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Tuesday, October 01, 2002 Thirty-five years ago today
Red Sox fans mob pitcher Jim Lonborg, Oct. 1, 1967
On Oct. 1, 1967, the final day of the season, the 100-to-1 long-shot "Impossible Dream" Red Sox rally from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Minnesota Twins, earning a tie for the American League pennant. Later in the day, after the Angels defeat the Tigers, the Red Sox clinch their first pennant in 21 years. See snaps from the game. Read a list of the 100 greatest moments in Red Sox history as compiled by the Herald's Steve Buckley. And here's your chance to order the Boston fan's Holy Trinity of sports highlight records.