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August 21, 2003

The voice of the Red Sox

Ken Coleman was THE VOICE of the Red Sox that I grew up with.

Coleman, a Red Sox broadcaster for 20 years, called the team's heartbreaking loss in the 1986 World Series, when a ground ball rolled through first baseman Bill Buckner’s legs and into Boston sports infamy. He was also with Boston through the "Impossible Dream" season in 1967, when the Red Sox made an improbable World Series run before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals.

He died Thursday at age 78. Story.

Posted by jghiii at August 21, 2003 10:52 PM
Posted by: sherman on August 22, 2003 12:38 PM

I wonder if any of those Saugus kids will let the ball dribble in between their legs......

And if so, they too will deserve all the scorn heaped on them. Out here in California, baseball fans think we are too hard on he whose name should never be uttered, not at least without copious spitting on the ground -- but he who should never have his name spoken outloud without constant vomiting for several hours deserved everything he has gotten. And more.

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