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Billy Rohr was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates for $25,000 in 1963. The Pirates attempted to hide Rohr’s obvious skill by placing him on the disabled list the entire year. This did not fool the Red Sox who drafted Rohr in November that year.
Rohr would pitch well the following 3 years in the Red Sox system. In stints at Wellsville, Winston-Salem and the Red Sox AAA Toronto team Rohr demonstrated a knack for going deep into games, pitching 23 complete games.
In 1967, Rohr got his chance in the Big leagues. He went 2-3 with a 5.10 ERA in 10 appearances (8 starts). By the end of June, he was out of Boston and would pitch one more season in the Majors the following season for the Cleveland Indians.
So why am I writing about Billy Rohr? What makes him a remarkable part of Red Sox lore?
On April 14th, Rohr made his major league debut. It came against the New York Yankees. During their home opener. Versus future Hall of Famer Whitey Ford. Needless to say Rohr was nervous. Fello...
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed reliever Evan Meek from Triple-A Indianapolis and placed righty Juan Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to July 18.
Meek posted a 2.21 ERA over 27 appearances at Triple-A with 23 walks and 30 strikeouts over 36.2 innings. Meek appeared in 10 games with Pittsburgh...
Indianapolis Indians 7, Toledo Mud Hens 6
Jose Morales hit the game-winning home run.
A 3-run homer by C Jose Morales in the 8th inning gave the Indians the lead, and eventually the win, to defeat the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio tonight. The two teams combined for 25 hits, with 14 of them coming off the Indians’ bats. LF Starling Marte...
Jason Varitek is one of the msot beloved players in the history of the Boston Red Sox. Each time the former team captain stepped into the box or readied himself behind home plate, the Fenway Faithful could rest assured that the team was under solid leadership. But was Varitek important enough to the franchise for the Sox to consider retiring his No. 33 jersey? Varitek's career...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Maybe Adrian Gonzalez needed to get loose. Whatever it was, the star first baseman for the Red Sox is now hitting the best he has all season. He has the highest mark on Boston's temperature...
BOSTON -- This is Jarrod Saltalamacchia's pitching staff now. For 15 years, that distinction belonged to former captain and catcher Jason Varitek. As Saltalamacchia has inherited the duties full-time for the first time in his career, he's certainly impressed his tutor. "To see those things is such a joy, just watching him catch at the beginning of the season," Varitek...
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Boston general manager Ben Cherrington has gone on the record stating that the Red Sox would consider making sizable moves prior to the July 31st trade deadline.
According to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston, one such bold move would be the acquisition of ace Josh Johnson from the Miami Marlins.
McDonald writes regarding Boston’s pitching woes: “The Red Sox have scored a major league...
A few bad pitches by Aaron Cook ended up costing the Boston Red Sox last night in a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Today, the Red Sox look to salvage the finale of a three-game series at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can watch...
The Pirates pulled off yet another comeback victory in front of yet another great crowd on Friday night, opening this weekend’s series in style with a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins.
Kevin Correia turned in a pretty typical outing. He was hit hard early on (two runs in the first, including a Jose Reyes leadoff bomb) and it seemed like he’d be in some serious trouble, but then...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Aaron Cook had set down 11 Toronto Blue Jays in a row when the wheels came off. After throwing a first-pitch strike to center fielder Colby Rasmus, Cook threw four consecutive balls to...
The Pirates put their three-game winning streak on the line against old friend Carlos Zambrano in front of what's likely to be another big crowd at PNC Park. Zambrano has not been very good lately and opponents are slugging almost .500 against him in his last seven starts. The pirates have had pretty good success against pitchers like this lately. AJ Burnett goes for the Pirates...
With Sunday’s 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the books, the Miami Marlins have lost five games in a row. Miami is now at a season worst seven games under .500 after being swept in Pittsburgh. Overall on the road trip, the Marlins loss five of six and have nearly taken themselves out of playoff contention in the process.
Anibal Sanchez made what may turn out to be...
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Red Sox (48-47)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-7, 4.80)
Blue Jays (47-47)
Pitching: RHP Henderson Alvarez (5-7, 4.29)
Rich Gedman & Roger Clemens each clashed with the front office prior to the 1987 season.
The Boston Red Sox remain in contention for the playoffs in late July, although to watch them play on a night-to-night basis can increase one’s longing for football and the start of camp for the New England Patriots. While the prospects for an August and September revival certainly exist...