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 →
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 →
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 →
Carl Yastrzemski was selected to his first American League All-Star team in 1963. More than fifty years later he still clearly remembered walking into the locker room at Cleveland’s old Municipal Stadium. “Bill Monbouquette, Frank Malzone and Dick Radatz were all selected along with me. When we got to the park, the first player I saw was Al Kaline [Detroit Tiger’s future Hall… Read more →
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.