March 25, 1978: Red Sox rookie pitcher Bobby Sprowl was shot in the right arm while sleeping in his Winter Haven hotel room; the shot came through the wall from the adjacent room and kicked off a bad season for Sprowl who was shelled by the Yankees during the “Boston Massacre” on September 10 he gave up 3 earned runs in .2 innings. Sprowl will pitch in 3 games in 1978, he tossed 12 innings and gave up 9 earned runs.

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