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CELEBRATING 148 YEARS OF BOSTON BASEBALL!

CELEBRATING 148 YEARS OF BOSTON BASEBALL!

When the calendar flipped to 2018, it ushered in the 148th  consecutive season of professional baseball in Boston! Boston’s 148 consecutive seasons are the most in major league baseball—in fact the most in the world. Chicago is second with 146 consecutive seasons, and we can thank Mrs. O’Leary’s cow for shutting down Chicago baseball in 1872, leaving us with the… Read more →

MIGHTY CASEY

MIGHTY CASEY

All of us have read “Casey at the Bat” and probably we have heard it recited many times.  But did you know that “Casey at the Bat” is considered one of America’s most enduring poems?  Its closest rival for that honor is “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” to which we respond: bah, humbug! And did you know that the town… Read more →

MHS Panel: 'Impossible Dreamers': The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox

MHS Panel: ‘Impossible Dreamers’: The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox

In June I was honored to participate in a panel discussion to kick off the “’Impossible Dreamers’: The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox” exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston (http://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2265). The MHS was nice enough to post video of the talk: — Recorded 24 June 2017 at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA — Moderated by Red Sox historian… Read more →

GENE CONLEY Two-Sports Star for the Boston Braves, Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox

GENE CONLEY Two-Sports Star for the Boston Braves, Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox

Gene Conley, who passed away on July 4, 2017, was the proud owner of one World Series Championship ring, and three NBA World Championship rings. No one else can make this claim, and it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever duplicate his feat. Conley earned his World Series Championship ring pitching for the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. He earned… Read more →

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 recent passing of outfielder Jim Landis on October 10, 2017, brought the number of players we have lost to fifteen.  Since there were 39 players who are included on the 1967 Roster for the season, 24 members of the Impossible Dream… Read more →