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

BOSTON RED SOX SPRING TRAINING HISTORY: 1901-2016

BOSTON RED SOX SPRING TRAINING HISTORY: 1901-2016

When the 2017 Boston Red Sox reported to Fort Myers, Florida, for spring training, state of the art facilities, a battery of instructors, and a full staff of physical training specialists awaited them. JetBlue Park at Fenway South includes Major and Minor League operations, training and rehabilitative facilities, and six practice fields. Every effort is made to insure that the… Read more →

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Remembering Spring Training

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Remembering Spring Training

When the Boston Red Sox spring training camp opened in Winter Haven, Florida, in late-February 1967, nobody was talking about an American League pennant or humming Broadway show tunes in the team’s honor.  The 1966 Red Sox had finished in ninth place, a distant twenty-six games behind the World Champion Baltimore Orioles, and the team had lost a total of one… Read more →

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation

The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation

And just like that, the end was in sight. After two hours and fifteen minutes of suspense, all of a sudden the Red Sox were three outs away from at least a share of the American League pennant. The crowd knew that the Tigers had defeated the California Angels 6-4 in the first game of their doubleheader, keeping Detroit’s hope… Read more →