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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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WORLD $ERIE$, CA$H AND FENWAY…..

When the Red Sox won the 1912 World Series at Fenway Park, the winners share was $4,024.68 per player. That may not seem like a whole lot but it more than doubled the salary of some players. Well it set me to thinking( … Continue reading

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Now Batting for the 1912 Boston Red Sox, the Second Baseman, Steve Yerkes…..

The other half of the Red Sox double play combination in 1912 was Stephen Douglas Yerkes. Yerkes joined the Red Sox briefly in 1909 but came back to stay in 1911. A native of Hatboro Pennsylvania and a graduate of Millville High School … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Now Batting for the 1912 Red Sox, Their Captain…..

The shortstop on the 1912 Red Sox was Charles Francis “Heinie” Wagner. Fiercely loyal, the hardworking, quiet leader was respected by teammates, opponents, management and fans for the 12 years he called Boston and Fenway Park home. “Heinie” Wagner played 983 major league games in … Continue reading

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” The best outfield trio I ever saw….That’s easy, Lewis, Speaker and Hooper, and the greatest of those was Hooper.” Bill Carrigan

Nobody in the history of Fenway Park was part of more World Championship Red Sox teams than Harry Bartholomew Hooper! He played 12 seasons with the Red Sox starting in 1909 and for those 12 seasons he was a constant, leading off … Continue reading

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“You can write him down as one of the two models of ballplaying grace.” Grantland Rice

Tris Speaker was the best player on the Boston Red Sox team of 1912. In fact, in 1912, he was the best player in the league. In fact, Tristram E Speaker was Fenway Park’s first full-blown superstar! In fact, Tris Speaker was a … Continue reading

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