Herb Crehan

Herb Crehan is in his 22nd season as a Contributing Writer and he has written more than 125 feature articles for RED SOX MAGAZINE. He has authored three books on the Red Sox, including The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation, which was released in November 2016, and contributed to five others. He speaks frequently in the Boston area on Red Sox history. He is the publisher of this website, which is dedicated to the preservation of Boston baseball history. Comments and suggestions for future articles may be submitted at his website www.bostonbaseballhistory.com

MIGHTY CASEY

MIGHTY CASEY

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’s most enduring poems?  Its closest rival for that honor is “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” to which we respond: bah, humbug! And did you know that the town… Read more →

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 recent passing of outfielder Jim Landis on October 10, 2017, brought the number of players we have lost to fifteen.  Since there were 39 players who are included on the 1967 Roster for the season, 24 members of the Impossible Dream… 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 →