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    May 2

    1938: The Red Sox beat Detroit 4-3, with Lefty Grove getting the win. That starts a streak of 20 consecutive home wins for Grove, broken against St. Louis in 1941.
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    May 3

    1904: Red Ruffing is born in Granville, Illinois.
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      May 4

      1990: The Red Sox trade Lee Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals for Tom Brunansky.
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        May 7

        1903: Boston faces off against New York for the first time, and the Pilgrims beat the Highlanders 6-2. Bill Dinneen gets the win, and Hobe Ferris homers.
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          May 8

          1926: A fire destroys the left field stands at Fenway. The bleachers along the left field foul line are not replaced, giving outfielders the chance to catch fly balls behind the third base stands.
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            Originally posted by DaaBoTownSox View Post
            May 8

            1926: A fire destroys the left field stands at Fenway. The bleachers along the left field foul line are not replaced, giving outfielders the chance to catch fly balls behind the third base stands.
            Man, that must have been something to see! Balls in play behind the stands?!

            The more I read about "old timey" baseball, the more I think of post-WWII baseball as the beginning of the "modern" game.
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              May 9

              1933: The Red Sox send Merv Shea and cash to the St. Louis Browns for Rick Ferrell and Lloyd Brown.
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                May 10

                1999: Nomar Garciaparra hits two grand slams and a 2-run homer to drive in 10 runs against the Seattle Mariners.
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