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Boston Red Sox Celebrate 15 Wins in a Row on May 10, 1946

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Boston Red Sox Celebrate 15 Wins in a Row on May 10, 1946

(Photo: Aidan Siegel - Originally from en.wikipedia) On May 10, 1946, the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees with a final score of 5-4, this was the team’s 15th straight win. The 1946 Red Sox team was led by all-star left fielder Ted Williams, who was enjoying his first year back in Major League Baseball after serving as a fighter pilot in World War II. That year, Williams finished the season with a batting average of .342, and he had hit 38 home runs and 123 RBIs. On April 24, 1946, the Boston Red Sox had a regular...

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Roger Clemens Strikes Out 20 Batters in a Nine-Inning Game on April 29, 1986

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Roger Clemens Strikes Out 20 Batters in a Nine-Inning Game on April 29, 1986

(Flickr: Jerry Reuss | 1996 Boston Clemens Sequence 12 ) On April 29, 1986, Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game. Then, ten years later, Clemens repeated this amazing feat, the only player in MLB history to do so. In 1962, Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators recorded 21 strikeouts in 16 innings, and both Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson recorded 20-strikeout games after Clemens, however Clemens is the only pitcher in the history of baseball to do so twice. Clemens spent 13 seasons with...

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Hugh Bradley Hits First Home Run at Fenway Park on April 26, 1912

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Hugh Bradley Hits First Home Run at Fenway Park on April 26, 1912

On April 26, 1912, Hugh Bradley, backup first baseman for the 1912 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, hit the first ever home run at Fenway Park. The Red Sox had hosted their first game at Fenway Park just six days prior.During the 1912 season, Bradley got off to a hot start when the season first began, and he had a chance to replace the current first baseman for the Red Sox. Unfortunately for Bradley, his hitting got worse and worse as the season progressed.He saw no action in the World Series against the New York Giants, however he did collect a...

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Fenway Park Opens as the Home of the Boston Red Sox on April 20, 1912

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Fenway Park Opens as the Home of the Boston Red Sox on April 20, 1912

After two rain delays, Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, finally hosted its first professional baseball game on April 20, 1912. (The very first game played in Fenway actually occurred on April 9 when the Sox beat Harvard University with a score of 2-0.) During the historic game on April 20, the Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders – later known as the Yankees – before a crowd of 27,000 cheering fans. The game went on for 11 innings, and ended with a final score of 7-6. This game between the Red Sox and Highlanders would have...

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