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1912 As a result of the rainout on opening day, the Red Sox schedule a two-admission twin bill at Fenway Park, starting at 10:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m, giving morning fans the chance to see the end of the Boston Marathon, and race watchers the opportunity to attend the afternoon contest. The doubleheader is also washed away, and although a Patriots' Day game will not become an annual event until 1959, the pairing of the holiday along with the big crowd gathered for the 26.2-mile run almost occurs a half-of-a-century sooner.
1948 The Red Sox become the first team to hit three consecutive homers on Opening Day when Stan Spence, Vern Stephens, and Bobby Doerr all go deep in the second frame. The long ball proves not to be enough with the A's 5-4 victory over Boston in 11 innings.
1969 Ken Harrelson, along with Dick Ellsworth and Juan Pizarro, is traded by the Red Sox to the Indians for Joe Azcue, Vicente Romo, and Sonny Siebert. The 27 year-old 'Hawk' decides to retire, but reluctantly returns to the game following conversations with commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who will later say, "the loss of Ken Harrelson would be a tragedy for baseball".
1996 In the eighth, the Rangers fall one run short of setting a modern major league mark, scoring 16 runs in one inning in their 26-7 rout of the Orioles. In 1952, the Red Sox tallied 17 times in the seventh frame in a 23-3 rout of Detroit at Fenway Park.


4 Fact(s) Found