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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

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  1. Dan Merlin September 23, 2013 at 10:18 am | | Reply

    Another great article! Yaz was one of my favorite players growing up. I know some people have said he was not friendly (he passed me up for an autograph when I was a kid) and some have even questioned his selection into the Hall of Fame. But he was a true Red Sox and he accomplished many great achievements throughout his career. And the fact that he had to follow the great Ted Williams….well that makes him even more impressive. Others may have buckled under that type of pressure. Yaz was clutch and a great defensive player. That and his batting numbers make him a HOF’er to me!

  2. Richard Salsman September 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm | | Reply

    This was a fine article. At my age (80’s) Ted is my hero, but Yaz was the second greatest left fielder in Red Sox history. Good work Herb–Go Red Sox! D. O, D.

  3. mike hines November 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm | | Reply

    The year hit missed the batting title by .0001 points he had hit a home run to right that was supposedly caught by the right fielder as he fell into the stands. Fans at Fenway say he dropped the ball when he hit the seats and put it back in his glove when he held it up for the umpires. That hit would have given Yaz the batting title that year.

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