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My reviews of Carlton Fisk, Nick Saban biographies; Posnanski book on Watson-Nicklaus

An excerpt of my sports book roundup for the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row book section. ******* Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk by Doug Wilson, Thomas Dunne, 358 pages, $26.99 Carlton Fisk takes center stage every fall. During baseball’s postseason, there are multiple replays of his iconic homer in the sixth game of the 1975 World Series. It ranks as one of the game...
Via Sherman Report
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking Top 10 Moments In World Series History (Videos)

The World Series always is one of the most anticipated events on the sports calendar. Not only does it crown the eventual champion, but the amount of clutch performances that occur is astonishing. Whether it’s Carlton Fisk waving his home run fair or Don Larsen’s perfect game, year after year special Fall Classic moments are shown in highlight reels showcasing the magic of...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports Media Friday: Fisk’s homer changed sports TV forever; Skipper’s message about ESPN job cuts

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports media: How Carlton Fisk’s epic homer changed everything in sports TV. Must read piece from Tom Verducci in Sports Illustrated. John Skipper explains why ESPN made job cuts. James Andrew Miller writes in Vanity Fair about the fallout from Bill Simmons’ departure from Grantland. Ed Odeven did a terrific three-part interview...
Via Sherman Report
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Author Q/A of new Carlton Fisk biography: Much more to proud catcher’s career than epic ’75 homer

Carlton Fisk takes center stage every October. During baseball’s postseason, there are multiple replays of his iconic homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. It ranks near the top as one of the game’s most memorable blows and was Fisk’s defining moment. Yet there was much more  to Fisk’s Hall of Fame career. In “Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk,” author Doug Wilson...
Via Sherman Report
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wear Throwback Jerseys As Boston Honors 1975 Team (Photos)

BOSTON — Do not adjust your television set. The Red Sox turned back the clock Tuesday night. The Red Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1975 American League champion team by wearing throwback uniforms for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The old school duds were just a taste of the awesome festivities that took place at Fenway Park. 1975 throwbacks are lined up...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of 1975 Team May 5 At Fenway Park

This embed is invalid" /> The atmosphere at Fenway Park will be especially festive May 5. Members of the Red Sox’s 1975 American League championship team will return to Fenway on Tuesday for a 40th anniversary celebration before Boston’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In addition to there being a pregame ceremony featuring players from...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 5 Turns into Instant Classic

There are certain World Series games that are instant classics, like Game 6 in 1975, when Carlton Fisk willed a home run fair to keep the Red Sox alive in the series. And Game 6 in 1986, when the Red Sox snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, giving the Mets new life. And there are some that represent history. Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series was the first...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

This Series Could Be Special

For as long as I have loved baseball, first as a Little Leaguer with an active imagination, and then as a journalist covering the game I was not good enough to play on the major league level, the World Series always held a special place for me. I remember bits and pieces of the 1969 Series, but confess I was shocked like most of the country. I admit to playing hooky from school to...
Via New York Mets Report
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sizemore Gives Red Sox 4-3 Walk-Off Win Over Reds

There was no Carlton Fisk home run nor was there a Joe Morgan World Series winning single. While the memories of the 1975 World Series were there between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox, it was a different kind of feeling at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. It was the feeling of triumph this time for the home team when Grady Sizemore singled in David Ortiz to give the Red...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Carlton Fisk’s Game 6 Heroics Remembered on Hall of Famer’s 66th Birthday (Videos)

Before the Red Sox snapped their 86-year World Series drought in 2004, the most endearing Fall Classic memory for Boston fans was that of Carlton Fisk waving the game-winning home run fair in Game 6 of the 1975 Series.  Thirty-eight years later, after the Sox had taken home two World Series titles, Fisk returned to Fenway Park for another Game 6. The Hall of Famer, along with fellow...
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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