Found January 14, 2012 on Fenway West:
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Some tidbits from January 1967. A Clif Keane story: Sox Spurn $500,000 for Conig; Signs for $30,000. Eccentric A's owner Charlie Finley was offering half a million. I wonder how much a 22-year old Tony C would be worth today on the open market?   At the Boston baseball writers dinner, Yankee manager Ralph Houk proclaimed that "the Yankees might be fighting for the pennant with the Red Sox." The Major was about ten years too early-his Yanks would finish ninth in 1967.   At the dinner, General William D Eckert, one of the most undistinguished baseball commissioners, praised big league ballplayers who went overseas to Vietnam (no surprise there) and made a pitch for a new stadium for Boston. GM Dick O'Connell on Fenway: "We've got to think that we won't have many more years in Fenway, where our pitchers will have to throw four strikes," in apparent reference to the field's size. I wonder if in the hereafter O'Connell knows tha...
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