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    Oct 5, 2006 - The Tigers even their Division Series with the Yankees, coming from behind to win by a score of 4-3 with Curtis Granderson’s triple being the deciding blow. Jamie Walker gets the win in relief. Johnny Damon and Carlos Guillen hit HRs for New York and Detroit respectively.

    Apr 29, 2006 - In a 17-6 win over Toronto, the Yankees became the 15th team to score in every inning in which they batted (excluding rain shortened games). It was the 2nd time in team history (1939) the Bombers scored in every frame matching the Cleveland Spiders as the only team to score a run in every inning of a full-length game twice in franchise history; the Spiders accomplished the feat in 1889 and 1894. Yankees 1B Jason Giambi has a homer and 4 RBI and reaches base 4 times, while Johnny Damon scores 5 runs. Reed Johnson gets hit by pitches three times for the Jays. He joins Damion Easley as the only players since 1957 to be hit by a pitch three times in a game twice in their careers.

    Feb 8, 2006 - Johnny Damon takes out a full-page ad in the Boston Globe thanking Red Sox fans for supporting him. The ad is in the form of a letter.

    Dec 20, 2005 - The Yankees sign free agent CF Johnny Damon to a 4 year‚ $52 million contract. Damon spurns the Red Sox offer for less as his agent lowers the demand for a 7-year contract to 4 years. The Red Sox will reciprocate by inking Yankee backup catcher John Flaherty. The Sox also sign free agent P Rudy Seanez to a 1 year‚ $2.1 million contract‚ with an option for 2007.

    Jul 18, 2005 - The Devil Rays edge the Red Sox‚ 3-1. Johnny Damon goes 0-for-5 for Boston‚ to put an end to his 29-game hitting streak‚ the longest in the majors this season. Only three Sox have reached 30 consecutive games. The Sox lose 2B Mark Bellhorn to a thumb injury and will initially put him on the DL‚ then cut him. Bellhorn is hitting .216 with 109 strikeouts in 283 AB.

    May 28, 2005 - The Red Sox pound out 27 hits in a 17-1 rout of the Yankees. Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez each get 4 hits for Boston.

    Oct 27, 2004 - The Red Sox win their first WS in 86 years with a 3-0 victory over the Cardinals behind Derek Lowe. Johnny Damon hits a HR for the Sox. Manny Ramirez is voted Series MVP‚ as he leads Boston to the 4-game sweep with a .412 BA and 4 RBI.

    Oct 20, 2004 - The Red Sox defeat the Yankees‚ 10-3‚ to become the first team in history to come back from a 3-to-0 deficit and win a postseason series. Johnny Damon is the hero for Boston with a pair of HRs‚ including a grand slam‚ and 6 RBI. David Ortiz and Mark Bellhorn also homer for the Sox.

    Apr 7, 2004 - The Red Sox top the Orioles‚ 10-3‚ as OF Johnny Damon strokes 5 hits‚ including a double.

    Oct 12, 2003 - With Game 4 of the AL championship series postponed by rain‚ attention is on Don Zimmer‚ who apologizes for yesterday's melee. "I'm embarrassed at what happened‚'' Zimmer said‚ fighting back tears. "I'm embarrassed for the Yankees‚ the Red Sox‚ the fans‚ the umpires and my family.'' Zimmer is fined $5‚000 by Bob Watson‚ baseball's vice president in charge of discipline‚ Martinez is fined $50‚000‚ Ramirez $25‚000 and Garcia $10‚000. Boston owner John Henry‚ pleased with Zimmer's apology‚ says he "wouldn't mind seeing the same thing coming from our side.'' Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar says he hoped Zimmer's remarks would put an end to the "sideshow." Boston center fielder Johnny Damon acknowledges that the Red Sox also were to blame in the brawl. "If I was involved‚ I'd apologize. But then‚ Zimmer wasn't coming after my life‚ he was coming after Pedro's." It is not Zimmer's last press conference; he will announce after the Series that he is fed up with Steinbrenner's interference and that he is retiring.

    Oct 6, 2003 - The Red Sox complete their comeback‚ defeating the Athletics for the 3rd straight game‚ 4-3‚ to advance to the ALCS against the Yankees. Manny Ramirez's 3-run HR is the big blow in the game. Boston starter-turned-reliever Derek Lowe strikes out Terrence Long with the bases loaded for the final out. Red Sox OF Johnny Damon is forced to leave the game in the 7th inning with a concussion after a collision with 2B Damian Jackson.

    Oct 5, 2003 - David Ortiz's 2-run double in the 8th inning helps Boston to a 5-4 victory over Oakland and sends their Division Series to a deciding seventh game. Johnny Damon and Todd Walker homer for the Sox.

