Ramon Aviles a/k/a Red Sox Moonlight Graham

It was July, 10 1977, the second game of a double header in Milwaukee.  The Sox were in first place and would win 97 games that year but finish second to the Yankees.  The team was loaded with All Stars and Hall of famers, including Fisk, Rice and Yaz.  It was the 7th and the Sox were down by one with men on first and second and no outs.  Zimmer lifted Carbo and sent Aviles to the plate, it was his Major League debut.  He executed what one can imagine was a perfect bunt, moving the runners.  It was his only at bat for the Red Sox.  Like every all star and hall of famer, his bat has a place in the collection.  Thirty-four years later his nephew, Mike Aviles would play for the Sox.  Check out this and other game used red sox bats in the BAT COLLECTION section of the website.