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WHEN THE GREATS FACED THE GREATS…..

Recently I was researching Babe Ruth, something I do every so often, and as I was doing so, I began to daydream and thought how great it would have been to see the Babe step in against Walter Johnson. And … Continue reading

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Billy, Lee and Me…..

This is Billy….. This is Lee…. And this is me….. Billy was born in San Diego California in 1945, Lee was born in Albany, New York in 1944 and I was born in Boston in 1953. Our lives would intersect … Continue reading

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GIVE FENWAY PARK FOR CHRISTMAS….

Hey folks…Looking for a Christmas present for your favorite sports, baseball or history fan? Try this…. Here are a few reasons why….. There are 220 photos in this book, of which over 40 are published for the first time. It … Continue reading

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The Red Sox have, what could best be described as, a two tier system of recognizing the immortals who have called Fenway Park their home. The top-tier is the retired numbers. These are the creme de la creme,…

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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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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Eighth Stanza, the 1970s……

The Sox head to Yankee Stadium tonight (the fake one) where their historic 2012 season could effectively be put to death. I have written a few times about the rivalry and thought this would be a good time for the … Continue reading

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The soul of America is found in Cooperstown New York.

The hills roll out from the tiny little hamlet nestled away in the mountains of central New York which in June of 1936 gave birth to the shrine of baseball immortality.   Christy Mathewson (top left), Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson (bottom … 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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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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