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Remembering Wee Willie Keeler

With all the hype and hoopla about today’s mainly over-rated baseball players, with all the fuss about launch angles and shifts, “bullpenning” and instant replay over and over again by the non-stop talkers in the TV booths and on the field of play, it is refreshing to flash back to

Red Sox Flashback: The First World Championship

With the Sox on the cusp of winning another World Series, with fans all over New England savoring the time, a look back to 1912 provides a marvelous historical treat. Business in Boston virtually shut down on September 23, 1912, as  100‚000 cheered the Red Sox returning from a western trip

Remembering Ted Williams

He was called “the Splendid Splinter,” “the Kid,” “Teddy Ballgame” and other unmentionable names. But Ted Williams was always something else. There was the love-hate affair fans at Fenway Park had with Ted Williams.  He dropped  a fly ball in the first game of a doubleheader. Raucous razzing followed.  In the

Talking Yankee Factoids, Trivia, Oddities

With the “Baby Bombers” now part of the scene, with the Yankee future becoming brighter and brighter, with all the renewed interest in the franchise, herewith for your reading pleasure and edification some interesting sidebars that are part of the franchise history Yankees  A reference with the name "Yankees” first appeared in

The Rivalry: Yanks vs Red Sox

Babe Ruth at Fenway Back then, as the story goes, there was a get-together in the woods. A  Red Sox fan, a Cub fan and a Pirate fan were there. They all wondered when their team would make it to the World Series again and decided to call on God for

SIXTIES AT FENWAY: FLASHBACK

This was the opening day lineup on April 19th as the new decade began at Fenway Park. Don Buddin ss Pete Runnels 2B Frank Malzone Gene Stephens rf Ted Williams lf Bobby Thomson cf Ron Jackson 1b Haywood Sullivan c Tom Brewer p It was 58 degrees at the start of the game. Playing before 35, 162 against the Yankees

Fenway Park Begins

Owner General Charles Henry Taylor, a Civil War veteran and owner of the "Boston Globe," had decided back in 1910 to build a new ballpark in the Fenway section of Boston bordering Brookline Avenue, Jersey Street, Van Ness Street and Lansdowne Street. It would cost $650,000 (approximately $14 million today),

Spaceman Movie Review

“Spaceman” is the nickname of a left of center (sometimes high), crafty left-hander named Bill Lee who had a very interesting and successful career as a major league pitcher. Having played for just 2 franchises in his 14-year career, the sometimes problematic hurler always yielded results until his differences with