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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

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  1. Jim Tuberosa April 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm | | Reply

    You’ve been able to chronicle all Gene’s athletic achievements but there is much more to his story…and his wife Kathy’s. Look into the old timer’s retirement fund for BOTH pro basketball AND baseball. Hundreds of former pro athlete’s owe a good part of their monthly retirement checks to their efforts.
    ALSO, Gene never passed up an opportunity to help anyone in need. After Johnny Most retried I did a sports talk show with him. It featured former Celtics who had played with Bill Russell. It was supposed to be a 15 minute interview which always ran a little over BUT, when Gene was on it always went the full hour. Many fans often asked to get Gene on the show again and Gene never refused Johnny. And Gene was always quick to remind folks just how important Johnny Most was to the Celtic’s “mystique.” Johnny Most was the man who brought the fans “right there to the game.” I’d been after Gene, for many years, to write a book but he was never one to toot his own horn. Finally his wife, Kathy, wrote the book (from a wife’s perspective) called “One of A Kind.” It’s a great book but there is still many stories of Gene’s that fans would love to hear. If you ever get a chance to talk to Gene ask him to tell you the story of the last time he, Warren Spahn and Lou Burdette were together. It’s a heart warming accounting of these great pitchers who brought so much to the fans.
    Herb has done a great job in bringing this piece of history to the baseball fans BUT…there’s lots more to come.

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