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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 →

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Rico Petrocelli-Captain of the Infield

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Rico Petrocelli-Captain of the Infield

Rico Petrocelli, a Yankee fan as a youngster growing up in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, was the anchor of the Red Sox infield when the Red Sox moved into Chicago for a crucial series against the White Sox. There was a certain irony in Rico’s de facto position as the Red Sox “captain” of the infield. In 1966,… Read more →