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1919 At Fenway Park with two outs in the ninth, Red Sox catcher Wally Schang is the victim of third baseman Jimmy Austin's hidden ball trick. The play ends the game with the Browns beating Boston, 3-2.


Wally Schang (1914)
Library of Congress - George Grantham Bain Collection

1953 Sending twenty-three batters to the plate at Fenway, the Red Sox enjoy a 17-run and 14-hit seventh inning when they pound the Tigers, 23-3. Sammy White sets a modern major league record, scoring three times in the frame, and outfielder Gene Stephens collects three hits in the inning to establish an American League mark.
1961 In Game 1 of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox, trailing by seven runs entering the bottom of the ninth, beat the Senators, 13-12, after Jim Pagliaroni's two-out grand slam tied the score. In addition to catching all 22 innings of the twin bill, the Boston backstop hits a walk-off home run in the 13th inning of the nightcap, giving the Boston a 6-5 victory.
1967 Red Sox third baseman Joe Foy, spending the night with his parents before a series against the Yankees, helps his parents get safely out of the building when a fire breaks out in their Bronx home. The house blaze will result in losing the many souvenirs and keepsakes the 24-year-old infielder has accumulated as a baseball player.
1975 At Tiger Stadium, Red Sox rookie outfielder Fred Lynn hits three home runs, driving in ten runs in the team's 15-1 rout of Detroit. The 23-year-old Chicago native also hits a single and third-inning triple that misses being a homer by a few feet.
2007 Trailing the Red Sox by 15 games in the AL East after playing just sixty-nine games, the last-place Orioles fire Sam Perlozzo as the team's manager. As the club embarks on a West Coast road trip, the team names bullpen coach Dave Trembley the interim manager amid Baltimore's eight-game losing streak.
2012 After a lengthy ten-week trial, the jury acquits Roger Clemens on all charges of obstructing justice and lying to Congress when he testified at a deposition during a 2008 nationally televised hearing. The seven-time Cy Young winner, who won 354 games during his 24 years in the major leagues, contended that the success in the latter part of his career was due to an over-the-top work ethic and not the result of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
2019 At Target Field, Twins' pinch-hitter Max Kepler collects a game-tying single in the eighth inning, a game-tying home run five frames later, and ends the contest with a one-out walk-off single in the 17th to beat the Red Sox, 4-3. The overtime performance marks the 24th time since 1925 a player records a game-tying hit and a go-ahead hit in extra innings.

8 Fact(s) Found