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    baseball America College Player Of The Year In 1994

    What Sox player won the baseball America College Player of the Year in 1994? Answer: Jason Varitek
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    Nov 19, 2013

    Triple Crown Winners

    Who are the two Red Sox pitchers to win the Triple Crown - Best in Wins, ERA, and K's? ANSWER : Pedro Martinez in 1999 with: 23 Wins, 2.07 ERA & 313 K's Cy Young in 1901 with: 33 Wins, 1.62 ERA & 158 K's
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    Nov 9, 2013

    Three Names the Boston Red Sox have been

    Wrongly Called What are the three names that the Boston Red Sox have been wrongly called? Answer: The Boston Red Sox have been wrongly referred to as the Puritans, the Pilgrims & the Somersets.
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    Dec 13, 2013

    Coca Cola Bottle

    What year was the 25-foot Coca-Cola bottle attached to one of the light towers above the Green Monster - and what year was it taken down? ANSWER: In March 1997, a giant 25-foot Coca-Cola bottle was attached to one of the light towers above the Green Monster. Less than two...
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    Oct 16, 2013

    First Amateur Draft Rule The first amateur

    draft (Rule 4 draft) was held in 1965. Who was the Red Sox first pick and in what round? Answer: Outfielder Billy Conigliaro was chosen as the 5th pick in round 1.
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    Dec 7, 2013

    Opening Day Home Run RecordThe Red Sox set an

    Opening Day record for most home runs. Can you name the year and how many were hit?Answer:  April 12, 1965 @ Washington Senators - 5 home runs (final score 7-2)Thomas (1,3rd inning off Ortega 2 on, 2 out)Mantilla (1,3rd inning off Ortega 0 on, 2 out)Green 2 (2, 5th inning off...
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    Dec 18, 2013

    Ted Williams What famous baseball "first" is

    held by Ted Williams that happened on 6-13-1957? Answer: 6-13-57 - Ted Williams became the first American League player to have two three-home run games in a single season.
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    Dec 12, 2013

    How many Red Sox managers have there been

    that did not have a playing career, and who are they? Answer: There have been 6 Red Sox managers who did not play baseball: Ed Barrow 1918 - 1920 Joe McCarthy 1948 - 1950 (replaced during season) Eddie Popowski 1969 (replacement during season) John McNamara 1985 - 1988...
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    Jan 7, 2014

    What year did the Red Sox have TWO players hit

    for the cycle, and who were they ?Answer: In 1944 the Red Sox had TWO players hit for the cycle:Bobby Doerr on 5/17 & Bob Johnson on 7/6
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    Jan 6, 2014

    Where did the 1908 Red Sox play their home

    games? Answer: The 1908 Red Sox played their home games at the Huntington Avenue baseball Grounds where 473,048 fans witnessed their 1908 Red Sox finish the season with a .487 winning percentage.
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    Jan 10, 2014

    Unassisted Triple Plays

    Only 15 players in MLB history have turned an unassisted triple play. Two of these players did so while playing for the Red Sox. Can you name them? BONUS question - a 3rd player did this while with the Boston Braves - can you name him? ANSWER : George Burns (1B) - Red Sox...
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    Nov 15, 2013

    In May of 1986 what 3 brothers took the field

    at Fenway in celebration and tribute to a very special team from a very special year in Red Sox history ?Answer: On May 17, the club held an Old-Timers game that paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Red Sox pennant-winning 1946 squad and invited back non-Red Sox alumni...
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    Jan 8, 2014

    What Red Sox player has the honor of being the

    first rookie to win an MVP award?Answer: During the 1975 season Fred Lynn became the first rookie to win a Most Valuable Player Award - a feat that remained unmatched until Ichiro Suzuki won in 2001.
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    Jan 2, 2014

    Original Color Of The Wall

    What was the original color of the wall at Fenway - and when was it painted green? ANSWER : The wall was originally blue with many white advertisements ... it was painted green in 1947.
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    Nov 11, 2013

    One Season Skippers

    Since 1908, how many Red Sox skippers were there for only ONE year? **Not including interim managers - only those that started and ended an entire season with the Sox. Answer: Five 1917 - Jack Barry 1923 - Frank Chance 1930 - Heinie Wagner 1934 - Bucky Harris 2012 - Bobby...
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    Nov 18, 2013

    Luis Tiant What was Luis Tiant inducted into

    in 1997? Answer: In 1997 Luis Tiant was inducted into the Cuban baseball Hall of Fame.
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    Dec 7, 2013

    First Night Game When was the first night

    game played at Fenway Park? Answer: June 13, 1947
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    Dec 5, 2013

    Fans All-fenway Team

    Can you name the players on the All-Fenway Team Starting Lineup as voted on by Red Sox fans? ANSWER : C - Carlton Fisk 1B - Jimmy Foxx 2B - Dustin Pedroia 3B - Wade Boggs SS - Nomar Garciaparra RF - Dwight Evans CF - Fred Lynn LF - Ted Williams DH - David Ortiz Starting...
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    Nov 10, 2013

    Who was the first DH

    for the Red Sox?Answer: Orlando Cepeda in 1973 
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    Jan 4, 2014

    Hitting 2 Grand Slams In One Game

    In MLB history there have only been 10 players in the AL to hit 2 grand slams in 1 game. Of these ten, four have been with the Red Sox. Can you name them? Answer: 1939 Jim Tabor 1946 Rudy York 1999 Nomar Garciaparra 2003 Bill Mueller
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    Nov 20, 2013

    Longest AL Doubleheader

    The longest AL double header (18 innings only) on the record books belongs to the Red Sox and what other team ? Answer: 8/18/2006 - Total time for 18 innings 8 hours & 40 minutes New York 12 at Boston 4 New York 14 at Boston 11
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    Nov 22, 2013

    Who Am I? In 1969 I hit .

