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This Day in Red Sox History
March 10th

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2009 At Puerto Rico's Hiram Bithorn Stadium, the Netherlands WBC team, made up of mostly unknown players, upsets a heavily-favored Dominican Republic club for the second time in four days to advance to the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The Dominicans, considered to be an odds-on favorite, with a roster filled with major league All-Stars including David Ortiz (Red Sox), Hanley Ramirez (Marlins), and Miguel Tejada (Astros), are eliminated in the first round of the 16-team tournament.
2010 Nomar Garciaparra signs a ceremonial one-day contract with Boston six years after rejecting a four-year, $60 million offer from the team that resulted in an acrimonious trade to the Cubs in 2004. The former Rookie of the Year and American League batting champion, who used the occasion to announce his retirement, ending a 14-year major league career with a .313 batting average, gets his wish to leave the game in a Red Sox uniform when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Jason Varitek, prior to the exhibition game against Tampa Bay.

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