Red Sox to Face Yankees in ALDS Starting Friday
Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Yankees advanced to face the Red Sox in the ALDS after beating Oakland 7-2 in the American League Wild Card game on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
It will be the first playoff meeting between the two teams since the 2004 ALCS which saw the Red Sox come back from a 3-0 series deficit to beat the Yankees in game seven.
The ALDS begins on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Fenway Park.
Game two is set for Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m., also at Fenway.
Red Sox vs Yankees This Season
This season, the Red Sox and Yankees played each other 19 times with Boston taking the season series 10-9.
The Red Sox went 7-3 at Fenway Park, but just 3-6 at Yankee Stadium.
The Red Sox led the league in runs per game with 5.41 and scored over a half run more per game against the Yankees (6.11).
Related Slideshow: The History of Baseball in Central Massachusetts
Baseball and Central Mass. go way back - to the 1860s. The local historical landmarks range from Mudville to Hotel Vernon to Fitton Field. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
First Perfect Game
The first perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball was pitched in Worcester, on June 12, 1880, by J. Lee Richmond for the Worcester Worcesters – also known at various times as the Brown Stockings and the Ruby Legs - versus the Cleveland Blues at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds, located in the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds near Elm Park. Worcester joined the National League in 1880, replacing the failed Syracuse Stars.
NE Collegiate Baseball
A New England Collegiate Baseball League team played in Leominster from 1995 to 1999. Called the Central Mass. Collegians, they won the NECBL Championship in both 1995 and 1996, and During the 1995 season, they played a game against the Cuban National Youth Team in Worcester.
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise in the now-three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.The Dirt Dawgs’ 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. They finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18). The team is owned by prominent Leominster businessman John Morrison, who also founded, owns and operates Fosta-Tek Optics in Leominster.
Last month, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the formation of the Worcester Baseball franchise, which will play its first season next summer. The team is owned by the family that owns and operates Creedon and Co. The prominent Worcester catering service will be the food-and-beverage vendor at home games at Fitton Field, at the College of the Holy Cross. Through Octobert 25, Worcester Baseball is conducting a name-the-team competition.
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