Archives

June 14, 1964

  June 14, 1964 Tony Conigliaro had a way of stealing the spotlight, particularly in the early years of his tragically shortened career. As Earl Wilson won his fifth straight decision, stopping the Baltimore Orioles on five hits in a 6-2 Red Sox victory at Fenway Park. Wilson struck out 10 and walked one in his second straight complete game. Conigliaro’s exit came as he tried to run out an infield hit. Shortstop Luis Aparicio snared Conigliaro’s ground ball in the hole and made a quick throw to Orioles first baseman Norm Siebern. Sliding into the bag, Conigliaro thought he ...

June 14, 2024|Categories: Fenway Park, History, MLB, Red Sox, Tony Conigliaro, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The pressure is off

Celtics' crown is being fitted That the Celtics have drained the mystery from the NBA Finals but they haven’t diminished the entertainment value - at least not for folks in these parts. Teeth grinding, sitting in a lucky chair or wearing green underwear is no longer necessary. The Celtics are the NBA Champion-elect. The closing will be Friday in Dallas or Monday at the Garden. Sit back, relax and enjoy. There will be a storyline or two at play. There is the ongoing debate as who is more valuable: Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum? In this series, it has been ...

June 12, 1959

June 12, 1959 Plopped in the final resting place in the American League standings - behind the long-term lessee for eighth-place, the Washington Senators - the Red Sox decided to make a trade - with the Washington Senators. Billy Consolo and Murray Wall went to Washington, with Dick Hyde and Herb Plews headed to Boston. Don’t bother looking up the Hall of Fame bona fides on any of the four. Two years earlier Joe Cronin, then general manager of the Red Sox, reportedly told at least one Boston scribe that Consolo was a better baseball player than Al Kaline. Cronin ...

June 13, 2024|Categories: Fenway Park, History, MLB, Red Sox|0 Comments

June 11, 1954

June 11, 1954 While the 2024 Red Sox, somewhat battered and egos bruised, have trouble scoring runs, their 1954 ancestors endured an afternoon from deep in the netherworld. In a Thursday doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox managed one run on 12 hits in being swept by the Baltimore Orioles, 9-1 and 5-0. Ted Williams was sidelined with a cold. That was the extent of convenient alibis available for the punchless Red Sox. These were not the Orioles riding a tradition of winning, with one of the best pitching staffs in the game. They were the Orioles who were ...

June 12, 2024|Categories: Fenway Park, History, MLB, Red Sox, Ted Williams|0 Comments

On to Dallas

Like it or not, Celtics take charge Indignation over an uncalled foul in the last minute of the Celtics’ Game 2 win has shook the NBA to its cash-filled soul. Well, that may be helium-fueled hyperbole.  After all, anyone who watches the NBA even casually understands that the quality of the league’s officiating crew is, shall we say, competency challenged. Inconsistency is the refs’ greatest flaw. A foul one minute becomes great defense in another. Establishing a standard is the most important trait for all officials in all sports. An umpire working behind the plate calls pitches on the ...

June 10, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Kyrie Irving, NBA|0 Comments

June 9, 1949

June 9, 1949 Ah, there really was a time when baseball was the National Pastime. Anyone arguing the point could get a swat on the noggin with a rolled-up newspaper. This Thursday morning edition of the Boston Globe featured three baseball stories: A 15-inning, 8-7 win for the Boston Braves over the Cincinnati Reds. A Red Sox loss to the St. Louis Browns. An NBA player working out at Braves Field who says he yearns for a big-league career because there is so much more money in baseball. Starting from the bottom: The NBA was in its infancy, so Ralph ...

June 9, 2024|Categories: History, MLB, NBA, Red Sox|0 Comments
Go to Top