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The '67 Red Sox fulfilled a seemingly Impossible Dream, overcoming 100-to-1 odds by climbing out of ninth place to capture the pennant for the first time in 21 years. Thousands of delirious fans streamed onto the field at Fenway Park mobbing the team, dismantling the scoreboard, climbing the screen behind home plate. It truly was, in the words of Sox radio announcer Ned Martin, "pandemonium on the field." As Peter Gammons once wrote of this great season, "It wasn't always the way it is now, and might never have been but for '67." This book is a tribute to the members of the Impossible Dream team, including biographies of all 39 players that year as well as appreciations of this remarkable season by an all-star lineup featuring Joe Castiglione, Ken Coleman, Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons, Jim Lonborg, and many more. The book also presents over 300 rare photographs and memorabilia from this special Red Sox season. A project of the Boston chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, this volume gathers the collective efforts of more than 60 SABR members and friends of the non-profit research society. Contents: 1967 by Jim Lonborg 1967 by Tom Werner "Saviors" by Richard A. Johnson " '67 - When the Dream Began" by Peter Gammons Players: Jerry Adair by Royse Parr Mike Andrews by Saul Wisnia Tony Conigliaro by Bill Nowlin Don Demeter by Jonathan Arnold Joe Foy by Ray Birch Russ Gibson by Tom Harkins Ken Harrelson by Alex Edelman Tony Horton by Mark Kanter Elston Howard by Cecilia M. Tan Dalton Jones by Maurice Bouchard Jim Landis by Mike Richard Rico Petrocelli by R.R. Marshall Ken Poulsen by Charlie Bevis Mike Ryan by Dave Williams George Scott by Ron Anderson Norm Siebern by Doug Skipper Reggie Smith by Jeff Angus Jose Tartabull by Joanne Hulbert George Thomas by Ray Birch Bob Tillman by Barb Mantegani Carl Yastrzemski by Herb Crehan & Bill Nowlin Yaz and the Triple Crown by Bill Nowlin Can Stephen Jay Gould's theory explain why there were no batting Triple Crowns for 45 years? by Andy Andres Pitchers Gary Bell by Cecilia M. Tan Dennis Bennett by Mark Armour Darrell Brandon by David Laurila Ken Brett by Jon Daly Galen Cisco by Les Masterson Hank Fischer by Mike Richard Bill Landis by Bill Nowlin Jim Lonborg by Saul Wisnia Sparky Lyle by Diane Wells-MacLennan Don McMahon by John Vorperian Dave Morehead by Andrew Blume Dan Osinski by Ron Anderson Billy Rohr by Alex Edelman Jose Santiago by Edwin Fernandez Cruz and Bill Nowlin Lee Stange by Les Masterson Jerry Stephenson by Bill Nowlin Gary Waslewski by John Cizik John Wyatt by Andrew Blume Manager/Coaches: With A Little Help from the Coaches by Ken Coleman and Dan Valenti Dick Williams by Eric Aron Bobby Doerr by Bill Nowlin Al Lakeman by Bob Brady Sal Maglie by Judith Testa Eddie Popowski by Wayne McElreavy Frank Malzone by Bill Nowlin Games: April 12, Bob LeMoine April 14, Gregory Wolf July 23, Mark Sternman August 18, Alan Cohen August 27, Mike Richard September 30, Rick Bush October 1 MIN v. BOS, Bill Nowlin October 1 CAL v. DET, Mark Armour Owner Tom Yawkey by Mark Armour GM Dick O'Connell by Kerry Keene Broadcasters Ken Coleman by Curt Smith Ned Martin by Bob LeMoine Mel Parnell by Bill Nowlin The 1967 Broadcast Team, Remembered by Joe Castiglione Partners by Ken Coleman My Way, Dick Williams "Spring Training 1967" Bill Nowlin Was It Really Impossible? Mark Armour The Cardiac Kids, Harvey Soolman Bookies Blanch! Bosox 100-1 at Season's Start The Great Race, Andy Andres Providence, Gerry Beirne Front Page News Coverage The BoSox Club, Bill Nowlin Jimmy Fund, Saul Wisnia Afterwords When Defeat is Not A Loss, Glenn Stout The Kind We Call Immortal, Gordon Edes The Birth of Red Sox Nation, Bill Nowlin Appendices: Season Timeline 1967 How Many People Came to Opening Day? Welcoming Home the triumphant Red Sox, Tom Harkins World Series Recaps, Dan Desrochers 1967 Red Sox Administratio
SABR is the Society for American Baseball Research, a group of over 6,000 enthusiasts about the game of baseball whose research interests range from the game's history to statistical analysis, records, cultural impact, and more. The BioProject is a SABR effort to research, write, and publish biographies of every player--and every person--ever connected with organized baseball. Anyone with a love of baseball can join SABR and become a part of these efforts.