Found March 12, 2012 on Fenway West:
Dick Williams proved early that he would be his own man. A Harold Kaese piece in late March is entitled "Is Yawkey Back of Scott Shift?" A bit of controversy occurred when Williams started first baseman George Scott, who was locked in a battle with Tony Horton for the first base job, in right field. Trying to catch a fly, Scott banged into a wall and suffered a concussion. After the game, Williams as much admitted that it had been a mistake to put George out there, though he did not rule out putting Scott-an excellent first baseman and strong though inconsistent hitter- in the outfield again. Kaese already saw a problem- was the manager trying to give Horton, who clearly had problems in the field, the first base job because he was one of Tom Yawkey's "fair-haired boys" a la Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski? Kaese was incorrect; Williams clearly was running the team as he wanted, with little regard for Yawkey. But the writer did point out that the Boston pres...
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