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Today in Red Sox History: May 25

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Craig Kimbrel after striking out the 20th batter of the day for the Red Sox.
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Today in OTM History

2021: We’re living in Tyler Dearden’s world; Tyler Dearden was the 2021 Nicholas Northcut. Take that however you choose.

2020: The best Red Sox players for every uniform number; From Brandon Phillips to Dalier Hinojosa.

2018: Scattered thoughts on Hanley Ramirez being designated for assignment; This came out of nowhere, but I’d say things turned out alright for the team.

2017: Why I’m a Red Sox fan; And the anniversary of the aesthetic change of SB Nation.

2016: Ranking the Red Sox needs; This is the year they got Drew Pomeranz, and also Fernando Abad.

Today in Red Sox History

2017: The Red Sox collectively combine to strike out 20 batters, tying a major-league record. Pomeranz led the way with 11 Ks.

1984: Red Sox trade Dennis Eckersley and Mike Brumley to Chicago for Bill Buckner.

1981: Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 3000th career game, joining Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, and Hank Aaron as the only players to have achieved this. Today he’s second on that leaderboard, trailing only Pete Rose.

1906: The then Boston Pilgrims finally win, snapping a 20-game losing streak, and a 19-game losing streak at home, both of which were records.

1901: Ted Lewis throws a shutout for the then Boston Americans, the first shutout in the history of the franchise.

Today in Red Sox Birthdays

Happy 49th birthday to Todd Walker, who had a long career all over the league, spending one season with the Red Sox as the starting second baseman in 2003.

Many thanks to Baseball-Reference, and Today in Baseball History for assistance here, and thanks to Battery Power for the inspiration for these posts.