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: 2000-12-07

December 7, 1978: The Red Sox trade left-handed pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee to the Montreal Expos for the immortal Stan Papi ridding manager Don Zimmer of his nemesis; Lee wins 16 games for the Expos in 1979 and he is inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2009, while Papi bats .188 as a back-up infielder in his one full season in Boston.

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