Oct. 8, 1962

Oct. 8, 1962 After official becoming manager of the Red Sox, Johnny Pesky announced that he could be a tough guy when required. “If we have any lazy ballplayers, let them be lazy with some other team,” Pesky said. “... I want to be honest with everybody. … This is the biggest chance of my life.” According to Boston Globe writer Harold Kaese reported that the Red Sox had proposed a deal with the Yankees that would have brought Yogi Berra to Boston as its new manager. Tom Yawkey and general manager Mike Higgins shrugged off the ...

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From the Files – March 29, 1953

March 29, 1953 The Red Sox held down the Yankees for a 2-1 exhibition game win in St. Petersburg, Fla. As reported by Boston Globe writer Hy Hurwitz, “Hector 'Skinny' Brown and whirling Billy Werle throttled the Bronx Bombers, who started without four members of their regular cast – Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Phil Rizzuto and Joe Collins. “... It is possible the Red Sox have found a pitcher who can beat the Yankees.” Well, they may have found a pitcher who can beat the Yankees when Berra, Mantle, Rizzuto and Collins aren't in the starting lineup. ...

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