There’s not a whole lot going on for February 9 in Red Sox history, except for one major thing. This one ought to be fun...
Today in OTM History
2021: Noah Song voted number six prospect; Here we are a year later and it’s still not really clear when he’ll rejoin the organization.
2020: The real Mookie Betts trade happens; After the original trade was nixed, I had the pleasure of writing this one up on my first day of a vacation out west. Good times!
2018: J.D. Martinez might have a better offer elsewhere; I actually don’t remember these negotiations being so tense.
2017: The first whispers of the extra inning rules; It was bad then and it’s bad now.
2013: Bryce Brentz shoots himself in the leg; And an eternal OTM meme was born.
Today in Red Sox History
2020: Mookie Betts is traded to the Dodgers along with David Price for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong; At this point we knew that Betts was out the door and heading to L.A. but the original deal had been nixed by the Red Sox. So this was a very annoying couple day period waiting for everything to be resolved. We don’t need to rehash the deal, but I will say I was relieved to just have it over.
Today in Red Sox Birthdays
Happy would-be 106th birthday to Tex Hughson, who was one of the better pitchers in all of baseball from 1942-’46, with a year of military service mixed in there, before injuries cut his career short.
Happy would-be 97th birthday to Vic Wertz, who only spent three years of his long career in Boston, but did get MVP votes with the Red Sox in 1960.
Many thanks to Baseball-Reference, NationalPastime.com and Today in Baseball History for assistance here. Also thanks again to Talking Chop for the inspiration for these posts.