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Boston’s Banner Years. …and the Runner-Up List.

Red Sox 8-4,   Patriots 4-4,   Bruins 6-13   and   Celtics 17-4

in the World Series / Super Bowl / Stanley Cup / NBA Finals.

Thanks, Channel 5 WCVB – Great Graphic design!


The Runner – Up List (2015, compiled by Ed Mullen)

1927 4-13-27 Stanley Cup, Game 4
Two of four were OT games, ending in ties. OTT 3, BOS 1. Ottawa Senators win the Cup [2-0-2]

1930 4-3-30 Stanley Cup, Game 2

MTL 2, BOS 0. Canadians sweep, win the Cup [2-0]

1930 4-3-30 1929-30 Bruins, 38-5-1 (.875) Beginning in 1924-25, 7 seasons w/ 44 games or less on schedule. Best Franchise winning Pct. Best record in season. Best BOS winning pct, in any season..
[In NHL Best PCT ? (need more info)]

1943 4-8-43 Stanley Cup, Game 4 DET 2, BOS 0. Red Wings sweep, win the Cup [4-0]

1946 10-15-46 World Series, Game 7 STL 4, BOS 3. Cardinals win the Series [4-3]

1946 4-9-46 Stanley Cup, Game 5
*Three OT games MTL 6, BOS 3. Canadians win the Cup, [4-1]

1953 4-16-53 Stanley Cup, Game 5 MTL 1, BOS 0. (OT). Canadians win the Cup, [4-1]

1957 4-16-57 Stanley Cup, Game 5 MTL 5, BOS 1. Canadians win the Cup, [4-1]

1958 4-20-58 Stanley Cup, Game 6 MTL 5, BOS 3. Canadians win the Cup, [4-2]

1958 1958 NBA Final, Game 6
*Game 3, BILL RUSSELL sprained his ankle, and appeared in just 1 more game. STL 110, BOS 109. Hawks win the Title, [4-2]

1964 1-5-64 San Diego Chargers 51, Boston Patriots 10. Jan.5, 1964.
AFL Championship Game [Pre-dates the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger and Super Bowl game Jan.67, Jan.68 and Jan. 1969: “SuperBowl3” ] San Diego Chargers 51, Boston Patriots 10. Jan.5, 1964.

1967 10-12-67 World Series, Game 7 STL 7, BOS 2. Cardinals win the Series [4-3]

1974 5-19-74 Stanley Cup, Game 6 PHI 1, BOS 0. Flyers win the Cup, [4-2]

1975 10-22-75 World Series, Game 7 CIN 4, BOS 3. Reds win the Series [4-3]

1977 5-14-77 Stanley Cup, Game 4 MTL 2, BOS 1 (OT). Canadians sweep, win Cup, [4-0]

1978 5-25-78 Stanley Cup, Game 6 MTL 4, BOS 1. Canadians win Cup, [4-2]

1985 1985 NBA Finals, Game 6 LAL 111, BOS 100. Lakers win the Title [4-2]

1986 1-26-86 Super Bowl 20 CHI 46, NE 10

1986 10-27-86 World Series, Game 7 NYM 8, BOS 5. Mets win the Series [4-3]

1987 1987 NBA Finals, Game 6 LAL 106, BOS 93. Lakers win the Title [4-2]

1988 5-26-88 Stanley Cup, Game 5 *In Game 4, fog and Boston Garden power outage stalled a 3-3 battle, in 2nd period. Game 5 was moved to EDM for the five game “sweep”. EDM 6, BOS 3. Oilers sweep, win the Cup, [4-0]

1990 5-24-90 Stanley Cup, Game 5 EDM 4, BOS 1. Oilers win the Cup, [4-1]

1997 1-26-97 Super Bowl 31 GB 35, NE 21

2008 2-3-08 Super Bowl 42 NYG 17, NE 14

2010 2010 NBA Finals, Game 7 LAL 83, BOS 79. Lakers win the Title [4-3]

2013 2-5-13 Super Bowl 46 NYG 21, NE 17

2013 6-24-13 Stanley Cup, Game 6 CHI 3, BOS 2. Blackhawks win the Cup, [4-2]

—–Info above compiled by Ed Mullen, 2015 ——————————————————————— .My research NFL-reference/MLB-reference/NBA-reference/NHL-reference ——————————-

Looking back was 1986 the best year in Boston sports? (below)

Best year: 1986

As you can tell by that overall winning percentage, Boston sports teams have been very successful over the past quarter-century. Sometimes this is forgotten with that constant reminders of 1918.

