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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This Day in Red Sox History

July 1.

1945: Billy Rohr is born in San Diego, California.

At Yankee Stadium Red Sox rookie Bill Rohr debuts and startles everyone by taking a no-hitter into the 9th inning. But Elston Howard lines a 3-2 pitch for a single to right-center with two outs. Yaz had kept the no-hitter alive with a spectacular grab of a Tom Tresh drive to deep LF to open the 9th. The Red Sox win 3–0, beating Whitey Ford who allows a lead off homer to Reggie Smith and a two-run homer to Joe Foy.

July 2.

1940: The Red Sox score 14 runs in the 7th inning, and the Athletics add 2 more in their half, for an AL record 16 total runs in an inning. Ted Williams also sets a modern ML record by batting three times in an inning. He has two walks and a groundout.

June 30.

1908: Cy Young pitches a no-hitter against New York, allowing only one walk as the Red Sox win 8-0. At 41 years old, he is the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter.

June 29.

1986: The Red Sox trade Steve Lyons to the White Sox for Tom Seaver.

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