Does the Home Team always win?
April 21, 2008 4:04 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find out if the Boston Red Sox won/lost on Marathon Monday on the years the game was played?

Wikipedia, Baseball Almanac, Reference season long results but the 3rd Monday in April varies year by year.
posted by brent to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)
 
im not sure how far back you intend to go, but the definition of patriots day has changed over time. up until 1969 it was celebrated on april 19.
posted by phil at 4:21 PM on April 21, 2008


The date for the years that follow the change are.
1970 - April 20
1971 - April 19
1972 - April 17
1973 - April 16
1974 - April 15
1975 - April 21
1976 - April 19
1977 - April 18
1978 - April 17
1979 - April 16
1980 - April 21
1981 - April 20
1982 - April 19
1983 - April 18
1984 - April 16
1985 - April 15
1986 - April 21
1987 - April 20
1988 - April 18
1989 - April 17
1990 - April 16
1991 - April 15
1992 - April 20
1993 - April 19
1994 - April 18
1995 - April 17
1996 - April 15
1997 - April 21
1998 - April 20
1999 - April 19
2000 - April 17
2001 - April 16
2002 - April 15
2003 - April 21
2004 - April 19
2005 - April 18
2006 - April 17
2007 - April 16
2008 - April 21
posted by phil at 4:40 PM on April 21, 2008


i can't copy paste, 1969 got cut off.

1969 - April 21
posted by phil at 4:46 PM on April 21, 2008


Some info about the history of the game. Anecdotally, I can tell you that they have not ALWAYS won -- I can remember many times when they did not win on Patriots' Day. I remember one year they lost something like 20-0, in fact.
posted by Rock Steady at 4:54 PM on April 21, 2008


From the Providence Journal's Red Sox blog, which credits the Sox PR department:

"The Red Sox improved to 65-48 all-time on Patriots Day, including 26 doubleheaders between 1903 and 1966"
posted by mikeg at 5:18 PM on April 21, 2008


Baseball Reference
posted by netbros at 7:31 PM on April 21, 2008


They may be 65-48 all time, but they're only 20-23 since the tradition of playing at home on Patriots' Day started in 1959.

19 Apr 1959 - W - Yankees 4 - Red Sox 5
19 Apr 1960 - L - Yankees 8 - Red Sox 4
19 Apr 1961 - No game played
19 Apr 1962 - W - Tigers 5 - Red Sox 9
19 Apr 1963 - No game played
19 Apr 1964 - L - White Sox 6 - Red Sox 0
19 Apr 1965 - No game played
19 Apr 1966 - No game played
19 Apr 1967 - No game played
19 Apr 1968 - W - Indians 2 - Red Sox 9
21 Apr 1969 - L - Yankees 6 - Red Sox 4
20 Apr 1970 - L - Orioles 3 - Red Sox 2
19 Apr 1971 - L - Indians 5 - Red Sox 4
17 Apr 1972 - L - Indians 4 - Red Sox 0
16 Apr 1973 - L - Tigers 9 - Red Sox 7
15 Apr 1974 - L - Tigers 1 - Red Sox 0
21 Apr 1975 - L - Yankees 12 - Red Sox 1
19 Apr 1976 - W - Twins 0 - Red Sox 2
18 Apr 1977 - W - Tigers 3 - Red Sox 5
17 Apr 1978 - W - Brewers 2 - Red Sox 9
16 Apr 1979 - L - Indians 4 - Red Sox 3
21 Apr 1980 - W - White Sox 8 - Red Sox 9
20 Apr 1981 - W - Rangers 2 - Red Sox 4
19 Apr 1982 - L - Blue Jays 5 - Red Sox 4
18 Apr 1983 - L - Brewers 14 - Red Sox 0
16 Apr 1984 - No game played
15 Apr 1985 - L - White Sox 6 - Red Sox 5
21 Apr 1986 - L - Tigers 5 - Red Sox 4
20 Apr 1987 - L - Royals 10 - Red Sox 2
18 Apr 1988 - W - Rangers 3 - Red Sox 4
17 Apr 1989 - W - Orioles 4 - Red Sox 6
16 Apr 1990 - L - Brewers 18 - Red Sox 0
15 Apr 1991 - L - Indians 1 - Red Sox 0
20 Apr 1992 - L - Blue Jays 6 - Red Sox 4
19 Apr 1993 - W - White Sox 0 - Red Sox 6
18 Apr 1994 - L - White Sox 12 - Red Sox 1
17 Apr 1995 - No game played
15 Apr 1996 - L - Indians 8 - Red Sox 0
21 Apr 1997 - W - Orioles 2 - Red Sox 4
20 Apr 1998 - W - Indians 5 - Red Sox 6
19 Apr 1999 - L - Devil Rays 4 - Red Sox 1
17 Apr 2000 - L - Athletics 1 - Red Sox 0
16 Apr 2001 - W - Yankees 1 - Red Sox 4
15 Apr 2002 - W - Yankees 3 - Red Sox 4
21 Apr 2003 - L - Blue Jays 11 - Red Sox 6
19 Apr 2004 - W - Yankees 4 - Red Sox 5
18 Apr 2005 - W - Blue Jays 7 - Red Sox 12
17 Apr 2006 - W - Mariners 6 - Red Sox 7
16 Apr 2007 - W - Angels 2 - Red Sox 7
21 Apr 2008 - W - Rangers 3 - Red Sox 8

Here's the script I used.
posted by Plutor at 6:34 AM on April 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I missed the two Patriots' Day double-headers since 1959:

19 Apr 1963 - W - Tigers 1 - Red Sox 3
19 Apr 1963 - W - Tigers 1 - Red Sox 5
19 Apr 1966 - W - Tigers 0 - Red Sox 7
19 Apr 1966 - L - Tigers 6 - Red Sox 4
posted by Plutor at 7:42 AM on April 22, 2008


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