Today in Tribe History: September 7, 1935

1935 – Some teams have a knack for finding unique ways to win a ballgame. Such was the case this day as a game-ending triple play preserves the Cleveland Indians 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in game one of a doubleheader. The Indians struck first for a run in the fourth on a home run from Odell Hale, who would be an integral part of history later in the game. The Red Sox tied...
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Pedro: Sox Retiring Number 45 'A Great Honor'

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)This weekend, Pedro Martinez will be inducted into the MLB Hall Of Fame. Few players in the history of this game deserve enshrinement more than the great No. 45 of the Boston Red Sox. On Tuesday of next week, the team will add to his Cooperstown honor by retiring his uniform number on the facade above the right-field grandstands. His No. 45 will join...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

It's official: 45 will be retired.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterNo one in the Red Sox has worn Pedro Martínez's number since he left the team in 2004, and moments ago it was made official: No one else is going to wear 45.The team announced the following in a press release: Photo by Winslow Townson/AP.The Red Sox today announced plans to retire Pedro Martinez's number 45 as a tribute to his exceptional career in...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Retire Pedro's #45 On July 28th

(Getty Images)The Red Sox today announced that they will retire the #45 worn by Pedro Martinez on July 28th at Fenway Park. Two days after his enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall Of Fame, Pedro will become the ninth player to have his uniform number retired—joining Bobby Doerr (No. 1), Joe Cronin (No. 4), Johnny Pesky (No. 6), Carl Yastrzemski (No. 8), Ted Williams (No...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitcher Allen, Manager Vitt, Umpire McGowan Combine for Hall of Fame Moment

It’s a lethal combination: a manager not known for being particularly warm toward his players, a pitcher with gobs of talent and a short fuse, and an umpire who wasn’t afraid to throw his weight around. It all came to a head at a game at Fenway Park on June 7, 1938. The manager was Ossie Vitt, in the first year of his first major league managing job. The umpire was Bill McGowan...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Poore, Cronin lead BC to win over UMass, record 11th Beanpot title

BC picked up 11th Beanpot title on Wednesday. (Photo/Joshua Kummins)BOSTON — Momentum has been the name of the game of late for Boston College. Fresh off a weekend sweep of ranked Atlantic Coast Conference foe Georgia Tech, the Eagles earned their sixth straight win on Wednesday night with a 2-0 triumph over Massachusetts at Fenway Park to claim their 11th all-time Baseball Beanpot...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston College Downs UMass 2-0, Takes Home Record 11th Beanpot (Video)

The Boston College Eagles are the 2015 Beanpot champions. Junior Joe Cronin belted a two-out home run into the Green Monster seats at Fenway Park in the first inning, giving the Eagles the only run they would need. “I don’t think I ever thought I’d hit a home run over the Monster at Fenway,” Cronin told In The Dugout. “Off the bat, I knew I’d got it. … I’ve seen so...
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Why WS Rings Shouldn’t Matter In Hall of Fame Discussion

When trying to decide who belongs in the Hall of Fame, one thing that always comes up is the player’s postseason record and number of rings. Lately, I’ve heard the argument that Rivera is a first ballot Hall of Famer (which I pretty much agree upon), but Trevor Hoffman isn’t Hall worthy because Rivera was a better postseason player. Also, being from Detroit, when I say Whitaker...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Our All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team

Since we have about 100 days until the start of Spring Training, we thought we'd occupy our feeble minds with the construction of an All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team (exclusive of pitchers and DH). Here goes:First Base: Jimmy Foxx (runner-up: Mo Vaughn)Second Base: Dustin Pedroia (runner-up: Bobby Doerr)Third Base: Wade Boggs (runner-up: Frank Malzone)Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 7, 1935

Cleveland beats Boston thanks to an unusual triple play. With no outs and the bases loaded in game 1, and the Indians leading, 5 – 3, in the 9th, the Indians bring in Oral Hildebrand to pitch to Joe Cronin. Cronin lines his first pitch off the side of the head of Cleveland 3B Odell Hale. The ball caroms to SS Bill Knickerbocker, who throws to 2B Roy Hughes, who throws to 1B Hal...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN 30: Looking Back On Red Sox Numbers Retired In Past 30 Years (Video)

Four numbers have been retired and immortalized on Fenway Park’s right field deck in the 30 years that NESN has been covering the Boston Red Sox. Ted Williams’ No. 9 and Joe Cronin’s No. 4 were retired in 1984, Johnny Pesky’s No. 6 went up in 2008 and Jim Rice’s No. 14 made the cut in 2009. NESN captured the retirement ceremonies for each player, and you can relive...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Harder Earned Win in Second Ever All-Star Game

The second All-Star Game, in 1934, has gone down in baseball lore as the Midsummer Classic that saw the Giants’ Carl Hubbell set down Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in the first and second innings. As impressive as that performance was, Hubbell didn’t get the win before the home fans at the Polo Grounds. In fact, the National League lost 9-7. The...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Name Joe Cronin Director Of Player Personnel

Joe Cronin has been named Director of Player Personnel of the Portland Trail Blazers. “Joe possesses a unique skill set that is critical to the success of our organization,” said Olshey in a release from the team. “His expertise and contributions in multiple areas make him an invaluable member of our front office staff.” Cronin will now manage “all aspects of the NBA Salary...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Cronin Completes Pinch-Hit Feat On This Day In Red Sox History (Video)

On June 17, 1943, Joe Cronin completed a pretty incredible feat for the Boston Red Sox. Cronin was a player-manager for the Sox, after being traded from the Washington Senators, and really pulled his weight in both games of his team’s doubleheader. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith has more in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video, Top Stories
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Part Ways With NBA Director Of Scouting Mike Born

The Portland Trail Blazers have parted ways with Director of NBA Scouting Mike Born. Born was hired by the Blazers as a scout in 2004 and received a promotion in 2007 from Kevin Pritchard. Olshey's front office now includes two assistant GMs who were hired by Cho -- Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry -- and Buchanan, as well Assistant Director of Scouting/Salary Cap Analyst Joe Cronin...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – John Harrington

It was not easy to find supporters of John Harrington in the late 90's. Unofficially, Harrington was CEO of the Red Sox. Officially, however, he headed only the Yawkey Trust, which took over the team after Tom Yawkey's death in 1976. After much bickering and behind-the-scenes maneuvering, the triumvirate of Harrington, Haywood Sullivan and Jean Yawkey emerged as, in effect, heads...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 18, 1957

In what is believed to be the largest offer for a player to date, Cleveland Indians general manager Hank Greenberg rejects a million-dollar offer for left-handed pitcher Herb Score from Boston Red Sox GM Joe Cronin. Greenberg refuses, saying that Cleveland is interested in building for the future, not in selling its premier ballplayers. Score won 20 games in 1956 and led the American...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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