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This Date in Red Sox History
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 08:28 PM

Red Sox author and historian Bill Nowlin has a new book out, Day by Day with the Boston Red Sox, which catalogues over 6,500 notable events, transactions, and birthdates in team history. This thread will periodically highlight entries from the book, or whatever anyone wants to share for a specific date (perhaps from your own experieces as a fan).

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."

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 01:09 AM

Very cool idea.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:31 AM

Among today's six events, three transactions and three deaths is one birthday: born 3/15/79 Kevin Youkilis.

Happy 27th Youuuuuk!!!
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

On this date in 1967, the Red Sox scored 10 runs in the ninth inning to beat the Mets 23-18 in St. Petersburg.

Today is also the first anniversary of the passing of a great pitcher: Dick Radatz. R.I.P. Monster.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:57 AM

View PostCambridge, on Mar 16 2006, 07:42 AM, said:

On this date in 1967, the Red Sox scored 10 runs in the ninth inning to beat the Mets 23-18 in St. Petersburg.

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.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:04 PM

Very cool idea! Wish I'd thought of it. :D
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 10:04 AM

From today's Day by Day with the Boston Red Sox entries:

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.
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:27 AM

Among the nine events listed in Day by Day for March 19:

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.
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 07:42 AM

From the March 20 entries:

1947: "John Michael Paveskovich petitioned Probate Court in Salem, Massachusetts to legaly change his surname and that of his wife Ruth to Pesky."
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:34 AM

From Day by Day's March 22 entries:

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
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:02 AM

From the March 23 entries:

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

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:54 AM

Happy 48th birthday Bruce Hurst.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:58 AM

Also born 3/24:

1872 - Kip Selbach
1891 - Ernie Shore
1912 - Jud McLaughlin
1937 - Bob Tillman

Passings:

1921 - Larry McLean
1999 - Birdie Tebbetts
2002 - Mace Brown
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 07:20 PM

March 25 transactions:

1984: Red Sox acquired Bill Buckner for Dennis Eckersley and Mike Brumley
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:06 PM

Born 3/25:

1919 - Bill Evans
1930 - Rudy Minarcin
1933 - Nelson Chittum
1948 - Mike Nagy

Passed 3/25:

1958 - Al Shaw
1981 - Red Morgan
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 09:21 AM

From Day by Day's March 26 transactions:

1974: Released Louis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda and Bobby Bolin.

1977: Released Rico Petrocelli
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:21 AM

Born on March 27:

1950: Lynn McGlothen
1972: Creighton Gubanich
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:03 PM

Also born 3/27:

1897 - Joe Lucey

Passings:

1975 - Oscar Fuhr
1995 - Chet Nichols
2004 - Bob Cremins
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:33 PM

From Day by Day's March 28 entries:

1907: Outfielder Chick Stahl commits suicide. (34 years old, Stahl hit .305 in 10 big league seasons.)

1986: Acquired Don Baylor from the Yankees in exchange for Mike Easler.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:28 AM

From the March 29 entries:

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..."

Tranasactions:

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
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