Game 5 vs. New York Yankees: Elston Howard

Last night's Red Sox - Yankees game was the longest between the two teams since August 29, 1967, when that game went a mere 6 hours 9 minutes. Elston Howard, the first black player for the Yankees, the 1963 AL MVP, and perennial World Series contender, had 5 plate appearances for the Boston Red Sox in that game. He was also a key member of that 1967 Red Sox World Series team. 

The Yankees walked away with a win in 1967, but fortunately for the Red Sox history did not repeat itself last night. 

Today's player is really short, but honestly, there were 11 hours between last night's game and today's game!