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 Boston Red Sox : Roster : Broadcasters
A long-time Fenway Park fan favorite, the former second baseman played seven seasons with the Red Sox from 1978-84 after breaking into the majors with the Angels in 1975.
Joe Castiglione is in his 23rd season behind the microphone on Red Sox radio.
Jerry Remy is in his 18th year as color commentator on NESN and the Red Sox television network.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/team/broadcasters.jsp?c_id=bos   (576 words)

  
 Baseball Direct - #1 online source for baseball videos, books & calendars
The 1978 New York Yankees capped an amazing comeback by beating the Boston Red Sox in an AL East playoff game.
An encyclopedia of the Red Sox through the 2003 season, including career stats on every player who ever wore a Red Sox uniform, biographies of the 100 greatest Red Sox of all time, the best and worst trades in history, and more.
Former Red Sox great Pesky rates the top five Boston players at each position as well as the five greatest managers.
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 Baseball Direct - #1 online source for baseball videos, books & calendars
The 1978 New York Yankees capped an amazing comeback by beating the Boston Red Sox in an AL East playoff game.
An encyclopedia of the Red Sox through the 2003 season, including career stats on every player who ever wore a Red Sox uniform, biographies of the 100 greatest Red Sox of all time, the best and worst trades in history, and more.
The triumphs and tribulations of the 1975 Boston Red Sox, who took on Cincinnati's Big Red Machine in one of the great World Series of all time.
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 Special to Behind the Bombers From Harvey Frommer
That season of 1978 was a study in contrasts for the Yankees and Red Sox.
The Red Sox had played 25-24 ball since their 14 game lead of July 24.
It seemed to all early on that Boston was by far the superior team.
www.allsports.com /mlb/yankees/frommer75.htm   (493 words)

  
 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cleveland Indians ruined a possible all-Boston World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a playoff after the two top American League teams were tied at the end of the season.
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
Prior to 1969, teams finishing in the first division, or top half of the leagues' standings, received such shares; today only the teams finishing in second place in their division but not earning a wild card receive them, because there are more divisions and each division is smaller.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball/World_Series   (493 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: 1978 World Series
The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914.
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat of the...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1978-World-Series   (493 words)

  
 MTV.com - Movies - MLB: 1978 World Series - New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
First they came back from 14 games behind the Boston Red Sox at the end of July.
The 1978 season was one for the record books for the New York Yankees.
Movies AZ: MLB: 1978 World Series - New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : MLB: 1978 World Series - New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers : Main
First they came back from 14 games behind the Boston Red Sox at the end of July.
The 1978 season was one for the record books for the New York Yankees.
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 Curt Schilling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On September 16, 2004, Schilling won his 20th game of the season for the Boston Red Sox, becoming the 5th Boston pitcher to win 20 or more games in his first season with the team, and the first since Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in 1978.
When Red Sox relief pitcher Scott Williamson began to experience arm pain mid-way through the 2004 season, Schilling reportedly told Williamson to stop "acting." Williamson then lost the remainder of the season to reconstructive arm surgery.
Schilling began his professional career as a prospect in the Boston farm system, but was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1988 for Mike Boddicker.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curt_Schilling   (493 words)

  
 Dennis Eckersley - Boston.com
Inducted into baseball& Hall of Fame in 2005, Eckersley pitched 24 seasons in the major leagues with five teams (Indians, Red Sox, Cubs, A's, Cardinals), including two different stints with the Red Sox (1978-1984, 1998).
Dennis Eckersley serves as a Red Sox studio analyst before select Boston Red Sox games on Olympia Sports presents The Boston Globe Pre-Game Report, NESN's 1-hour pre-game show, to deliver pre-game analysis and commentary.
In 1992, Eckersley became only the second relief pitcher to win both the A.L. MVP and Cy Young Award in the same season.
www.boston.com /sports/nesn/aboutus/onair/denniseckersley   (236 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Sports: 10 greatest home runs in baseball history
Bucky Dent, New York Yankees, Oct. 2, 1978, Fenway Park, Boston, vs. Boston Red Sox, off Mike Torrez: Red Sox fans still haven't quite gotten over this body blow.
Roger Maris, New York Yankees, Oct. 1, 1961, Yankee Stadium, N.Y., vs. Boston Red Sox, off Tracy Stallard: He lost his hair and got a mythical asterisk for his troubles, but Maris' 61st homer gave him the single-season title for 37 years.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/sports/2001999593_artmemorable08.html   (386 words)

