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Sept. 23, 1948

Sept. 23, 1948 Preparing to host their first World Series in 34 years, the Boston Braves had to work out a few kinks in their effort to get ticket in their fans’ hands. For instance, trying to keep the hordes of hopeful ticket buyers from overwhelming post offices. Braves president John J. Quinn released the details on mail-order applications at 11 p.m., according to the Boston Globe. By midnight, fans filled all open space at the city’s main post office. The Federal Building  The Post Office managers had the foresight to assign extra workers to man the ...

September 23, 2023|Categories: Boston Braves, History|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Oct. 31, 1967

Oct. 31, 1967 Thanks to Fenway Park’s diminutive capacity, the World Series shares going to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Red Sox far smaller than those received by the Orioles, 1966 Series champs, over the Dodgers. A full winners share came in at $8,314.81, with a full losers share was $5,115.23. The ’66 Orioles with full shares took home $11,683.04, the Dodgers received $8,189.36. Before offering sympathy to both sides, keep in mind that the big-league minimum salary in 1967 was $6,000. All players on the roster even temporarily received a fractional share. For instance, Jim ...

October 31, 2022|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , |0 Comments

August 6, 1967

August 6, 1967 With the Impossible Dream season approaching its stretch run, a kid from Medford, Mass., engaged in some precocious bartering, Per a story from The Boston Globe, Chucky Andre was helping his dad by cleaning out a close at the movie theater dad had just opened. Chucky uncovered a small piece of baseball history: A ticket to Game 5 of the 1916 World Series. The ticket was for Section 24, Row 22, Seat D – at Braves Field. With its larger capacity, the Red Sox used the ballpark up Commonwealth Ave., about 1.5 miles from ...

No-hitter? Who cares?

Braves manager reminds everyone that stats matter most Thank goodness Don Larsen wasn’t on a pitch count.For the historically challenged, Larsen was a journeyman pitcher for the Yankees and six other big-league teams. His lifetime record was 81-91. Had it not been for Oct. 8, 1956, the name Don Larsen would never have been published in anything but a phone book.On that afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Larsen pitched a perfect game. In Game 5 of the World Series, Larsen shut down the Brooklyn Dodgers without so much as one of them reaching first base.If someone had asked manager Casey ...

October 30, 2021|Categories: MLB|Tags: , |0 Comments
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