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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This Day in Red Sox History

August 21: 1986: Spike Owen has four hits and becomes the first major leaguer in 40 years to score six runs in a game as the Red Sox rout the Cleveland Indians 24-5.

August 20: 1960: Ted Williams picks up his 2000th career walk, as the Red Sox split a doubleheader with Baltimore.

August 20: 1967 At Fenway, Red Sox Reggie Smith joins the ranks of Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose, and others by hitting home runs left- and righthanded in a game with California. Yaz adds two three-run homers, one in each game of the doubleheader. The Sox win the nitecap, 9–8 after trailing 8–0.

August 19: 1934: Julius ''Moose'' Solters hits for the cycle in the first game of a doubleheader at Detroit. The Red Sox win the game 8-6, but lose the nightcap 4-3.

August 18: 1967: In the 4th inning, Tony Conigliaro is hit in the face by a Jack Hamilton pitch. He is out for the remainder of the season, and has problems with his eyesight for the rest of his career.

August 17: 1904: Jesse Tannehill pitches a no-hitter, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-0.

August 16: 1978: The Red Sox beat the Angels 4-2, as Luis Tiant wins his 200th career game

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