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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 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 →

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 →