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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

This Day in Red Sox History

August 9 1960: Ted Williams hits home run #511 to tie Mel Ott for fourth place on the all-time list.

August 8 1914: Tris Speaker makes an unassisted double play, the second time he has done so in the season. That's a record for an outfielder.

August 7 1988: Bruce Hurst becomes the 26th Red Sox pitcher to throw a complete-game, extra-inning shutout, with a 3-0, 10 inning win over Detroit.

August 6 2001: Scott Hatteberg hits into a triple play in the fourth inning against Texas, and then hits a grand slam in the sixth, as the Sox go on to win 10-7.

August 5 1947: Bernie Carbo is born in Detroit, Michigan.

August 4 1962: Roger Clemens is born in Dayton, Ohio.

August 3 1980: LHP Tom Burgmeier moves to left field with two outs in the ninth, as RHP Skip Lockwood comes in to retire the final batter in a 6-4 Sox win.

August 2 1940: Joe Cronin hits for the cycle in a game at Detroit. The Red Sox win 12-9.

August 1 1962: Bill Monbouquette pitches a no-hitter to beat the White Sox 1-0 in Chicago.

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