Anyway, 1986 was quite a year — the Celtics beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals. The Red Sox, umm, nearly won the World Series. The Patriots played in the Super Bowl early in the year and then made the playoffs again in the 1986 season. The Bruins made the playoffs as well.


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Trivia: New England Patriots.


Designed by Phil Bissell, cartoonist. Patriots logo from 1961-1993. Replaced by the “Flying Elvis” logo. Predominant team color changes from RED to BLUE . Along w/ marketing reason, the original patriots (minutemen, Revolutionary War) fought against the RED coats.


Q: Name the Patriots 5 First Over-All Draft Picks.

Hint, 1964, 1971, 1982, 1984 and 1993


— JACK CONCANNON (Boston College QB, HB). 1964 AFL draft, R1-P1 for the Boston Patriots.

— JIM PLUNKETT (Stanford, QB) 1971 NFL draft, R1-P1. Heisman Trophy, 1970. Only 2-time Super Bowl champion as starting QB, NOT in Hall Of Fame.

— KENNETH SIMS (Texas, DE) 1982 NFL Draft, R1-P1.

— IRVING FRYAR (Nebraska, WR) 1984 NFL Draft R1-P1.

— DREW BLEDSOE (Washington State, QB) 1993 NFL Draft R1-P1 selected by Bill Parcells, Pats new head coach.




Q1:What brand are all NFL footballs? …

Q2:What brand are all MLB baseballs? …

Q3:What brand are all NBA basketballs?


A1:NFL footballs-WILSON ….

A2:MLB baseballs-RAWLINGS …

A3:NBA basketballs-SPAULDING.

…BTW: NHL hockey pucks, since 1979, are manufactured by the : In Glas Co . 

…BTW: Pro basketballs must be inflated to 7 ½ to 8 ½ PSI.


NFL Rulebook Website: the Ball.

Rule 2 The Ball, Section 1, BALL DIMENSIONS
The Ball must be a “Wilson,” hand selected, bearing
the signature of the Commissioner of the League, Roger Goodell.
The ball shall be made up of an inflated (12 1/2 to 13 1/2 pounds) urethane bladder enclosed in a pebble grained, leather case (natural tan color) without corrugations of any kind. It shall have the form of a prolate spheroid and the size and weight shall be: long axis, 11 to 11 1/4 inches; long circumference, 28 to 28 1/2 inches; short circumference, 21 to 21 1/4 inches; weight, 14 to 15 ounces.
The Referee shall be the sole judge as to whether all balls offered for play comply with these specifications. A pump is to be furnished by the home club, and the balls shall remain under the supervision of the Referee until they are delivered to the ball attendant just prior to the start of the game.
Boston Patriots (1960-1970). Name change to New England Patriots. NOTE: for one month in 1971, the official team name was the BAY STATE PATRIOTS, rejected by the NFL. New England Patriots (1971 to present)
The last play from scrimmage of the 1972 AFC divisional playoff was the historic, 4th and 10, tipped pass and catch called “The Immaculate Reception”.
Q1: First, rookie Franco Harris caught it, who threw it?
Q2: Secondly, the Steelers defeated what team?

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R.I.P. Spock. “Fascinating”. So Serious, So Funny. Star Trek’s Great Character. “Live Long and Prosper”


Leonard Nimoy. Spock. Fun Facts. Trivia. (1931-2015, age 83)

Spock says, ” Fascinating”… again and again. YouTube

The singer. Nimoy recorded 5 albums. BTW, Shatner one LP, “Transformed Man”.
LEONARD NIMOY PERFORMS: Highly Illogical, A Visit To A Sad Planet, Where Is Love, IF I HAD A HAMMER (The Hammer Song), , Music To Watch Space Girls By, Ruby Don’t Take Your Lo
ve To Town, , ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN, I’d Love Making Love To You, IF I WAS A CARPENTER, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, I Walk the Line, BALLAD OF BILBO BAGGINS, Everybody’s Talkin’, Both Sides Now, Sunny, SPOCK THOUGHTS, Gentle On My Mind.

WILLIAM SHATNER PERFORMS: King Henry The Fifth , Elegy For The Brave, MR. TAMBOURINE , It Was A Very Good Year, Hamlet, LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS, How Insensitive (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

(1997) [Best Songs in CAPS]

Remember, the introduction to the Omni-Theatre movies at Boston’s Museum of Science, voiced by Leonard Nimoy, which said he grew up nearby. ………………………………………………………………………….

2. It Ain’t Me Babe – Sebastian Cabot
3. Blowin’ In The Wind – Eddie Albert
5. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Noel Harrison
6. I Can See For Miles – Frankie Randall
8. Twist And Shout – Mae West
9. House Of The Rising Sun – Andy Griffith
11. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Jim Nabors
12. Like A Rolling Stone – Sebastian Cabot
13. White Room – Joel Grey

GOLDEN THROATS : The Great Celebrity Song-Off (1992)

Big Bang Theory – Sheldon/Spock.

