June 19, 2010


On this date in 1977, the Red Sox finished off a three-game sweep of the Yankees at Fenway Park. Boston hit 16 home runs in the series, a major league record. I was 13 years old and I loved that tater-mashing club*!

June 17: Red Sox win 9-4. HR: Carlton Fisk (2), Fred Lynn, George Scott, Carl Yastrzemski, Rick Burleson.

June 18: Red Sox win 10-4. HR: Yastrzemski (2), Bernie Carbo (2), Scott.

June 19: Red Sox win 11-1. HR: Scott, Carbo, Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Denny Doyle.

* - The '77 Sox Sox also set records for the most home runs in four consecutive games (18, June 16-19) and five consecutive games (21, June 14-19).

They hit eight homers against Toronto on July 4. They had three games with 6 HRs (including the first game of a May 22 doubleheader, when they combined with the Brewers to hit 11 home runs), and four games with 5 HRs. In 10 games from June 14-24, they hit 33 long balls, OPSing 1.008 as a team. In the later half of May, they hit 35 homers in 15 games.


The Omnipotent Q said...

That was the first Red Sox team I rooted for, and they kept the windshield repairmen outside Fenway busy all summer.

Jeff Polman said...

Anyone interested in "following" this team again should check out my 1977 replay blog called PLAY THAT FUNKY BASEBALL. "Cardboard Gods" author Josh Wilker has his Bosox in first place in mid-June, having just mashed 20 taters in 7 days, seven of them by Dewey Evans! http://funkyball.wordpress.com