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REMEMBERING FRANK SULLIVAN

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, Frank Sullivan|

My dear friend Frank Sullivan would have been 90 years-old on January 23, 2020. And I am saddened to report that his lovely wife Marilyn passed away on January 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at her home on Kauai, HI.

Remembering Frank Sullivan

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: Frank Sullivan|

My dear friend Frank Sullivan passed away in his home on Kauai, HI, on January 19, 2016, just four days before his 86th birthday. Frank was a big league pitcher for 11 years, a two-time American League All Star, and a member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame. More importantly, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. To say he will be missed is an extreme understatement. (see article below)

Remembering Dave “Hendu” Henderson

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Welcome|

Dave Henderson, who starred in the Red Sox dramatic Game Five victory over the California Angels in the 1986 American League Championship Series, died on December 27, 2015, in Seattle, WA. Henderson died of massive heart failure one month after he received a kidney transplant. He was only age 57—much too young. (See article below)

Dwight “Dewey” Evans Remembers 1975

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Welcome|

When Dwight Evans reported to spring training in Winter Haven, FL, for the 1975 Red Sox season he was very optimistic about the upcoming year. “I knew we had a lot of talent,” Dwight said during a recent interview in his greater Boston home. “I thought we could compete with anyone in the AL East.”

REVIEW—Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Welcome|

If you had asked portrait artist Norman Rockwell to paint a picture of the quintessential major league catcher, he would have drawn Carlton “Pudge” Fisk on the mound at Fenway Park, catcher’s mask atop his head, waiting patiently for the relief pitcher to arrive. (See article below)

Fred Lynn Remembers 1975

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Welcome|

Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn had the greatest rookie season of any player in major league history in 1975. Fred was named the American League’s Rookie-of-the-Year andMost Valuable Player, and his fielding excellence earned him a Gold Glove. Lynn’s stellar play helped lead the lightly-regarded Red Sox to Game Seven of the World Series. (See article below)

$20,000,000+ OR $425?

By |April 9th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

If you can’t raise the $20 million-plus to bid on the original of Norman Rockwell’s “The Rookie,” you might want to spend $425 on a unique plaque commemorating [...]

LOU LUCIER

By |March 23rd, 2014|Categories: Lou Lucier|

Lou Lucier, the older living Boston Red Sox player, turned 96 years of age on March 23, 2014.  The following story appeared in Diamond Days, the Red Sox magazin [...]

“Casey at the Bat”

By |August 8th, 2013|Categories: Blog|

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’ [...]

Red Sox Spring Training During World War II

By |February 27th, 2013|Categories: Spring Training|

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.

March Baseball Madness

By |February 16th, 2013|Categories: Blog|

Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz accidentally shot himself in the leg cleaning his gun just before spring training this year.  Brentz is not the first Red [...]

Braves Field: An Imperfect History of the Perfect Ballpark

By |February 8th, 2013|Categories: Braves|Tags: |

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.

A TRIBUTE TO MR. RED SOX: Johnny Pesky

By |February 7th, 2013|Categories: Johnny Pesky|

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 Braves Left a Trail in Boston

By |February 7th, 2013|Categories: Braves|Tags: |

The President of the Boston Braves Historical Association leads us on a walk down memory lane and demonstrates that while the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953, they left a legacy in Boston that lives on 60 years later.

Interview with Frank

By |February 3rd, 2013|Categories: Blog|

Herb: Frank Sullivan broke in with the Boston Red Sox in 1953. Frank, how has the game changed in the sixty years since you were a rookie? Frank: In the early 1 [...]

The Splendid Splinter: Ted Williams

By |December 27th, 2012|Categories: Ted Williams|

The first time I met Ted Williams, he was as Splendid a Splinter as the legend suggested. It was the summer of 1956, four years before he'd retire as an active player, and I, not yet into my teens, was ready with an autograph book.