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Celebrating 152 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 152 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

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December 1, 1912: Boston Braves owner James Gaffney purchases the Allston Golf Club on Commonwealth Avenue with a plan to build a new ballpark on the land; groundbreaking begins on March 15, 1915, and Braves Field, hailed as "The World's Greatest Ballpark" at the time, opens on August 18, 1915, before 46,000 fans.

TOM CONNOLLY - THE FIRST AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE It is remarkable that Connolly earned the honor of umpiring in the first World Series opener which the Boston Americans took from the Pittsburg Pirates by the score of  7-3.  Featured TOM CONNOLLY - THE FIRST AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE It is remarkable that Connolly earned the honor of umpiring in the first World Series opener which the Boston Americans took from the Pittsburg Pirates by the score of  7-3.  April 24, 2022 April 24, 2022 REMEMBERING FRANK SULLIVAN My dear friend Frank Sullivan would have been 91 years-old on January 23, 2021. And I am saddened to report that his lovely wife Marilyn passed away on January 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at her home on Kauai, HI. Featured REMEMBERING FRANK SULLIVAN My dear friend Frank Sullivan would have been 91 years-old on January 23, 2021. And I am saddened to report that his lovely wife Marilyn passed away on January 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at her home on Kauai, HI. January 22, 2022 January 22, 2022 THE DESIGNATED HITTER TURNS 48! When Orlando Cepeda agreed to a one-year contract with the Red Sox on January 18, 1973, he became the first major league player signed expressly to become a designated hitter under the new American League rule. Featured THE DESIGNATED HITTER TURNS 48! When Orlando Cepeda agreed to a one-year contract with the Red Sox on January 18, 1973, he became the first major league player signed expressly to become a designated hitter under the new American League rule. August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021

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