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Today in Red Sox History: May 4

We’re bringing it back.

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

We’re bringing back the Today in Red Sox History feature after about six weeks off. Enjoy!

Today in OTM History

2019: Two homers from Michael Chavis in a win; This may have been the peak of the Chavis era, or at least close to it.

2018: Looking back on the Adrian Beltre era; Always fun to look back, even if it was just the one year in Boston.

2017: Marco Hernández or Pablos Sandoval; In hindsight, it’s a less-than-ideal binary choice.

2016: How good is Jackie Bradley Jr.’s offense?; Some things never change, ya know?

2015: Rafael Devers homers in Low-A; This was just the beginning of the Devers trajectory.

2013: Allen Webster shines in Triple-A; Forgive the hot take, but I’ll say this one didn’t work out quite as well as Devers.

Today in Red Sox History

1939: Ted Williams becomes the first player ever to clear the right field seats in Detroit’s Briggs Stadium, as a 20-year-old rookie no less.

Today in Red Sox Birthdays

Happy would-be 130th birthday to Jack Tobin, who spent most of his career in the early 1900s with St. Louis before ending things in Boston as the team’s right fielder.


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