<< Yesterday

This Day in Red Sox History
July 3rd

Tomorrow>>
4 Fact(s) Found
1932 With a Boston law that prohibited games from being played within 1000 feet of a church on Sundays now rescinded, the first Sunday game takes place at Fenway Park with the Red Sox dropping a 13-2 decision. The team played its Sunday games at Braves Field on Commonwealth Avenue until the law was changed, having played their first home contest on the Christian day of worship on April 28, 1929.

Amazon Sunday Baseball: The Major Leagues' Struggle
to Play Baseball on the Lord's Day, 1876-1934

1936 San Diego minor leaguer Ted Williams, pinch-hitting for the pitcher in the seventh inning in a game against the Angels, gets his first professional hit, a long single off the right-field fence at LA's Wrigley Field off Glen Babler. The 17 year-old Padres player stays in the PCL contest to replace the hurler he batted for, retiring the side in order, but will be removed from the mound in the next frame when he gives up two home runs.
1940 The Red Sox complete a 12-11 comeback over the A's, scoring six times in the bottom of the ninth in the Fenway Park afternoon tilt. Boston, having trailed by seven runs after seven innings, ties the game in the final frame thanks to Ted Williams' three-run homer, and wins with Jimmie Foxx's walk-off round-tripper.
2013 Max Scherzer becomes the first pitcher in 27 years to begin the season 13-0 when the Tigers beat the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, 6-2. In 1986, Red Sox right-hander Roger Clemens started the year with 14 victories and no losses.

4 Fact(s) Found