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.