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Frank Sullivan Remembers Spring Training

Frank Sullivan Remembers Spring Training

Former Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan spent eleven springs preparing to pitch in the big leagues.  Frank looks back on a time when a crowd of 500 was a good turnout for an exhibition game, when teams “barnstormed their way north playing exhibition games along the way, and when players of color had to deal with segregation in the South…. Read more →

Red Sox Spring Training During World War II

Red Sox Spring Training During World War II

For the past 67 years the Boston Red Sox have trained under the sunny skies of Florida, or from 1959 to 1965, in the desert warmth of Scottsdale, Arizona.  But from 1943 through 1945, World War II travel restrictions required the Red Sox to hold their spring training camps north of the Mason-Dixon Line.