On September 16, 1965 — At Fenway Park in front of only 1,247 fans, Boston right-hander Dave Morehead, who will lead the league in losses with 18 this season, no-hits the visiting Indians, 2-1. On the same day, the ninth-place Red Sox who will lose 100 games, fire their general manager, Pinky Higgins.

Morehead, who was 22, faced 3 pinch-hitters in a row in the 9th; *he was from the same Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego as Ted Williams; *he received an estimated $50,000 bonus when he signed; *the attendance at the game was 2,380 and the story says 1,247 were paying customers; *he got a new contract from Tom Yawkey after the game with a $1,000 raise; *the news wire photographer found his wife Louise cheering in the crowd and included her reactions as part of the game coverage …

 

 

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