Monday, June 13, 2011

Triple Quadruple-Double

All this double-digit scoring got me wondering, what's the longest streak of double-digit games in Red Sox history?

Turns out it's 4 games, which we've done three times--1912, 1950, and 2007.

In 1912, the Red Sox beat the Yankees (Highlanders) in New York by the scores of 15-8, 11-3, 13-2, and 10-3 in four consecutive games from June 20th to 22nd. By the end of this domination--part of a five-game sweep--New York was twenty games behind first place Boston. (They'd end the season in last place, 55 games behind the eventual world champs.)

In the Red Sox' incredible month of June 1950, they beat Cleveland and Chicago by the scores of 11-5, 11-9, 17-7, and 12-0 in four straight games from June 2nd to June 5th. (Two days later they'd score 20 runs in a game. The day after that, 29 runs.)

In 2007, the Red Sox went into Chicago and swept a four-game series on August 24-26 by the scores of 11-3, 10-1, 14-2, and 11-1.

Suggested reading: The New York Times article from June 23rd, 1912, describing the Red Sox' doubleheader sweep of the Yanks (the last two games of the first streak above). Hilarious. If the link doesn't work, do a news search for that date.

Oh wow, thanks for that article. It is, without a doubt, the most entertaining game recap I've ever read.
They were all nutty like that back then, do a news search and have a ball.
"New York Plunges Deeper Into Misfortune..."

99 years later that timeless phrase still makes me smile! :)

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