Too many players from the 1967 Red Sox have died at too young an age. The passing of outfielder Don Demeter on November 29, 2021 brought the number of players we have lost to nineteen. Since there were 39 players who are included on the 1967 Roster for the season, 20 members of the Impossible Dream team survive. In addition, we have lost the following non- [...]
Tim Wakefield passed away on October 1, 2023, at the age of 57. He was a good man and it was much, much too soon. Tim Wakefield achieved many individual honors during his 17-year career with the Red Sox. He was an All-Star, he pitched the most innings (3,006), and started more games (463) than any pitcher in Red Sox history. But being a part of the 2004 &a [...]
And just like that, the end was in sight. After two hours and fifteen minutes of suspense, all of a sudden the Red Sox were three outs away from at least a share of the American League pennant. The crowd knew that the Tigers had defeated the California Angels 6-4 in the first game of their doubleheader, keeping Detroit’s hope for a first-place tie alive, but [...]
Johnny Pesky was a Red Sox player, manager, coach, broadcaster and special instructor. Most of all, Johnny Pesky was the ultimate goodwill ambassador for the Boston Red Sox. Johnny’s passing at age 93 on August 13, 2012, left a void that can never really be filled.
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.