Narrated “In Search of….”.

Nimoy as author. Wrote “I Am Not Spock” in 1975.

Also, wrote “I Am Spock” in 1995.

Nimoy attended Boston College in 1953, well before Starfleet Academy.

Honorary Doctorate from Boston University and Antioch College(Ohio).

1953-55, a sergeant in the US Army.

Information Society: “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)”, 1988. (song/MTV video) Uses an actual Spock quote. #RIPLeonardNimoy




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Military Discount : $200 off : Wedding Music

If the bride or groom is a member of the US Armed Services, $200 off my wedding music service.

This offer extended until December 2016.

A small gesture with great respect.

From 2008 – 2013,  it was a $100 discount.

As of Nov 2014, $200 discount [valid til DEC 31, 2016]

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Catherine & Kendrick’s Wedding Reception at the Zovino Vineyards, Sandown NH

Catherine & Kendrick Whittle , Zovino Vineyards, Sandown NH. 10-27-12.

Warm autumn weather, leaves turning color, wine made on-site and two great families. The 150 guests were treated to a New England classic. Catherine and Kendrick’s reception was a held at one of New Hampshire’s hidden gems. The cocktail hour was held under the strong wooden beams of the dining room. The toasts were humorous and touching. The guests had late afternoon sunshine coming through the floor length windows, during thier first-rate ZorvinoVineyard dinner.

Your first dance: “Me & You” by Kenny Chesney.

The dancefloor was filled, at first, because of the group picture from the loft … then, the dancing! Everywhere there were …Moves Like Jagger and Michael Jackson. More Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, “Call Me Maybe”, “Dynamite”, “On The Floor” by J. Lo, Journey, “Gangham Style”, LMFAO, Pitbull, Madonna, swinging “In The Mood”, “Take Me Home Tonight” and the classic “Electric Slide” – all by request! Catherine & Kendrick and their friends barely left the dancefloor. Congratulations.

Zovino Vineyards,  in Sandown NH. 10-27-12.

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“A Three-Hour Tour” – Gilligan’s Island

Question: Can you name any characters from the GILLIGAN’S ISLAND cast that have survived to this day?

“There were seven stranded castaways, here on Gilligan’s Isle”, which premiered in 1964.
However, fifty years later, the full cast is incomplete.
F.Y.I.-September 1964 pilot episode aired. (1964-67, 98 episodes)
F.Y.I.-First 30 episodes (season one) filmed in “black and white”, the next 68 were shot “in color”.
F.Y.I.-September 2014: 50th Anniversary
F.Y.I.-November, 1963 The “Gilligan’s Island” cast and crew finish the filming of the pilot episode as the news of J.F.K.’s assassination spreads. There is flag at half-mast as the S.S. Minnow leaves the Hawaiian marina… for a three-hour tour.
F.Y.I.-1993 Budweiser commercial, “Ginger or Mary Ann?”
Answer: See the chart below.
d.2005 Gilligan, 70
d.1990 Skipper, 68, a.k.a. Jonas Grumby
d.1989 Mr. Thurston Howell III, 76
d.1991 Mrs.Howell a.k.a. Lovey, 90
d.2014 The Professor, 89, a.k.a. Roy Hinckley
Born 1934 Ginger Grant…. LIVING at age 79
Born 1938 Mary Ann Summers …LIVING at age 75
“The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island” (Opening Theme).

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
a tale of a fateful trip.
That started from this tropic port,
aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailing man,
The skipper brave and sure.
5 passengers set sail that day
For a 3 hour tour, a 3 hour tour.
The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost, the Minnow would be lost.
The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan, The Skipper too,
The millionaire and his wife,
The movie star
The professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligan’s Isle.

Gilligan’s Island (The Closing Theme Song).

So this is the tale of the castaways,
They’re here for a long, long time,
They’ll have to make the best of things,
It’s an uphill climb.
The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable,
In the tropic island nest.
No phone, no lights, no motor cars,
Not a single luxury,
Like Robinson Crusoe,
As primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friends,
You’re sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castaways,
Here on ‘Gilligan’s Isle.’

Info:,, and wikipedia

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Boston : Sportstown USA… no, that was 1986.

