This day in Fenway Park history

Celebrating 100 years of the ballpark with a look back at its historical moments.

From the archives | Oct. 31

Theo Epstein resigns, leaves Fenway Park in gorilla suit

One year after leading the Red Sox to a World Series title, Epstein stepped away from the team citing differences with management in 2005. In an attempt to avoid reporters, Epstein walked out of the park in a gorilla costume.

From the archives | Oct. 30

Red Sox finally roll through Boston as champions

Fenway Park served as the launching point for a celebration 86 years in the making when the 2004 Red Sox enjoyed a rolling rally on a rainy Saturday to cap their thrilling World Series win.

From the archives | Oct. 29

BC routs Florida at Fenway Park

Boston College stayed undefeated with a 33-0 rout of the Gators behind a scoring assault in the second half en route to a 6-1-2 season in 1938.

From the archives | Oct. 28

Empty feeling for Red Sox after World Series loss

The Red Sox clubhouse was somber and reflective as the team returned home in 1986 after the devastating losses in games 6 and 7 of the World Series to the Mets.

From the archives | Oct. 27

Red Sox hire Ralph Houk as manager

The skipper who led the Yankees to a World Series title as a rookie manager in 1961 came out of retirement with the Red Sox in 1980 to try and win one more time with Carl Yastrzemski.

From the archives | Oct. 26

Red Sox acquire Joe Cronin as player/manager

In 1934, Tom Yawkey paid Washington about $139,000 for the rights to Cronin, who would go on to a Hall of Fame career as one of the most decorated figures in franchise history.

From the archives | Oct. 25

Red Sox lock down Rockies in Game 2

Mike Lowell delivered the game-clinching RBI, but it was dominating pitching from Curt Schilling, Hideki Okajima, and Jonathan Papelbon that allowed the Red Sox to take a 2-0 World Series lead in 2007.

From the archives | Oct. 24

Josh Beckett dominates Rockies in Game 1

The Red Sox’ 13-1 win marked the most runs ever in a World Series opener, and the 12-run spread made it the most one-sided outcome in an opener as the teams began the 2007 Series.

From the archives | Oct. 23

Red Sox outlast Cardinals in error-filled Series opener

The Red Sox, with home runs from Mark Bellhorn and David Ortiz, overcame a wobbly outing by Tim Wakefield and several defensive gaffes to outlast the Cardinals, 11-9, in the 2004 World Series opener.

From the archives | Oct. 22

Reds erase Red Sox lead, win World Series

The Reds scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th, and then closed out a championship in 1975 after a thrilling World Series.

From the archives | Oct. 21

Carlton Fisk’s home run in 12th beats Reds, 7-6

Fisk launched one of baseball’s most historic home runs to claim a Game 6 win for the Red Sox in a wild game that pushed the 1975 World Series to a Game 7.

From the archives | Oct. 20

Red Sox romp over Indians, force Game 7

J.D. Drew’s first-inning grand slam set the tone for a 12-2 rout of the Indians as the Red Sox battled back en route to their second World Series in four years in 2007.

From the archives | Oct. 19

Bill Lee fumes as Reds-Red Sox rained out

The teams waited as rain deluged Boston and halted plans for Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. And Lee complained about the Red Sox’ plans to pass him over for a start.

From the archives | Oct. 18

David Ortiz a hero again as Red Sox beat Yankees

In perhaps the most thrilling game in franchise history, Ortiz recorded his second walkoff hit in less than a day as the Red Sox won their second straight to continue their historic 2004 ALCS comeback against the Yankees.

From the archives | Oct. 17

Red Sox avert sweep as walkoff homer downs Yankees

Dave Roberts’ momentous stolen base led to the game-tying run in the ninth, and David Ortiz clinched a win with a home run in the 12th as the Red Sox, down 3-0 in the 2004 ALCS, began a legendary comeback against the Yankees.

From the archives | Oct. 16

Red Sox beat Giants in 8th game, win World Series

After a series forced to eight games because of a darkness-fueled tie in Game 2, the Red Sox scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th to walk off with the championship in 1912.

From the archives | Oct. 15

Roger Clemens leads Red Sox into World Series

The Red Sox completed a remarkable comeback from a 3-1 series deficit with an 8-1 rout of the Angels to clinch their first World Series appearance in 11 years in 1986.

From the archives | Oct. 14

Notre Dame routs Dartmouth 64-0 at Fenway

In their Boston debut, the Fighting Irish scored 10 touchdowns on an outmatched Dartmouth squad before a crowd of about 40,000 in 1944.

From the archives | Oct. 13

Fans revel after Braves win World Series at Fenway Park

The Braves borrowed Fenway Park in 1914 and, after their four-game sweep of the Philadelphia A’s, became the second team to win the World Series there in three seasons.

From the archives | Oct. 12

Cardinals too strong, take World Series from Red Sox

Bob Gibson ended the Red Sox’ comeback hopes with a three-hitter as the Cardinals ended the Impossible Dream and clinched the 1967 title in Boston with a 7-2 victory.

From the archives | Oct. 11

Melee mars Red Sox’ loss to Yankees

Pedro Martinez and Don Zimmer, 72, wrestled during a benches-clearing incident. Roger Clemens outdueled Martinez and the Yankees took a 2-1 series lead in the ALCS in 2003.

From the archives | Oct. 10

Red Sox still alive after 23-7 rout of Indians

Facing elimination for the 2nd straight night, the Red Sox offense exploded for an MLB-playoff-record 23 runs in 1999 to set up the team’s first postseason series win in 13 years.

From the archives | Oct. 9

Red Sox shut out Cardinals in World Series Game 3

Rudy York’s three-run home run was the difference as the Red Sox claimed a 4-0 victory and took a 2-1 lead in the 1946 World Series.

From the archives | Oct. 8

David ‘Goliath’ Ortiz clinches sweep for Red Sox

In a blast that helped launch a special postseason, Ortiz’s walkoff home run delivered an 8-6 win over the Angels and a stunning sweep of the ALDS in 2004.

From the archives | Oct. 7

Reign over: White Sox sweep Red Sox

The defending world champions saw a new World Series drought begin when the White Sox closed out a 5-3 victory to sweep the Red Sox for only the fourth time in their 105-year history in 2005.

