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.
October 10th 1904:
Boston clinches AL pennant on the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Highlanders. Jack Chesbro threw a wild pitch to allow the winning run to score. There was no World Series that year.
October 10th 1924:
The cellar-dweller Senators win their first world series by defeating the Giants in 12 innings. Earl Mc Neely had the winning hit on a ball that bounced over the third baseman’s head. It was their only championship before moving to Minnesota.
October 10th 1990:
The Oakland Athletics sweep the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS to win their 3rd consecutive pennant. Roger Clemens was ejected in the 2nd inning for arguing balls and strikes with umpire Terry Cooney. Oakland lost the Series to the Cincinnati Reds.