A Red Sox rebound in 1977?

After an injury-riddled 1976 season saw the Red Sox go from American League champions to the basement of the American League standings, a few impact moves appear to have Boston poised for a rebound campaign. We already talked about some of the moves of the early offseason with Boston bringing in Earl Weaver as the... Continue Reading →

Fingers, No. Quisenberry, Yes!

Let's cut to the chase. One of my goals in taking on a challenge beginning with the Red Sox of 1976 was to see what might have been different had Bowie Kuhn not vetoed the deal that sent Rollie Fingers and Joe Rudi to Boston for cash on June 15, 1976. My assumption was that... Continue Reading →

1976 Red Sox: A good start

The Boston Red Sox followed their 1976 season-opening win at Baltimore with a 5-3 opening week that put them in a tie for first place in the AL East with the hated New York Yankees. The best news so far for Boston may be the bullpen, highlighted by lefty Tom House and his two saves... Continue Reading →

Opening Day: 1976

It was difficult to imagine the Boston Red Sox would end up stealing a 2-1 win in 13 innings as Jim Palmer stood on the mound in the top of the ninth, staring in for the sign from catcher Andy Merchant. Working with Merchant, who was traded to Baltimore from Boston late in spring training,... Continue Reading →

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