From the archives | Oct. 6

Fireworks in 9th inning send Red Sox to ALCS

Jed Lowrie pushed the Sox past the Angels with a walkoff RBI single to right field to score Jason Bay and set up an ALCS with the Rays in 2008.

From the archives | Oct. 5

Manny Ramirez’s walkoff home run lifts Red Sox

Ramirez’s first walkoff home run in seven seasons with the Red Sox came at a good time -- it gave the Red Sox a 2-0 ALDS lead over the Angels in 2007.

From the archives | Oct. 4

Red Sox escape on Trot Nixon’s home run

Staving off elimination, the pinch-hitting Nixon drilled a two-run homer to center-field in the 11th inning to give the Red Sox a 3-1 win over Oakland in Game 3 of the ALDS in 2003.

From the archives | Oct. 3

After Brunansky’s catch, Red Sox win AL East title at wire

In the right field corner, Tom Brunansky made one of the most sensational catch in Red Sox history to end the game, and Boston clinched the division title on the season’s final day.

From the archives | Oct. 2

Yankees crush Red Sox in one-game playoff

The 1978 season came to a bitter end at Fenway Park when Bucky Dent’s home run just above the left field wall lifted New York to a 5-4 victory in the winner-take-all game.

From the archives | Oct. 1

‘Impossible dream’ Red Sox clinch first pennant in 21 years

On the final day of the 1967 season, Jim Lonborg pitched the Red Sox past the Twins and into the World Series, and set off a wild celebration at Fenway Park.

From the archives | Sept. 30

Terry Francona, Red Sox part ways

Two days after the Red Sox completed the biggest collapse in MLB history in 2011, the manager who led the team to two World Series titles left the franchise he helped restore to greatness.

From the archives | Sept. 29

David Ortiz’s walkoff hit boosts Red Sox playoff hopes

Ortiz, whose homer one inning earlier tied the game, singled home the winning run in the 9th as the Red Sox claimed a vital win in the fourth-to-last game en route to a wild card berth in 2005.

From the archives | Sept. 28

Ted Williams says goodbye with a bang

Williams ended his brilliant, stormy and spectacular baseball career at Fenway Park by blasting the 521st home run into the center field bleachers in his final at-bat in 1960.

From the archives | Sept. 27

Pedro Martinez earns 23rd win, pushes Red Sox to brink

Martinez struck out 12 Orioles to post his career-high win total, and touched off a benches-clearing incident with Brady Anderson as the Red Sox moved one win away from a playoff spot in 1999.

From the archives | Sept. 26

Boston Yanks’ NFL debut at Fenway is a loss

BC product Teddy Williams took to the same field as his more famous baseball-playing namesake, but couldn’t save the local new NFL entry from a 28-7 loss to Philadelphia in 1944.

From the archives | Sept. 25

Red Sox clinch first playoff bid of John Henry era

After a 14-3 victory over the Orioles, Kevin Millar led a “Cowboy up”-themed celebration inside Fenway Park as the 2003 team clinched its invitation to the postseason.

From the archives | Sept. 24

Barry Goldwater demands debate at Fenway Park

The Republican presidential candidate brought a fiery attack of President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and demanded a public debate in front of a crowd of about 25,000.

From the archives | Sept. 23

Red Sox clinch berth, crush Yankees’ hopes

A 5-4 win over the Indians in 2008 clinched a playoff berth for Boston, while also eliminating the Yankees from postseason contention and ending their streak of 13 straight playoff berths.

From the archives | Sept. 22

Record crowd near 49,000 jams Fenway Park

Globe reporter Gerry Moore wrote that “Boston was established beyond all doubt yesterday as the greatest baseball city in the universe” when close to 49,000 turned out for a 1935 doubleheader against the Yankees.

From the archives | Sept. 21

Ted Williams’ bat hits woman in stands

After taking a called third strike, Williams tossed his bat toward the stands, where it struck Gladys Heffernan, a fan seated near the dugout in 1958. Williams drew heavy criticism for his temper after the incident.

From the archives | Sept. 20

Babe Ruth homers in finale with Red Sox

Ruth hit his 27th home run of the season, which at the time tied the all-time single-season record, in his final game at Fenway Park in 1919 before being traded to the Yankees.

From the archives | Sept. 19

After wild 9th inning, Red Sox fall in 10

Albert Belle hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth, and then Curtis Pride and Scott Hatteberg tied the game with pinch hit home runs for the Red Sox. But the White Sox emerged with a 5-4 win in 10 innings in 1997.

From the archives | Sept. 18

Red Sox, MLB return to field after Sept. 11

One week after the 2001 terrorist attacks disrupted America, baseball returned from its hiatus with a patriotic display at Fenway Park.

From the archives | Sept. 17

Bruce Hurst locks down Yankees for Red Sox

With Boston charging toward an AL East title, Hurst threw a three-hit complete game for his 18th win while Dwight Evans hit a game-winning home run in the 8th inning in 1988.

From the archives | Sept. 16

Dave Morehead throws no-hitter for Red Sox

In 1965, the Red Sox pitcher walked just one batter as he led the team to a 2-0 victory before just 1,247 fans who paid for tickets.

From the archives | Sept. 15

Troy O’Leary rescues Red Sox after wild game

After a back-and-forth contest with the White Sox that included nine home runs, O’Leary hit the third straight single with two outs in the ninth to power a 9-8 win in 1996.

From the archives | Sept. 14

George Burns turns unassisted triple play for Red Sox

The first baseman turned just the fourth unassisted triple play in MLB history in a 4-3, 12-inning win for Boston against Cleveland in 1923.

From the archives | Sept. 13

Tim Wakefield earns milestone 200th win

It took eight starts to make it happen, but Wakefield finally earned his landmark win -- which would turn out to be his final career victory. It was a rare highlight during the Red Sox’ horrible fade in 2011.

From the archives | Sept. 12

Carl Yastrzemski notches 3,000th hit

The Red Sox left fielder became the first player in AL history to record 3,000 hits and 400 home runs during a 9-2 win against the Yankees in 1979.

