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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Sixth Stanza….It Comes to Fruition…..REVISITED

The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Sixth Stanza….It Comes to Fruition….. Posted on March 24, 2012by fenwaypark100 Well we’ve been through a few stanzas of the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry song. The last verse was the Joe D/Teddy Ballgame wonder of … Continue reading

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Number 6 and the Babe, Interesting Connection…..

Johnny Pesky 1919-2012….. Last night Fenway Park, the Red Sox and the Fenway Faithful honored Johnny Pesky one day after he was laid to rest next to Ruthie in Swampscott.  Everyone was adorned in appropriate attire. Even Fenway. Number 6 takes the field. Appropriately … Continue reading

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“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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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Sixth Stanza….It Comes to Fruition…..

Well we’ve been through a few stanzas of the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry song. The last verse was the Joe D/Teddy Ballgame wonder of the summer of ’41’. Therein the stage was set for the rivalry that would blossom at the … Continue reading

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“Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Robert Kennedy

Dottie Reese passed away yesterday. Now, I realize that most of you are reading this and wondering what a sweet, genteel, octogenarian southern belle would have to do with Fenway Park and the Red Sox.  Dottie Reese You see Dottie was … Continue reading

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The Teammates…..

We’ve made our way down Yawkey Way and to the end of Van Ness Street. We’ve viewed the Banners of Championships and the Banners of Glory and as we reach where Van Ness Street melts into Ipswich Street we encounter Red … Continue reading

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