And Marty Barrett played golf.
- Marty was the Red Sox first round pick in the secondary phase of the 1979 draft.
- While playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1981, he scored the winning run in the 33rd inning of the longest professional baseball game ever played.
Wade Boggs greets Barrett crossing the plate in the bottom of the 33rd at McCoy Field in Pawtucket.
He was the Red Sox regular second baseman from 1984 through 1988.
In 1986 he set a record for the most hits in the Post Season going 24-60 for a .400 mark.
In the 1986 World Series he had 13 hits to tie a record he still holds with Bobby Richardson and Lou Brock.
He was the MVP in the 1986 ALCS.
He led the American League in sacrifice hits in 1986, 87 and 88.
A prototypical contact hitter, he struck out only 209 times in 3833 career plate appearances.
An outstanding defensive second baseman, he led the league in putouts in 1985, assists in 1986 and in fielding percentage in 1984 and 87.
In 1995 he won a 1.7 million dollar mal-practice suit against then Red Sox team physician Dr. Arthur Pappas.
And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, June 24, 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.