Some Details on the 1967 Impossible Dream Boston Red Sox

Here are two slices of the Boston Record-American’s wrapup of the Red Sox’s regular season from the newspaper’s October 11, 1967 edition. This, a cartoon showing highlights from the end stages of the season:

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This, from the brief bio of Carl Yastrzemski that was part of a 2-page section profiling the Sox’s players:

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Notice that Yaz, despite being well established as a big league star by 1967, was still working in the offseason, at a local printing firm. He probably wasn’t manning the presses-more likely in sales or some other relationship-building role-but, he had three kids to feed, and before arbitration and free agency, salaries weren’t that high for a younger ballplayer.

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