Today in OTM History
2013: Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts moved up to Triple-A; Nine years later, the superstar was moving to Pawtucket. She is now the record holder for games played at shortstop for the Red Sox! Note to the GM: Sign this man!
2018: Andres Benintendi arrived; The (sadly) former Red Sox The outfielder wasn’t always amazing, but he picked the right year for a breakout. There is no 2018 World Series championship with him. It’s still his best season to date: 16 home runs, 20 steals, 4.8 bWAR, the defensive snaps … Fenway will never forget him.
2020: Fake Sox Game 70: Top Pitchers Fail Late; In 2020 we were still more than a month away from the short season taking off. The simulated Sox tried their best, but it wasn’t the same.
2021:Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 18: Marwin Gonzalez the only bright spot on Perez’s worst Day; That is certainly a forgettable game. The 2021 season turned out pretty well even with this mess mixed in.
Today in Red Sox history
In the eighth inning of the Senators’ 8-1 win over the Red Sox, Boston pitcher Lefty Grove becomes the first pitcher in Major League history to post six doubles in one frame. The future Hall of Famer, suffering from a sore arm, gives up five straight doubles during Washington’s barrage.
Phew. That’s a tough record to keep.
Having accomplished the feat against the White Sox on May 8, Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams becomes the first American League player to have two three-homer games in one season. The ‘Splendid Splinter,’ hitting his trio back and forth against Early Wynn and Bob Lemon, two future Hall of Famers, drives in five runs, helping Boston defeat the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 9- 3.
The boy was good.
Before the interleague series begins against the Reds, who haven’t played at Fenway Park since the 1975 World Series, the Red Sox pay tribute to Carlton Fisk and his Game 6 walk-off home run by naming the bright yellow strut in the outfield. left, where the ball landed, the Fisk Foul Pole. Sitting in Monster Seats, the hometown hero enjoys the festivities as the crowd cheers as the team plays the home run on the scoreboard with Handel’s Hallelujah chorus.
The foul pole is now forever in his honor.
Today on the birthday of the Red Sox
There are some notables born on this day, though not necessarily all Red Sox. But from Boston’s baseball history you can celebrate Jonathan Lucroy, Ernie Whitt, Mel Parnell and Gene Desautels. Gene was actually born in Worcester!
Many thanks to Baseball-Reference, hobbynational.com Y Today in baseball history for help here, and thanks to battery power for the inspiration for these posts.