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Five Fun Facts: Boston Red Sox Home Runs

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on August 9, 2016

The Boston Red Sox are one of the most popular teams in baseball and with good reason. They had some great years, performances, and players over the years. Here is a look at five fun facts about Boston Red Sox home runs.

The Red Sox 200 Home Run club

The first ten players to hit 200 or more home runs while wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform were Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, Ted Williams, Rico Petrocelli, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Mo Vaughn, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz.

Boston Red Sox All Star Game Home Runs

Ted Williams set the Red Sox team record for most All-Star Game home runs when he hit on in 1941, two in the 1946 game, and then one in the 1956 All-Star Game. Fred Lynn came close to tying him after hitting one each in the 1976, 1979, and 1980 All-Star Games.

First Round Red Sox Draft Picks and Their Home Runs

The first six Red Sox first round draft picks to hit 100 or more home runs during their MLB career were Jim Rice, Mo Vaughn, Scott Hatteberg, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciapara, and David Murphy.

50 Home Run Seasons for the Boston Red Sox

Jimmie Foxx hit 50 home runs for the Red Sox in 1938. The team wouldn’t see another 50 home run season until David Ortiz hit 54 in 2006.

David Ortiz and His First Red Sox Home Run

The first home run David Ortiz would hit as a member of the Boston Red Sox was a solo shot on April 27, 2003 off of Mickey Callaway in a 6-4 Boston win over the Angels.

Boston Red Sox Franchise Firsts – Infographic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 5, 2014

Red Sox - Team Firsts

Five Fun Facts About Jacoby Ellsbury

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 9, 2014

Playing centerfield in the major leagues will get you a lot of attention. When you play like Jacoby Ellsbury that won’t phase you though. Ellsbury has all the skills to help any team be that much better with him on the field. Here are five fun facts about this great player.

College Record

On August, 6, 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI single off of Hector Noesi to help the Red Sox beat the Yankees. This was the 546th career hit of his career and moved him past Steve Lyons and into first place for most hits in Major League Baseball history by a player out of Oregon State University.

What? He Wasn’t The Rookie Of The Year?

Jacoby Ellsbury finished in third place in the voting for AL Rookie of the Year in 2008. Finishing ahead of him were the winner, Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay, as well as Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury In The Minor Leagues

Before making it to the big leagues, Jacoby Ellsbury spent time with four different minor league teams: The Lowell Spinners, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Portland Sea Dogs, and Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Last And The First

The last hit Jacoby Ellsbury had as a member of the Red Sox was a run scoring single off of Chris Tillman of the Baltimore Orioles. The first hit he had as a member of the Yankees was a double off of Dustin McGowan of the Toronto Blue Jays.

How Many Against The Yankees?

Prior to joining the New York Yankees in 2014, Jacoby Ellsbury had hit 65 career home runs. He’d hit nine of those against the Yankees while playing for Boston.

Five Fun Facts About Shane Victorino – Red Sox

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 17, 2014

Shane Victorino is an exciting player who has brought a lot to his team, regardless of what team he is playing for. He is an extremely good defensive player but is more than capable at the plate too. He has a lot of speed which allows him to stretch singles into doubles and doubles into triples. Here are some fun facts about Shane Victorino.

Aloha To The First!

Shane Victorino was the first Major League Baseball player born in Hawaii to hit 100 or more career home runs in the league. The Hawaiian born player who had the most home runs before him was Mike Lum who hit 90 while playing for the Braves, Reds, and Cubs from 1967 to 1981.

Minor League Teams

Including a brief one game rehab stint in 2013, Shane Victorino has played for a dozen different minor league teams: Great Falls Dodgers, Yakima Bears, Vero Beach Dodgers, Wilmington Waves, Jacksonville Suns, Las Vegas 51s, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, Reading Phillies, Lakewood BlueClaws, Clearwater Threshers, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Home Runs

Before joining Boston in 2013, Shane Victorino had hit 90 career home runs. Two of those 90 were hit while playing for the Phillies as an opponent of the Red Sox. The first in 2006 off of Matt Clement and the second in 2011 off of Josh Beckett.

The First Time Striking Out

The first pitcher to strike out Shane Victorino in the majors was Eric Gagne of the Dodgers.

Debut With The Red Sox

In his debut game with the Boston Red Sox, a victory over the Yankees on April 1st, 2013, Shane Victorino went 2 for 6 with 3 RBI.

2013 World Series – Boston Red Sox Team Leaders Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 4, 2013

Red Sox World Series Team Leaders

5 Fun Facts About The Boston Red Sox

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on July 1, 2013

The Boston Red Sox are one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball. They have had some great players over the years and have developed a wonderful following. Here is a look at five fun facts about the Boston Red Sox.

The First Of Many

Shane Victorino got his first hit as a Boston Red Sox player in the first game of the 2013 season in an 8-2 win over the Yankees. It came in the top of the second inning when he came up with the bases loaded. He took a 1-1 pitch from CC Sabathia and grounded it between shortstop and third to knock in Jose Iglesias and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Millions Of Satisfied Customers

The Boston Red Sox drew over 1,000,000 fans to Fenway Park for the first time in 1946, the year they lost the World Series to the Cardinals. They attracted more than 2,000,000 fans to the park for the first time in 1977. Boston then attracted over 3,000,000 fans to Fenway Park for the first time in 2008.

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How Good Was He?

Before coming to Boston for the 2013 season, Mike Napoli had already played seven seasons of big league ball, five with the Dodgers and two with the Rangers. Napoli had played against Boston in 38 games during those years, hitting .288 with 15 home runs and 33 RBI in 125 at-bats.

Long Ago Closer

The first Red Sox pitcher to get a save in the All-Star Game was Tex Hughson. In the 1943 All-Star Game he pitched three innings to finish the game, gave up two runs, including a home run to pinch hitter Vince DiMaggio in the 9th inning, and came away with the save in a 5-3 AL victory. 70 years later this would still be the only All-Star Game save by a Boston Red Sox pitcher. Hughson was a three time All-Star with the Red Sox, playing for the team from 1941 to 1949 and finishing with a career record of 96-54.

Third Place? Really?

2008 saw Red Sox speedster Jacoby Ellsbury finish in third place in the voting for the AL Rookie of the Year Award. Finishing ahead of him were the winner Evan Longoria of the Rays as well as Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox.

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10 Great Boston Red Sox Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on June 26, 2013

1. Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn steals a home run!

Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn takes one away!

2.  Carlton Fisk

One of the most famous Red Sox scenes in history.

Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk coaxes one out!

3.  Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens hits Matt Nokes… Nokes throws it back at him.

Take that! Oh, yeah?

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4.  Curt Schilling

Yet another legendary play from the Red Sox past.

Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling makes the play!

5.  Carl Yastrzemski

The one and only Yaz!

Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski

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6.  Champs!

What a celebration it was, right Pedro?

Champs

The Red Sox Celebrate!

7.  Roger Clemens

Talk about your young fireballer!

The Rocket

The Rocket is on fire!

8.  Manny Ramirez

Just Manny being Manny!

Manny Ramirez

Manny Takes ‘Em Deep

9.  Ted Williams

Look at that swing!

Ted Williams

Ted Williams shows off his swing.

10.  Jason Varitek

Jason Varitek takes on A-Rod!

Jason Varitek vs Alex Rodriguez

Bring it on!

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