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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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“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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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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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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