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.