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Fenway Flashback

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

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

Baseball Names – How They Came To Be

The words and phrases are spoken and written day after day, year after year - generally without any wonderment as to how they became part of the language. All have a history, a story. With the 2017 edition of spring training to beging and another season to follow, a brief sampler


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

Smithsonian Channel’s Take on Ted Williams is Solid

The “Splendid Splinter”, “Teddy Ballgame” is the subject of a great short film. It did a great job of showing him in the minors and how he didn’t make the Red Sox in his first year. It talked about how he tried to achieve perfection on the diamond and in