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Lip Man 1
07-24-2007, 01:04 PM
July 25, 1925 - Sox catcher and future Hall Of Famer Ray "Cracker" Schalk plays in his 1,576th game behind the plate at that time it was the major league record.

July 25, 1954 - In the first game of a twin bill at Boston, Sox pitcher Jack Harshman sets the franchise record by striking out 16 Red Sox. Harshman, a converted first baseman, was taught a ‘slip pitch,’ a variation of a palm ball by manager Paul Richards. He’d get the win 5 - 2. The Sox would then sweep the double header taking the second game , 4 - 2.

July 25, 1959 - Marathon game #2 of the 1959 season took place again against the Orioles and again at Comiskey Park. This one was another 17 inning affair that saw the Sox tie the game in the 9th and win it in the 17th thanks to Harry "Suitcase" Simpson’s single scoring Sammy Esposito. The final was 3 - 2. Bob Shaw started and went eleven innings, Omar "Turk" Lown went six innings and got the win.

July 25, 1964 - An overflow crowd of over 52 thousand jam Comiskey Park to watch the Sox hammer the Cubs 11 - 1 in the annual Boys Benefit Game. What’s significant however is the fact that fans were allowed on the outfield grass behind ropes since there wasn’t any room left in the park. It’s the last time fans have ever been permitted to stand on the playing field for a game.

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07-24-2007, 01:09 PM
RE: fans on the field.

Does anyone know the story of when fans used to be able to storm the field after a playoff clincher? Why did anyone think that was a good idea, and what made it stop?

If I recall correctly the Mets world series win in 1985 was the last time it was allowed?