Massachusetts holds a storied position in the baseball chronicles. This state's contribution to the sport's narrative extends beyond the confines of a typical playing field, touching bases with historical significance and community spirit. Grand Pavillion The Origins and Early Days Baseball in Massachusetts traces its roots back to the mid-19th century. Th [...]
SHANE VICTORINO REMEMBERS THE 2013 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP By: Aaron Janfaza Former Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino only had one speed on the diamond: full-speed! Red Sox followers quickly noticed his hustle and intensity and he became a fan favorite from the moment they first saw him in action. “My older brother, Mike, gave me some great advice whe [...]
Bobby Doerr is the greatest second baseman in the 122-year history of the Boston Red Sox. In a 1969 poll of Red Sox fans, Doerr was named as the best second baseman joining such former stars as fellow Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jimmie Foxx on the Red Sox All-Time Team. When the poll was repeated in 1982 only Doerr, Williams, Yaz and [...]
When former All-Star outfielder Jimmy Piersall received the phone call in 2010 telling him he had been elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, it was a dream come true. “To be honest, I actually got the shivers when I heard the news. I grew up in Waterbury, CT, surrounded by Yankee fans, rooting for the Red Sox. I never thought I would be honored this wa [...]
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.