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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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1947

Lights are installed at Fenway Park. The Red Sox beat the White Sox 5--3 on June 13 in the park's first night game.

1953

After 77 years in Boston, the NL's Braves move to Milwaukee, leaving the Red Sox as the city's only major league franchise.

1959

Infielder Elijah (Pumpsie) Green (pictured with manager Billy Jurges) becomes the first African-American to play for the Red Sox. Boston is the final team in the majors to integrate.

1962

Red Sox righty EARL WILSON becomes the first African-American pitcher to toss a no-hitter in the AL, beating the Los Angeles Angels 2--0.

1967

Five weeks after making the All-Star team, Red Sox outfielder TONY CONIGLIARO is hit in the face by a pitch from the Angels' Jack Hamilton. Tony C will not play again until 1969 and is never the same.

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