Sox 67

As the 67 Sox approached the all-star break, they were in the midst of a losing streak, one of the few they had in the Impossible Dream season. Following two 4-3 defeats in California, the team traveled to Detroit and lost three more to the Tigers. Still only two games behind the first place White Sox despite the absence of Al Kaline, they dealt the Townies a heartbreaker, 5-4 in...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67

On a 14-game western road trip in late June and early July, the Sox held their own against Minnesota, Kansas City, and California, though no one was ordering World Series tickets-yet. Boston ran into the Twins' Jim Kaat in the opener of a three-game set, and the southpaw bested Jim Lonborg in a 2-1 win. Lonny went 7 innings, surrendering 6 hits and fanning 10, but Kaat was even...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Comparing the numbers: George Scott VS Cecil Cooper

Comparing the numbers: George Scott VS Cecil Cooper.
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67

Sox GM Dick O'Connell pulled off another major trade in early June of 67. He sent fading outfielder Don Demeter and power hitting but erratic fielding first baseman Tony Horton to Cleveland for starting pitcher Gary Bell. A two-time all-star, Bell was below .500 in both 66 and 67 but pitched well, suffering from the Indians' anemic attack. Despite the trade, the team was...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67

The 1967 Sox went through a mini-slump in early May on their first West Coast trip. The Angels' Jim McGlothlin, described by Will McDonough as " a kid with a South Boston face and a great curveball" retired the first 19 Sox on May 2 but had to settle for a three-hit 3-2 victory. California, as they were called then, went out to a 3-0 lead with some tainted runs off...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67

The first sign that Billy Rohr's fame might be short-lived appeared on April 29. Given a 2-0 lead by the Sox over the last-place Kansas City A's, Rohr surrendered 5 runs in the third and lasted only 3 innings as the Sox took a wild 11-10 decision in 15 innings on Jose Tartabull's pinch-hit two-run single. According to Clif Keane, Rohr "had the sniffles and nothing...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67

Billy Rohr's followup to his near no-hitter brought out a Fenway crowd of 25,000 (large in those days) on Friday night, April 21, and they were not disappointed. The rookie southpaw tamed the Yanks again by a 6-1 count, surrendering 8 hits, walking one and fanning six. He extended his scoreless streak to 16 before Elston Howard-still a Rohr nemesis-singled in Bill Robinson, but...
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April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67

There must be some in the generation that began in the 80's who think that the Sox led the league most of the way in 67. That is far from true. Dick Williams' team would scuffle for two and a half months to stay near .500, which is only what the manager had promised. After Bill Rohr's near no-hitter the Townies lost the next two games to the less-than-formidable Yankees...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67 - Opening Day

It was April of 1967. The term "March Madness" did not exist. There were two college hoop tournaments, the NCAA and NIT, each involving a couple of dozen teams. You got in not by winning league tournaments (they were still a few years away) but by being selected by tournament reps. Both tourneys were over by late March, and usually only the finals were televised. Outside...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox 67 - George Scott and Tony Horton

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...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Retirement Brings to Mind Greatest Trade in Boston Red Sox History

The Boston Red Sox have been on the wrong end of more than a few trades in MLB history. In fact, they completed a few of the worst ever, considering what they received in exchange for players including Jeff Bagwell, Jim Lonborg, George Scott, Dave Henderson, Jaime Moyer, Sparky Lyle, Fred Lynn and Babe Ruth. But with the announcement that Red Sox captain is retiring...
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Who Should Be The First Baseman on Red Sox All-Fenway Team?

The voting for the All-Fenway team has moved towards the position players. From Feb. 27 to March 12, Red Sox fans will be voting for the catcher and first baseman for the all-time team. Fans can vote for the players here and see when the voting for the remaining positions opens up by looking at the Red Sox website. Among the first basemen on the ballot are old school legends such...
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Orlando arena workers seek help from local non-profits

The biggest losers of the NBA lockout haven't been owners losing small portions of their overall worth or players missing games and paychecks. Instead, arena workers who depend on basketball games for paychecks have suffered most. For most of these people, the NBA supports not just their livelihood, but those of their families, as well. Some NBA players live paycheck-to-paycheck...
Via Ball Don't Lie
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

A baseball card mystery: George Scott’s 1973 Topps card

This 1973 Topps card has always puzzled me. Oh, I know that the featured players are George Scott, wearing those classic old road blues of the Brewers, and Bert Campaneris, sporting the Kelly green of the A’s. Scott is about to slap a late tag onto Campaneris on an attempted pickoff play. There is no mistaking the identity of those players, though it is a strange coincidence that...
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November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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