18 April 1888 – On this day 125 years ago, former Boston Red Sox outfielder Duffy Lewis is born in San Francisco, CA. Lewis was the starting left fielder for three world championships with Boston (1912, 1915, and 1916) and played as part of the team’s “Million Dollar Outfield” for six seasons with Tris Speaker in center field and Harry Hooper in right field beginning in 1910.
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Featured Player - Dustin Pedroia
Born: 17 August 1983 in Woodland, CA
College: Arizona State
Drafted in 2004 by the Boston Red Sox
Fun Fact: In Game One of the 2007 World Series, Pedroia led off the bottom of the first with a home run on the second pitch he saw, only the second player in Major League history to homer starting off a series. ...more on Dustin Pedroia.
Red Sox Legend - Luis Tiant
Years with Boston: 1971-1978
Fun Fact: In describing Tiant's unusual delivery style, in which he twisted away from the plate during his motion, his left knee nearly hitting him in the chin, before uncorking his pitch to the batter, Curt Gowdy once remarked: He comes everywhere except between his legs. ...more on Luis Tiant.
This Week in Red Sox History
13 May 1947 - Bobby Doerr hits for the cycle in a 19-6 win over the White Sox at Fenway Park and becomes the only player ever to hit for the cycle more than once in a Red Sox uniform.
13 May 1980 - Fred Lynn hits for the cycle in a 10-5 win over Minnesota at Fenway Park.
13 May 1984 - Less than two weeks after the unusual balk call against him, Jerry Remy finds himself involved in another strange play when a fair ball chopper down the first base line that he hit strikes his helmet while he is in fair territory, an automatic out.
13 May 2007 - Dubbed the "Mother's Day Miracle" by the Boston media, the Red Sox rally from a one-out, 5-0 deficit and win 6-5 over the Orioles at Fenway Park. Boston scores four runs to get within one, then score the final two on a two-out single by shortstop Julio Lugo combined with an fielding error by pitcher Chris Ray as he covers first.
14 May 1965 - Carl Yastrzemski hits for the cycle, blasts two home runs, and drives in five runs, but the Red Sox still suffer a 12-8 loss to the Tigers at Fenway Park.
15 May 1951 - Ted Williams hits the 300th home run off Howie Judson but the Red Sox lose 9-7 in extra innings at the franchise celebrates Fenway Park's 50th year of existence.
15 May 1984 - Roger Clemens makes his major league due for Boston and allows five runs, four earned, and 11 hits in 5-2/3 innings of work in a 7-5 Red Sox loss to the Indians in Cleveland.
15 May 1999 - The Red Sox announce plans to replace 87-year-old Fenway Park with an brand-new complex with near-identical dimensions across Yawkey Way by 2003; however, plans never got off the ground and new ownership announced the abandonment of any such plan in 2005.
15 May 2004 - Kevin Youkilis makes his major league debut and hits a home run in his second at-bat, also his first major league hit, as Boston beats Toronto 4-0 at Fenway Park.
17 May 1925 - Buster Ross sets an American League record when the Boston pitcher commits four errors in a 11-6 loss to St. Louis.
17 May 1944 - Bobby Doerr hits for the cycle at Fenway Park in the second game of a double header, but Boston loses 12-8 to the Browns.
17 May 1971 - Boston signs Luis Tiant after the veteran pitcher is released by the Atlanta Braves, five weeks after being let go by the Minnesota Twins at the end of spring training.
17 May 1992 - Wade Boggs collects his 2,000th career hit in a 3-1 loss to the Angels at Fenway Park.
18 May 1955 - Boston loses 19-0 to Cleveland at Fenway Park, the worst shutout loss in team history.
18 May 2002 - Pedro Martinez strikes out the side on nine pitches in the first inning of a 4-1 Red Sox win over the Mariners at Fenway Park.
19 May 1962 - Catcher Bob Tillman hits a home run in his first official at-bat after walking two innings earlier in his first trip to the plate but the Red Sox lose 6-5 to the Angels at Fenway Park.
19 May 2008 - Jon Lester becomes the second Red Sox pitcher in eight months to hurl a no-hitter, striking out nine and yielding just two walks in a 7-0 win over Kansas City at Fenway Park.
Fenway Park Feature - Pesky Pole
Fun Fact: The Pesky Pole was not officially given that name by the club until the 2006 season in honor of namesake Johnny Pesky's 87th birthday celebration. ...more on the Pesky Pole.