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The Saga of the Sox
December 06, 2004
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December 06, 2004

The Saga Of The Sox

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Boston's Fenway Park opens, complete with a 25-foot wooden wall in leftfield designed to prevent fans without tickets from climbing into the ballpark.

1912

First baseman Hugh Bradley is the first player to homer over the wall in leftfield.

1912

For a hot matchup between SMOKEY JOE WOOD and the Washington Senators' WALTER JOHNSON, Fenway fans are permitted to stand along the perimeter of the infield and behind home plate.

1914 The Red Sox acquire 19-year-old lefty George Herman (Babe) Ruth from the financially strapped Baltimore Orioles.

1918

Led by Ruth, who runs his record streak of scoreless World Series innings to 292/3, the Red Sox win their fourth world championship in seven years.

1919

Red Sox owner Harry Frazee agrees to sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $300,000 loan, with Fenway Park as the security.

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