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Today in Baseball History
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2003 The Boston Red Sox signs an inconsequential free agent David Ortiz. To this point the 27 year old former Twin has a career .260 batting average with 58 home runs. Ortiz would spend the next 14 years in Boston putting together a hall of fame resume. He hit 483 homers, batted .290 and was a 10 time all-star.
1976 Bob Lemon and Robin Roberts are elected to the Hall of Fame. Roberts who won 286 games over a 19-year career won 20 plus games six consecutive years with the Philadelphia Phillies. Lemon a career Cleveland Indian won 207 games and was a part of a rotation consisting of fellow Hall of Famers Bob Feller and Early Wynn. Lemon also won games 2 and 6 of the 1948 World Series.