Tom Yawkey
Birthdate 2/21/1903
Death Date 7/9/1976
Debut Year 1933
Year of Induction 1980
Teams Red Sox
Positions Executive, Owner

Tom Yawkey assumed the presidency of the Boston Red Sox in 1933 and was the sole owner for 44 years, the longest such run in MLB history.

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Tom Yawkey congratulates Stan Musial after 1967 World Series

Tom Yawkey congratulates Stan Musial after 1967 World Series

When the Red Sox won Game 6 of the 1967 World Series against the Cardinals, the headlines in Boston screamed, “Lonborg and Champagne!”.  With Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborg scheduled to pitch the deciding Game 7, the city was sure the Red Sox would capture the championship. After all
Yawkey congratulatory telegram to Spahn for 300th win

Yawkey congratulatory telegram to Spahn for 300th win

Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey and Braves pitcher Warren Spahn shared Boston for the eight years when the Braves called Beantown home. When Spahn won his 300th game against the Cubs on August 11, 1961, Yawkey sent over his warm wishes to the Braves hurler in the form of this telegram. “Heartiest con

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There was no champagne for Red Sox, Lonborg in ‘67

July 20th, 2017 Leave a comment

World Series championships are won on the field, not in the newspapers. In 1967 the press might’ve given the Cardinals extra motivation in their epic seven-game battle against the Red Sox. Boston wins the pennant on the last day Boston had to grind it out just to get to the postseason. The battle for supremacy in the American League came down to the last day of the regular season. Boston and second-place Detroit were separated by just a half-game.  The Tigers had a doubleheader at home against the Angels. The Red Sox played the Twins at Fenway Park. Boston turned to ace Jim Lonborg for the regular season finale. The 1967 Cy Young Award winner, Gentleman Jim responded with a gutty performance. On three days rest he went the distance allowing one earned run before the sellout crowd at Fenway. The October 1st contest was his 15th complete game of the season. The Tigers needed a sweep of California. Detroit won the first game 6-4 but couldn’t contain the Angels in the second, losing 8-5. With the Detroit loss, Boston earned a berth to the World Series against the National Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The World Series begins On only […]

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