Finish this statement, sports fans. Today, 12-5-13. Bruins are #1 : Atlantic Division. Celtics are #1 : Atlantic Division. Patriots are #1 : East Division. Red Sox are #1 in MLB….. but…

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Looking back was 1986 the best year in Boston sports? (below)

Best year: 1986

As you can tell by that overall winning percentage, Boston sports teams have been very successful over the past quarter-century. Sometimes this is forgotten with that constant reminders of 1918.

Anyway, 1986 was quite a year — the Celtics beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals. The Red Sox, umm, nearly won the World Series. The Patriots played in the Super Bowl early in the year and then made the playoffs again in the 1986 season. The Bruins made the playoffs as well.


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Only Red Sox 4-Time World Series Champions are…. HARRY HOOPER and HEINIE WAGNER

Only Red Sox 4-Time World Series Champion is….


HARRY  HOOPER ….  1912 , 1915 , 1916 and 1918.  Hall Of Fame.

HEINIE WAGNER ..1912,1915,1916 and 1918 (1930 BOS manager)


Babe Ruth …. 3-time BOS champion

Duffy Lewis OF…. 3 time BOS champion

2-time BOS champions Tris Speaker OF , Rube Foster P, Ernie Shore  P, Dutch Leonard P, Carl Mays P.

As of 2013….

David Ortiz …..  3-time BOS champion

Dustin Pedoria, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester………. 2-time BOS champions

John Farrell 2-time BOS champion.  2013 manager, 2007 pitching coach

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Red Sox in World Series… again.

Including the Red Sox 2013 team in the World Series. BOS 13 WS Appearences, 8 Championships.

NY Yankees [1st] 27 Championships,

St Louis Cardinals [2nd] 11 Championships….

Boston Red Sox [3rd all-time]  8  Championships.


Some key players.

1903 – Cy Young, P.

1915, 1916, 1918 – Babe Ruth, P/OF.

1946 – Ted Williams, OF. (zero WS Championships)

1967 – Carl Yastrzemski, OF. (zero WS Championships)



2013, W , 4 to 2

David Ortiz, DH.

Jon Lester P.

John Lackey P.

Koji Uehara P.


2007, W, 4 to 0

Josh Beckett, P             David Ortiz, DH


2004, W, 4 to 0

Curt Schilling, P.            Pedro Martinez, P .

David Ortiz, DH.             Manny Ramirez, LF.


1986, L , 3 to 4

Roger Clemens, P .          Wade Boggs 3B.

Don Baylor, DH.
1975, L , 3 to 4

Luis Tiant, P .
Rick Wise, P .
Bill Lee , P .
Jim Rice, LF.
Fred Lynn, CF.


1967, L , 3 to 4

Jim Lonborg , P .
Jose Santiago , P .

Carl Yastrzemski, (age 27) LF.
George Scott , 1B
Tony Conigliaro, RF.


1946, L, 3 to 4

Bo Ferriss , P.
Tex Hughson , P.
Mickey Harris , P.

Ted Williams (age 27) , LF.
Bobby Doerr, 2B.
Rudy York, 1B.
Johnny Pesky, 2B.


1918, W , 4 to 2

Heinie Wagner, SS.
Carl Mays, P.
Joe Bush , P.
Babe Ruth (13-7, 2.22 ERA) P.
Harry Hooper , OF.
Stuffy McGinnis, 1B.

Babe Ruth (95 Games – 11 HR) OF.


1916, W, 4 to 1

Babe Ruth (23-12, 1.75). P.
Dutch Leonard, P.
Carl Mays, P.
Ernie Shore, P.
Rube Foster, P.

Heinie Wagner, SS.
Larry Gardner, 3B
Duffy Lewis OF
Harry Hooper OF.
Babe Ruth (3 HR) P.


1915, W, 4 to 1

Babe Ruth (18-8, 12.44) , P.
Dutch Leonard, P.
Smokey Joe Wood, P.
Ernie Shore, P.
Rube Foster, P.

Heinie Wagner, SS.
Tris Speaker , OF
Harry Hooper, OF
Duffy Lewis, OF.
Dick Hoblitzell, 1B
Babe Ruth, (4 HR)[age 20] P.



1912, W , 4 to 3 .
Smokey Joe Wood ( 34-5, 1.91)
Buck O’ Brien, P.
Hugh Bedient, P.
Tris Speaker , OF
Harry Hooper, OF
Duffy Lewis, OF.
Jake Stahl, 1B.
Larry Gardner, 3B.
Henie Wagner , SS.


1903, W,5 to 3.  (Best of 9 game series!)
Cy Young, (age 36) (28-9, 2.08) P.
Bill Dinneen P.
Tom Hughes P.
Buck Freeman OF.
Hobe Ferris, 2B.
Pasty Dougherty, OF.



