When moonslav mentioned 1974 on another thread, it got me interested in that year so I was perusing some boxscores and found this one from Sept. 21 a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Found it interesting:
The Sox used 17 players in that game -- just one pitcher and 16 batters.
Jim Rice PH for Fred Lynn.
Dwight Evans batted cleanup.
The Sox used two third basemen, not one of them was Rico Petrocelli. Dick McAuliffe started at 3B, moved to 2B then back to 3B. Terry Hughes also played 3B.
The Sox used three second basemen, not one of them was Doug Griffen. Burleson started at 2B them later moved to SS when Mario Guerrero was PH for. Chuck Goggin played 2B and also McAuliffe.
Tim McCarver PH for Bob Montgomery then finished the game at catcher. For you youngsters who don't know Red Sox history very well, yes, McCarver played for the Sox briefly.
Bill Lee pitched for the Red Sox. He had a pitching line you'll never see today. He went 10 innings and allowed five runs with no walks and one strikeout and the big stat ... he gave up 14 hits. Wonder what his pitch count was.
The Orioles, with Earl Weaver as manager, had a more modern pitching boxscore. Jim Palmer started and went just six innings despite allowing just one run on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks. The Orioles then used three relievers.
The Sox won the game in the bottom of the 10th. Deron Johnson singled home McCarver.
Mark Belanger who was batting .222 at the time was the leadoff batter for the Orioles.