Today, the green of the golf course…..
Meets the green of Fenway Park…..
The Plantation Foundation of Venice Florida holds its annual Celebrity Golf Classic today and seventy-five celebrities from the sports world will gather to raise money for the foundation.
Among them will be several who once called Fenway Park their home. Entering his twenty-ninth year, as the radio voice of the Red Sox, Joe Castiglione will be on hand.
The 1961 American League Rookie of the Year will be there,
Don Schwall was the second Red Sox player to win the Rookie of the Year Award.
Ike Delock pitched for the Red Sox for 11 years in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Former Red Sox lefty reliever Mark Guthrie will be playing. Mark broke in with the Twins.
Gary Peters who played at Fenway Park in the 1970s will make his annual appearance.
Two time All Star and Red Sox Hall of Famer Rico Petrocelli will join the field for his second time.
George Thomas who was a member of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox team is a regular player and supporter of the Classic.
There will be several individuals who have been part of the Fenway Park story who will be there as well. Check tomorrow and see how things went!
And so it is on this date in Fenway Park and the Plantation Foundation
history, February 9, 2012.
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.