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June 13th

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1940 In the inaugural Hall of Fame game, the Red Sox beat the Cubs at Doubleday Field, 10-9. Future Hall of Famer Ted Williams hits two home runs during the six-inning rain-shortened exhibition.
1947 In the first night game played at Fenway Park, the Red Sox score all their runs in the fifth inning to beat Chicago, 5-3. The contest is not the first major league game to be played under the lights in Boston, with the cross town NL rivals having played an evening tilt last season against New York at Braves Field.
1957 Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams becomes the first American Leaguer to have two three-homer games in one season. The 'Splendid Splinter' drives in five runs, helping Boston to defeat the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3.
2005 In a Fenway Park pregame ceremony prior to the interleague series against the Reds, who have not played in Boston since the 1975 World Series, the Red Sox pay tribute to Carlton Fisk and his 12th-inning Game 6 walk-off homer by naming the bright yellow stanchion in left field, where the ball landed, the Fisk Foul Pole. The former hometown hero enjoys the festivities from the Monster Seats as the crowd cheers when the home run is replayed on the scoreboard to the tune of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.

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