Hailing from Medford, Massachusetts, right-hander Bill Monbouquette debuted in the majors with the Boston Red Sox in 1958, and was one of the leading pitchers of the 1960s. Armed with an assortment of excellent speed changes and movement on his change up, he also had remarkable control. If his pitches were elevated or the trajectory was flat, he knew how to adjust because he was an intelligent pitcher.
Pitching with Boston, Bill Monbouquette won in double figures six straight years, including a 20-10 record in 1963 for a Red Sox team that finished at 76-85.
A three time All-Star, 1960, 1962-63, Bill Monbouquette was the starter and loser in 1960 after yielding three homers in two innings. In 1961 he set a then AL record by striking out 17 Washington Senators and on August 1, 1962 threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox. He also pitched a late inning no-hitter that was busted up in the ninth by a home run by Twins shortstop Zoilo Versalles.