Monday, July 15, 2019

This Day in Red Sox History: Morgan Magic Begins

Morgan Magic began on this day in 1988. John McNamara would be fired at the All Star Break with the Red Sox at 43-42 and 9.5 games out of first place.

Joe Morgan would be named as his replacement and would make his debut on July 15th as the Red Sox would play a doubleheader to start the second half of the season. The Sox would win both games.

Roger Clemens would strike out 16 Royals in the first game of the doubleheader out dueling Bret Saberhagen. The Red Sox would not lose another game until July 26th. Their 12 game winning streak would pull them to 1.5 games of first place. The Sox would go on to win the division by one game before losing to the Oakland Athletics in the 1988 ALCS

Here are the boxscores from both of those games on July 15th:

Game 1

Game 2

The Streak

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