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.