Tuesday night the Red Sox celebrated the 25th anniversary of “Morgan Magic", the amazing run produced by the 1988 Red Sox team after Joe Morgan took over as manager.
A number of former players were on hand including Dwight Evans, Lee Smith, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, shortstop Spike Owen, and one of baseball’s most polarizing players ever, Roger Clemens.
Clemens, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner and the Red Sox leader in most wins all-time, received mostly cheers when introduced at Fenway Park.
Later, the Rocket spoke to the media about Morgan’s magical run in 1988 when the Sox reeled off 19 straight home wins,
“When you have a manager change in the middle of the season, it lit a fire under all of us. It sparked us all to play better.”
Clemens’ return to Fenway comes at an interesting time in baseball as the steroid storm is brewing once again. Clemens faced his own steroid allegations in 2008 when the Mitchell Report was released and Congressional ...