From the archives | Sept. 11

Red Sox beat Cubs to win 1918 World Series

Boston was again the capital of the baseball world after the Red Sox notched a 2-1 win in Game 6 of the series to clinch their fourth World Series title in seven seasons.

From the archives | Sept. 10

Jimmy Buffett throws beach party at Fenway Park

Buffett brought his party-loving fans to Fenway Park in 2004 as the park continued to expand into hosting concerts again.

From the archives | Sept. 9

Red Sox demolish Yankees behind rookie’s complete game

Al Nipper surrendered just five hits as he won his ninth game, while Jim Rice’s 25th home run helped lead the Red Sox to a 10-1 victory over the Yankees in 1984.

From the archives | Sept. 8

Red Sox break MLB record for consecutive sellouts

As they beat up on the Rays 3-0 in 2008, the Red Sox set a new baseball standard with their 456th consecutive sellout at Fenway Park, a streak that dated back more than five years.

From the archives | Sept. 7

Lucky triple play stops the Red Sox

With the Red Sox rallying in the 9th down 5-3, Joe Cronin hit a screaming line drive that was knocked down and converted into a game-ending triple play in 1935

From the archives | Sept. 6

Joe Wood beats Walter Johnson in Fenway classic

Smoky Joe Wood won his 30th game of the season, and his 16th straight, in a 1-0 decision over the Senators in a game witnessed by an overflow crowd in 1912.

From the archives | Sept. 5

Red Sox extend game day into Yawkey Way

Fenway Park expanded its boundaries onto Yawkey Way in 2002, when the city street became a fan terrace, with tickets required for entry, for the first time.

From the archives | Sept. 4

Red Sox add Carlton Fisk among retired numbers

The new Hall of Famer and New England native became the fifth player in Red Sox history to have his number retired in a ceremony in 2000.

from the archives | Sept. 3

Curfew wins as Red Sox, Mariners tied up after 19

The Red Sox played the longest game in Fenway Park history in 1981, but couldn’t fit it into one day. The game was postponed after 19 innings in 1981, with Seattle notching an 8-7 win in 20 innings a day later.

From the archives | Sept. 2

Red Sox break up Mike Mussina’s perfect game bid in 9th

Pinch hitter Carl Everett singled with two outs in the 9th to spoil Mussina’s attempt at history, as the Yankees’ 1-0 win completed a three-game sweep in 2001 with a cumulative score of 6-2.

From the archives | Sept. 1

Clay Buchholz throws no-hitter for Red Sox

Buchholz became the first Sox rookie to throw a no-hitter after beating the Orioles, 10-0, in just his second career start in 2007.

From the archives | Aug. 31

Red Sox clinch AL pennant with Babe Ruth pitching

Ruth led the Sox to a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia A’s in the first game of a doubleheader that clinched a berth for Boston in the 1918 World Series against the Cubs.

From the archives | Aug. 30

Dutch Leonard throws Fenway’s 2d no-hitter of the year

The Red Sox pitcher defeated St. Louis 4-0 in 1916, two months after teammate George Foster threw the first no-hitter in the park’s history.

From the archives | Aug. 29

Red Sox sweep Angels to extend win streak to 9

With 8-4 and 13-5 victories against the Angels in a 1989 doubleheader, the Sox, who collected nine runs in the fourth inning in the nightcap, ran their win streak to a season high.

From the archives | Aug. 28

Red Sox post giant rally to defeat Indians 15-14

Down 12-1 in the fourth inning, the Red Sox scored 14 times over their final five offensive frames to defeat Bob Lemon, Bob Feller and the Indians in 1950.

From the archives | Aug. 27

Red Sox sweep A’s in rainy doubleheader

As Hurricane Irene approached in 2011, the Red Sox defeated the A’s 9-3 and 4-0 in what would be their final back-to-back victories before their disastrous end to the season.

From the archives | Aug. 26

David Ortiz’s walkoff home run carries Red Sox

Ortiz’s second home run of the night gave the Red Sox a 3-2 win over the White Sox in 2009. It was his ninth career walkoff home run, which set a team record.

From the archives | Aug. 25

Red Sox hand stingy Dennis Eckersley rare defeat

Billy Hatcher’s two-run double in the 8th off Eckersley gave the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the A’s in 1992 and handed Eckersley his only loss in a year when he’d win the Cy Young and MVP awards.

From the archives | Aug. 24

Ted Williams pitches two innings in relief

In his second season, Williams fulfilled a goal by appearing in a game on the mound during the Red Sox’ 12-1 blowout loss to the Tigers in the first game of a 1940 doubleheader.

From the archives | Aug. 23

Kevin Millar’s clutch hit delivers another Red Sox win

Millar’s legend as the “Rally Karaoke Guy” was enhanced when his video again appeared on the Fenway scoreboard as he delivered a walk-off hit in the 10th inning of a 2003 win vs. the Mariners.

From the archives | Aug. 22

Troy O’Leary’s walkoff HR preserves Roger Clemens’ win

O’Leary blasted a game-ending home run in the bottom of the ninth to capture a win for Clemens, who struck out 11 A’s in this complete-game effort in 1996.

From the archives | Aug. 21

Yankees’ five-game sweep leaves devastation at Fenway

The Yankees completed an historic five-game sweep of the Red Sox in 2006. At the start of the series, the Red Sox trailed New York by just 1.5 games, but that grew to a 6.5-game deficit after the series.

From the archives | Aug. 20

Mo Vaughn’s blast lifts Red Sox to victory

Vaughn hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning, his 36th of the season, to carry Boston to a 4-3 win against Oakland in 1996.

From the archives | Aug. 19

Pedro Martinez dominates Rangers in shutout win

Martinez, days removed from a sore shoulder incident, struck out 10 and limited Texas to three hits over seven innings in a 9-0 win for the Red Sox in 2000.

From the archives | Aug. 18

Beaning sends ailing Tony Conigliaro to hospital

The arc of Conigliaro’s then-promising career was changed when he was hit in the face and carried off the field in a game against the Angels in 1967.

From the archives | Aug. 17

Theodore Roosevelt renews slogan at Fenway Park

Five years after leaving the presidency, Roosevelt came to Fenway expecting to deliver remarks to a Progressive Party group in 1914. Due to rain, his speech was moved indoors.

