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This Day in Red Sox History
June 17th

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1943 Red Sox player-manager Joe Cronin hits a three-run pinch homer in both games of a doubleheader, becoming the first major leaguer to come off the bench to go deep in each end of a twin bill. Boston defeats Philadelphia in the opener 5-4 but drops the nightcap at Fenway Park, 8-7.

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1960 Ted Williams becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit 500 career home runs when he goes deep off the Tribe's moundsman Wayne Hawkins. 'Teddy Ballgame's' two-run blast proves to be the difference when the Red Sox beat the Indians at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, 3-1.
2009 At Fenway Park, fans attending tonight's game will have an opportunity to win food and prizes, along with one lucky patron sitting 500 feet from the plate, receiving a pair of tickets for a future contest. The Red Sox are treating their fans to celebrate the 500th straight sellout at home, marking a streak that began on May 15th, 2003, in which almost 18 million have seen the club compile a 326-173 record over the first 499 games of the record span.

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