My dear friend Frank Sullivan passed away in his home on Kauai, HI, on January 19, 2016, just four days before his 86th birthday. Frank was a big league pitcher for 11 years, a two-time American League All Star, and a member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame. More importantly, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. To say he will be missed is an extreme understatement. (see article below)
In the winter of 1956 Jack Nichols was the center for the Boston Celtics when Bill Russell was acquired for that team. Russell could stand flat-footed and jump straight up and touch the rim with both elbows. Jack was no fool and opted for finishing dental school and promised Red Auerbach he would be available for the games, but not… Read more →
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 →
The former Boston Red Sox two-time All-Star pitcher recalls his introduction to winter baseball in the Mexican League in 1953.
To say former Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan has led an interesting life would be an understatement. He has traveled the world, practiced with the Boston Celtics, graced the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, and played the Old Course at St. Andrews.