The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox

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SABR is the Society for American Baseball Research, a group of over 6,000 enthusiasts about the game of baseball whose research interests range from the game's history to statistical analysis, records, cultural impact, and more. The BioProject is a SABR effort to research, write, and publish biographies of every player--and every person--ever connected with organized baseball. Anyone with a love of baseball can join SABR and become a part of these efforts.

The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox
 

Pandemonium on the Field

Authored by Bill Nowlin
Contributions by Jim Lonborg, Steve Buckley, Peter Gammons, Gordon Edes, Ken Coleman, Curt Smith, Judith Testa, Harvey Soolman, Cecilia M. Tan, Saul Wisnia, Charlie Bevis, Barb Mantegani, David Laurila, Gregory Wolf, Kerry Keene, Andy Andres
Edited by Dan Desrochers
Associate editor Mark Armour, Len Levin, Wayne McElreavy

The '67 Red Sox fulfilled a seemingly Impossible Dream, overcoming 100-to-1 odds by climbing out of ninth place to capture the pennant for the first time in 21 years. Thousands of delirious fans streamed onto the field at Fenway Park mobbing the team, dismantling the scoreboard, climbing the screen behind home plate. It truly was, in the words of Sox radio announcer Ned Martin, "pandemonium on the field."

As Peter Gammons once wrote of this great season, "It wasn't always the way it is now, and might never have been but for '67."

This book is a tribute to the members of the Impossible Dream team, including biographies of all 39 players that year as well as appreciations of this remarkable season by an all-star lineup featuring Joe Castiglione, Ken Coleman, Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons, Jim Lonborg, and many more. The book also presents over 300 rare photographs and memorabilia from this special Red Sox season.

A project of the Boston chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, this volume gathers the collective efforts of more than 60 SABR members and friends of
the non-profit research society.

Contents:
1967 by Jim Lonborg
1967 by Tom Werner
"Saviors" by Richard A. Johnson
" '67 - When the Dream Began" by Peter Gammons

Players:
Jerry Adair by Royse Parr
Mike Andrews by Saul Wisnia
Tony Conigliaro by Bill Nowlin
Don Demeter by Jonathan Arnold
Joe Foy by Ray Birch
Russ Gibson by Tom Harkins
Ken Harrelson by Alex Edelman
Tony Horton by Mark Kanter
Elston Howard by Cecilia M. Tan
Dalton Jones by Maurice Bouchard
Jim Landis by Mike Richard
Rico Petrocelli by R.R. Marshall
Ken Poulsen by Charlie Bevis
Mike Ryan by Dave Williams
George Scott by Ron Anderson
Norm Siebern by Doug Skipper
Reggie Smith by Jeff Angus
Jose Tartabull by Joanne Hulbert
George Thomas by Ray Birch
Bob Tillman by Barb Mantegani
Carl Yastrzemski by Herb Crehan & Bill Nowlin
Yaz and the Triple Crown by Bill Nowlin
Can Stephen Jay Gould's theory explain why there were no batting Triple Crowns for 45 years? by Andy Andres

Pitchers
Gary Bell by Cecilia M. Tan
Dennis Bennett by Mark Armour
Darrell Brandon by David Laurila
Ken Brett by Jon Daly
Galen Cisco by Les Masterson
Hank Fischer by Mike Richard
Bill Landis by Bill Nowlin
Jim Lonborg by Saul Wisnia
Sparky Lyle by Diane Wells-MacLennan
Don McMahon by John Vorperian
Dave Morehead by Andrew Blume
Dan Osinski by Ron Anderson
Billy Rohr by Alex Edelman
José Santiago by Edwin Fernandez Cruz and Bill Nowlin
Lee Stange by Les Masterson
Jerry Stephenson by Bill Nowlin
Gary Waslewski by John Cizik
John Wyatt by Andrew Blume

Manager/Coaches:
With A Little Help from the Coaches by Ken Coleman and Dan Valenti
Dick Williams by Eric Aron
Bobby Doerr by Bill Nowlin
Al Lakeman by Bob Brady
Sal Maglie by Judith Testa
Eddie Popowski by Wayne McElreavy
Frank Malzone by Bill Nowlin

Games:
April 12, Bob LeMoine
April 14, Gregory Wolf
July 23, Mark Sternman
August 18, Alan Cohen
August 27, Mike Richard
September 30, Rick Bush
October 1 MIN v. BOS, Bill Nowlin
October 1 CAL v. DET, Mark Armour

Owner Tom Yawkey by Mark Armour
GM Dick O'Connell by Kerry Keene

Broadcasters
Ken Coleman by Curt Smith
Ned Martin by Bob LeMoine
Mel Parnell by Bill Nowlin
The 1967 Broadcast Team, Remembered by Joe Castiglione
Partners by Ken Coleman

My Way, Dick Williams
"Spring Training 1967" Bill Nowlin
Was It Really Impossible? Mark Armour
The Cardiac Kids, Harvey Soolman
Bookies Blanch! Bosox 100-1 at Season's Start
The Great Race, Andy Andres
Providence, Gerry Beirne
Front Page News Coverage
The BoSox Club, Bill Nowlin
Jimmy Fund, Saul Wisnia

Afterwords
When Defeat is Not A Loss, Glenn Stout
The Kind We Call Immortal, Gordon Edes
The Birth of Red Sox Nation, Bill Nowlin

Appendices:
Season Timeline 1967
How Many People Came to Opening Day?
Welcoming Home the triumphant Red Sox, Tom Harkins
World Series Recaps, Dan Desrochers
1967 Red Sox Administration, scouts, and minor league system in 1967
Impossible Dream by Steve Buckley


Publication Date:
2017-04-21
ISBN/EAN13:
1943816492 / 9781943816491
Page Count:
528
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History




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