From the archives | Aug. 16

Brian Daubach rescues Red Sox in dramatic 9th inning

After narrowly missing a walkoff grand slam to a foul ball, Daubach delivered a bases-clearing three-run double to power a 6-5 win over Oakland in 1999.

From the archives | Aug. 15

Babe Ruth beats Walter Johnson in great pitching duel

Ruth pitched a 13-inning complete game to lead the first-place Red Sox (en route to a World Series title) to a 1-0 win over the Senators in 1916.

From the archives | Aug. 14

Tardy Pedro Martinez scratched from start, still wins

Manager Jimy Williams denied a start to an angry Martinez, who arrived too late for Williams. But Martinez earned his 17th win with four innings of of the bullpen in this 13-2 victory over the Mariners in 1999.

From the archives | Aug. 13

Red Sox rout Tigers, run home win streak to 24

Coming off the heels of Morgan Magic, the Red Sox set the AL record for consecutive home wins in 1988 in this 16-4 victory over the Tigers.

From the archives | Aug. 12

Red Sox, Rangers run wild in 19-17 slugfest

After a 10-run first inning, the Red Sox still needed two home runs from David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis to claim a victory in 2003 in a game that tied the AL record for total runs.

From the archives | Aug. 11

Nomar Garciaparra lifts Red Sox with walkoff homer

Garciaparra blasted his second home run of the night in the 10th inning and his three-run shot gave the Red Sox a 7-4 win over the Royals in 1998.

From the archives | Aug. 10

Red Sox offense explodes on Rangers pitching

Boston locked up the win with a nine-run eighth inning on a night when Texas starter Kenny Rogers, coming back from suspension, was mercilessly booed by Fenway fans in 2005.

From the archives | Aug. 9

Dom DiMaggio’s hitting streak ends at 34

While the Red Sox beat the Yankees 6-3, DiMaggio’s franchise-record streak (which still stands) ended in this game in 1949.

From the archives | Aug. 8

Gary Geiger clouts grand slam inside Fenway Park

In a strange game, the Red Sox couldn’t take advantage of Geiger’s rare hitting achievement and lost 6-5 to Minnesota in 1961.

From the archives | Aug. 7

Jim Rice’s quick reaction helps save child struck by ball

Jonathan Keane, 4, was bleeding profusely with a head injury after being struck by a batted ball when Rice carried him into the dugout en route to medical officials and the hospital during a 1982 game.

From the archives | Aug. 6

Carl Yastrzemski is home to stay after No. 8 retired

In 1989, within days of being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Yastrzemski entered revered ground at Fenway Park when his number was retired.

From the archives | Aug. 5

Adrian Beltre’s grand slam carries Red Sox

The then-struggling Red Sox received a boost of energy from Beltre and Daisuke Matsuzaka in a 6-2 win against the Indians in 2010.

From the archives | Aug. 4

Pumpsie Green stars in his Fenway debut

Green, the first black player ever to suit up for the Red Sox, scored a run in a 4-1 win against Kansas City in his Fenway Park debut in 1959.

From the archives | August 3

Jacoby Ellsbury walks off for second straight night

The Red Sox outfielder repeated his game-winning efforts from the previous night with a game-ending home run in a 4-3 win against the Indians in 2011.

From the archives | Aug. 2

Down to last out, Red Sox storm back to beat Indians

With two outs in the ninth, Cleveland closer Fausto Carmona walked two and hit another to set up a two-run, walkoff double by Mark Loretta in the Red Sox’ 6-5 win in 2006.

From the archives | Aug. 1

Carlton Fisk, Thurmon Munson fight in Red Sox’ win

The opposing catchers engaged in a heated brawl when Munson was tagged out at the plate in the ninth inning of the Red Sox’ 3-2 win over the Yankees in 1973.

From the archives | July 31

Pitchers rule as Fenway All-Star game ends meekly

The 1961 contest was called a 1-1 tie after nine innings because of rain in a game that was dominated by pitching.

From the archives | July 30

Jeff Gray stricken in incident at Fenway Park

Gray collapsed in the locker room in what was later determined to be a stroke. The reliever never played again after this incident in 1991.

From the archives | July 29

Harlem Globetrotters put on a display at Fenway

The famous basketball team took on an All-Star team at a basketball doubleheader in 1954 that drew more than 13,000 to Fenway Park.

From the archives | July 28

Red Sox erase large deficit to beat Blue Jays

Down 7-1 in the third inning, the Red Sox relied on a pair of three-run home runs from Dwight Evans and Carney Lansford to defeat the Blue Jays 9-7 in 1982.

From the archives | July 27

60-foot foul ball turns into triple for Red Sox

When a St. Louis Browns pitcher threw his glove at a short foul ball in 1947, umpires invoked an obscure rule to award a triple to Red Sox first baseman Jake Jones.

From the archives | July 26

Wade Boggs’ 28-game hitting streak ends as Red Sox win

Boggs went 0-for-3 and failed to get a hit for the first time in more than a month, but the Red Sox beat the Mariners 6-2 for their sixth straight win in 1985.

From the archives | July 25

Eugene McCarthy confidently predicts victory at Fenway

An overflow crowd of about 45,000 turned out as McCarthy campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president in 1968.

From the archives | July 24

Red Sox win slugfest with Yankees after brawl

In one of the most iconic games in Red Sox history, Jason Varitek’s punch of Alex Rodriguez sparked a brawl in a game that ended in Bill Mueller’s walkoff home run off Mariano Rivera in 2004.

From the archives | July 23

Nomar Garciaparra hits 3 HRs in Red Sox’ rout

Garciaparra blasted two of his shots in the third inning of a 22-4 win over the Devil Rays on his birthday in 2002. But the euphoria didn’t last long as the Red Sox lost the second game of the doubleheader.

From the archives | July 22

Splendid tribute: Memories of Ted Williams fill Fenway

More than 20,000, including dozens of former Red Sox, filled Fenway Park as the Red Sox honored Williams in a special memorial after his death in 2002.

