IN MEMORIAM: 1967 IMPOSSIBLE DREAM RED SOX

George Scott 1Too many players from the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox have died at too young of an age.  The recent passing of pitcher Lee Stange on September September 21, 2018, brought the number of players we have lost to sixteen.  Since there were 39 players who are included on the 1967 Roster for the season, 23 members of the Impossible Dream team survive.

The following is a complete listing including date of death and age at death.

 

 

PLAYER

DATE OF DEATH

AGE AT DEATH

Elston Howard

1980

50

Jerry Adair

1987

50

Don McMahon

1987

57

Joe Foy

1989

46

Tony Conigliaro

1990

45

John Wyatt

1998

62

Bob Tillman

2000

63

Ken Brett

2003

55

Russ Gibson

2008

69

Jerry Stephenson

2010

66

Dennis Bennett

2012

72

George Scott

2013

69

Dan Osinski

2013

79

Norm Siebern

2015

82

Jim Landis

2017

83

Lee Stange

2018

81

 

RIP

In addition, we have lost the following non-player personnel:

General Manager: Dick O’Connell
Assistant GM: Haywood Sullivan
Manager: Dick Williams
Bench coach: Eddie “Pop” Popowski
Pitching coach: Sal Maglie
Bullpen coach: Al Lakeman
Trainer: Buddy LeRoux

  • Catcher Jerry Moses, who died on March 26, 2018, was not on the official 1967 roster but spent September with the team, and the 1967 Red Sox players of record considered him to be a 1967 teammate.

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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 www.bostonbaseballhistory.com

16 Responses

  1. Bennet Driscoll June 12, 2017 at 8:34 am | | Reply

    If I am lucky enough to live to be 100, the Impossible Dream team will for ever be my favorite! R.I.P. Thanks for the memories!

  2. John Sares June 12, 2017 at 11:03 am | | Reply

    Thank you for bringing back greay memories

  3. Daniel Shea June 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

    The ’67 team has made me a life long Red Sox fan . Thanks for the memories.

  4. thomas navin June 13, 2017 at 10:18 pm | | Reply

    came home from the army in 1966,bad year don’t know why but I listened to ever game in67 I could,truly the cardiac kids. every move D.ick Williams made seemed to pay off.every game seemed to be a comeback,great,entertaining season.

  5. Lucia G July 1, 2017 at 12:58 am | | Reply

    All.the games were Always either on our TV or on my dad’s radio.in the car and I Loved listeng/watching the games! I cherish all the memories of the dream team and they shall last forever!!!

    1. Lucia G July 1, 2017 at 1:03 am | | Reply

      Correction—The impossible dream!

    2. Marc DeLorenzo July 29, 2018 at 10:04 am | | Reply

      Only about 80 games were televised in 1967 plus 7 in the World Series. So, we had to rely on radio with Ken Coleman and Ned Martin on WHDH-850 Boston or WTIC-1080 Hartford for about half of the games. I was 17 that year and living with my parents and brothers in Hyannis. During the day, WHDH came in fine but at night their signal experienced a lot of interference from other stations so we often listened on WTIC. Today, of course, ALL games are televised and, here on the Cape, we have a local FM station, WEII-96.3, that comes in with a perfect signal day and night. The perfect radio signal is great but somehow listening to a fairly weak signal fading in and out added character to the whole Red Sox experience.

  6. Mark Bailey July 2, 2017 at 12:09 am | | Reply

    I was in the fifth grade during the 67′ season.
    I remember in school listening to a Sox game
    on our loud speaker!!Memories that i wouldn’t
    trade for the World..1975 series was another
    over the top series…A golden age for us Sox
    Fans….We were robbed of the BEST years of
    Tony C’s career…….I LOVE OUR SOX…CHRIS
    SALE IS THE REAL DEAL…THIS COULD BE
    OUR YEAR…GOOOO RED SOX..

  7. Andy Gardella August 15, 2017 at 5:42 pm | | Reply

    Sick Williams was a hard nose in your face manager. He got the best out of you or you didn’t play for him. How he would handle a team today would be something..

  8. Marian Baker August 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm | | Reply

    The Year of the Yaz 1967

  9. Tony Siciliano December 12, 2017 at 6:38 am | | Reply

    It was a season unlike any other, as we all know, and we will never see its like again. Four teams battling for the pennant, and for awhile it was five. I was there for a double header against the Angels in August. We won the first game 12-2, and came back from an 8-0 deficit in nightcap, capped off by Jerry Adair’s homer in the bottom of the eighth. It changed baseball forever in Boston. I mean, even the nuns let us watch the World Series games! And to cap it off, my friends and me played basball every night for that entire summer. 1967 will never fade, and NOT because of the alleged summer of love.

  10. John Suizdak February 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm | | Reply

    So many wonderful memories come back !
    Actually have a lifetime of terrific Sox memories !
    From Conigliaro to Boomer to Rico to Reggie Smith to Marty Pattin & Bob Veale to Siebert to Yaz to the gold dust twins & RemDawg to Buckner to Vaughn to Barrett to Youk , Foulke, Papi, Pedro to Bogey Betts Benintendi & sooooooooo many more !!!!!!

  11. Donald Levesque March 23, 2018 at 11:19 am | | Reply

    Great Memories I was in 2nd grade and a big fan going to a Catholic school and yes the nun’s even let us watch or listen to the games. I wore # 8 in little league. A true fan of the RedSox even today.

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