New Book Highlights Red Sox’ Impossible Dream Season
Author shares history of iconic 1967 season using stunning, vintage images
The “Impossible Dream” became a fitting moniker for the Boston Red Sox season of 1967, a summer that still evokes memories of a time that united a city and transformed a franchise. In this new pictorial history book, author Raymond Sinibaldi discusses the dream season led by 1967 MVP Carl Yastrzemski and Boston’s first Cy Young Award winner, Jim Lonborg. Images depict how the youngest Red Sox team since the days of Babe Ruth went from ninth to first place in what remains the closest pennant race in baseball history.
Not only does the book outline how Tony Conigliaro, Rico Petrocelli, George Scott, Reggie Smith, Billy Rohr, Jerry Adair and their teammates became household names to the Fenway Faithful, but the book also juxtaposes the joy of the Impossible Dream Season with the nightmare of the Vietnam War. The book includes stories of Red Sox fans who were serving in Vietnam and touches upon the impact the military service had on members of the team.
1967 Red Sox: The Impossible Dream Season shares the unforgettable story of the Red Sox’s first World Series in 21 years under manager Dick Williams and the legacy of that year for generations of Red Sox fans. Sinibaldi hopes, “that this work will bring back the joyous memories of a magical summer, while also reminding readers of the sacrifices made by others.”
Highlights of 1967 Red Sox: The Impossible Dream Season include:
•A large group of never before published images, many of which have been collected from discarded 35 mm negative strips and slides.
•The introduction contains a very concise yet thorough history of the Red Sox up until 1967; which lays the groundwork for the “Curse.”
•An interesting perspective from Billy Rohr, who made a lasting impact to baseball history that season.
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