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.
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.
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.
Former Red Sox All-Star pitcher Derek Lowe was the winning pitcher in the 2004 series-clinching victories over the Anaheim Angels in the ALDS, the New York Yankees in the ALCS, and the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.