Public Program, Conversation “Impossible Dreamers” The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox 24 June 2017.Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:30PM Registration will open at the end of April. Herb Crehan, Frank O’Brien, Tom Whalen, and Gordon Edes, Moderator

In the spring of 1967, the Boston Red Sox were coming off a season in which they had lost 90 games, and seemingly were locked in a state of mediocrity. Owner Tom Yawkey was discussing the need for a new ballpark and even hinted he might sell the club. Boston was in the midst of one of its worst economic downturns and fan interest had tapered off, with attendance barely half of what it had been in the 1940s. That all changed when a 100 to 1 longshot ballclub led by a rookie manager, Dick Williams, and a superstar left fielder, Carl Yastrzemski, won the American League pennant on the final day of the season after one of the closest races in history. “The Impossible Dream Red Sox” transformed the franchise forever.

View a temporary exhibition. View rare photos of the 1967 season taken by retired Boston Globe photographer Frank O’Brien, a collection of 1967 artifacts including Carl Yastrzemski’s jersey, and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies (only on June 24th).

Attend a panel discussion. Moderated by Red Sox historian Gordon Edes, panelists include authors Herb Crehan (The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation), Bill Nowlin (The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field), and Tom Whalen (The Spirit of ’67: Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America).

Enjoy a Red Sox game. Take a short walk to Fenway Park and enjoy a 7:15 PM game in a section of seats designated for the MHS and the panel.

Image courtesy of Frank O'Brien

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