As I continue to work towards my deadline and being that football season is upon us, and being that Vince Skully will be back for another year, I thought you might enjoy this one. Happy Wednesday!
The Terriors of Boston University played their home games at Fenway Park for four seasons, (1949-1952). They found the confines of Fenway Park very friendly as in those four seasons they compiled a record of 14-7-1 in games played there. The newly formed team was in only their fifth season when they moved into Fenway and the success of the team coincided with, not only the move to Fenway, but the arrival of one Aristotle George (Harry) Agganis.
As a sophomore in 1949, Agganis set a school record throwing 15 touchdown passes, intercepted 15 passes, led the nation with a 46.5 punting average and was named the second team All American quarterback behind Kentucky’s Babe Parilli (see Thanksgiving post). On November 1, 1949, over 40,000 fans jammed Fenway Park to witness Agganis lead the Terriors against the University of Maryland. The game was broadcast nationally on CBS radio with a young voice…
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