Tag Archives: Ted Williams

Of Fenway Park All Star Games and Heroes…..

It was the bottom of the eighth inning of the 1946 All Star game. There were two outs and two men on when Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams strolled to the plate. The 34, 906 fans who had crammed … Continue reading

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Big Papi hits a Milestone…..

On Wednesday night, July 4, 2012, in Oakland, David Ortiz became the 49th man in baseball history to hit the 400 home run mark. It came in the fourth inning of a 3-2 loss to the A’s who completed a sweep of … Continue reading

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Now These Cycles I Like, No Needles Involved…..

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in days last week sending pundits everywhere scurrying. Now for you casual observers of baseball, the cycle is when a player gets a single, double, triple and … Continue reading

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“And when you talk of heroes, and I’ve had many since a lad.” Happy Father’s Day…..Raymond Sinibaldi

A Happy Fathers Day to all you Dad’s out there. Today I re-post a tribute to my Dad. For those of you who can, don’t forget to call the Pops today. Me? I’ll pause, remember and smile. Today I share with … Continue reading

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And of the seventh day He rested…..

 And Mr. Robert Gordon Orr and Big “Papi” played a little golf. A few tidbits about the one, the only, the incomparable Bobby Orr. Bobby Orr in the first skate at Fenway Park. Bobby Orr first caught the eye of … Continue reading

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Of getting over .500 and walk off homers…..

The Red Sox beat the Tigers yesterday 7-4 and for the sixth time this season they pulled even at 24-24. So tonight at Fenway Park, Daniel Bard will attempt, once again, to get the Red Sox over the .500 mark. In … Continue reading

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“Attention please ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, now batting for Boston, number 29, Jim Pagliaroni, Pagliaroni”…..Sherm Feller

One of the things I enjoy the most about writing this is how one story leads to another. Yesterday’s piece brought me to Bill Monbouquette’s 17 strikeout night in 1961 and that brought me to his catcher that evening, Jim Pagliaroni. Jim … Continue reading

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Long Gone and Hard to Find…..

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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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“And when you talk of heroes, and I’ve had many since a lad”…..Raymond Sinibaldi

Ninety two years ago today in a three-decker apartment on Cottage Street in East Boston, Remo Coradini Sinibaldi was born. He grew up as a “Dump Rat” which was the moniker the residents of Cottage Street put on themselves because of the area’s proximity … Continue reading

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