Happy Birthday Carl Yastrzemski

Happy birthday to Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, who turns 77 today. A leader in virtually every major offensive category in Red Sox history, the man they call Yaz is still one of the franchise’s most popular players. Revered for playing the lead role in the “1967 Impossible Dream” season, Yaz became baseball’s 14th Triple …

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Red Sox Retire Wade Boggs’ No. 26

Wade Boggs is getting his due. Sixteen years after retiring from baseball, Boggs will have his number 26 placed on the Fenway Park right field facade, alongside the numbers of eight other Red Sox greats and baseball legend Jackie Robinson. The delay likely had something to do with Wade Boggs jumping ship and winning aWorld …

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Long Lost Reggie Jackson Baseball Card

Remember Reggie Jackson’s only uneventful season from the 1970s, the year he he played for the Baltimore Orioles? A lost season for Jackson, completely ignored by Topps … almost!?! Say what?  First some background information … On this day 40 years ago (April 2, 1976), Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley shocked the baseball world by …

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Tim Raines Belongs in the Hall of Fame

Great to see Tim Raines -- one of my all-time favorite non-Red Sox players -- throw out the first pitch in tonight’s Red Sox - Blue Jays exhibition game in Montreal. What’s not to like about Tim Raines? He was one of the game’s great leadoff hitters, top base stealers, and -- believe it or …

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