  
 Hartford Advocate: The Boys of Summer in Winter
Dent and Fisk are figures from a bygone era, and arguably the 2004 season changes everything about the Red Sox.
His importance in the Boston/New York rivalry was solidified by a single hit; a game-winning home run in the 1978 single-game playoff against the Red Sox.
Bucky Dent was a Yankee from 1978 to 1982, at the tail end of one of the peak periods of the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry.
hartfordadvocate.com /gbase/News/content?oid=oid:99607   (1656 words)

  
 Curt Schilling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On September 16, 2004, Schilling won his twentieth game of the season for the Boston Red Sox, becoming the fifth Boston pitcher to win 20 or more games in his first season with the team, and the first since Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in 1978.
Schilling campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2004, while the ownership of the Red Sox campaigned for the challenger, Senator John F. Kerry.
Schilling began his professional career as a prospect in the Boston farm system, but was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1988 for Mike Boddicker.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curt_Schilling   (1517 words)

  
 New York Yankees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sudden-death playoff game between the two teams was held to decide who would go on to the pennant, with the game being held at Boston's Fenway Park (because the Red Sox had won more head-to-head games between the two teams that season).
The Yankees won the day, driving a stake through the hearts of their rivals' fans when Bucky Dent drove a game-winning home run over the "Green Monster," one of several emotional moments in the team's history that had Red Sox fans wondering if their team was under some kind of a curse.
The 2005 season for the New York Yankees thus far has not ushered in any memories of the dynasty days.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/New_York_Yankees   (1517 words)

  
 MLB Baseball's Greatest Games 1978 American League East Playoff
But then Steinbrenner fired Billy Martin and hired Bob Lemon, the infamous "Boston Massacre" where the Yankees trounced the Red Sox in four straight games in Fenway Park, and all the while Ron Guidry was having one of the greatest years by a pitcher in American League history.
A sweet memory for Yankee fans (yelling "Bucky!" over and over again as I was driving), but a bitter reminder of why the Red Sox fans hate "No, No, Nanette" (the musical Boston's owner funded with the money he got for selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees).
When the two teams finished the season tied with 99-63 records, playing one game for all the marbles made sense.
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 Martinez meets Steinbrenner
Martinez was acquired by the Red Sox before the 1998 season and has gone 117-37 for Boston, winning the AL Cy Young Award in 1999 and 2000.
After going 2-0 for the Yankees in the 1977 World Series, Mike Torrez went to the Red Sox -- and gave up Bucky Dent's homer in the tiebreaker playoff for the 1978 AL East title.
After beating St. Louis in Game 3 of the World Series, he acknowledged it could have been his final appearance for Boston.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/11/16/sports1747EST0386.DTL   (1517 words)

  
 Hoop Hall News Page -- John Bunn & Curt Gowdy Winners Named
He was the voice of Boston Red Sox baseball on WSBK-TV in Boston from 1975 to 1978.
Dick Stockton serves as the NBA play-by-play announcer for Turner Sports, Inc., a position he has held since the 1995-96 season.
Stockton arrived at CBS in 1978 and remained at the network until 1994.
www.hoophall.com /news/bunn_gowdy_090401.htm   (1099 words)

  
 Articles - Pedro Martínez
Martínez was traded to the Boston Red Sox in November 1997 for Carl Pavano and Tony Armas, Jr.
Martínez's brother Ramón Martínez was also a Major League pitcher and the brothers have twice been teammates, with the Dodgers (1992-93) and Red Sox (1999-2000).
Martínez was named the AL Pitcher of the Month in April, May, June, and September of 1999, an unprecedented feat for a single season.
www.xclimbing.net /articles/Pedro_Martinez?mySession=bcc4076f66c77ffb99e0b5505b834a22   (1099 words)

  
 Major League Baseball News
Evans was a three-time American League All-Star in Boston (1978, '81, '87), and recorded 20-plus home runs in every season from 1981 to 1989, the only player in Major League history to accomplish that feat.
Dwight Evans talks to reporters on Tuesday after being named the Red Sox hitting coach.
Dwight Evans will be in the Boston dugout next season as the club's Major League hitting coach.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news_story.jsp?article_id=mlb_20011211_dwightevans_news&team_id=mlb   (1110 words)

