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
With apologies to the great poet Robert Frost, the game was ours before we were the game’s. And the game goes on decade after decade and now into the 2018 baseball post-season it still continues as part of the fabric of American culture. Much, however, has changed in the national
There is always the debate among baseball aficionados, experts, fans - -what was the greatest baseball team of all time?
In my book Five O’Clock Lighting, there is provided for all the definitive answer, the 1927 New York Yankees, hands down. You could look it up: http://frommerbooks.com/five-o-clock-lightning-NEW.html
When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert's
Owners come and owners go. Some have been hands-on and others have tended to their own affairs and let the teams they owned function led by pros. The Jake, the man who created the New York Yankee empire was so involved that he even took a broom from time to
The glory days are back at the Fens as the 2018 season heads down the home stretch. There is a lot of excitement about the real possibility of another world championship for the Sox. Royal and loyal rooters, though, still have in their memory bank images of a sad long
Much terrific reaction to the first piece on this topic has now resulted in more. There is a world of fascinating sidebars, trivia items, facts and factoids about the Bronx Bombers. Enjoy another sampling.
Yogi Berra, Mosts, a Partial List
Most postseason games - Yogi Berra holds the record for appearing in
Throughout the 2018 season, the Yankees and the Red Sox have kept their eyes on the ball and the standings as baseball’s greatest rivalry plays out again. Coming up another series between the two rivals, another head to head confrontation in the “blood feud.”
Way back then, as the story goes,
With hype and hullabaloo in the air over the 2018 All Star Game and all of its sidebars, my thoughts somehow turn to Jackie Robinson, a six-time all star and my all-star of all stars. Much is known about him, but there are quite a few things that are not.
The joy and passion and full houses and winning ways now on parade at Fenway Park all are a sharp contrast to the way things once were at the little ballpark in most of the 1960s.
There are still those around who recall that time, some with mixed emotions.
Sam Mele: I
"The Yankees were not our team, they were our religion." –Jerry Coleman
My connection to Jerry Coleman goes all the way back to 1975 when I was researching and interviewing for my first book - - A Baseball Century: the First Hundred Years of the National League.
I met him in San