Herb Crehan

Herb Crehan is in his 21st season as a contributing writer for Red Sox Magazine, the team's official program. He is the author of two books on Red Sox history and he has contributed to five other books. He speaks frequently on Boston baseball history and he is the Editor of www.bostonbaseballhistory.com.

UPDATE--Lou Lucier: Oldest Living Red Sox Player

UPDATE–Lou Lucier: Oldest Living Red Sox Player

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Lou Lucier on October 18, 2014.  His obituary and arrangements are included in the following link: http://www.legacy.com Mr. Lucier was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever interviewed.  I treasure my memory of the afternoon I describe in the feature below. I spent Saturday afternoon talking baseball with Lou… Read more →

Oldtime Baseball Game Goes National!

Oldtime Baseball Game Goes National!

The annual Oldtime Baseball Game, which will be played Monday night, August 25, at St. Peter’s Field in North Cambridge, has gone national!  Unless you have been living under a rock you have watched your friends, and many celebrities, pour a bucket of ice over their heads to help raise money to find a cure for ALS.  This national effort,… Read more →

$20,000,000+ OR $425?

If you can’t raise the $20 million-plus to bid on the original of Norman Rockwell’s “The Rookie,” you might want to spend $425 on a unique plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park. Christie’s Auction House, the prestigious dealer in New   York City has announced that the original portrait of Rockwell’s icon cover picture will… Read more →

Celebrating 144 Consecutive Seasons!

Celebrating 144 Consecutive Seasons!

Now that the Red Sox equipment truck is headed to spring training in Fort Myers, FL, the 144th consecutive season of professional baseball in Boston is underway!  We are celebrating by changing our masthead above to note this fact.   Boston’s 144 consecutive seasons is the most in major league baseball—in fact the most in the world.  Chicago is second with 142… Read more →

bostonbaseballhistory.com Interview With Forbes

My interview on the 2013 Improbable Dream Boston Red Sox and its place in Boston baseball history was published by Forbes on November 4, 2013.  Warning to Yankee fans: you may not like reading that the Red Sox have been the dominant team of the first two decades of the 20th and 21st century! http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardsalsman/2013/11/04/how-those-amazing-red-sox-did-it-once-again/ A special thank you goes… Read more →

bostonbaseballhistory.com NPR Interview

We were interviewed for NPR’s “All Things Considered” on October 31, 2013.  Our interview with Sacha Pfieffer of WBUR covers Red Sox History and the 2013 World Championship.  Please follow this link to the pod cast and transcript: http://www.wbur.org/2013/10/31/crehan-red-sox-conversation  

“Casey at the Bat”

“Casey at the Bat”

All of us have read “Casey at the Bat” and probably we have heard it recited many times.  But did you know that “Casey at the Bat” is considered one of America’s most enduring poems?  Its closest rival for that honor is “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” to which we respond: bah, humbug! And did you know that the town… Read more →