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Happy 99th Birthday Bobby Doerr!

Happy 99th Birthday Bobby Doerr!

Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr turned age 99 on April 7, 2017.  He is the oldest living member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame and he is the oldest living former Red Sox  player.  Bobby Doerr is the greatest second baseman in Boston Red Sox history and one of the finest gentlemen to ever play for the team.  He is… Read more →

Celebrating 145 Consecutive Seasons!

Celebrating 145 Consecutive Seasons!

The April 6 Red Sox season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies marks the 145th consecutive season of professional baseball in Boston! We are celebrating this milestone by changing our masthead to note this fact. Boston’s 145 consecutive seasons are the most in major league baseball—in fact the most in the world. Chicago is second with 143 consecutive seasons, and we… Read more →

Baseball Is Back:  Bringing Pedro Home

Baseball Is Back: Bringing Pedro Home

Veteran baseball writer Dick Trust reminds us that there was a day when a teenage fan could form a relationship with a major league player and even be invited into the clubhouse! Pedro Ramos was a cigar-smoking Cuban right-handed pitcher with the Washington Senators when I met him in early summer 1959. After I got his autograph outside the Hotel… Read more →

HOT STOVE LEAGUE:  Fenway Park Saved

HOT STOVE LEAGUE: Fenway Park Saved

It is hard to remember when we admire a totally renovated Fenway Park today, but just 15 years ago the previous Red Sox ownership was determined to replace America’s most beloved ballpark with a new park.  This feature written in 2000, by John Rouse, Ball State University professor of political science, reminds us of how close we came to losing our… Read more →