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Impossible Dream Red Sox – 1967 (Part I and Part II)

(Excerpted from the author’s Remembering Fenway Park, autographed copies-mint condition available)

It is Cardinals versus Red Sox one more time in the World Series. The last time they met in the Fall Classic the guys from Fenway swept the Midwesterners. They also had a showdown in October in 1967.

In 1966, the Sox lost 90 games and finished ninth. Attendance at Fenway Park was 811,172, an average attendance per game of 10, 095. It was pitiful. Continue reading

The First World Series

With the 2013 World Series still ahead of us and lots of anticipation and some angst in the air, the first World Series in an earlier and more innocent time in the history of baseball, seems a wordy topic to reflect on. It is especially relevant for your loyal scribe who is still hard at work on a mainly oral history Remembering the First Super Bowl and still eagerly awaits contacts from any with info or memories of that 1967 event.

Back in the 1880s for a period of seven years there had been play-offs between National League and American Association champs. Once the play-offs went to 15 games — 1887 between St. Louis and Detroit. Continue reading

New York City Baseball: 1947-1957 the Golden Age

Baseball in October in New York City seemed like it would never come to an end. That is why this October of 2013 it seems strange that the New York Yankees and the New York Mets are finished with baseball, not able to make the play-offs. And the old cry of the old Brooklyn Dodger fan “Wait ‘til next year” seems appropriate.

Also appropriate for me is the re-issue of my New York City Baseball 1947– 1957. Published In 1980,my seventh book at the time, remains one of my favorites. Continue reading

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