Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

This Day in History: 2000-04-05

April 5, 1901: The Boston Americans who didn’t oficially become the Red Sox until 1908 played their first game as a team, winning their exhibition game against the University of Virginia 13-0; three pitchers combined to shut-out the Cavaliers, and the Americans played errorless defense, led by future Hall of Fame third baseman, Jimmy Collins.

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