees, while the Braves were second, six games behind the Dodgers. Denny Galehouse got the win for the Red Sox, an 8-2 bashing of the White Sox before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 9.003 at Fenway. Ted Williams belted his 19-th homer of the season, an estimated 12 rows into the right-field bleachers. You ...

July 25, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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