Found December 29, 2011 on A Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory:
PLAYERS: Ken BurnsBen Oglivie
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Just to prove I'm an equal-opportunity out-caller: I was watching the Ken Burns' Baseball marathon the other day, and Bill Lee was talking wistfully about his final at bat in a Red Sox uniform, before the designated hitter rule took the lumber pitchers' hands after the '72 season. He described a triple to right field. Al Kaline (who he said had bird crap on his shoulders, as he was already a statue by then) couldn't catch the deep liner and Lee would have had an inside-the-park home run, had he been able to pick up the short third base coach in time. By the time he picked him out of the crowd, he had put up the stop sign. Bill ended up with that triple as his final performance as an American League hitter, September 23, 1972.Great story. One problem: He had three more at bats after that.He pitched in relief four days later, getting the win and going one for three at the plate with a single. He scored on Aparicio's triple, so his last run scored for Boston cam...

Red Sox Re-Sign Rich Hill To Minor League Deal

When Rich Hill was non-tendered by the Boston Red Sox earlier this month, I had said that it wouldn't surprise me if they re-signed him to a minor league deal. And that's exactly what has happened. John Tomase of the Boston Herald was the first to learn that the Red Sox have re-signed Hill to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Hill was having a...

Red Sox, Bruins Raffling Off Opportunity to Skate at Fenway Park

You and a group of 100 of your closest friends will have an opportunity to skate at Fenway Park as it kicks off its 100th anniversary celebration in 2012. On Wednesday, Jan. 4 from noon to 1 p.m., a lucky winner will get a chance to skate on the Fenway rink, which will be in place for the first time since the Bruins hosted the Flyers for the 2010 Winter Classic. Raffle tickets can...

Ex-Red Sox reliever going to Yanks

HBT: Former Boston reliever Hideki Okajima, 36, agrees to a minor-league deal with the Bronx Bombers.

Boston Red Sox trade for Andrew Bailey, All-Star Oakland A's closer

Bailey, a former Rookie of the Year, is a native of Haddon Township who attended Paul VI High School

Andrew Bailey, Bobby Valentine Have Worked Together in Past, Righty Excited to Play for New Red Sox Skipper

Unlike his new teammates, Andrew Bailey already has a working relationship with the new Red Sox manager. During the past two years, the closer has called upon Bobby Valentine to emcee events for his charity, the Strike 3 Foundation. In addition to those events, they have also collaborated on smaller charity functions in New York and Connecticut. Now, Bailey will have a chance to...

The Red Sox Life Hall of Fame Ballot, Part II

Please see Part I for disclaimers.Bill Mueller is a shoo-in. OK, not really.Dale Murphy. Yes. Hall voters don’t seem to like Murphy (this is his 14th year on the ballot), but I’d throw him a vote. Maybe they don’t like the ‘80s? Rafael Palmeiro. Yes. Baseball made my bed, and I’m lying in it. Raffy has 569 home runs (only 11 players have more) and more than 3,000 hits...

Source: Red Sox deal for Andrew Bailey

The Sox are on the verge of acquiring Bailey from the Oakland Athletics in a multi-player deal, major-league sources say.

Yankees agree to minor league deal with Hideki Okajima

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Red Sox Notes: Bailey, Reddick, Head

The Red Sox obtained Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney from the Athletics yesterday, sending Josh Reddick, Miles Head and Raul Alcantara to Oakland. Here's the latest on the Red Sox as reaction to and analysis of the trade continues... Bailey would have been traded to Texas if the Red Sox hadn't included Reddick in the deal, Peter Gammons of MLB Network tweets. The...

Red Sox Acquire Bailey

The Red Sox appear to have landed a new closer in Andrew Bailey, as according to Buster Olney, the Sox will send Josh Reddick to Oakland as part of a deal to get the Athletics' closer.Bailey is 27, and has been the Oakland closer the last three years. He has had some elbow problems in the past, but I'm guessing that's not worrying the Red Sox brass.The Red Sox will also...

Red Sox close deal for Bailey

The Red Sox obtained Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney yesterday, sending the Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and two Class A prospects.
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