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The new Fenway Park and the Red Sox almost-ownerDick Flavin

Twenty one years ago this month the Red Sox gathered the media together to make a major announcement. There would soon be a brand new Fenway Park! It would be right across the street from the old one, ...

It ain't beanbag Dick Flavin

He never had a chance. Mike Coolbaugh was a baseball lifer. He'd spent 17 years bouncing around the minor leagues, playing third base for nine different franchises. He even had two brief cups of coffee ...

Dom DiMaggio, Enos Slaughter, and the '46 World SeriesDick Flavin

Dom DiMaggio, my boyhood hero and lifelong role model, died 11 years ago this week, so I've been thinking a lot about him lately. He opened more doors for me and gave me more lifetime memories than I ...

Boo Ferriss Dick Flavin

Unless you're as old as I am, you probably have no personal memory of Dave "Boo" Ferriss when he was a pitcher for the Red Sox. But if you know anything about Red Sox history the chances are that you ...

Baseball's voicesDick Flavin

Do you know what I'm really missing about baseball these days? The voices. The voices of those who in normal times would be bringing us the play-by-play action and color commentary of the games on television ...

Pete Gray, a sad story Dick Flavin

"Good afternoon, baseball fans, and welcome to Opening Day of the 1945 season. We're coming to you from Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri, where the defending American League champion St. Louis ...

An unknown masterpieceDick Flavin

You never know when a nugget of gold is going to unexpectedly fall into your lap. That was my good fortune the other day, courtesy of Bob Brady, the keeper of the flame of the Boston Braves Historical ...

Mookie, Tom and my wandering mind Dick Flavin

As I sit in semi-splendid isolation in my humble abode it strikes me that although this coronavirus mess is somewhat restricting my physical movements, my mind is totally free to wander off to anywhere ...