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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

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  1. Jim Tuberosa September 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm | | Reply

    He left the Red Sox to go to the YANKEES?? He doesn’t deserve to have his number retired in Fenway Park. As far as I’m concerned neither does Carlton Fisk. These two selections open the door for TONY CONIGLIARO’S number to be retired and it’s a gross injustice to the fans that saw Tony play.
    By the way, Boggs may have been a better hitter than Frank Malzone BUT, remember….Malzone won the first two Gold Glove awards ever presented AND…..BROOKS ROBINSON was among his competition.
    ALSO…Boggs was never known for being the ultimate TEAM player…..”nuf said.

  2. Jim Guy June 22, 2019 at 11:40 am | | Reply

    It’s ironic that three of the all time greats in Boston Sports History got their breaks almost by accident. Carlton Fisk filled in for an injured Duane Josephson in 1972, and became a star. Wade Boggs filled in for an injured Carney Lansford and became a star. Tom Brady filled in for an injured Drew Bledsoe and is STILL starring.

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