Tagged: Bob Stanley

11-10-11 Today in Baseball History

November 10th 1964:

The Braves sign a 25 year lease to play in Atlanta. They spent 12 years in Milwaukee following their franchise’s nearly 80 first years being in Boston. Their first year in Atlanta was 1966. They finished 5th in the NL.

November 10th 1997:

Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher to win the AL Cy Young award 4 times. The Rocket’s first 3 Cy Youngs came with the Red Sox while ’97 was played on his first year north of the border in Toronto.

November 10th Birthdays

Red Sox closer Bob Stanley turns 57. Although Bill Buckner gets much of the blame for Game 6 of the 1986 World Series(no explanation there), a chunk of the blame should belong to otherwise solid closer Bob Stanley. With 2 outs and and runners on first and third, the Red Sox pulled ineffective pitcher Calvin Schiraldi who had given up a run to decrease the Red Sox lead to 5-4. Then, Stanley threw a wild pitch scoring Kevin Mitchell and putting Bob Knight in scoring position, tying the game. Then, the fatal ball went through Buckner’s legs. Anyway, Stanley had an otherwise strong career in 13 years with Boston, making 2 All Star Games with 132 career saves.