|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» September 25, 1985:
Mike Greenwell hits his first ML home run, in the top of the 13th inning, to give the Red Sox a 4–2 win at Toronto. |
» September 14, 1988: Mike Greenwell hits for the cycle to help Mike Boddicker earn a victory in his first game against his former club, a 4–3 Boston win over the Orioles. Lee Smith notches his 26th save.
» July 20, 1990: Kevin Appier fires a shutout for the last-place Royals, beating Roger Clemens and the Red Sox, 5–0. The Sox take the nitecap, 3–1, scoring a pair on Mike Greenwell's 2-run homer off starter Luis Aquino (4–1).
» September 1, 1990: The 3rd inside-the-park grand slam of the season is hit by Boston's Mike Greenwell off Greg Cadaret, as the Red Sox beat New York 15–1. Greenwell's grounder eludes Jesse Barfield in the RF corner: Barfield's shoetop miss on August 14 gave Polonia his slam. The last season with three inside-the-park slams? 1947. Greenwell's only other inside-the-park slam was also off Cadaret. Boston jumps on Yankee starter Andy Hawkins who lasted 1/3 of an inning. Hawkins has now pitched a total of one inning in three starts at Fenway Park and given up 18 runs (ERA 162.00).
» September 2, 1996: Mike Greenwell of the Red Sox, who has spent much of the year on the DL, drives in all nine runs in Boston's 10-inning, 9-8 win over the Mariners. No other player has ever driven in nine or more runs for his team's total score.
» December 18, 1996: Red Sox veteran Mike Greenwell signs a one-year contract to play for the Hanshin Tigers. The Sox had designated him for assignment on October 15, so his leaving Boston after 10 years was inevitable.
» May 23, 1997: The Rockies sell Darnell Coles to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese League. Coles, who hit 29 homers and .302 for Chunichi last year, will replace Mike Greenwell, who suffered a broken leg.
» May 3, 1998: Mariners C Dan Wilson becomes just the 7th backstop in major league history to hit an inside-the-park grand slam, as Seattle defeats Detroit, 10–6. It's a first for the Mariners and the first in the American League since Mike Greenwell did it on September 1, 1990.