Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 154 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 153 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

About Herb Crehan

Herb Crehan is in his 29th season as a Contributing Writer and MC of Red Sox public service presentations. Herb has written more than 150 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. He speaks frequently on Red Sox history at Councils On Aging and community organizations. Comments and suggestions for future articles may be submitted at his website.


By |2024-01-15T15:06:06-05:00January 9th, 2024|Categories: Boston Baseball History|

When former pitching ace Dennis Eckersley looked back on the 1978 Red Sox, he focused on the team’s 99 victories and their late-season winning streak to force a one game playoff with the Yankees.  “The 1978 team was a very good club, but almost everyone had written us off with two weeks to go.  Then we won eight in a row at the end to give ourselves a shot.  [...]

The History of Baseball in Massachusetts

By |2023-11-28T11:14:09-05:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Boston Baseball History|

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 [...]


By |2023-07-21T15:26:46-04:00July 21st, 2023|Categories: Boston Baseball History|

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 [...]

Remembering Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr–No 1 !

By |2023-07-04T00:00:58-04:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: Bobby Doerr|

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 [...]

Remembering Jimmy Piersall

By |2023-05-24T15:17:48-04:00May 24th, 2023|Categories: Jimmy Piersall|

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 [...]

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