25 May

on this date

On this date in 1965, Yazoo City native Jerry Moses, in his second major league game and second at-bat, hit a home run for Boston at Fenway Park. He was 18 years, 289 days old – and he remains the youngest player to homer for the Red Sox, as well as the youngest Mississippi-born player to go deep in an MLB game. Moses, who died in March 2018, played nine years in the big leagues – 25 career homers — with seven teams, mostly as a backup catcher. He made the All-Star Game with the Red Sox in 1970. After retirement, he lived outside Boston, where he was renowned for his charitable work, including involvement with the Jimmy Fund.

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