red sox history

February 19, 1953

After being hit by enemy fire during a combat mission, Ted Williams safely crash lands his Panther jet at the Suwon’s K-13 Airbase in Korea, skidding along the air strip for nearly a mile before coming to a stop. The plane is a total wreck, but the Marine reservist, who quickly evacuates the burning aircraft, suffers only minor injuries

April 6, 1973

Orlando Cepeda, who was specifically signed to fill the role of the newly created position of designated hitter, goes 0-for-6 when the Red Sox rout the Yankees 15-5 at Fenway Park on Opening Day. The future Hall of Famer misses out on a place in baseball history after the top of the first inning is extended by a misjudged bloop hit and two walks, giving Ron Blomberg, batting sixth for New York, the opportunity to be the first player to come to the plate as the DH.

November 22, 1957

In a controversial vote, Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle edges out Red Sox superstar Ted Williams to win the American League MVP. In spite of Williams leading the league with a .388 average and 38 home runs, as well as a stunning .731 slugging average, two Chicago writers still list him in the ninth and tenth places on their ballots.

May 4th 1939
In his first-ever at-bat in the city of Detroit, Boston rookie Ted Williams becomes the first player to hit a homer which totally clears the right field seats at Briggs Stadium. The prodigious poke proves to be the difference when the Red Sox edge the Tigers, 7-6.
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