Jackie Bradley Junior and Reggie Smith have many things in common, but also many things different with the Red Sox.
Reggie Smith was a 22 year old rookie center fielder that was touted for ROY before the season even started in 1967. The Boston Globe headlines a week before Opening Day said :
Chances for Sox’ Reggie Smith To Become 1967′s Top Rookie:
The end of the baseball season has passed. They are no games to watch today, nor will there be for many more days to come. We fill the time by “rosterbating,” fantasizing about what our favorite (or any) teams will do this offseason to make their squad better. There will be debates in bars, emails exchanged, and a slew of articles written on these subjects. We are forever...
Former Boston Red Sox Outfielder Fred Lynn joins Rob and Amy to recap the major trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 1973, the Red Sox had the 41st pick in the amateur draft. The club used it to select Fred Lynn from USC. He played centerfield on the Trojans for four years, and all four years his team won the College World Series.
Side note: In 1973, USC played in maybe the most memorable college game ever. Dave Winfield had 15 strikeouts for Minnesota, had allowed just one infield single through...
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