Veteran baseball writer Dick Trust reminds us that there was a day when a teenage fan could form a relationship with a major league player and even be invited into the clubhouse! Pedro Ramos was a cigar-smoking Cuban right-handed pitcher with the Washington Senators when I met him in early summer 1959. After I got his autograph outside the Hotel… Read more →
When you think of Ted Williams and his Boston Red Sox playing career, you think of the Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame, You think of .406 in 1941, .388 in 1957, the last of his 521 home runs in his last at-bat in 1960. That career was star-studded aplenty: 18 All-Star Games, two Triple Crowns, two MVP awards, six… Read more →
Sometimes the good old days weren’t nearly as good as we would like to think. But as you will read in Dick Trust’s wonderful story, sometimes they were even better! There was a time not so long ago when a young baseball fan could ride in a taxi to Fenway Park with a couple of major league ballplayers. I… Read more →
For many of us there really are only two seasons: the baseball season and the off-season. Opening Day is a rite of spring, signaling the end of our miserable, seemingly interminable winter. Long-time sports writer for The Patriot Ledger, Dick Trust, reminds us Opening Days past.
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.