This Date in Red Sox History
Day by Day with the Sox
Posted 14 March 2006 - 08:28 PM
For today's date, March 14, the book has five events, four birthdays, and one death.
One notable event on this date came in 1911:
"Red Sox minor league catcher Pinch Thomas was out sightseeing in San Francisco. A little after midnight, he was set upon by a 'crowd of thugs and beaten into insensibility.' It was thought he would lose the sight of one eye and confined to bed for a long time. In fact, he made his major league debut with the Red Sox on April 12 and played for 10 seasons in the big leagues."
Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:57 AM
Today is also the first anniversary of the passing of a great pitcher: Dick Radatz. R.I.P. Monster.
He was a great Red Sox pitcher, for a few years, and had Mickey Mantle's number more than anyone else.
Posted 17 March 2006 - 10:04 AM
1991: "The Red Sox were considering moving their spring training site from Winter Haven to Ft. Myers, Florida. ...the city council was prepared to build a $15 to $20 million complex for the Red Sox to help renew an area where "until police initiated recent sweeps...had been the scene of the cities worst drug and prostitution problems."
Happy 35th birthday, Bill Mueller.
Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:27 AM
1996: Vaughan Eshelman burned his hands putting out a fire in his hotel room. In Eshelman's words: "I'd never felt pain like that. It felt like my bones were on fire."
1997: The first coke bottle was unveiled over the Green Monster.
Among today's transactions, Luis Alicea was acquired on waivers in 1996.
Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:34 AM
1972: Traded Sparky Lyle to New York for Danny Cater and a PTBLN (Mario Guerrero).
1974: Carl Yastrzemski is named captain of the Red Sox.
Among today's birthdays:
Ramon Martinez, Billy Goodman, Dick Ellsworth
Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:02 AM
1991: "...Debbie Boggs pulled their Ford Explorer out of the parking lot -- and Wade fell out of the car. He had bruises on his elbow and ankle and the elbow bruises were in a 'tire tread pattern, as if a tire ran over his right elbow,' reported the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo."
Birthdays for today include: George "Boomer" Scott and Bo Diaz
Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:28 AM
1915: "Ban Johnson's argument that spring training camps should be done away with and players should report in shape was the subject of much discussion at the Sox camp. Tom Murnane wrote that indeed they should report in shape, given their very large salaries..."
1975: Traded Danny Cater to the St. Louis Cardinals for Danny Godby.
2005: Acquired Mike Myers from the St. Louis Cardinals for Carlos de la Cruz and Kevin Ool. Myers was being reaquired; he had been on the 2004 World Championship team.
Born on this date:
1867: Cy Young
1889: Squanto Wilson
1966: Eric Gunderson