Today in OTM History
2021: Making the case for Danny Santana being impactful; To be fair, even I said I didn’t believe it.
2020: Nomar is the Red Sox All-Time shortstop; Nomah!
2019: It’s time to part ways with Tyler Thornburg; We’d have to give it about two more months.
2015: Has Rusney Castillo played his last game in Pawtucket; No, past Ben. No he has not.
2014: Red Sox sign Stephen Drew; Always a fan favorite! (Pretend there’s sarcasm font here.)
Today in Red Sox History
2009: Jacoby Ellsbury ties a major-league record with 12 putouts in a single game.
1991: Jeff Reardon records his 300th career save. Today, he’s 11th on the all-time list, and one of 31 pitchers to ever record 300 saves.
1984: Roger Clemens strikes out a batter per inning over seven innings to record his first win in the majors. There would be a few more over the years.
1976: Lou Pinella barrels over Carlton Fisk on a play at the plate, leading to one of the most iconic brawls between the Red Sox and Yankees.
Today in Red Sox Birthdays
Happy would-be 131st birthday to Joe Harris, who spent a few years in the early 1920s as the Red Sox left fielder, receiving MVP votes in two of those seasons.
Many thanks to Baseball-Reference, NationalPastime.com and Today in Baseball History for assistance here, and thanks to Battery Power for the inspiration for these posts.