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Red Sox Opening Day Strikeouts

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To open the Boston Red Sox 2016 season pitcher David Price struck out 10 batters in route to a 6-2 Red Sox win. What Boston Red Sox pitcher was the first to fan 10 or more batters on opening day?

Trivia Question Answer

To start the 1936 season Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell struck out 10 on the way to a 9-4 victory. He was the first Red Sox pitcher to strikeout 10 or more on opening day. Others to accomplish this feat include:

  • 1988: Roger Clemems with 11
  • 1998: Pedro Martinez with 11
  • 2000: Pedro Martinez with 11
  • 2009: Josh Beckett with 10