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Fred Lynn Remembers 1975

Fred Lynn Remembers 1975

Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn had the greatest rookie season of any player in major league history in 1975. Fred was named the American League’s Rookie-of-the-Year andMost Valuable Player, and his fielding excellence earned him a Gold Glove. Lynn’s stellar play helped lead the lightly-regarded Red Sox to Game Seven of the World Series. (See article below)

REVIEW—Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk

REVIEW—Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk

If you had asked portrait artist Norman Rockwell to paint a picture of the quintessential major league catcher, he would have drawn Carlton “Pudge” Fisk on the mound at Fenway Park, catcher’s mask atop his head, waiting patiently for the relief pitcher to arrive.  Writer Doug Wilson matches Rockwell’s skills with his words in, Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk…. Read more →

Fred Lynn Remembers 1975

Fred Lynn Remembers 1975

Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn had the greatest rookie season of any player in major league history in 1975.  Fred was named the American League’s Rookie-of-the-Year and Most Valuable Player, and his fielding excellence earned him a Gold Glove.  Lynn’s stellar play helped lead the lightly-regarded Red Sox to Game Seven of the World Series. But when he is… Read more →

Luis Tiant Looks Back

Luis Tiant Looks Back

He whirled, and he twirled.  At the midpoint of his pitching motion, Luis Tiant would turn his back completely to the hitter, and he appeared to be counting the crowd in the centerfield bleachers.  When he corkscrewed around for his delivery, the hitter knew he could be facing any one of six different pitches thrown from three different arm slots. … Read more →

Baseball Is Back:  Bringing Pedro Home

Baseball Is Back: Bringing Pedro Home

Veteran baseball writer Dick Trust reminds us that there was a day when a teenage fan could form a relationship with a major league player and even be invited into the clubhouse! Pedro Ramos was a cigar-smoking Cuban right-handed pitcher with the Washington Senators when I met him in early summer 1959. After I got his autograph outside the Hotel… Read more →