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 passing of Norm Siebern in 2015 brought the number of players we have lost to fifteen.  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

 

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

Article written by

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

8 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!

  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..

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