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

Dom DiMaggio: “The Little Professor”

Dom DiMaggio: “The Little Professor”

Dom DiMaggio was arguably the greatest center fielder in the history of the Boston Red Sox.  During his ten full seasons with the Red Sox, Dom’s hits, runs scored and doubles compared favorably with the results of Ted Williams, Stan Musial and his brother Joe during the same period.  And while Dom was an excellent hitter, he was an even… Read more →

Frank Sullivan Remembers Spring Training

Frank Sullivan Remembers Spring Training

Former Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan spent eleven springs preparing to pitch in the big leagues.  Frank looks back on a time when a crowd of 500 was a good turnout for an exhibition game, when teams “barnstormed their way north playing exhibition games along the way, and when players of color had to deal with segregation in the South…. Read more →

Red Sox Spring Training During World War II

Red Sox Spring Training During World War II

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.

A TRIBUTE TO MR. RED SOX: Johnny Pesky

A TRIBUTE TO MR. RED SOX: 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.