Sports History On This Day: June 21

June 21, 1967 – One of the most legendary rivalries in all of the sports is the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees MLB relationship. In this storied rivalry, there have been all kinds of sensational tales, players, and games. On that day in history, the legends do not disappoint in entertainment. The big news though was Boston’s fastball pitcher Jim Lonborg, also known as the “Mean-man” who let a high heater get away from him in a Yankees win.

Yankees Thad Tillotson started the bean ball contest in the first stanza when one of his pitches beaned third baseman, Joe Foy. Lonborg nailed opposing pitcher Thad Tillotson in the second inning in retaliation which resulted in a bench-clearing brawl in the second inning of game one on this day which had to have police enter the field to restore order.

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flag bearers performing at the Yankees and Red Sox game on June 29, 2019, at London, England. The game featured two of MLB's oldest teams, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox in front of a sold-out venue of 60,000 fans
The photo is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons of flag bearers performing at the Yankees and Red Sox game on June 29, 2019, at London, England. The game featured two of MLB's oldest teams, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox in front of a sold-out venue of 60,000 fans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

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