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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This Day in Red Sox History

July 14 1956: Mel Parnell pitches a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox for a 4-0 victory at Fenway Park.

July 15 1988: Joe Morgan wins his first games as manager, as the Sox sweep the Royals in a doubleheader. That begins a 12-game winning streak which moves the Sox from 8.5 games back to only 1.5 games out of first place.

July 16 1912: Tris Speaker extends his hitting streak to 30 games. He also has two 20-game hitting streaks in 1912. The Red Sox beat the Tigers 7-2.

July 17 1990: Minnesota becomes the first team in major league history to pull off two triple plays in one game, but it isn't enough to overcome Boston as the Red Sox beat the Twins 1-0.

July 18 1998: Donnie Sadler's first major league home run is the first of Boston's record four two-out homers in a 9-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. In the seven-run fourth inning, Darren Lewis, Nomar Garciaparra and Mo Vaughn follow to break the AL record of three held by six teams.

July 19 1933: Rick Ferrell of the Red Sox hits a home run off brother Wes, who is pitching for the Cleveland Indians. Wes also homers in the game.

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