Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11 In Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays History

We've played the Jays thrice on June 11th, all on the road, going 1-2.

6/11/1986: After a near-three hour rain delay, Roger Clemens moved to 11-0, giving up a run on four hits in 8 innings on a Wednesday night in Toronto. Don Baylor went deep in the 3-2 win. I was just about ready to graduate elementary school and was pitching for Rotary in my first year of majors in Little League. Fun summer overall. But terrible job by Ridgefield Little League for not allowing 10-year olds on the All-Star team. I woulda been a lock!

6/11/1988: The Red Sox fell nine back of the Yanks with a ten-inning loss at Exhibition Stadium on a Saturday afternoon. Lee Smith blew the save in the eighth, and Dennis Lamp gave up the game-winning single...and John McNamara wasn't long for Boston. It took awhile but it would be another fun summer--one Yankee fans have officially decided to erase from history.

1992: Fifty thousand came out to Skydome on a Thursday night to see the Jays whitewash the Sox, 4-0. Jack Morris's four-hit shutout put Boston 8.5 back of Toronto, who were on their way to their first World Series title. The Red Sox would go on to finish last, 23 games out.

We try to even the all-time June 11th series at 1:07 today in Toronto, Lackey v. Morrow.

CONTEST: I have a single Green Monster standing room ticket for Sunday, June 19th. Father's Day. If you can use it (here's my suggestion--if you're going to that game with your dad or whatever already, you could each take a turn going up to the Monster Seats with this ticket, which would be cool if you or he or whoever has never been up there), tell me how may pitches the Red Sox starting pitcher will throw tomorrow, Sunday, June 12th. Price is Right rules do not apply, the winner will be the one who guessed closest to the number, above or below. Put your entries in the comments. I will hide comments until after Sunday's game so nobody sees any of the other guesses. The only other rule is, by entering, you promise not to sell the ticket. Deadline to enter is tomorrow afternoon at 1:07.

Nice touch adding about how Yankee fans have erased 1988 from their collective memory, Jere. I cringe whenever I hear about how the Yankees don't blow leads in the regular season. Nobody seems to remember 1988, or 1978, when they led by 3 1/2 with 12 to play, and one game with one to play.
lets say 106.
No one else entered, so little jerry wins!

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