  
 Bristol Red Sox - Bristol, Connecticut
As the AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Bristol squad had only one losing season, their first, and won the Eastern League Championship in 1975, 1978, and 1981.
The Pawtucket Red Sox moved to Bristol, Connecticut for the 1973 season and became known as the Bristol Red Sox.
BRISTOL -- The site of the Bristol Historical Society's annual dinner was Nuchie's restaurant in Forestville, but for a few minutes Tuesday evening the more than 120 people present were transported verbally to Muzzy Field in September 1919.
www.bristolredsox.com   (931 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB - Recap
Its season is beginning to resemble a mirror image of 1978 -- when the Yankees dropped to fourth place and trailed the Red Sox by 14 games after play on July 19, then rebounded to win the AL East in a one-game playoff.
Previously, the Yankees' biggest shutout loss was 15-0 to Chicago White Sox on July 15, 1907, and May 4, 1950.
New York's AL East lead, which stood at 10½ games on the morning of Aug. 16, was cut to 3½ games by Boston, which beat Anaheim 10-7 for its 19th win in 23 games.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/recap?gameId=240831110   (1159 words)

  
 Baseball Formulas for Defensive Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
During the 1978 season, Butch Hobson of the Boston Red Sox had a fielding average of.899 which was the lowest by a third baseman since 1916.
Positions can only be successfully compared to the same position on the field when using this statistic and early in the season numbers are often skewed as players chances are not yet normalized.
The downfall to this statistic is that it almost rewards fielders who choose not to attempt a difficult play, thereby avoiding the error, to those that try to turn every hit ball into a possible out.
www.baseball-almanac.com /stats3.shtml   (646 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Dent recalls how '78 homer left Red Sox in knots
Dent, a light-hitting shortstop, hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Oct. 2, 1978, in a one-game playoff for the American League East title in Boston's Fenway Park.
Up stepped Dent, hitting.140 in his last 20 games, against Red Sox pitcher Mike Torrez.
Dent's home run put the finishing touches on a magical season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/al/2003-09-30-dent-boston_x.htm   (501 words)

  
 Results in
Rose also holds the major league record with most hitting streaks of 20 or more games in a career with seven while the most in one season is three set by Tris Speaker of the Boston Red Sox in 1912.
The oldest player to record a 30-game hitting streak is Rose who was 37 when he tallied a hit in 44 straight games in 1978 while the youngest was Benito Santiago who was 22 years and seven months when his 34-game stretch ended in 1987.
Among the 37 players who have had a streak extend 30 or more games, seven are active and 17 are in the Hall of Fame.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_6_64/ai_n15383830   (354 words)

  
 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, they were swept in the American League Division Series 3 games to 0 by the Boston Red Sox, who went on to win their first World Series since 1918.
Given the team's inability to win a pennant thus far, the postseason disasters of 1982 and 1986, the 1995 collapse, and such tragic events as the 1978 murder of outfielder Lyman Bostock and the events that led to the suicide of Donnie Moore, it was suggested that there must be a "curse" on the Angels.
Of course, no team had ever faced the Angels in that situation.” (It should be noted that at that time, the team with home field advantage played the first two games on the road before hosting the final three games at home---something that was changed following the 1984 season.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Los_Angeles_Angels_of_Anaheim   (4278 words)

  
 Bucky Dent's Home Run BaseballLibrary.com
Don Zimmer, then Boston's skipper, changed the Yankee shortstop's name to "Bucky F_____g Dent." Red Sox fans had even more salty phrases.
The mother of all such moments will always remain what happened on October 2, 1978 "When I hit the ball," Bucky Dent recalled, "I knew that I had hit it high enough to hit the wall.
All set, Dent swung at the next pitch; the ball cleared the infield heading out to the left field wall.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/submit/Frommer_Harvey55.stm   (4278 words)

  
 Red Sox rout Yankees, complete historic rally - Baseball - MSNBC.com
New York overcame the Red Sox by winning the final two games of the 1949 season at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees won a one-game playoff for the AL East in 1978 behind Bucky Dent’s three-run homer at Fenway Park, and Aaron Boone hit the 11th-inning homer that won Game 7 last year.
From Fenway Park to Faneuil Hall, from Boston Common to Beacon Hill, the 11th pennant for the Red Sox, the first since 1986, will be remembered as the best for one reason: Beating New York in Yankee Stadium, site of last year’s Game 7 meltdown.
This was for Williams, Doerr and Pesky, for Yastrzemski and Yawkey, for Fisk and Rice and even Buckner and Nomar, just a few of the hundreds who suffered the pain inflicted by their New York neighbors in a rivalry that has become baseball’s best.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6294431   (1615 words)

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