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IN MEMORIAM: 1967 IMPOSSIBLE DREAM RED SOX

IN MEMORIAM: 1967 IMPOSSIBLE DREAM RED SOX

Too many players from the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox have died at too young of an age.  The passing of Norm Siebern in 2015 brought the number of players we have lost to fifteen.  The following is a complete listing including date of death and age at death.   PLAYER DATE OF DEATH AGE AT DEATH Elston Howard 1980 50… Read more →

Remembering Jimmy Piersall

Remembering Jimmy Piersall

When former All-Star outfielder Jimmy Piersall received the phone call in 2010 telling him he had been elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, it was a dream come true. “To be honest, I actually got the shivers when I heard the news. I grew up in Waterbury, CT, surrounded by Yankee fans, rooting for the Red Sox…. Read more →

BOSTON RED SOX SPRING TRAINING HISTORY: 1901-2016

BOSTON RED SOX SPRING TRAINING HISTORY: 1901-2016

When the 2017 Boston Red Sox reported to Fort Myers, Florida, for spring training, state of the art facilities, a battery of instructors, and a full staff of physical training specialists awaited them. JetBlue Park at Fenway South includes Major and Minor League operations, training and rehabilitative facilities, and six practice fields. Every effort is made to insure that the… Read more →

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Remembering Spring Training

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Remembering Spring Training

When the Boston Red Sox spring training camp opened in Winter Haven, Florida, in late-February 1967, nobody was talking about an American League pennant or humming Broadway show tunes in the team’s honor.  The 1966 Red Sox had finished in ninth place, a distant twenty-six games behind the World Champion Baltimore Orioles, and the team had lost a total of one… Read more →

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation

And just like that, the end was in sight. After two hours and fifteen minutes of suspense, all of a sudden the Red Sox were three outs away from at least a share of the American League pennant. The crowd knew that the Tigers had defeated the California Angels 6-4 in the first game of their doubleheader, keeping Detroit’s hope… Read more →