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Dwight “Dewey” Evans Remembers 1975

Dwight “Dewey” Evans Remembers 1975

  When Dwight Evans reported to spring training in Winter Haven, FL, for the 1975 Red Sox season he was very optimistic about the upcoming year.  “I knew we had a lot of talent,” Dwight said during a recent interview in his greater Boston home.   “I thought we could compete with anyone in the AL East.” He added, “The year… Read more →

REVIEW—Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk

REVIEW—Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk

If you had asked portrait artist Norman Rockwell to paint a picture of the quintessential major league catcher, he would have drawn Carlton “Pudge” Fisk on the mound at Fenway Park, catcher’s mask atop his head, waiting patiently for the relief pitcher to arrive.  Writer Doug Wilson matches Rockwell’s skills with his words in, Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk…. Read more →

Fred Lynn Remembers 1975

Fred Lynn Remembers 1975

Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn had the greatest rookie season of any player in major league history in 1975.  Fred was named the American League’s Rookie-of-the-Year and Most Valuable Player, and his fielding excellence earned him a Gold Glove.  Lynn’s stellar play helped lead the lightly-regarded Red Sox to Game Seven of the World Series. But when he is… Read more →

Luis Tiant Looks Back

Luis Tiant Looks Back

He whirled, and he twirled.  At the midpoint of his pitching motion, Luis Tiant would turn his back completely to the hitter, and he appeared to be counting the crowd in the centerfield bleachers.  When he corkscrewed around for his delivery, the hitter knew he could be facing any one of six different pitches thrown from three different arm slots. … Read more →

Bill Lee Remembers 1975

Bill Lee Remembers 1975

Forty years later former All-Star pitcher Bill Lee still insists that the Boston Red Sox should have won the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.  “We were a better team than the Reds, we outscored them [30-29], and we outplayed them,” Bill says. “In fact” he continues, “we should have won that Series in six games.  Can you imagine… Read more →