Monthly Archives: July 2012

“It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.” …..Tris Speaker

Seventy one years ago yesterday Cleveland Indians third baseman Ken Keltner twice dove to his right and made both plays, robbing Joe DiMaggio of two base hits. It halted history and ended the Yankee Clipper’s record-breaking hitting streak at 56 games. Joe DiMaggio had 91 … Continue reading

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“Will ya still need me, will ya still feed me, when I’m 64”????? John Lennon/Paul McCartney

A total of 12,476 members of the Fenway Faithful clicked the turnstiles at Fenway Park on Friday night July 16, 1948. They came to see Red Sox right hander Joe Dobson take on Art Houtteman and the Detroit Tigers. The fans knew that Ted … Continue reading

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And on the seventh day He rested…..And the RBI Machine Played Golf…..

That machine was Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Horse”. Some things you may or may not know about Lou Gehrig. Four times he had over 160 RBI in a season, with a high of 184 in 1931. In one other season, 1937, he … Continue reading

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Hey now you’re an All Star, get your game on, go play……

Today the 2012 All Star break comes to an end as the Red Sox are right up the road from me in Tampa to begin the second half of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary season. The “Trop”. As they begin the … Continue reading

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Clicking my heels and hitting the road…..

On Friday July 20, 2012, I head north for a whirlwind couple of weeks and I hope to see some of you along the way. I will be accompanied by this: First stop: Cooperstown New York, July 22, 2012. David, Kerry … Continue reading

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Of Fenway Park All Star Games and Heroes…..

It was the bottom of the eighth inning of the 1946 All Star game. There were two outs and two men on when Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams strolled to the plate. The 34, 906 fans who had crammed … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Davd Ortiz…..

Dear David, Let me begin by way of an introduction. My name is Raymond Sinibaldi and I am a, soon to be retiring (I hope), school teacher in Manatee County Florida. I have been a baseball/Red Sox fan since 1959 (a few … Continue reading

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A Torch is Passed…..

Last night, July 6, 2012 at Fenway Park, a torch was passed! It is a significant event when a tradition is carried on and passed to another generation of Americans. And in this case it is very specific Americans. My Americans. My … Continue reading

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Big Papi hits a Milestone…..

On Wednesday night, July 4, 2012, in Oakland, David Ortiz became the 49th man in baseball history to hit the 400 home run mark. It came in the fourth inning of a 3-2 loss to the A’s who completed a sweep of … Continue reading

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Happy 4th…..The Namesakes…..

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Uncle Sam, happy birthday to you! Today the United States celebrates its 236th birthday. Wow, that’s a lot of candles. Now I don’t want to be a stick in the … Continue reading

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