Kottaras (#68) took over behind the plate in the 7th inning. He was 0-for-2. He struck out swinging in his first at-bat, but reached on a wild pitch and came around to score Boston's only run in a 8-1 loss. He recorded three putouts, all strikeouts by Devern Hansack.
Looking at BR's list of players from Canada, I counted 21 who played for Boston, including 11 pitchers.
Here are the three Canadian-born catchers in Red Sox history:
G AVG OBP SLGThose 15 games were the extent of McGovern's major league career. He made his debut on April 21 and ended up going 5-for-44, with four singles, one double, and one RBI. He died ten years later, at the age of 33, in Danvers, Mass.
Art McGovern 1905 15 .114 .204 .136
Frank Owens 1905 1 0-for-2
George Kottaras 2008 1 0-for-2
Frank Owens's one game for the Red Sox was his major league debut, at age 19. It came on September 11. McGovern's last major league game came less than one month later, on October 3.
Owens was released in February 1906, but returned to the bigs in 1909 with the White Sox. He also played two years in the Federal League: 1914 (Brooklyn Tip-Tops) and 1915 (Baltimore Terrapins).
If Kottaras stays with the Red Sox and earns some playing time in 2009, he has a very good chance of becoming the greatest Canadian-born catcher in Red Sox history.