Thursday, June 7, 2007

No Recent Updates

Sorry about not updating the blog as much, I've been buried with projects at work lately , but I will try to start getten atleast 2-3 red sox posts in per week. Holy jesus did you guys see schilling tonight? :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ted Williams - 1959

On his first game back from the DL (for over a month) with a pinched shoulder Ted Williams hit a 2 run homer in the seventh inning. The season was his 20th and the Red Sox won both games against the Baltimore double header.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Look Out!

The year, 1937. Hank Greenberg has hit a ball the furthest ever in Fenway Park. The ball soared over the center field wall and landed 450 feet from his bat. Wes Ferrell was the pitcher for the Red Sox.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wade Boggs Makes 2000

Its 1992 and Wade Boggs hit his 2000th single. Williams, Rice, Doerr, Yastrzemski and Evans had been the few that accomplished this same feat. The Sox ended up losing this same game (3-1).

Monday, May 14, 2007

I urge everyone that has a Red Sox related blog to check out the new site I launched Red Sox 100. Red Sox 100 is a top list for only Red Sox sites. Each site is ranked then stats and comments are shown. After I get a good amount of members I will start adding other features like blog hosting for Sox fans, polls, email and the list goes on. I want to build the largest Red Sox Nation online community. It will be all free and there will be no need to buy a Red Sox Nation membership! :)

Extended Innings For Fourth Day

In May of 1996, the Red Sox were sure to be tired as on May 11 they played the Jays for 11 innings and won 6 to 5. The next day they played and lost 9 to 8 (11 innings), May 13th they lost once more 8-7 (13 innings) finally on the 14th they won against the Angels 4-3, a game that only took 12 innings... So in short the 14th marks the fourth extra inning game the Red Sox played in a row. This is a rare occurence especially in a non-playoff/world series game

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Instigator Mickey Mcdermott

In 1953 Red Sox pitcher Mickey Mcdermott started a fight with Bob Holbrook (a reporter) in the Red Sox locker room, when Mickey punched him in the face. Ted Williams took much pleasure in witnessing this act and congratulated Mickey on a job well done.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Dom DiMaggio Says Goodbye

May 9th, 1953 marks the day Dom Dimaggio hit his last ball. After this game in which the Red Sox lost (6-4), Dimaggio retired from major league baseball.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Fire at Fenway!

The year is 1926 and Fenway Park is in trouble, it has caught fire. The grass caught on fire and spread all the way to the billboard and bleachers. Many speculate the fires were started by the Red Sox organization itself, in an attempt to collect insurance money. Reportedly there were multiple fires the previous day.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Pokey Reese Proves Himself

Its the beloved 2004 Boston Red Sox Team and Pokey Reese just scored an inside home run during the fifth inning. The next inning Pokey did it again when he hit a regular homer. This was only the 7th time this feat had been accomplished at fenway park.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Good News For Oil Can Boyd

Boyd's doctor states in 1989 that the blood clot Boyd had been suffering from has cleared up. Even with this good news Boyd could no longer perform over-handed pitches. This brought fans to doubt Boyd's ability.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Fan Interference

The year is 1952 and one of those famous fenway interuptions unfolds. A fan that is missing one leg storms out onto the field to have a conversation with Marty Marion. In the same day a few minutes prior, two kids attending college also made their way onto the field.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Ted Williams Day

In 1952 the day is named "Ted Williams Day" for red sox fans, this day being created because Ted Williams would then have to be deployed with his fellow Marines.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Red Sox's Derek Lowe Pitches Complete Game

Its 2002 and Derek Lowe has pitched a complete game for the Boston Red Sox. This compelte game was the first Derek Lowe had ever pitched in the majors. The Red Sox win over the Devil Rays (10-0) in an impressive no hitter.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Red Sox History: 1916

This day in 1916 Babe Ruth pitched a full game Vs the Yankees. Although Babe couldn't get a hit he won the game for the Red Sox (4-3).

