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: 2000-04-23

April 23, 1939: Ted Williams goes 4-5 and hits his first major league home run as the Red Sox fall 12-8 to the Philadelphia Athletics; Teddy Ballgame will go on to hit 520 more home runs, concluding his 19 seasons with the Red Sox with 521 home runs, a lifetime batting average of .344, and an all-time MLB-best on-base percentage of .482.

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