By 1940, Doerr was a key member of a potent Red Sox lineup that included Williams, Jimmie Foxx, and Joe Cronin. The man Williams called “the silent leader” hit a robust .291 with 22 homers and 105 RBI -- impressive numbers for a second baseman of any time period.
During the summer of 1941, Joe DiMaggio established the benchmark for hitting streaks when he achieved the most treasured – and, arguably, unreachable – record in baseball history. The same year that Ted Williams hit .406 for the Red Sox, DiMaggio compiled a 56-game hitting streak for the Yankees, shattering Wee Willie Keeler’s record of … Continue reading Celebrating Joe DiMaggio and “The Hit Streak”
As David Ortiz climbs the charts among baseball’s all-time great sluggers, we see the name Jimmie Foxx appear in the record books over and over again, but for some reason Ole Double-X is seldom discussed. Dubbed “The Beast” because of his powerful right-handed swings, Foxx was one of the most underappreciated players in baseball and … Continue reading David Oritz Makes Us Remember Legendary Slugger Jimmie Foxx
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 … Continue reading Happy Birthday Carl Yastrzemski
Baseball legend Satchel Paige was born on this day in 1906. Forty-five years ago this month, Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced that former Negro League players will have a separate wing in the Hall of Fame. Not surprisingly, Kuhn’s separate, but equal Hall of Fame policy did not set well with the American public, particularly … Continue reading Happy Birthday To The Great Satchel Paige
Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield, two of the most popular players in Red Sox history, were rightfully inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame last night. The two Red Sox icons announced their retirement and simultaneously tossed out the ceremonial first pitches in the home opener four years ago. Although Red Sox fans were … Continue reading Varitek & Wakefield Inducted Into Red Sox Hall of Fame
The first of a semi-regular series on "Baseball's Most Unbreakable Records". During the summer of 1941, Joe DiMaggio established the measuring stick for hitting streaks when he achieved the most treasured – and, arguably, unreachable – record in baseball history. The same year that Ted Williams hit .406 for the Red Sox, DiMaggio compiled a … Continue reading Joe DiMaggio’s Unbreakable Hitting Streak