Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Right field in Boston is a bitch, the sun field, and few play it well. Jackie Jensen was the best I saw at it.” — Ted Williams

It is quite possible that the best all around athlete that Fenway Park has ever seen was none other than Jack Eugene Jensen!     Jensen played seven seasons with the Red Sox.   The Red Sox acquired the “Golden Boy” on December … Continue reading

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” We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” John F Kennedy

Hey folks….I apologize for being absent the past few days. I am working feverishly towards the deadline for my new book scheduled for release in February. It is called simply Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota! But more on that … Continue reading

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“Tessie, you know I love you madly, Babe, my heart weighs about a pound, don’t blame me if I ever doubt you, you know I wouldn’t live without you, Tessie, you are the only, only, only.” Will R. Anderson

The question for today is, what does a Broadway play, which ran in 1902, have to do with Fenway Park? Ah, the threads of history and why we love it so! The Silver Slipper opened on Broadway October 27, 1902. … Continue reading

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“So this guy sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees, all he got was money, he didn’t get one player for him just money, can you imagine that?” Remo Sinibaldi to his son trying to explain the unexplainable.

Everybody knows the story. He sold Babe Ruth, that’s right the guy sold Babe Ruth! He’s been vilified, denounced and reviled. He’s been “slandered, libeled, he heard words he never heard in the Bible.” But ya know, he sold Babe … Continue reading

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“If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.” Erma Bombeck

Let’s see if you pay attention. I begin with the essential question which is this; what do the Bulldogs, Shamrocks, Redskins, Bears, Yanks and Patriots have in common? Now before you go off all willy nilly and start thinking this or … Continue reading

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“They called me crazy and I was.” Jimmy Piersall

He was an 18 year old kid out of Waterbury Connecticut when James Anthony Piersall signed with the Red Sox in 1948. Two years later he made his major league debut at Fenway Park, pinch running for Ted Williams in a … Continue reading

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Valentine (noun)…… “a sweetheart chosen or greeted on this day.” Mr. Webster

Pinky Higgins, Rudy York, Billy Jurges, Del Baker, Pinky Higgins (again), Johnny Pesky, Billy Herman, Pete Runnels, Dick Williams, Eddie Popowski, Eddie Kasko, Eddie Popowski (again), Darrell Johnson, Don Zimmer, Johnny Pesky (again), Ralph Houk, John McNamara, Joe Morgan, Butch Hobson, … Continue reading

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