Category: Lasts

Trot Nixon plays his final game for Red Sox

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, knowing that the contest might be his right fielder’s final game with Boston, replaces Trot Nixon in right field with two outs in the fifth inning on the last day of the season. The Fenway Faithful respond with a thunderous ovation when their regular right fielder for the past decade leaves the field.

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Dick McAuliffe grounds into Double Play on last at bat of season costing Detroit playoffs

On the last play of the regular season, Dick McAuliffe, representing the tying run, grounds into a 4-6-3 double play, dashing Detroit’s hopes to clinch a tie for the pennant. The twin killing marks only the second time this season the Tigers shortstop has made two outs in one at-bat, and he will not hit into another DP all of next season.

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