Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Wed, 2013-10-23 15:51
The narrative in this year’s World Series is the Red Sox going from last to first. It’s like that team should be a feel-good story, and we should celebrate that moment. Guess that’s the way it goes when we are talking about a popular baseball team that has been promoted from the likes of ESPN for several years. Don’t expect me to join the parade. It’s hard to celebrate the Red Sox when they have been great for so many years. One bad year does not make them a feel-good story.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Mon, 2013-10-21 21:55
(Excerpted from the author’s Remembering Fenway Park, autographed copies-mint condition available)
It is Cardinals versus Red Sox one more time in the World Series. The last time they met in the Fall Classic the guys from Fenway swept the Midwesterners. They also had a showdown in October in 1967.
In 1966, the Sox lost 90 games and finished ninth. Attendance at Fenway Park was 811,172, an average attendance per game of 10, 095. It was pitiful.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Mon, 2013-09-16 12:28
A statue honoring Carl Yazstremski will soon be part of the environment outside of Fenway Park – and justifiably so. This piece and the one that will follow merge oral history with narrative to bring back some of the life and times of one of Boston’s greatest ballplayers.
Ted Williams was gone but the talk was about the “new Williams” waiting in the wings and ready to become a new legend for the Boston Red Sox starting in 1961.
Submitted by Sportsologist on Sun, 2013-06-16 13:42
“Writing Baseball,” a multimedia exhibit based on the writings and collections of MALS professor Harvey Frommer, will be on display from June 17-July 31 at Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library. The exhibit will center on three themes: “Old Time Baseball,” “Red Sox vs. Yankees,” and “Breaking Baseball’s Color Line,” all of which will be evoked through Professor Frommer’s writings, photographs and display of memorabilia.
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Wed, 2012-09-26 22:35
An Excerpt from Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox/Abrams 2011 - - now available in stores, on-line and direct from the author
The joy and passion and full houses (breaking the 700 straight sellout mark and counting) and winning ways now on parade at Fenway Park all are a sharp contrast to the way things once were at the little ballpark in most of the 1960s.
There are still those around who recall that time, some with mixed emotions.