Danny Valencia spent so little time with the Red Sox that we have no visual proof of that stint's existence. (Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)
Games of Note: The 1912 Red Sox had already clinched the pennant, but there were games left on the schedule. There were two on this day, with the Sox facing Cleveland in a doubleheader. The first game is called due to rain after just five innings, with the Red Sox losing 9-3. The rain stops, though, and the second game of the doubleheader begins... only to be called by darkness, with Boston down 6-0.
On September 19, 1977, Red Sox rookie Ted Cox hits a pair of singles. This seemingly unexciting event is actually a historic one, as it's the fifth and sixth plate appearances of his career, and Cox has now had a hit in all six of them. The fifth one tied the record set back in 1933 by the Senators' Cecil Travis, and the sixth made it Cox's. The rookie would finish his one and only year in Boston with a .362/.393/.500 line, before he was part of the six-player trade that brought Dennis Eckersley to Boston.
Transactions: It's 1977, and the Red Sox send Frank Newcomer to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Bob Bailey. Bailey had first entered the league all the way back in 1962, when the Pirates, who had signed him as an amateur free agent one year prior, called him up. Bailey would have a decent career as a corner guy -- third base, first base, left field -- but never found much success with the Red Sox. He would retire after 1978 with Boston, following a .191/.328/.351 showing in 43 games.
Birthdays: It's the birthday of multiple former Red Sox, as knuckler Charlie Haeger turns 29 years old today. Haeger never pitched in Boston as a Red Sox, but was part of Portland and Pawtucket in the second half of 2011, with the Pawtucket time all coming in the Triple-A playoffs.
Lefty Lenny DiNardo is 33 today. This is the first season he hasn't played at some level or another, with his last campaign coming for Triple-A Sacramento. He was originally drafted by Boston, though, and while he didn't sign, the Red Sox eventually got him from the Mets in the Rule 5 draft. DiNardo spent two short years with the Sox, with most of his time coming in the minors, before the A's would select him off of waivers in 2007.
Danny Valencia, acquired by the Red Sox from the Twins earlier in 2012, is 28 as of today. Valencia played in all of four games with Boston before he was sent to Pawtucket, where he hit .306/.358/.429 in 13 games.