Friday, April 20, 2007

Jim Rice Delivers

Its 1989 and Jim Rice hits a homer in the third inning at Fenway Park. Dwight Evans then homered right after Rice. After this 56th time the duo would never be able to do this again.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Manny Beats Ted Williams Record

The year is 2005 and Manny Ramirez has now beaten Ted William's grandslam record. Manny's 18th grandslam proved to be a historic one. These RBIs made the Red Sox beat the Devil Rays (6-2).

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Elston Howard First African-American To Play For Yankees

In 1955 Elston Howard was the first player to play in a Yankee uniform. Even with the addition of this exception player the Yankees still lost to the Red Sox (8-4).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The NAACP Fight The Red Sox

In 1959 the NAACP expressed interest in investigating why the only black player, Jerry Green was sent back to the minor league system. Officials in Massachusetts claimed the invesigation would be outside of their jurisdiction because the trade occured in Arizona.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Canton Man Arrested For Ticket Scalping

Its 2002 and a Canton man is arrested outside of fenway park for selling a red sox ticket under face value. The charges were eventually dropped. However Gary Lanier wanted to take it one step further. Finally the judge ruled that noone should be arrested for selling tickets at face or below face value.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Hank Aaron In The American League

Hank Aaron is in the American League on this day in 1975. He made his debute as a Brewer. During that game police had to take down many fans from a whiskey billboard on landsdowne street.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Sox lose on opening day

1977 is the year and the Red Sox lose to the Indians (5-4). A game that went into the 11th inning. Yaz singled to first and then stole second base.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thanks guys.

No history for today, but I would like to thank all of you that have sent me email in regards to my blog. The positive feedback keeps me going day after day. Keep sending me in little bits of red sox info you may have.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Fools?

What was intially thought to be an April Fool's joke turned out to be real when the train that was transporting the red sox and reds ran out of coal on April 1st, 1940.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Historic Start time

On March 31st, 2003 the Red Sox opened up the season with the earliest regular season game the sox had ever played. It took place at Tropicana Field in Florida. The Red Sox lost this game due to using a bullpen without a closer at hand.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Red Sox Tickets To Be Added

In 2002 the Red Sox made a big annoucment, they will be adding 400 seats. Some of these seats would be dugout box seats that are currently at $250 a piece (up $50 from 2002). A season ticket holder only restraunt area was also in the works.

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Red Sox Show Their Patriotism

The US is at war in 1943 and the Red Sox wanted to show their patriotism. This being said 31 Red Sox members donated blood.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Coke Bottles Introduced To Fenway Park

A very controversial topic was brought up in 1997. Should Fenway Park utilize as much space for advertising as possible? The Red Sox thought so. A 25 foot bottle of Coke was tacked onto the outfield wall. Over the next years 2 additional coca-cola bottles would join it up there.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

City of Palms Park On Table

In 1992 the Red Sox are contemplating where they would like to build their new spring training facility. The city offered to build a $15 million facility for the red sox. Why would the city do such a thing? To help rebuild a city plaguaged by drugs and prostitution.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Red Sox Playing Politics

The year, 1963. Roman Mejias greets his wife, kids and sisters to America from Cuba. Intense pressure from the Red Sox made this possible.

Monday, March 12, 2007

A sad day in Red Sox Nation

Its March 12, 2003 Boston Red Sox pitching coach Tony Cloninger announced he had bladder cancer. He eventually recovered but when he was well the red sox had already replaced him with Dave Wallace.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Grady Little - Manager of Red Sox

In the year of 2002, Grady Little was appointed manager of the Sox. This made him the 43rd manager in Boston Red Sox history. His track record included countless wins in the minor league system before coming to the majors.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Spring Training Tickets - In Great Demand

In 2005 hundreds of fans camped out for over 40 hours for the chance to purchase Red Sox Vs. Yankees spring training tickets for games occuring at City of Palms Park. This was caused by the Red Sox 2004 World Series win.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Normar's Achilles Tendon

The year 2004, Nomar Garciaparra is forced onto the disabled list because of an injured right achilles tendon. Nomar states that he was hit by a ball while practicing. Normar does not make it off the disabled list until March 21st.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Red Sox Meet GW Bush

