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!

Frank Sullivan Answers Your Questions

By |2020-03-23T19:21:12-04:00April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Blog|

Herb Crehan: Do you agree with the sentiment that life begins again on Opening Day? Frank Sullivan:You bet!  Even though I watch almost all sports on TV, and we get plenty here in the islands, baseball is still the most fascinating game to me.  I wish I had paid more attention to the overall game when I was playing.  I only concentrated on days I pitched. I [...]

Memorable Opening Days in Boston Baseball History

By |2020-03-23T19:21:44-04:00April 9th, 2013|Categories: Blog|

Opening Day at Yankee Stadium for the Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2013, marked the official beginning of 143 consecutive years of professional baseball in our city.  Boston has had a professional baseball team longer than any other city in North America.  Chicago is second with 141 consecutive years of professional baseball, and New York City is an also-ran w [...]

Best and Worst Red Sox Spring Training Trades

By |2020-03-23T19:22:17-04:00March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Blog|

On March 21, 1972, the Boston Red Sox traded relief pitcher Sparky Lyle to the New York Yankees for first baseman Danny Cater.  This may not have been the worst transaction in Red Sox history—the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees is the hands-down winner of that award—but it is probably the worst spring training trade in Boston baseball history. Lyle helped t [...]

How Many Wins Can A New Red Sox Manager Produce?

By |2020-03-23T19:22:49-04:00February 24th, 2013|Categories: Blog|

New manager John Farrell was hired by the Red Sox to get the team back to the playoffs. What does history tell us about new Red Sox managers and improved win totals? The Red Sox fired Billy Herman at the end of the 1966 season and replaced him with 37 year-old firebrand Dick Williams. Williams took the Red Flops of 1966 and turned them into the Impossible Dr [...]

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