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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Today in Red Sox History – March 7th

In 1937, pitcher Wes Ferrell was drawn to the big lights of Hollywood as he passed a screen test with flying colors and even starred in a few plays. Hollywood, however, had a different opinion as they felt his southern drawl was too pronounced for the movies. In 1917, megaphone announcer Wolfe Jacobs signed up for duties at both Fenway Park and Braves Field. After battling shoulder problems, pitcher Juan Pena was released in 2003.


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