Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ted From NH's 1967 Memories

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh 1967............what a year!

1. Returning to the Danvers Armory on a Sunday, after a National Guard drill down the Cape. I had a transistor radio and listened as the Sox beat the Twins late in the season. I believe the entire "convoy" of trucks had access to transistor radios—as horns would loudly blow when the Sox did something good.

2. Jose Tartabull made a key throw to home plate and nailed the runner. I was pleasantly shocked and, to this day, I believe that successful throw was a key reason we won the pennant.

3. We got "the Hawk" and the Hawk did good !

4. Russ Gibson, Mike Ryan, and Elston Howard. 'Nuf said!

5. Lonborg was a sure thing. He took the mound, you figured: "automatic win". Then the ski accident after the season—talk about heartache!!

6. Jose Santiago actually hit a home run—how did that happen ???

7. Nobody at any time, ever in the history of baseball, had the season that Yaz had. Hitting, clutch hitting, fielding, throwing out runners—-what a season. I don't care what anyone says, this was the best one year performance in the history of baseball !!!! I even bought some Big Yaz bread.

8. Jerry Adair—this guy made more of an impact, much more than the Hawk. We couldn't have done it without him!

Ted From New Hampshire (age 63)

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Help Us Celebrate The Impossible Dream Year!

Let's blog baseball!

Do you have a fond memory of the 1967 season? A key game? A critical play? The exact spot you were when Red Sox Nation really came into being?

As part of our joint BoSox Club-Impossible Dream Year 40th Anniversary Celebration, we invite you to send us your story about 1967 and the Red Sox team that re-energized an entire region.

Click on the "e-mail us" link on the right sidebar, submit your story and we may just publish it for the world to see!