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June 18th

7 Fact(s) Found
1919 At Fenway Park with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Red Sox catcher Wally Schang is the victim of third baseman Jimmy Austin's hidden ball trick. The play ends the game with the Browns beating Boston, 3-2.
1953 Sending twenty-three batters to the plate at Fenway, the Red Sox enjoy a 17-run and 14-hit seventh inning when they pound the Tigers, 23-3. Sammy White sets a modern major league record, scoring three times in the frame, and outfielder Gene Stephens collects three hits in the inning to establish an American League mark.
1961 In Game 1 of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox, trailing by seven runs entering the bottom of the ninth, beat the Senators, 13-12, after Jim Pagliaroni's two-out grand slam tied the score. In addition to catching all 22 innings of the twin bill, the Boston backstop, hits a walk-off home run in the 13th inning of the nightcap, giving the Boston a 6-5 victory.
1967 Red Sox third baseman Joe Foy, who is spending the night with his parents before a series against the Yankees, is able to get his parents safely out of the building when a fire breaks out in their home in the Bronx. The house blaze will result in the loss of the many souvenirs and keepsakes the 24 year-old infielder has accumulated as a baseball player.
1975 Red Sox rookie outfielder Fred Lynn hits three home runs, driving in ten runs in the 15-1 rout of the Tigers. The Chicago native also hits a single and triple, that misses being a fourth homer by a few feet.
2007 Trailing the Red Sox by 15 games in the AL East after playing just sixty-nine games, the last-place Orioles fire Sam Perlozzo as the team's manager. Bullpen coach Dave Trembley is named as the interim manager in the midst of an O's eight-game losing streak as the club embarks on a West Coast road trip.
2012 After a lengthy ten-week trial, Roger Clemens is acquitted by a jury on all charges that he obstructed justice and lied to Congress when he testified at a deposition during a 2008 nationally televised hearing. The seven-time Cy Young winner, who won 354 games playing for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, and Astros during his 24 years in the major leagues, contended that the success in the latter part of his career was a result of an over-the-top work ethic and not due to taking performance-enhancing drugs, as widely believed.

7 Fact(s) Found