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Sunday, July 13, 2008

This day in Red Sox history

July 13 1999: The Red Sox host the All-Star Game at Fenway Park. Pedro Martinez strikes out the first four batters of the game to earn the game's MVP. MLB's All-Century Team is honored before the game.

July 12 1901: Cy Young wins the 300th game of his career, beating the Philadelphia A's 5-3.

July 11 1914: Babe Ruth makes his major league debut. He strikes out the first batter he faces, and allows eight hits in seven innings. The Sox win 4-3, but he ends up with a no-decision.

July 10 1945: No All-Star Game is scheduled due to World War II, but several exhibition games are played across the country to benefit war relief efforts. The Red Sox play the Braves at Fenway Park and win 8-1. The game raises $70,000 for the United War Fund.

July 9 1976: Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey dies, leaving the team to his widow Jean.

July 8 1994: John Valentin completes an unassisted triple play in the sixth inning of a game against Seattle. He goes on to lead off the bottom of the sixth with a home run.

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