Tag Archives: Harry Hooper

The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Third Stanza, Into the Abyss…..REVISITED

Following Babe Ruth’s sale to the Yankees, the Red Sox entered their worst decade in their history. The 1920s found them at the bottom of the heap throughout. The Yankees on the other hand became, well, the Yankees and it … Continue reading

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THE ANATOMY OF A RIVALRY…..THE FIRST STANZA REVISITED

THE ANATOMY OF A RIVALRY…..THE FIRST STANZA Posted on March 13, 2012by fenwaypark100 As I have revitalized this blog, I have spent some time looking through all the “stats”, that’s right blogs have stats. Anyway, what the stats tell me … Continue reading

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Red Sox Christen Park With A Win…..The Boston Post April 10, 1912

It was a bitter cold, wind-swept day that so often categorizes an April day in Boston and flurries of snow swirled in gusts of blustering wind that cut to the bone. However that did not stop about 3500 brave souls from … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Third Stanza, Into the Abyss…..

Babe Ruth’s trade to the New York Yankees, marked the second time in five years that the Red Sox had traded someone who was arguably the best player in the American League. Yet the trade of Tris Speaker in 1916 did not adversely effect the Red … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The First Stanza…..

As I have revitalized this blog, I have spent some time looking through all the “stats”, that’s right blogs have stats. Anyway, what the stats tell me is that among the widest read pieces I have posted here in three … Continue reading

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Banners of Glory, Long May They Wave…..

The second tier of Red Sox immortals are honored with their banners waving high above Van Ness Street. Now these players are on the second tier for a couple of different reasons. One is that they did not play their … Continue reading

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“The 1918 triumph marks the fifth world’s series that the Red Sox have brought to the high brow domicile of the baked bean. Boston is the luckiest baseball spot on earth, for it has never lost a world’s series.” The New York Times

In the annals of Fenway Park and Red Sox legend and folklore, their World Championship season of 1918 season is among the most chronicled. Unfortunately the predominant reason for that was not as much what happened that year, but what didn’t happen … Continue reading

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