Friday, December 26, 2008

Today In History: The things for which we're remembered...

On this date in 1919, musical theater impresario and dilettante baseball team owner Hank Frazee sold a pitcher to the New York Yankees.

It would be a long time before the Boston Red Sox would win another World Series.

3 comments:

Jay G said...

Ouch.

You really know how to hurt a guy, you know that?

Ed Foster said...

I have an old photo of Mayor Bulkley of Hartford standing with a skinny young George Herman Ruth in Colt's Park after an early spring demonstration game against a Connecticut All-Star team in 1918.
He then went on to win the World Series that year, opening the first game in Comiskey Park with a shutout and holding the Cubs scoreless for seven innings in the fourth game.
The year before, Ruth pitched 29 and 2/3rds scoreless innings. Not bad for a man people think of as a slugger, who trained on booze and bimboes.
As far as the curse goes, I've never been a Boston fan to say the least. I'm really into pain (Go Mets).

Anonymous said...

Turnabout being fair play and all, The Sox are for sale by their current owner.

The New York Times.