RED RUFFING goes 9--18 in his first year in Boston's rotation. The dismal Red Sox suffer through the first of three straight 100-loss seasons.
A fire breaks out shortly after a game at Fenway, causing $25,000 in damage and destroying the bleachers along the leftfield line.
Red Sox first baseman DALE ALEXANDER hits .367 to win the AL batting title, but Boston loses a team-record 111 games.
Thirty-year-old millionaire TOM YAWKEY purchases the Red Sox and invests $1.5 million in repairing Fenway Park.
With a 37-foot leftfield wall made from 30,000 pounds of Toncan iron, a remodeled Fenway opens. (A fire earlier in the year had caused $250,000 in damage to the bleachers in centerfield.)