By |2020-09-05T20:25:25-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 31, 1959: Former Red Sox manager and general manager Joe Cronin signs a seven-year contract to become President of the American League; Cronin who had been the player-manager of the Red Sox from 1935 to 1945, the bench manager in 1946-19 [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:24:41-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 30, 1929: Boston Mayor Malcolm Nichols signs a city ordinance allowing baseball to be played in Boston on Sundays; previously Sunday baseball had been banned under Massachusetts' Blue Laws, and from 1929 to 1932 the Red Sox had to play S [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:23:59-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 29, 1987: After going to arbitration with the Red Sox for three straight years, All-Star third baseman and three-time AL batting champion Wade Boggs signs a three-year contract with the team for $5 million; Boggs will play for Boston for [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:23:30-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 28, 1967: The Red Sox select Carlton "Pudge" Fisk as their first round choice, fourth overall, in the January amateur draft; Fisk will debut with the Red Sox in 1969, earn AL rookie of the year honors in 1971, make seven All-Star teams b [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:22:57-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 27, 1994: The Boston Red Sox announce that Dan Duquette, a native of Dalton, MA, and most recently GM of the Montreal Expos, is hired to succeed Lou Gorman as GM of the club; Duquette will serve in this post for 8 seasons before being di [...]

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