And although he had a 3.30 ERA and 230 strikeouts in 180 innings, he was only 9-10 against them and the Red Sox won only 10 of the 27 games. Eduardo Nunez beat out a dribbler to the left of the mound, and Mookie Betts followed with a sacrifice fly to center that scored Vazquez and brought the Red Sox to within 6-4. Not reversing the trade may turn out to be the key to Boston's season.
Yawkey was the owner of the Red Sox team from 1933 to 1976.
The Yawkey Foundations, a major local charity that has contributed nearly half a billion dollars to causes in Boston over the years, issued a statement saying it had always been "colorblind" and was disheartened by the proposed change.
Since you surely know about the Red Sox, let's go into their games since last weekend instead of a recap of their season.
He noticed the difference from the days he pitched for the Chicago White Sox.
Price has yet to resume his throwing program as he is still dealing with "stiffness", although manager John Farrell did not specify whether it was elbow or shoulder stiffness, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
At the same time, Boston's pitching staff has been incredible as well. He carries a 1.31 WHIP and has actually been much better on the road this year, coming in with a 2.79 ERA in 58 innings as a visiting pitcher. It may be in the city's eyes, a Yawkey Way name change, but the only thing it changes is our stationery.
And one more note on those home runs: Devers joins George Scott (1966) as the only Red Sox hitters in the last 100 years with as many as eight home runs through their first 20 career games. While the makeup of the team's roster changed long ago, Henry said he was "haunted" by the team's complicated racial past. During Yawkey's tenure, the team was the last in Major League Baseball to integrate, in 1959.
"I understand the way the climate is around the Red Sox that they would potentially want to do something like that", said Bobby D'Angelo, son of the formerly named Twins souvenir shop's founder Arthur D'Angelo. A number of Confederate statutes have been removed or vandalized across the country since then.
Sure, he had been in a little slump - but he could feel himself shaking it, making him especially eager to bat here now on Friday, Aug. 18, 1967, during a night game at Fenway, scoreless in the fourth.
"It's not like they're trying to erase him; it's not like they're taking down a statue", said Frost, 51.
The Red Sox were held scoreless through the first four innings for just the third time this month.
I know Andrew Benintendi was an instant success when he arrived past year, and Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury and Nomar Garciaparra all wasted no time proving they were legit big leaguers. It was in 1977 that the street was dedicated to him as Yawkey Way. It is called David Ortiz Drive.