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Today in Red Sox History
August 21st

5 Fact(s) Found
1926 At Fenway Park, White Sox right-hander Ted Lyons throws a no-hitter against the hometown Red Sox, 6-0. The future Hall of Famer's gem takes only 67 minutes to complete.
1986 In the Red Sox's 24-5 rout the Indians, Spike Owen ties a major league mark, becoming the first major leaguer to score six runs in a game since Johnny Pesky, also playing for Boston, accomplished the feat in 1946. The light-hitting shortstop was obtained three days ago, along with center fielder Dave Henderson, from the Mariners in exchange for Rey Qui˝ones and cash.
2003 Much to the delight of the Fenway Faithful and the embarrassment of the team's first baseman, the 'Rally Karaoke Guy' makes his debut when a video of Kevin Millar, as a LA City College freshman doing an impersonation of Bruce Springsteen singing "Born in the USA," is shown on the scoreboard. The video, which was first played at a clubhouse meeting in Texas as a prank by a college friend, now FBI agent, appears to be Boston's answer to the Rally Monkey of Anaheim when the Red Sox win their first game in seven days, beating the A's, 14-5.

2006 Cory Lidle, recently obtained from the Phillies along with Bobby Abreu in a trade-deadline deal, throws six scoreless innings to get the 2-1 win as the Yankees complete a five-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Dubbed the "Boston Massacre II", the lopsided series reminds fans of the rivalry of a similar meltdown in Boston in 1978.
2006 For the first time since 1943, the Yankees sweep a five-game series at Fenway. The latest Boston massacre leaves the Red Sox six and half games behind front-running New York and four games off the wild-card pace.

5 Fact(s) Found