From the archives | July 21

Celtic, Sporting bring soccer back to Fenway

The first soccer game at Fenway in more than 42 years drew 32,162 spectators to the ballpark as Celtic won on penalty kicks on a pitch against the backdrop of the Green Monster in 2010.

From the archives | July 20

Jim Bunning throws no-hitter to beat Red Sox

Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning became just the third man ever to throw a no-hitter against the Red Sox in Fenway Park when he beat them 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader in 1958.

From the archives | July 19

Curt Schilling the reliever earns first Red Sox save

Still dealing with effects of a 2004 ankle injury, Schilling earned his first save in 13 years and helped the reeling Red Sox pick up a much-needed win against the Devil Rays in 2005.

From the archives | July 18

Fenway wrestling match lasts til wee hours

About 30,000 fans turned out to see Ed Don George and Jimmy Londos wrestle in a match that didn’t start until 11 p.m. and finished after 2:30 a.m. in 1934.

From the archives | July 17

Twins turn 2 triple plays, but Red Sox win

The Twins accomplished a baseball rarity with the dual triple plays, but could not overcome Boston starter Tom Bolton in a 1-0 loss in 1990.

From the archives | July 16

Kason Gabbard throws complete game shutout for Red Sox

Gabbard surrendered just three hits in his only career shutout as he led the Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the Royals in 2007.

From the archives | July 15

Roger Clemens K’s 16 as Morgan Magic begins

Clemens picked up his 13th win of the year in 1988 with a complete-game effort against the Royals as the Red Sox launched a 12-game win streak in the first game of Joe Morgan’s tenure.

From the archives | July 14

Mel Parnell tosses no-hitter for Red Sox at Fenway

Parnell became the first Red Sox pitcher since 1923 to throw a no-hitter when the lefthander accomplished the feat in 1956.

From the archives | July 13

Ted Williams the star as All-Stars come to Fenway Park

Williams was the center of attention on a field full of baseball superstars as Boston hosted its first All-Star game in decades in 1999.

From the archives | July 12

Rocket re-entry: Clemens KO’s 16 in return

In his first start as a visitor at Fenway Park, Clemens led the Blue Jays to a 3-1 win in 1997 and showed Boston GM Dan Duquette what he missed out on by allowing him to leave as a free agent.

From the archives | July 11

Babe Ruth leads Red Sox to win in Boston debut

Ruth made his Fenway Park debut in 1914 and paced the Red Sox to a 4-3 win over Cleveland with seven innings pitched.

From the archives | July 10

Walkoff walk sends Red Sox to win over Blue Jays

Nomar Garciaparra walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to seal an 8-7 win in 1997. It was Roger Clemens’ first game at Fenway as a visitor, although he did not pitch.

From the archives | July 8

John Valentin’s unassisted triple play carries Red Sox

Valentin recorded just the 11th unassisted triple play in baseball history and added a home run to power a 4-3 Red Sox win over the Mariners in 1994.

From the archives | July 7

Tom Brunansky delivers win in extra innings

Brunansky’s bases-loaded single in the 11th inning helped the Red Sox overcome a blown save by Jeff Reardon in the ninth to claim a 3-2 win in 1992.

From the archives | July 6

Red Sox rally wasted after Braves win in extra innings

With two outs in the ninth, Trot Nixon and Manny Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs to force extra innings. But the Braves scored a run in the 10th to claim a 6-5 win in 2001.

From the archives | July 5

Kevin Morton has sterling debut for Red Sox

Morton, a highly anticipated prospect, pitched a complete game and struck out nine in this 10-1 win over the Tigers in 1991.

From the archives | July 4

Jim Rice’s grand slam wins it for Red Sox in 10th

Rice’s home run delivered a 13-9 win against Oakland in 1984 and capped a monster day for the left fielder in which he went 5-for-6 with three runs scored and six RBIs.

From the archives | July 2

Reggie Smith homers from both sides as Sox sweep

The Red Sox outfielder blasted home runs from both sides of the plate in consecutive at bats in a 15-4 win against the Brewers, the first game of a doubleheader sweep in 1972.

From the archives | July 1

Bret Saberhagen spins gem to lead Red Sox past Expos

Saberhagen, then 34, earned his 10th win of the 1998 season in a 6-1 victory over the Expos in which the threw a three-pitch fourth inning, the second time in less than a month he achieved the feat.

From the archives | June 30

Devil Rays thwart Red Sox’ comeback attempt

The Red Sox forced extra innings with a run in the bottom of the ninth, but then allowed two Tampa runs in the 10th to fall 11-10 in this 1999 game.

From the archives | June 29

Eamon De Valera pleads Irish cause at Fenway Park

De Valera, the president of the Irish republic, got a reception from at least 50,000 people as he sought to rally support for his then-nascent nation in 1919.

From the archives | June 28

Dwight Evans’ home run completes cycle, comeback

Evans blasted a walkoff home run in the 11th inning that clinched a banner day at the plate for him and cemented a 9-6 win over the Mariners in 1984.

From the archives | June 27

Red Sox notch historic 25-8 win vs. Marlins

In a 14-run first inning, Johnny Damon had a single, double, and triple as the Red Sox exploded for their second-highest run total in team history in 2003.

From the archives | June 26

Earl Wilson fires no-hitter, homers in Red Sox’ 2-0 win

Wilson, the first black pitcher to play for the Red Sox, had won only nine career games before spinning this gem in 1962 against the Angels.

From the archives | June 25

Babe Ruth hits first home run while beating New York

Ruth blasted a pitch over the wall in right center field, his first home run with the Red Sox, as he led Boston to a 9-5 win over New York in 1915.

From the archives | June 24

Nomar Garciaparra leads Red Sox hit parade

Garciaparra went 5-for-5 with five singles (three days after going 6-for-6 with six singles) as the Red Sox exploded for a 10-1 win over the Tigers in 2003.

From the archives | June 23

Ernie Shore relives Babe Ruth, throws perfect game

After Ruth was ejected for striking an umpire following an opening walk, Shore retired the baserunner then the next 26 batters to claim a 4-0 win in a 1917 doubleheader.

From the archives | June 22

Bumbling Red Sox manage a split on walkoff hit

Carl Yastrzemski scored the winning run for the last-place Red Sox to claim a 6-5 win against the Indians that prevented a sweep. It brought the Red Sox’ record in June up to just 6-17.

