In the spring of 1954, when folks watched television through black-and-white picture tubes and many radios were the size of a loaf of Wonder Bread, the Red Sox fan in me went deep and true.
March 18 marks the 60th anniversary of that infamous day in 1953 when the Boston Braves abruptly abandoned the city of their birth for the greener pastures of Milwaukee.
After spending 2012 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park it is timely to revisit the history of its near neighbor: Braves Field. When Braves Field opened in 1915 it was hailed as the “perfect ballpark.” The story of the planning and construction of “The Wigwam” is an important part of Boston’s baseball history.
Johnny Pesky was a Red Sox player, manager, coach, broadcaster and special instructor. Most of all, Johnny Pesky was the ultimate goodwill ambassador for the Boston Red Sox. Johnny’s passing at age 93 on August 13, 2012, left a void that can never really be filled.
The former Boston Red Sox two-time All-Star pitcher recalls his introduction to winter baseball in the Mexican League in 1953.