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 George Scott and Dan Osinski in 2013 brings the number of players we have lost to thirteen.  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

Article written by

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.

3 Responses

  1. Richard Salsman
    Richard Salsman July 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm | | Reply

    So very unusual 11 out of 12 died before 70 and it is very sad. Everyone always enjoyed “Boomer”

  2. Ray Sinibaldi
    Ray Sinibaldi April 18, 2014 at 7:45 am | | Reply

    I’m not sure anyone played the game with more exuberance and joy than “Boomer”. It was his adroitness with a glove in his hand that taught me to watch and appreciate baseball defense and he also hit one of the longest home runs I ever saw at Fenway!

    He holds a significant place in Red Sox history as their first black man to be named an All Star!

    Gone way too soon, thanks and rest easy big fella, you were a delight!

  3. Saul Wisnia
    Saul Wisnia June 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm | | Reply

    I never realized just how many of those guys died so young. Six age 57 or younger — so sad. Almost feels like a curse. It is very nice of you to remember them this way, Herb. The site looks great!

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