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This Day in Red Sox History
June 25th

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1937 Right fielder Ben Chapman makes a third of the putouts in the Red Sox' 4-2 victory over the Browns. In the Fenway outfield, the 28-year-old Birmingham (AL) native makes seven of the nine catches consecutively, ending the seventh by handling Bill Knickerbocker's fly ball and then accounting for all the outs defensively in the final two frames.
1988 Appearing in his 1,000th consecutive game, a feat that only five other players have accomplished, Cal Ripken goes 2-for-4, including a first-frame home run off Bruce Hurst, in the Orioles' 10-3 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 27-year-old Baltimore infielder, who will break Lou Gehrig's record in 1998 when playing in his 2,131st straight game, joins Lou Gehrig (2,130), Everett Scott (1,307), Steve Garvey (1,207), Billy Williams (1,117), and Joe Sewell (1,103) in reaching the milestone.

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