Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fenway, the 1946 World Series and Enos “Country” Slaughter…..

The 1946 baseball season was filled with hope, renewal, promise and celebration! World War II had come to an end and the players were returning. For the Red Sox this meant the return of Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr, … Continue reading

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“The 1918 triumph marks the fifth world’s series that the Red Sox have brought to the high brow domicile of the baked bean. Boston is the luckiest baseball spot on earth, for it has never lost a world’s series.” The New York Times

In the annals of Fenway Park and Red Sox legend and folklore, their World Championship season of 1918 season is among the most chronicled. Unfortunately the predominant reason for that was not as much what happened that year, but what didn’t happen … Continue reading

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WORLD $ERIE$, CA$H AND FENWAY…..

When the Red Sox won the 1912 World Series at Fenway Park, the winners share was $4,024.68 per player. That may not seem like a whole lot but it more than doubled the salary of some players. Well it set me to thinking( … Continue reading

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Attention Please Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls, Now Batting for your 1912 Boston Red Sox, the Europeans…..

There were eight reserves on Fenway Park’s 1912 Red Sox squad and two of them were actually born in Eurpoe. reserve infielder Marty Krug and reserve outfielder and pinch-hitter extraordinaire, Olaf Henriksen. Martin John Krug was born in Koblenz Germany on September … Continue reading

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Rounding out the Red Sox Regulars of 1912, Meet Mr. Larry Gardner, Third Baseman…..

Drumroll please while I introduce to you the last regular in the Red Sox lineup of 1912, Mr. William Lawrence “Larry” Gardner. Larry Gardner, one of five native New Englander’s on Fenway’s first Red Sox squad, was a teammate of … Continue reading

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Now Batting for the 1912 Boston Red Sox, the Second Baseman, Steve Yerkes…..

The other half of the Red Sox double play combination in 1912 was Stephen Douglas Yerkes. Yerkes joined the Red Sox briefly in 1909 but came back to stay in 1911. A native of Hatboro Pennsylvania and a graduate of Millville High School … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Now Batting for the 1912 Red Sox, Their Captain…..

The shortstop on the 1912 Red Sox was Charles Francis “Heinie” Wagner. Fiercely loyal, the hardworking, quiet leader was respected by teammates, opponents, management and fans for the 12 years he called Boston and Fenway Park home. “Heinie” Wagner played 983 major league games in … Continue reading

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“You might as well try to move a stone wall.” Jimmy Callahan

Okay troops, let’s recap a bit. Looking over the 1912 Boston Red Sox, we have met the entire pitching staff, the spectacular outfield of Lewis, Speaker and Hooper and the manager and first baseman, Jake Stahl. Well now let’s move … Continue reading

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“Attention Please Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Welcome to Fenway Park.” Sherm Feller

SHERM FELLER July 29, 1918-January 27, 1994 When a patron of Fenway Park purchases a ticket to a ball game, their intention is to go see “the Sox”. They will often check to see who they may see pitch, hope … Continue reading

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“I started thinking, and you know what happens when a lefthander gets to thinking.” Lefty Grove

When Tom Yawkey purchased the Red Sox in 1933 he embarked on a two-pronged journey. First he began an extensive renovation of the 21-year-old Fenway Park and second he committed to restoring the Red Sox to respectability on the baseball field. His first move … Continue reading

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