On November 27, 1950 — The Boston Red Sox sign veteran shortstop Lou Boudreau to a two-year contract worth an estimated $150,000. Boudreau, a player-manager for the Cleveland Indians, had asked Cleveland to give him his unconditional release after 13 years with the club. The 33 year-old future Hall of Fame infielder will hit .267 playing full-time next season, becoming the team’s player-manager in 1952, before managing full time from the bench for the following two seasons.


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