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Jimmy Piersall: "Fear Strikes Out"

Jimmy Piersall: “Fear Strikes Out”

Jimmy Piersall overcame mental illness to become one of the most exciting ballplayers in Red Sox history. His baseball career almost came to a premature end when he was hospitalized during the 1952 season and diagnosed as manic depressive. The story of his battle to overcome mental illness is chronicled in his book, Fear Strikes Out, which he wrote with Al… Read more →

Fred Lynn: "All-Star Memories"

Fred Lynn: “All-Star Memories”

When former Red Sox All-Star center fielder Fred Lynn learned that Nomar Garciaparra had connected for three home runs and driven in ten runs against the Seattle Mariners on May 10, 1999, his first reaction was, “Good for him!” Lynn’s second reaction was, “I hope Nomar appreciates how fortunate he was to do it in front of the Boston fans.”… Read more →

Dom DiMaggio: “The Little Professor”

Dom DiMaggio: “The Little Professor”

Dom DiMaggio was arguably the greatest center fielder in the history of the Boston Red Sox.  During his ten full seasons with the Red Sox, Dom’s hits, runs scored and doubles compared favorably with the results of Ted Williams, Stan Musial and his brother Joe during the same period.  And while Dom was an excellent hitter, he was an even… Read more →