From the archives | June 21

George Foster throws first no-hitter at Fenway Park

The Red Sox pitcher defeated the Yankees 2-0 with nine no-hit innings. It was one of two Red Sox no-hitters for them in a year when they would win their second straight World Series.

From the archives | June 20

Tom Yawkey vows to move Red Sox without new stadium

In 1967, the Red Sox owner, envious of new stadiums popping up around the country at the time, said the team was losing money. Yawkey said talk of moving the Sox was not a “veiled threat.”

From the archives | June 19

Yankees’ strife boils over in Fenway dugout

New York manager Billy Martin and outfielder Reggie Jackson came to blows in the dugout after Martin lifted Jackson in the final game of a series sweep for the Red Sox in 1977.

From the archives | June 18

With 17-run inning, Red Sox wallop Tigers 23-3

With a 17-run seventh inning, the Red Sox set or tied 16 records in the 1953 win. The 17-run explosion trailed only an 18-run inning by the 1883 Chicago Nationals for the all-time mark.

From the archives | June 17

Joe Cronin homers his way in history books

The Red Sox players/manager became the first MLB player to hit pinch-hit home runs in both games of a doubleheader as Boston split with the Philadelphia A’s in 1943.

From the archives | June 16

Red Sox blast their way back into first place

Carl Everett and Brian Daubach hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run first inning as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-4 and moved back atop the AL East in 2000.

From the archives | June 15

Jeff Reardon becomes all-time saves king vs. Yankees

Reardon’s 342nd save closed out a 1-0 Red Sox win and passed Rollie Fingers for what in 1992 was the all-time record for saves.

From the archives | June 14

Unlikely duo gives Red Sox a walkoff win

Back-to-back home runs by the light-hitting Darren Lewis and Jeff Frye powered a final-inning comeback in the Red Sox’ 4-3 win over the Twins in 1999.

From the archives | June 13

Red Sox win in first Fenway night game

Night baseball arrived in Boston as Ted Williams drove in two runs in a five-run fifth inning as the Red Sox beat the White Sox 5-3 in 1947.

From the archives | June 12

Daniel Nava blasts grand slam on first MLB pitch

Nava’s rise from clubhouse attendant on his college team to major league outfielder reached its zenith when his home run propelled the Red Sox to a win over the Phillies in his 2010 debut.

From the archives | June 11

Mark McGwire bashes past Red Sox again

McGwire’s three home runs gave him an MLB record-tying five in consecutive plate appearances and led the A’s to an 8-1 win over the first-place Red Sox in 1995.

From the archives | June 10

Jubilee Mass for Cardinal brings 40,000 to Fenway Park

A three-day celebration of William Cardinal O’Connell’s golden jubilee concluded with a overflow crowd that was bigger than what the current Red Sox have drawn for a game in decades.

From the archives | June 9

Ted Williams blasts longest home run in Fenway Park

In 1946, Williams struck a fan 33 rows up in the right field bleachers, a 502-foot shot that would be memorialized by Fenway’s red seat

From the archives | June 8

Red Sox break 5 major records in 29-4 rout of Browns

One day after a 20-4 win, the Red Sox set a new MLB mark for most runs scored in a game and over a two-game span in 1950.

From the archives | June 7

Red Sox run away from Yankees as win streak churns

The Red Sox battered the Yankees for 12 hits in a 8-1 victory that marked the second win of a nine-game win streak in 1944.

From the archives | June 6

Red Sox owners start a civil war

Buddy LeRoux began a coux attempt in an effort to oust Haywood Sullivan and install himself as the Red Sox principal owner in 1983.

From the archives | June 5

Shea Hillenbrand’s home run rescues Red Sox in 18th

Hillenbrand ended a 10-inning scoreless streak for both teams with a solo shot into the net that ended a 4-3 win over the Tigers in 5 hours and 52 minute in 2001.

From the archives | June 4

Red Sox blow 10-0 lead, fall to Blue Jays in 12

The Boston bullpen couldn’t hold a 10-run lead it took into the seventh inning and lost 13-11 on a day when Marty Barrett suffered a knee injury in 1989.

From the archives | June 3

Red Sox erase five-run deficit with thrilling win

Mike Greenwell hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth to tie the game and the Red Sox rallied from a 6-2 deficit in the eighth to beat the Twins 7-6 in 10 innings in 1987.

From the archives | June 2

John Valentin powers comeback win vs. Mariners

Valentin went 5-for-5 with three home runs and 15 total bases as the Red Sox scored in the 8th, 9th, and 10th innings to claim a 6-5 win over Seattle in 1995.

From the archives | June 1

Tiant, Yastrzemski lead Red Sox back to first place

Luis Tiant threw a complete-game five-hitter and Yastrzemski was 3-for-3 with a home run as the Red Sox routed the White Sox 8-0 in 1974.

From the archives | May 31

Red Sox come back for wild win vs. Tigers

Down 6-1, the Red Sox rallied amid a multiple ejections and an injury to their starting pitcher for an 8-7 victory over Detroit on Memorial Day in 1999.

From the archives | May 30

Pedro Martinez invokes Babe Ruth after beating Yankees

Martinez emphatically broke a five-start losing streak to the Yankees with 13 strikeouts in 2001, then famously said: “Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him. Maybe I’ll drill him in the ass.”

From the archives | May 29

600 Club debuts with indoor seating at Fenway

After a big makeover to the Fenway park facade, the Red Sox unveiled the enclosed premium seating area during a 3-2 win over Oakland in 1989.

From the archives | May 28

Irish revolutionaries speak to IRA rally at Fenway

With the Red Sox away, Irish freedom fighters Constance de Markievics and Kathleen Barry rallied support for the still-fledgling Irish Republic before about 6,000 people in 1922.

From the archives | May 27

Norm Zauchin’s 10 RBIs lead Red Sox in rout

Zauchin slugged three home runs and knocked in 10 runs as Tom Brewer threw a complete game shutout in a 16-0 win over the Senators in 1955.

From the archives | May 26

Red Sox saved from being no-hit by a bloop single

Jody Reed took a “bad swing” but still managed to land Boston’s only hit vs. the Angels’ Chuck Finley with two outs in the eighth of a 5-0 loss in 1989.

