Sunday, March 31, 2013

Box score of the week

Since today is officially Opening Day of the 2013 Major League Baseball season, I will debut this year's "Box score of the week" feature. This has been a staple on this blog every baseball season the past few years, so here's to another season.

Let's stick with the Opening Day theme and feature the 1969 opener between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers Baltimore Orioles (Sorry. My mind was obviously elsewhere).


On August 18, 1967, Red Sox slugger Tony Conigliaro was hit by a pitch in the left cheekbone, resulting in a broken jaw and damage to the retina in his left eye. Conigliaro would not play in the big leagues again until the 1969 opener. He went 2 for 4, including a two-run homer in the top of the tenth inning. He would go on to score the game-winning run in the top of the 12th in a 5-4 Red Sox win over the Orioles.


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