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March 19, 1968

March 19, 1968 Carl Yastrzemski’s home in Lynnfield, Mass., was burglarized over the weekend. The thieves made off with two TV sets, described only as “big.” For those born recently, big TV’s in those days meant 21-inch screens and a pretty heavy housing in the back. They also drove away in Yaz’s Chrysler Imperial. For those born recently, Chrysler Imperials were boats on wheels. What most concerned Yastrzemski was whether they stole the various awards he received for his MVP performance in 1967. With his family in Winter Haven, he awaited a report from a neighbor who ...

March 19, 2023|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

March 3, 1978

March 3, 1978 Ted Williams arrived in Winter Haven, Fla., for another spring training as the Red Sox' official preseason hitting guru. After tugging on his polyester uniform, featuring No. 9 on his back and an ample belly up front, Williams reminded one and all that great hitters need to be selective, and how he knew that a few decades before it became a standard batting philosophy. “The big thing they talk about these days is discipline and hitters being more selective,” Williams said, as reported in the Boston Globe. “Yet I was criticized in Boston as ...

March 3, 2023|Categories: MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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