September 21st, 2006
…by hitting his 51st home run on a 1st pitch fastball by Johan Santana in the 1st inning.
Big Papi has surpassed Jimmie Fox for the single season home run record, which has been in force since 1938…
Congrats Big Papi!
Was a a bit dusty in the house when it happened…
Addendum: How STRANGE is THIS? Exactly 50 years ago tonight at Fenway, Mickey Mantle hit HIS 51st homerun…So Big Papi is the 2nd person to hit their 51st homer at Fenway Park! Weirdness….
Update: Less than 2 hours later, at 9:23 pm, Big Papi connects AGAIN for homer #52–his 24th multiple homer game since he has been with the Sox…and when he goes into the dugout, the team gives him the SILENT treatment, normally reserved for when someone gets their 1st Major league hit! Amazing–and very funny!!
THEN, Mike Lowell connects for his 18th home run of the season on the NEXT PITCH! Damn! I am so glad I TiVo’ed this game!