From the archives | May 25

Hideo Nomo spins 1-hit gem for Red Sox

Nomo struck out 14 and waked none, just a month after throwing a no-hitter, as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-0 in 2001.

From the archives | May 24

Bill Lee leads Red Sox to rout of Brewers

Lee remained colorful and controversial and his complete-game effort paved the way for a 10-1 victory in 1973.

From the archives | May 23

Roger Clemens’ first hit highlights his big win

Clemens, en route to a complete-game victory, picked up a bat for his first career single as Red Sox fans delighted in his performance in this 1996 win against Seattle.

From the archives | May 22

Red Sox hit four home runs in one inning in rout

Ted Williams smacked one of the four homers in the sixth inning of an 11-0 thumping of the Indians in 1957.

From the archives | May 21

Walkoff home run caps special night for Red Sox

Dennis Eckersley pitched a two-hit complete game, punctuated by Jim Rice’s home run in the ninth that sealed a 3-0 win against Oakland in 1981.

From the archives | May 20

Jacoby Ellsbury ties MLB fielding record in win

Ellsbury, just 25, recorded 12 putouts, which tied a big-league record as the Red Sox hung an 8-3 loss on the Blue Jays in 2009.

From the archives | May 19

Jon Lester throws no-hitter at Fenway Park

Less than a year after returning from beating cancer, Lester became the fourth Sox pitcher to throw a no-hitter in seven seasons in 2007.

From the archives | May 18

Pedro Martinez continues his dominance of Mariners

Martinez improved to 10-0 for his career against Seattle with a dominating performance in a 4-1 Red Sox win in 2002.

From the archives | May 17

Red Sox’ big offense comes up empty vs. Royals

The Red Sox smashed 17 hits, and got a 5-for-5 performance from Carney Lansford. But the Royals limited the damage and emerged with a come-from-behind win in 1981.

From the archives | May 16

Carl Yastrzemski’s wall-clearing belt lifts Red Sox

Yastrzemski - with perhaps the longest home run ever hit in Fenway Park - knocked his blast over the center field wall in the 6-2 win against the Indians in 1970.

From the archives | May 15

Proposed new Fenway Park would retain cherished details

In 1999, the Red Sox announced plans for a new Fenway Park that would replace the stadium on an adjacent lot and mimic many characteristic details of its predecessor.

From the archives | May 14

Carl Yastrzemski’s big day is too little

Yastrzemski hit for the cycle and had two home runs, but it wasn’t enough. The Tigers scored four runs in the 10th inning to beat the Red Sox 12-8 in 1965.

From the archives | May 13

Red Sox erase five-run deficit in ninth inning

The Orioles’ bullpen imploded as the Red Sox scored six runs, culminating in Julio Lugo’s misplayed ground ball that produced the winning run, on Mother’s Day in 2007.

From the archives | May 12

Wall closes in: 310 feet, not 315

The Red Sox admitted to a longstanding fib in 1995 when they changed the distance marker on the left-field wall to 310 feet from 315 feet.

From the archives | May 11

Few hits, but Red Sox make most of them in win vs. Royals

The Red Sox had just five hits, but scored five runs behind a complete game from Chuck Rainey to notch a 5-2 win against Kansas City in 1980.

From the archives | May 10

Nomar Garciaparra’s two grand slams lead Red Sox

The shortstop hit three home runs and drove in 10 RBIs in one of the biggest days of his career in this 12-4 win against Seattle in 1999.

From the archives | May 9

Carl Yastrzemski’s walkoff home run ends wild win over Angels

After the Angels grabbed a one-run lead with a two-run home run in the ninth, Yastrzemski ended it with his own two-run blast to claim a 9-8 victory in 1979.

From the archives | May 8

Left field stands damaged badly in Fenway Park fire

The blaze destroyed large swaths of Fenway in 1926, and the cash-strapped Red Sox allowed some of the damage to stand until 1934.

From the archives | May 7

Red Sox score 12 runs in sixth to hammer Indians

With a lineup full of reserves, the Red Sox offense exploded to power a 13-3 win in 2009. Their 12 runs in the sixth all came before an out was recorded.

From the archives | May 6

Red Sox’ two home runs interrupt pitchers’ duel

Mike Easler’s two solo blasts powered the offense as Bruce Hurst threw a complete game two-hitter in a 3-1 win against the White Sox in 1984.

From the archives | May 5

Red Sox offense unloads on White Sox

Todd Benzinger hit a home run and was one of three players with four hits in a 16-3 rout of the White Sox in 1988.

From the archives | May 4

Red Sox score 12 runs in fifth to hammer White Sox

Down 4-0, the Red Sox exploded for 12 runs against five Chicago pitchers in the fifth inning en route to a 13-6 win in 1962.

From the archives | May 3

Lefty Grove hits milestone in extended win for Red Sox

Grove crossed the 2,000-strikeout mark while pitching a 10-inning complete game in a 4-3 win against the Tigers in 1938.

From the archives | May 2

Red Sox break out for big win vs. Angels

The 2011 Red Sox finally shook off some of their lethargy with a six-run seventh inning that powered a 9-5 victory.

From the archives | May 1

Doug Mirabelli returns just in time to catch Tim Wakefield

The ex-Red Sox catcher, re-acquired earlier in the day, returned to Fenway with a police escort just minutes before game time and caught Wakefield in a 7-3 win against the Yankees in 2006.

From the archives | April 30

Ted Williams bids goodbye with game-winning home run

In his final game before re-joining the military, Ted Williams hit a home run in what seemed to be his farewell to the Red Sox in 1952.

From the archives | April 29

Roger Clemens fans a record 20 batters

In one of the most sensational performances in baseball history, Clemens struck out a major league record 20 batters en route to a three-hit, 3-1 victory over Seattle in 1986.

From the archives | April 28

Ted Williams leads Red Sox in rout of A’s

Williams passed Jimmie Foxx on the all-time home run list with his 223rd career dinger in a 12-5 win over Philadelphia in 1949.

