Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 152 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 152 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

2000-01-16

By |2020-09-05T20:16:23-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 16, 2002: MLB approves the sale of the Boston Red Sox by the JRY Trust to a group headed by John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino; the vote is 29-0, with the New York Yankees abstaining, and John Henry is instructed to sell his contr [...]

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2000-01-15

By |2020-09-05T20:15:37-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 15, 1959: Bucky Harris, who had managed for 29 seasons in MLB, is promoted from Assistant GM to GM to replace Joe Cronin who had been named President of the AL; Harris accomplished little during his two seasons as GM, but he did fire Pin [...]

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2000-01-14

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January 14, 2003: The Red Sox claim outfielder Kevin Millar, who is otherwise bound for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan, on waivers from the Florida Marlins; Millar rewarded the Red Sox for rescuing him from obscurity by slugging 25 home runs in 2 [...]

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2000-01-13

By |2020-09-05T20:29:45-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 13, 2009: The Red Sox sign long-time Atlanta Braves ace John Smoltz to a one-year contract with a $5.5 million base salary; Smoltz, who had won 210 games and saved 154 more as a closer during his 20 years in Atlanta, is released by the R [...]

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2000-01-12

By |2020-09-05T20:12:23-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 12, 1946: Red Sox All-Star left fielder Ted Williams, who will later be recalled for the Korean War in 1952, is officially discharged as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps; despite missing three full seasons, Williams will help t [...]

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