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Luis Tiant : Boston’s ace, “El Tiante”

Cuban-born, age 72, (in 2013) “El Tiante” broke into the American League in 1964, which was in the middle of a golden age for great pitchers. (Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Juan Marichial, Sam McDowell, Denny McClain, Mickey Lolich, Don Drysdale, Mel Stottlemyre, Warren Spahn, Hoyt Wilhelm, Dean Chance, Jim Perry, Jim Kaat and Jim Bunning.
Red Sox 1960 hurlers’ highlights included, Medford (MA) High School’s Bill Monbouquette (no-hitter on 8-1-62),

Earl Wilson (no-hitter 6-26-62. Thru 7 yrs, Wilson hit 17 HR’s as a Sox pitcher).

Dave Morehead (no-hitter 9-16-65. Although Morehead led A.L. pitchers with 18 losses in ’65).

MINOR LEAGUE : During his 15-1, AAA season, the 23-year old Luis Tiant threw a no-hitter and one-hitter in consecutive games, in 1963.

ROOKIE 1964 ; As a rookie in 1964, for Cleveland, Tiant started 16 games and completed 9, while compiling a 10-4 record.


TRADED : 1970 traded to the Minnesita Twins from Cleveland, for Dean Chance and Craig Nettles.

INJURY May 28th 1970. Tiant broke his shoulder blade during the 1970 season, possibly a career-ending injury.
(from the blog, by Bruce Markusen) “Tiant broke his shoulder blade while making a May 28th start against the Milwaukee Brewers. According to Tiant, the doctor claimed that he had never seen such an injury experienced by a pitcher; in fact, the doctor had examined only a broken shoulder blade suffered by a javelin thrower during his years of dealing with athletes.”

TRADED ; 1971. Tiant signed and flourished with the Red Sox from 1971 to 1978.

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR (1972). Seven winning seasons for Boston, including a stretch of win totals of 20, 22, 18 and 21.
His micro-scopic E.R.A in 1968 and 1972 led the A.L. with 1.60 and 1.91.
1975 ALCS. Boston’s ace shuts down the A’s in a complete game, 7-1 victory, in game one, against Oakland’s Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Bert Campanaris and Sal Bando.
1975 WORLD SERIES, GAME ONE : Boston’s Tiant won “game one” with a 6-0 complete game shutout versus Cincinnati.In 1975, the Reds dominated the N.L. with a record of 108-54 (CIN franchaise record beginning in 1890!) The Reds would earn six playoff appearances in the 1970’s.


1975 WORLD SERIES, GAME FOUR : During the “game four” Boston victory, Tiant threw 163 pitches verus the devestating  line-up of the Cincinnati Reds in a complete game, 5-4 Sox win.

The Big Red Machine included, Pete Rose (MLB all-time hit leader 4,256 hits ), Johnny Bench (HOF), Ken Griffey Sr. (3x All Star) , Joe Morgan (HOF), Tony Perez (HOF) and George Foster (6x All Star, 2x NL HR champ).
1975 WORLD SERIES, GAME SIX : Tiant also started classic “game six” but was pulled in the top of the 8th inning as the Reds led 6-3.
FYI: Now batting…. Bernie Carbo in the bottom of the 8th and Carlton Fisk in the bottom of the 12th. Boston’s game six, winning pitcher… Rick Wise.
Many have said that “Game Six” was the greatest World Series game ever played. “El Tiante” won 1975’s Babe Ruth Award for best performance in the post-season.

The New York Yankees lavished the right-hander with a $200,000 raise for 1979 and 1980. Then, Tiant played an unsatisfactory year each with the Pirates and Angels.
CAREER. 37th all-time in career strike-outs.

Three-time All-Star. 1966, ’68 and ‘ 74 led A.L. in shutouts. In 1968 and ’69,

Tiant averaged more than 9 K’s per 9 innings, for the first (1968) and second (1969) ranking of A.L. pitchers.


He is one of five pitchers to throw four (or more) consecutive shutouts. In 1966, Tiant blanked opponents for 41 consecutive innings and in 1968, he did the same in 40 consecutive shutout innings.


Cy Young Award consideration (#6, #4 and #5) in ’72, ’74 and ’76.


M.V.P. consideration 1968 (#5), 1972 (#8), 1974 (#11) and 1976 (#26).
Red Sox uniform number # 23 and inducted to Red Sox Hall of Fame.
HALL OF FAME: In 1988, Tiant got 30% of the Cooperstown vote, after that, not more than 18%
“The Lost Son of Havana”, Luis Tiant documentary (2009).


Baseball – reference .com , the baseball page .com,, bruce mlblogs .com, wiki-pedia .

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