    297, posted a slugging percentage of .589, and set an American League record by hitting 40 home runs at my position. I am seventh in Red Sox records for most home runs, RBI and extra-base hits. Who am I? Answer: RICO PETROCELLI
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    Dec 4, 2013

    First Home Run In Franchise History

    Who had the first home run in Red Sox franchise history? Answer: Buck Freeman on 4/30/1901
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    Nov 21, 2013

    First At Bat Home Run

    Who was the last Red Sox player to hit a home run on their first at bat? Answer: Daniel Nava on 6-12-2010
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    Nov 26, 2013

    LCS Championships

    How many LCS have the Red Sox won, and where do they rank in the AL with regard to LCS wins Answer: 5 LCS wins - this ties them with the Orioles for 3rd place. The NYY are 1st with 11, followed by the A's with 6.
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    Dec 2, 2013

    Fenway - First Night Game

    When was the first night game played at Fenway Park? ANSWER: June 13, 1947
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    Oct 26, 2013

    David Ortiz

    When David Ortiz began his baseball career in 1997 with the Twins, what was his uniform number and what was his starting salary? ANSWER: 1997 - Minnesota Twins - Uniform #27 - Salary $150,000 2103 - Boston Red Sox - Uniform #34 - Salary $14,500,000
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    Nov 4, 2013

    First Pitch

    What three Red Sox legends threw out the first pitch for Game 2 of the 2004 World Series? ANSWER: Bobby Doerr to Jason Varitek Dom DiMaggio to Doug Mirabelli Johnny Pesky to Sandy Martinez
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    1 Response Oct 24, 2013

    From the years 1949 - 2002 (before

    "adjustment"), who was the only Red Sox player to receive The Babe Ruth award?Answer: Luis Tiant in 1975
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    Dec 20, 2013

    Brothers Who are the last brothers to play

    for the Red Sox at the same time? Answer: Pedro & Ramon Martinez in 1999 and 2000
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    Dec 12, 2013

    What former Red Sox skipper didn't wear a

    uniform number? Answer: Joe McCarthy did not wear any uniform number when managing both the New York Yankees & Boston Red Sox. The National baseball Hall of Fame checked their scorecards and found him listed (1948-1950) without a uniform number
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    Dec 15, 2013

    Perfect Game

    The Sox have had several no-hitters throughout their history, but who is the ONLY one to have a perfect game? ANSWER : Cy Young on 5-5-1904
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    Nov 14, 2013

    First Golden Glove

    Who was the first Red Sox player to win a Gold Glove award and when? ANSWER : Frank Malzone in 1957.
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    Nov 12, 2013

    Who Am I? In 1969 I hit .

    297, posted a slugging percentage of .589, and set an American League record by hitting 40 home runs at my position. I am seventh in Red Sox records for most home runs, RBI and extra-base hits. Who am I? Answer: RICO PETROCELLI
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    Dec 4, 2013

    Boston Red Sox Rookie of the Year Can you name

    the Red Sox players who have been named Rookie of the Year, as well as the year and position played? Answer: Boston Red Sox Rookies of the Year 1950 Walt Dropo 1B 1961 Don Schwall P 1972 Carlton Fisk C 1975 Fred...
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    Dec 16, 2013

    One Season Skippers

    Since 1908, how many Red Sox skippers were there for only ONE year? **Not including interim managers - only those that started and ended an entire season with the Sox. Answer: Five 1917 - Jack Barry 1923 - Frank Chance 1930 - Heinie Wagner 1934 - Bucky Harris 2012 - Bobby...
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    Nov 18, 2013

    What Red Sox player has the most intentional

    walks (AL) for one season ?Answer: Ted Williams - 33 in 1957 
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    Jan 3, 2014

    Opening Day Record

    What is the Red Sox opening day record (home opener)? Answer: 68 - 45 111 Games were played in April 2 Games were played in May (1901 & 1919)
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    Nov 27, 2013

    The Carl Yastrzemski Song Who wrote The

    Carl Yastrzemski Song ? Answer: Jess Cain ..
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    Dec 9, 2013

    Three Pitch Innings What two pitchers

    for the Red Sox have had not one, but TWO 3 pitch innings? Answer: Bret Saberhagen and Tim Wakefield **Note** The source for this is baseball Almanac & they make the following statement on their full list of "Three Pitch Innings": IMPORTANT NOTES: The list below is far...
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    Dec 14, 2013

    All Star Records

    What Red Sox player holds two All-Star Game records and what are they? Answer: Ted Williams bases on Balls: 11 over 18 ASG RBI's: 12 over 18 ASG
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    Nov 29, 2013
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