From the archives | April 27

Derek Lowe throws first Fenway no-hitter in 37 years

A year after he was vilified by fans for his failures as a reliever, Lowe pitched a no-hitter in 2002 en route to a 21-win season as a starter.

From the archives | April 26

Red Sox open with a rout in return from strike

With Roger Clemens sidelined, Aaron Sele led a 9-0 shutout of the Twins as the Red Sox played the first game at Fenway in 259 days after the end of the players’ strike in 1995.

From the archives | April 25

Red Sox turn tables, thump Yankees

A day after losing to New York 12-5, the Red Sox routed the Yankees by the same score in 1946 to start a 15-game winning streak.

From the archives | April 24

Yankees post a no-hitter on champion Red Sox

George Mogridge was too strong for the Red Sox, who strung together a run but were held hitless in this 2-1 loss in 1917.

From the archives | April 23

Ted Williams sensational in Fenway debut

In 1939, Williams had four hits and blasted his first home run in his inaugural game at Fenway, but the Red Sox fell 12-8 to the Philadelphia A’s.

From the archives | April 22

Red Sox hit four straight home runs vs. Yankees

For just the fifth time in MLB history, Manny Ramirez, Mike Lowell, J.D. Drew, and Jason Varitek hit consecutive home runs in a 7-6 win in 2007.

From the archives | April 21

Red Sox welcome Fenway founders back

On the 50th anniversary of park in 1962, members of the 1912 team were honored and told of foiling their foes with lip signs.

From the archives | April 20

Red Sox christen Fenway Park with win over New York

The Red Sox played the first real game at Fenway Park in 1912 against the franchise that would become the Yankees. Boston won 7-6.

From the archives | April 19

Home run barrage by the Red Sox still falls short

The Red Sox hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Philadelphia A’s in an 11-inning 5-4 loss on Opening Day in 1948.

From the archives | April 18

Yankees embarrass Red Sox with wild comeback

On Opening Day in 1950, the Red Sox squandered a 9-0 lead, and surrendered nine runs in the eighth in a 15-10 loss to their rivals.

From the archives | April 17

New Fenway Park ready for season after fire

The Red Sox opened Tom Yawkey’s new $1.3m property -- and unveiled the left field wall -- in 1934, just more than three months after a devastating fire jeopardized the renovation.

From the archives | April 16

Angry Red Sox lose ugly on Patriots’ Day

Reggie Smith’s two home runs weren’t enough overcome the Tigers’ 8-0 lead in 1973, and the Red Sox felt robbed by umpires after the game.

From the archives | April 15

Andre Dawson joins 400 home run club

The New Red Sox designated hitter reached the milestone with his first home run in a Boston uniform in 1993.

From the archives | April 14

Fan incident with Gary Sheffield marks Red Sox’ win

The Yankees outfielder engaged with a fan in the right field seats and Red Sox coach Ron Jackson was ejected in a fiery 8-5 Red Sox win over New York in 2005.

From the archives | April 13

Roger Clemens hurls three-hit shutout vs. Indians

Teammate Danny Darwin called Clemens “the best pitcher in baseball” after his dominating early-season performance in 1991.

From the archives | April 12

Red Sox start like champions

The Red Sox raised the 1915 World Series banner and began their march to the 1916 World Series title with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia A’s.

From the archives | April 11

Fans revel as Red Sox return as champions

The Red Sox raised their first championship banner in 86 years on this day in 2005, and defeated the Yankees 8-1 to add to the party.

From the archives | April 10

Bruce Hurst leads Red Sox to win in home opener

In the first game at Fenway since the heartbreaking loss in the 1986 World Series, Bruce Hurst held the Blue Jays to just two hits in a 3-0 complete game shutout win for the Red Sox.

From the archives | April 9

Red Sox outlast Harvard in Fenway Park launch

More than 3,000 dyed-in-the-wool fans sat out in Boston’s new baseball park in 1912, all shivering with the cold, while snow flurries flew in the park’s inaugural game.

From the archives | April 8

Red Sox too strong for Brewers on Opening Day

Hank Aaron made his AL debut for Milwaukee, but the Red Sox won 5-2 as Luis Tiant pitched a complete game in the opener in 1975.

From the archives | April 7

Josh Beckett, Red Sox open with impressive win

Josh Beckett struck out 10 over seven innings as the Red Sox beat the Rays, the team that ousted them in the previous year’s ALCS, on Opening Day in 2009.

From the archives | April 6

Red Sox rout Yankees in opener

The Red Sox won 15-5 as the designated hitter position debuted in 1973. Red Sox DH Orlando Cepeda went 0-6 in the the rout.

From the archives | April 5

Red Sox pound past Indians on Opening Day

The Red Sox connected for 11 hits, including home runs by Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, and Fred Lynn to beat the Indians 7-1 on Opening Day in 1979.

From the archives | April 4

Lee Smith’s Red Sox debut spoiled in loss

Despite Roger Clemens striking out 11 Tigers in nine innings, the 1988 Red Sox fell 5-3 in 10 innings when Alan Trammell hit a two-run homer off Smith, the new closer.

From the archives | April 3

Red Sox, Blue Jays foiled by rain after start

The only game ever scheduled at Fenway on April 3d was rained out with the score tied at 1 after two innings in 2002. It was Dustin Hermanson’s Sox debut, and he suffered a pulled groin.

From the Archives | April 2

A quiet day in Fenway Park history

The Red Sox have never played at home on April 2nd.

From the archives | April 1

Blue Jays outlast Red Sox in wild opener

The Red Sox fell 12-11 to the Blue Jays after putting up a five-run fourth inning in 2002. The loss was the only game ever played on April 1 in Fenway Park’s first 100 years.

From the archives | July 9

Ted Williams paces AL to 12-0 All-Star win at Fenway

In Fenway’s first All-Star game, Williams Shattered or equalled half-a-dozen slugging records and led the AL to the most lopsided triumph in All-Star history.

From the archives | July 3

Nets posted above Fenway Park’s left field wall

The Red Sox finished installing the 30-foot nets in 1936 that would stand above the park’s iconic wall for almost 70 years.

Fenway at 100


// Explore 100 years of Fenway Park

The Globe honored the park’s centennial with memories of how it has become an icon for baseball and New England.