Tag Archives: Mel Parnell

Dominance on the Mound, the Purist’s Dream…..

Yesterday Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio got the call. On July 26th they will take their rightful places among the game’s elite. Biggio was in his third year on the ballot while the other three join the … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Seventh Stanza, 1950 and 51……

The story of the 1950 and 1951 Red Sox is part of my aforementioned “Litany of Futility” visa vie the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry. It would prove to provide the closing act on this version of the passion play which would take … Continue reading

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Red Sox No-Hitters at Fenway Park….

Last night the Red Sox were in Chicago to take on the White Sox. Pitching for Chicago was Phil Humber who was coming off his perfect game against Seattle last Saturday, the 21st perfect game hurled in the history of … Continue reading

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The All Fenway Team, The Third Baseman…..

Today I select the third baseman for my All Fenway team. http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/all_fenway_team.jsp A heads up to you newer readers and a reminder to the old guard, I am not selecting a best player at each position, rather I am choosing a … Continue reading

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The All Fenway Team Secondbasemen, The Quiet Leader and The Laser Show…..

The second base position is being voted on for the All Fenway Park team. http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/all_fenway_team.jsp Thus far we have on my All Fenway Park 25 man squad; the pitching staff: Jon Lester (L), Jonathan Papelbon (R), Pedro Martinez (R), Roger Clemens (R), Luis … Continue reading

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The All Fenway Team, The Firstbaseman, A No-Brainer…..

Alrighty then, it’s time for the first baseman on the All Fenway team.  http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/all_fenway_team.jsp Remember now, I am not selecting one player at each position, rather an entire 25 man All Fenway Park roster. The pitching staff is: Jon Lester (L), Jonathan … Continue reading

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” I will never understand why he pitched Galehouse and not Parnell.” Remo Sinibaldi explaining how the Red Sox lost the American League pennant in 1948.

Mel Parnell died yesterday. I first learned of Mel Parnell at the knee of my father. Following the Red Sox beginning in 1959, I never had the pleasure of seeing him pitch, however, every kid who grew into his Red Sox … Continue reading

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