One of my favorite things to do is to look at old boxscores on Baseball Reference to see what happened on specific dates. A lot of times I’ll go way back and look at games from the 40′s and 50′s but today I thought I’d look back at June 27 to see what happened 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
It just so happens that 20 years ago today, the Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-1 up in Fenway and as the late, great Mel Allen would say, “How about that?” I thought it was a cool coincidence and that it would definitely help with the discussion in this afternoon’s open thread. So I went back even further and took a look at 1984, 1974 and 1964. I looked in that order and was typing out some information about the games until I got to 1964 which is when I discovered something very peculiar and actually pretty wonderful.