November 14, 1989
Jim Rice was placed on waviers Monday, ending 15 seasons with the Boston Red Sox that produced 382 homers, 1,451 RBIs and 2,452 hits. Rice will become an unrestricted free agent Thursday if he clears waivers. The Red Sox last month refused to exercise a $2.4-million option in his contract for 1990. Rice batted .234 last season with three homers and 28 runs batted in. He had midseason surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow and saw limited action after that.
September 29, 1998 |
SCHEDULE Today: Boston (Pedro Martinez, 19-7) at Cleveland (Jaret Wright, 12-10), 10 a.m., ESPN. Wednesday: Boston (Tim Wakefield, 17-8) at Cleveland (Dwight Gooden, 8-6), 10 a.m., ESPN. Friday: Cleveland (Charles Nagy, 15-10) at Boston (Bret Saberhagen, 15-8), 1 p.m., ESPN. Saturday: Cleveland (Bartolo Colon, 14-9, or Wright) at Boston (Pete Schourek, 1-3) if necessary, time and TV TBA. Sunday: Boston (Martinez) at Cleveland (Wright or Gooden), if necessary, time and TV TBA.
July 2, 1990 |
Kevin Romine led off the ninth inning with his first home run of the season and Mike Boddicker outlasted Nolan Ryan for his 10th straight victory as the Boston Red Sox edged the Texas Rangers 3-2 today. Ryan who allowed just seven hits and two runs in trying for his 297th career victory, threw 144 pitches before being replaced by Kenny Rogers (2-4) to start the ninth.
October 18, 1986
Angel first baseman Wally Joyner is expected to be released from St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange sometime this weekend, Angel spokesman Tim Mead said Friday. Joyner has been hospitalized since last Saturday with an infection in his right shin, which forced him to miss the last four games of the American League championship series.
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October 8, 2003 |
Mildred A. O'Neill, 89, the widow of former House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, died Monday of a heart attack at her home in Bethesda, Md. A lifetime Boston Red Sox fan, O'Neill threw out the first ball at the 1986 season opener. She took a nap Monday so she'd be rested for the evening playoff game between the Sox and the Oakland A's. She never woke up to see the win that put the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series with the New York Yankees, her daughter said.
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July 25, 2002 |
Ned Martin, 78, the radio and television voice of the Boston Red Sox for 32 years, died Tuesday, a day after attending the Ted Williams tribute at Fenway Park. Martin collapsed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina after a return trip from Boston, team officials said. The cause of death was not immediately known. Martin's trademark call--"Mercy"--was familiar to generations of Red Sox fans.