    Sep 22, 2003 - In a 7-5 win over the Orioles‚ the Boston Red Sox break a major-league record when Kevin Millar lines a double to left field in the eighth inning becoming the 8th Bosox player this season to hit 30 doubles. The previous record was 7 players with 30 two-baggers shared by four teams‚ the last being the 2001 Florida Marlins. Millar joins Bill Mueller‚ David OrtizTodd WalkerNomar GarciaparraManny RamirezJohnny Damon‚ and Jason Varitek to set the record.

    Jun 27, 2003 - The Red Sox tie a team record by getting 28 hits in a 25-8 thrashing of the Marlins. Boston scores 14 runs in the 1st inning‚ setting a ML mark by plating 10 runs before an out is made. Johnny Damon becomes the 2nd player in history to get 3 hits in an inning‚ with a single‚ double‚ and triple in the frame. Damon gets 5 hits altogether. The Sox also tie a mark with 5 players in the inning scoring twice‚ and most runs in the 1st inning. Carl Pavano and Tejara allow 10 runs without recording an out for manager Jack McKeon; The last time that happened to the 1st two pitchers was 31 years ago at Kansas city when Wayne Simpson and Ken Wright failed to record an out for-you guessed it-manager Jack McKeon. Paced by Bill Mueller's 6 RBI‚ the Sox have 6 players with 3+ RBI.

    Sep 23, 2002 - The Red Sox edge the visiting Orioles‚ 5-4 in 15 innings. Johnny Damon walks‚ goes to 3B on a wild throw to 1B by Willis Roberts‚ then scores on a wild pitch. Both teams score in the 14th‚ as Jeff Conine homers to make up for an error in the inning. Gibbons has 2 solo HRs for Baltimore‚ and Shea Hillenbrand one for Boston. The O's have lost 26 of 30.

    Sep 22, 2002 - Pedro Martinez (20-4) allows 2 runs in the 1st inning‚ then coasts to his 20th win of the season as the Red Sox beat the hapless Orioles‚ 13-2. Trot Nixon hits a grand slam and Johnny Damon a pair of homers to keep the Sox playoff hopes alive. Martinez joins Derek Lowe in giving the Sox the first pair of 20-game winners since 1949..

    Sep 1, 2002 - Boston trims the Indians‚ 7-1‚ behind the strong pitching of Tim Wakefield‚ who doesn't allow a hit before Matt Lawton's HR in the 5th. Manny Ramirez and Brian Daubach hit back-to-back Hrs‚ and Johnny Damon scores 3 runs. Jim Thome reached 100 walks for the 4th consecutive year and the 6th time in his career. Thome is the only player in Indians history to ever have consecutive 100 walks seasons.

    Dec 21, 2001 - The Red Sox sign free agent speedster OF Johnny Damon to a 4-year contract.

    Oct 10, 2001 - The Yankees fall to the A's‚ 5-3‚ in the first game of their Divisional Series. Terrence Long hits a pair of HRs for Oakland and Jason Giambi adds another. Mark Mulder gets the win for Oakland while OF Johnny Damon goes 4-for-4.

    Aug 8, 2001 - With 50‚863 on hand at Oakland‚ the A's down the Red Sox‚ 6-1 behind the pitching of Tim Hudson. Carl Everett's HR accounts for the only Bosox score‚ while Jason Giambi homers for Oakland. Johnny Damon hits a double the hard way when his drive down the RF line lands in a beer cup. Trot Nixon is the right fielder.

    Aug 3, 2001 - Oakland edges the Detroit Tigers‚ 2-1‚ on Jason Giambi's 9th inning solo homer. The win goes to Tim Hudson who outduels Tiger ace Weaver. The A's collect only 4 hits‚ with Giambi's blast completing a team cycle-Terrence Long has a triple‚ Johnny Damon a double‚ Jeremy Giambi a single‚ and Jason Giambi the HR.

    Jan 8, 2001 - In a 3-way deal‚ the Royals obtain catcher A.J. Hinch‚ OF Angel Berroa and cash from the A's‚ and P Roberto Hernandez from the Devil Rays; the A's receive P Cory Lidle from the Devil Rays‚ and OF Johnny Damon‚ IF Mark Ellis‚ and a player to be named from the Royals; and the Devil Rays receive OF Ben Grieve and a player to be named from the A's.

    Sep 11, 2000 - The Royals double the Mariners‚ 6-3. Johnny Damon goes 5-for-5 for KC‚ with 2 doubles and a HR.

    Jul 18, 2000 - The Royals defeat the Cubs‚ 12-4‚ as OF Johnny Damon gets 5 hits‚ including a major league record-tying 4 doubles. 2 players do it today.

    May 8, 2000 - The Royals defeat the Tigers‚ 4-1‚ in 11 innings. OF Johnny Damon grounded out to start the game‚ ending his streak of 10 consecutive games with a leadoff hit in the 1st inning. It is the longest such streak since 1975.

    Aug 10, 1996 - The Royals roll to an 18-3 win over California as Johnny Damon hits a grand slam and drives in 7 runs. Jim Abbott loses his 11th straight decision.

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