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 |2020-09-05T20:12:23-04:00September 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 the Red Sox to the American League pennant with a .342 batting average and 38 home runs in 1946. [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:11:48-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 11, 1983: The Red Sox select outfielder Ellis Burks in the amateur player draft as their first round draft choice, and the 20th player chosen overall; Burks will become the starting center-fielder for the Red Sox in 1987 and achieve All-Star honors in 1990, and after leaving as a free-agent following the 1992 season, he will finish his MLB career wit [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:11:10-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 10, 1950: When George Susce, a top pitching prospect, signs with the Boston Red Sox, his father of the same name is fired as a coach by the Cleveland Indians; the senior Susce is hired by the Red Sox to manage in the minors and he serves as a coach for Boston from late-1950 through 1954, while the junior Susce pitched for the Red Sox from 1955 throug [...]

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By |2020-09-05T20:10:35-04:00September 5th, 2020|

January 9, 1989: Carl Yastrzemski, along with the Cincinnati Red's catcher Johnny Bench, is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; Yaz, who ranks near the top in all Red Sox career offensive categories, slugged 452 home runs, drove in 1844 runs, and scored 1,816 runs during his distinguished 23-year career. [...]

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

January 8, 1991: Former Red Sox pitcher Ferguson Jenkins, who pitched for Boston in 1976 and 1977, is elected the National Baseball Hall of Fame; Jenkins, who won 22 games during his two seasons in Boston, was a charter member of the "Buffalo Heads," which included Rick Wise, Jim Willoughby, and Bernie Carbo, a group that drove manager Don Zimmer to distract [...]

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