Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 154 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 153 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!


By |2020-09-05T20:19:56-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 22, 2003: After being released by the Minnesota Twins, first baseman David Ortiz is signed by the Boston Red Sox for $1,250,000; the signing of Ortiz is almost an after-thought by the Red Sox as they envision him backing up first baseman Jeremy Giambi, but once Ortiz got into the lineup he became and remains a permanent fixture. [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:19:22-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 21, 2019: Over 115 season absolutely nothing of significance has ever occurred on this day in Red Sox history; so today we look ahead four seasons and anticipate the selection of All-Star third baseman Xander Bogaerts as the AL MVP after leading the league in batting, RBI and finishing second in the home run race! [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:18:42-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 20, 1966: Ted Williams, who retired from the Boston Red Sox following the 1960 season, is the only former player selected in the annual National Baseball Hall of Fame election; Williams who still holds the highest on base percentage in MLB history at .482, was named on 282 of 302 (93%) of the Hall of Fame ballots. [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:18:11-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 19, 1916: The World Champion Red Sox announce that tickets for 1916 would be lowered from 1915 levels; box seats, which were limited to the first five rows from the field, were decreased from $1.50 to $1.00, all other seats in the grandstand were lowered to $0.75, and bleacher seats were available at $0.50 and $0.25. [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:17:37-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 18, 1973: The Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda, a veteran of 16 MLB seasons, to be their designated hitter for the new position added in 1973; Orlando told me that when the Red Sox made their offer, he replied, "What's a designated hitter?" but the DH was tailored for Cepeda with his gimpy knees and he hit .289 with 86 RBI in 1973. [...]

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