Where America’s Pastime Meets America’s Future

The Huntington Avenue Grounds, costing all of $35,000 (just under $1 million in today’s dollars), opened in 1901 after owner Ban Johnson decided his new American League needed a Boston-based team to compete with the Boston Braves just a quarter mile away.

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“This Pitch”: A Dominican Dreamer Turned Baseball Star

“It’s unbelievable that I’m even standing here, so let’s go hit. That mentality cannot be faked. And I exploded. My talent expressed itself to the fullest and more. Nothing was there to hold it back.”

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Shawn Occeus: Lockdown

“For me it’s just about basketball,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re starting, if you’re off the bench or if you’re the last person on the bench. It’s just about how you can impact your team and what can you do in that role for you team […] For me, it was just about keeping it basketball and just letting my love for the game determining how hard I played.”

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