Its March 2nd 2005 and the Red Sox are at the White House in Washington, DC as honored guests. The cause? The 2004 World Series victory of course! President George W. Bush personally congratulated the championship team.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Ted Williams Breaks Collar Bone

On March 1, 1954 Ted Williams breaks his collar bone while attempting to catch a ball before spring training, benching him until March 15.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

No Cars For Red Sox Players

Its time for spring training in 1936 and it is reported in The Sporting News Red Sox players are not permitted to bring their cars to spring training.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Red Sox Get Carl Everett

it is the year 2000 and the red sox sign Carl Everett for a three years. In 1946 on Feb 15, the Red Sox state they will not play their home opener on April 19 as it would be good friday. The Sox end up playing on April 20th and win.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Ed Barrow is hired as Red Sox manager.

Since Jack Barry the current managing of the Red Sox enlisted in the Navy the red sox had to hire a new guy for manigerial duties. In 1918 they decided to hire Ed Barrow to manage the team. A war tax as planned to be placed in bleacher seats, 3 cents, and 10 cents on other seats. This proposal was later thrown out.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Clemens Gets Top Pay

In 1991 Roger Clemens was the most paid player in all of Major League Baseball when agreeing to a contract that paid out $2.7 million in the first year. The $2.7 increase in the years to come.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Red Sox Evict Resident

A kind of shady deal in history that involves the Red Sox took place in 1993. City of Palms Park was going to be open on March 5th. There was only one problem, a resident owned a house where the stadium's parking lot was supposed to be built. She refused to take the $55,000 that was offered by the town. To this day nobody knows what kind of deal was later offered to her. The Red Sox apparently got there way as contruction was completed that year.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Red Sox Purchase Hugh Bradley

In 1910 the Red Sox purchased Hugh Bradley contract from the Worchester team. Hugh played first base. The most notable thing Hugh Bradley did in his career was hit the first ever home run at fenway park.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Red Sox Shellfish Incident

This day in red sox history, the year is 1994. John Valentin, Red Sox infielder suffered from a black out at his home in Braintree, Mass. He was promptly brought to Quincy hospital and treated. He attributed his sick spell to an allergic reaction to eating shellfish.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Red Sox lose a great public announcer

In 1994 on January 1 the Red Sox lose a great public anouncer legend, Sherm Feller. Sherm was a song writer aswell as a composer. His most famous work was the song "Summertime, Summertime." Also on this same day Dan Duquette became the general manager of the Boston Red Sox.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Boston WCVB Clemen's Threat

On channel 5 in boston in 1989 Roger Clemen's made a threat to reporters that were reporting on his private family life. Clemen's in short said that "someone's going to get hurt and its not going to be me" when referring to reporters speaking ill of his family. Also on Janauary 24 in 1977 the Pawtucket Red Sox was taken over by Ben Modor.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Red Sox Scout Danny Mozon Dies and Red Sox Uniforms Change

This is a sad day in Red Sox history as back in 1996 the best scout the Red Sox had from Latin America died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.

In 1924 Red Sox players were given new uniforms to sport they would no longer were the legendary blue strip and would instead wear a uniform that would hug the knees and be loose around the hips.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Red Sox History: January 3rd

On January 3rd of 1973 CBS sells the Yankees to Steinbrenner aswell as minority owners that contributed a total of $10 million. CBS reportedly took a loss on the transaction. Steinner said that he would not be that involved in the Yankees organized and would mostly be focusing on his ship building business. A business that would later file for bankruptcy in 1993.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Red Sox History: January 2nd

The year is 1927 and in Red Sox history, the owner of the Detroit Tigers, Frank Navin admitted to the press that white sox players received extra incentives to beat the red sox.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Red Sox History: January 1st

Well this day in Red Sox history proves to be an important one. On January 1st, 2005 the Boston Red Sox will enter into the new year as World Champions for the first time in over 86 years. Also in 1920 Babe Ruth wanted his $10,000 salary double to $20,000 by the Boston Red Sox. He said if they could do not it, he simply would leave Major League Baseball rather than play for another team.