Originally written on 60ft6in  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Boston Red Sox came into the American League in 1901 and for the first five years they had only one captain, third baseman Jimmy Collins from 1901-1905. From 1906 through 1923 they had 15 players accept that role up through Mike Menosky in 1923. Then the Red Sox were captain-less from 1924 through 1939. Jimmie Foxx was captain of the Sox from 1940-1942, and nobody else took that “C” until Carl Yastrzemski accepted it from manager Bill Herman in 1966. In 1967 Captain Carl lost his C in Spring Training when new manager Dick Williams said; “No, we will not have a captain this year, I know what Billy (Herman) had in mind. He hoped to give Yaz more responsibility and make him more aggressive. But a manager has to be the leader himself. I will be the captain.” The headlines in the Sarasota Herald on March 26, 1967 said “Williams plans to run taut ship.” http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1774&dat=19670326&id=yZocAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ymUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6334,6520890 The strate...
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