Ted Williams, Hitting Coach

From the 1980's through the 90's, the Red Sox would bring Ted Williams to spring training as one of their hitting coaches.  All coaches were issued mesh jerseys at that time.  We hadn't really thought about that until we saw one of Ted's jerseys for sale in an auction book.  So, we decided to re-create it.

Available soon.

 

February 25, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Giveaway #2 - Where Are Our Red Sox Fans!?

For our second giveaway of the day we'd like to offer a Authentic Satin Boston Red Sox Jacket in size XL! Be the first to comment this facebook post to win!

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This Day in History - 1916 World Series

                               

On October 12, 1916, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (later known as the Dodgers) four games to one. The Red Sox were playing in their second World Series, while the Brooklyn Robins (named in honor of their manager, Wilbert Robinson) were making their first World Series appearance after winning their first National League flag since 1900.

Red Sox's Babe Ruth made his World Series pitching debut in Game 2, pitching all 14 innings, allowing six hits and one earned run as he picked up the win. As with the 1915 World Series, the Red Sox played their home games at Braves Field due to the larger seating capacity - and it paid off as they drew a then-record 42,620 people for the final game. It would be 39 years before the Dodgers would win their first World Series title in 1955.  The series had the longest game in World Series History until Game 3 of the 2005 World Series. 

In the photo below, a crowd packs the bleachers to cheer the Boston Red Sox at Braves Field in the 1916 World Series. 

                      

 

                       

Photo below shows Harry Hooper, first man at bat for Boston, during the 1916 World Series.

                       

October 12, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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On This Date In History...

                          

On July 9, 1976, Thomas Yawkey passed away.  Tom Yawkey was the owner of the Boston Red Sox for 44 years, longer than any other owner in baseball history.  It seems baseball was in his blood -- Yawkey was the nephew and adopted son of Detroit Tigers owner Bill Yawkey.  In 1933, at age 30, Tom purchased the struggling team for $1.5 miliion and dedicated the majority of his life, as well as his finances, to the Red Sox.  He was determined to bring a championship to Boston.

Yawkey hired Eddie Collins, his longtime friend, as general manager with the goal to bring as much talent as possible to the Red Sox to help turn the team around.  He also spent another $1.5 million to refurbish Fenway Park, which had started to become dilapidated over the years. Yawkey and Collins worked together to bring some amazing talent to the Red Sox -- Rick Ferrell, Joe Cronin, Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, and Ted Williams. Under Yawkey's ownership, the Red Sox brought home pennants in 1946, 1967, and 1975, however, they never won a World Series.

Yawkey was well liked among the players and was greatly respected by his peers in the baseball world. Joe Cronin once said that Yawkey "was not only the team owner, he was the team's No.1 fan."  Yawkey served as American League vice president between 1956 and 1973.  His passion for baseball and the Red Sox was undeniable.  After Tom passed away in 1976, his widow, Jean, took over ownership of the Red Sox until her death in February 1992.  On March 12, 1980, four years after his death, Yawkey was elected into the Hall of Fame.  He became the first person to be elected into the Hall of Fame who had never been a player, manager, or general manager. 

"I never look back. I love baseball and you have to be patient and take the good with the bad.  After all, it's only a game." - Thomas Yawkey

In the photo below, Red Sox slugger Ted Williams is shown as he signed his 1956 Red Sox contract alongside Tom Yawkey. This contract was estimated to be for $110,000, the highest in the history of baseball at that time. 

               

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This Day in History....

                        

On May 25, 1981, Carl Yastrzemski, nicknamed "Yaz," played in his 3,000th major league game, scoring the winning run in Boston's 8-7 victory over Cleveland. Yastrzemski joined Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, and Hank Aaron as the only major leaguers to appear in 3,000 games.

Carl Michael Yastrzemski was born on August 22, 1939 in Southampton, Long Island. He went on to attend Notre Dame University with a scholarship to play both baseball and basketball. Yastrzemki had some big shoes to fill when he began his major league career with the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox legend Ted Williams retired in 1960 and Yaz arrived in 1961 to succeed him in left field.

1967 was Yastrzemki’s best season.  Known for his extraordinary batting style, he went on to win the American League Triple Crown with a .326 batting average, 44 home runs, and 121 RBIs.  This year was also the season of the “Impossible Dream” for the Red Sox. The team rebounded from a ninth-place finish a year prior to win the American League pennant on the last day of the season.  

Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year career with the Boston Red Sox, wearing number 8.  He finally retired after the 1983 season after playing in 3,308 games for Boston, the most appearances by a player in a Red Sox uniform. Elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1989, he is also one of only five former Red Sox players to have his number retired. At the time of this retirement, Yastrzemski was the all-time American League leader in games played (3,308) and accomplished 3,419 hits and 452 home runs.

 

 

Awards and Recognitions with the Boston Red Sox:

  • All-Star Game MVP - 1970
  • Batting Champion - 1963, 1967, 1968
  • Batting Triple Crown - 1967  
  • Gold Glove - 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1977
  • Home Run Champion - 1967
  • Most Valuable Player - 1967
  • RBI Champion - 1967 

 

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