Mr. Russell

Winning was a magnificent obsession that allowed Mr. Russell a prominent platform from which to advocate for social justice and fairness at a time when such stances weren’t universally embraced by fellow citizens.

The Arrival of Babe Ruth

One Hundred and Eight Years Ago Today, The Babe Joins The Red Sox. Babe Ruth joined us in the middle of 1914, a 19-year-old kid. He was a left-handed pitcher then, and a good one.

Coach Bill Squires

Coach Bill Squires Running

Coach Bill Squires died on June 30 at age 89. He was one of the greats on a par with distance coaching peers such as Bill Bowerman and Arthur Lydiard. He was also a mentor and dear friend.

Pro Football’s Happy Warrior

Billy Sullivan walking through cheerleaders

Billy Sullivan started the Boston Patriots with $8,000, an abundant supply of charm/blarney, and a dogged determination to succeed where five other Boston-based pro football franchises had failed.

Boston’s Consummate Sportsman

BOSTON - 1950: Walter Brown, owner of the Boston Celtics poses for a picture circa 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts.

It’s been 58 years since the Celtics honored Walter Brown in a manner he’d have scotched had he been around to protest the raising of the retired number one banner in his honor on the night of October 17, 1964.

Charles F. Adams

Charles F. Adams 26-7 Handbook

There’s no doubt that Boston Bruins founder Charles Francis Adams shared certain core traits with the best of Boston’s professional franchise owners.

Mr. Patriot

Patriots legend Gino Cappelletti kicking a football

Gino Cappelletti was one of, if not THE greatest football player and goodwill ambassador not enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Great Friday

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mo Vaughn swinging a bat

1998. Once again we find that today’s Red Sox home opener coincides with that other Holy Day of Good Friday. Such was also the case in 1998 on a day that headlines proclaimed that beer sales would be prohibited on grounds of the solemnity of the religious holiday. Pretty sure that was a Fenway first.

The KG Factor, Past and Present

Kevin Garnett Holding his hands out to the Side of hi

The force of nature, the human laser beam that is Kevin Maurice Garnett had an immediate and palpable effect on not only the personnel of Boston Celtics and TD Garden, but the entire city of Boston in the autumn of 2007.