September 1, 1986: Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs signed autographs before the game with the Texas Rangers. The Sox, in first place, beat the Rangers 6-4. The fan enthusiasm for the Sox didn't wane as the Sox ultimately defeated the California Angels to win the American League Championship. Unfortunately they lost the World Series to the New York Mets, but 750,000 fans still turned out for a parade in their honor.