Zupcic, Zupcic, Bo Bupcic, Bananafana, Fo Fupcic, Fe, Fi, Mo Mupcic….Zupcic!

Many men have had the honor and pleasure of putting on a Red Sox uniform to go to work.

From the top of the alphabet,

David Aardsma to

the bottom, Bob Zupcic

and all points in between, 1511 men (give or take a few) have played for the Boston Red Sox. And the names, oh the rich collection of names. First some inconsequentials; if I asked which letter begins the most amount of names what would you say S, C, M or B? I’ll get back to that. How about what last name appears the most times? Tough one but I bet you say Smith or Jones, Smith is correct, 19 different Smiths have played for the Red Sox. Williams, Wilson and Jones each had ten.

The wheel of color has produced eight Browns, a Black, three Greens and two Grays while finance has contributed a Penny, two Schillings, some Cash and a Fortune.

and Curt.

Presidential timber has made its way to Fenway Park in the persons of two Adams’, three Jacksons,  a Van Buren, two Taylors, two Kennedys (including a John)  nine Johnsons (no Lyndons), four Nixons, a Bush and nine Wilsons.  And of course a Speaker for their House. Two Marshals and a Judge stopped by to maintain the balance of power and two Hancocks have kept a revolutionary perspective.

 Jermaine Van Buren 2007.

Trot Nixon

Tris Speaker

There’s been a Berg and a Berger, three Gardners and a Cooke, a Chaplin and a Bishop. A Hunt, two Hunters and a Skinner, a Knight and even a Sir Lancellotti.

Lancellotti played with the Red Sox in 1982.

They’ve had nine Millers, a Shepherd, a Weaver, a Coffey, a Baker, a Potter, a Porter, a Beck and a Brewer.

Two Rhodes with a Pole on a Hill were seen through the four Woods, winding past the Shore towards the Bay through the Grove, by the Pond (which is big enough to be a Lake) on the way to the Boggs.

 Lefty Grove takes to the hill, 1936.

Jason Bay

A familiar individual with Ernie Shore.

Four Fox(x’s), a Trout and three Birds have visited as well as a Cone, a Rose, a Lazor and a Flair. There’s been four Lewis’ and five Clarks, a Daughters but no sons, a Dodge but no Fords, a Lowe but no high, an Earley but no late, two McHales but no Navys, two Burn’s but no Allens, but they did have an Allenson. Oh, and there was a Guthrie as well.

The seasons have been represented with, a Spring, and a Sommers. Fall was skipped but a Winter and a Snow made up for that and what would New England be without a good Gale?

Rich Gale called Fenway Park home in 1984.

And finally the music. The music of Fenway has been provided by a Horn, a Sax, a Viola accompanied by two Bells.

Sam Horn played from 1987-1989.

And for good measure, there’s a Saltalamacchia, the longest surname in the history of baseball! And the answer is M, 201 players last name begins with M.

    And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, January 5, 2012.

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About fenwaypark100

Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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