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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 →

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Tony C.

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Tony C.

Anthony Richard Conigliaro was born in Revere MA, on January 7, 1945. It almost seemed that Tony Conigliaro was born to play with and star for the Boston Red Sox. Tony spent his earliest years in Revere, he learned to play baseball in East Boston, and the Conigliaro family moved to Swampscott on the north shore of Boston when he… Read more →