For many of us there really are only two seasons: the baseball season and the off-season. Opening Day is a rite of spring, signaling the end of our miserable, seemingly interminable winter. Long-time sports writer for The Patriot Ledger, Dick Trust, reminds us Opening Days past.
Former Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan spent eleven springs preparing to pitch in the big leagues. Frank looks back on a time when a crowd of 500 was a good… Read more →
For the past 67 years the Boston Red Sox have trained under the sunny skies of Florida, or from 1959 to 1965, in the desert warmth of Scottsdale, Arizona. But from 1943 through 1945, World War II travel restrictions required the Red Sox to hold their spring training camps north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
In the spring of 1954, when folks watched television through black-and-white picture tubes and many radios were the size of a loaf of Wonder Bread, the Red Sox fan in me went deep and true.
March 18 marks the 60th anniversary of that infamous day in 1953 when the Boston Braves abruptly abandoned the city of their birth for the greener pastures of Milwaukee.
After spending 2012 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park it is timely to revisit the history of its near neighbor: Braves Field. When Braves Field opened in 1915 it was hailed as the “perfect ballpark.” The story of the planning and construction of “The Wigwam” is an important part of Boston’s baseball history.
Johnny Pesky was a Red Sox player, manager, coach, broadcaster and special instructor. Most of all, Johnny Pesky was the ultimate goodwill ambassador for the Boston Red Sox. Johnny’s passing at age 93 on August 13, 2012, left a void that can never really be filled.
The former Boston Red Sox two-time All-Star pitcher recalls his introduction to winter baseball in the Mexican League in 1953.
The President of the Boston Braves Historical Association leads us on a walk down memory lane and demonstrates that while the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953, they left a legacy in Boston that lives on 60 years later.
To say former Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan has led an interesting life would be an understatement. He has traveled the world, practiced with the Boston Celtics, graced the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, and played the Old Course at St. Andrews.
It has been more than forty-years since the 1967 Boston Red Sox captivated New England and built the foundation of Red Sox Nation but Jim Lonborg’s clutch pitching down the stretch lives on in the memories of fans.