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Today in Red Sox History
September 23rd

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1933 Tom Oliver strikes out as a pinch-hitter in his final major league at-bat, ending his four-year career with 2,073 homerless plate appearances. The 30 year-old Red Sox outfielder's long-ball drought sets a modern record, but nineteenth-century catcher Bill Holbert, who also never went deep throughout his entire career, made 2,396 trips to the plate without hitting a home run.
1957 Ted Williams extends his consecutive on-base streak to a major league record 16 when he reaches base five straight times in the Red Sox' 9-4 victory over Washington at Griffith Stadium. During the streak, the 'Splendid Splinter' has collected two singles, four home runs (in consecutive at-bats), and nine walks, and reaches base when hit by a pitch.
1969 In an 8-3 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park, Red Sox first baseman Carl Yastrzemski hits his 200th career home. Yaz, who will hit 452 homers during his 23-year tenure in the major leagues, blasts a third-inning pitch off starter Mel Stottlemyre to reach the milestone, and then adds #201 in the eighth off Lindy McDaniel.
2008 With a 5-4 victory over the Indians at Fenway Park, the Red Sox earn at least a wild-card playoff berth. Boston's win eliminates the Yankees, who had appeared in 13 consecutive postseasons, spanning Derek Jeter's entire career.

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