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cookinwithgas    7,583
36 minutes ago, pantherphan96 said:

Yawkey was a cheap racist prick who never won poo with the Sox and didn't deserve a street named after him anyway. Plenty of more deserving Sox players it could be renamed after.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Yawkey

The Red Sox had been the dregs of the American League for more than a decade since the infamous Babe Ruth sale to the Yankees by former owner Harry Frazee before the 1920 season,[3] and had just come off a dreadful 111-loss season in 1932 which is still the worst in franchise history.[4] Yawkey hired Collins as general manager with instructions to buy up as much talent as possible to turn the team around.[5] He also heavily renovated Fenway Park, which had fallen into disrepair over the years.[6]

Yawkey devoted his time and finances for the rest of his life to attempting to build winning teams,[1] with the Boston Globe citing Yawkey's estimation in 1974 that he lost $10 million on the team during his tenure owning the Red Sox.[7] His teams' best seasons occurred in 1946, 1967, and 1975, when the Red Sox captured the American League pennant but then went on to lose each World Series in seven games, against the St. Louis Cardinals (1946, 1967) and the Cincinnati Reds (1975). He would never achieve his ultimate goal of winning a world championship.[4]

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Anybodyhome    4,736
2 hours ago, Moorgan said:

As a Yankees fan...I think you guys should keep it. Don't get rid of it and try to hide your true colors now. :crying:

Hmm... the Yankees held the color line in baseball longer than all but three teams, and did not integrate until 8 years after Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers.

Did you just conveniently forget about that or...?

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Moorgan    6,027
6 minutes ago, Anybodyhome said:

Hmm... the Yankees held the color line in baseball longer than all but three teams, and did not integrate until 8 years after Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers.

Did you just conveniently forget about that or...?

Yup conveniently forgot about that so as to take any opportunity to give a Red Sox fan poo. I will do so again in the future.:tongue:

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rodeo    14,074

Yeah the Yankees refused Babe Ruth the manager job specifically because they knew he wasn't racist and wanted to sign black players.

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Moorgan    6,027
4 minutes ago, rodeo said:

Yeah the Yankees refused Babe Ruth the manager job specifically because they knew he wasn't racist and wanted to sign black players.

That sucks. I didn't know that.

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pantherphan96    2,871
1 hour ago, cookinwithgas said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Yawkey

The Red Sox had been the dregs of the American League for more than a decade since the infamous Babe Ruth sale to the Yankees by former owner Harry Frazee before the 1920 season,[3] and had just come off a dreadful 111-loss season in 1932 which is still the worst in franchise history.[4] Yawkey hired Collins as general manager with instructions to buy up as much talent as possible to turn the team around.[5] He also heavily renovated Fenway Park, which had fallen into disrepair over the years.[6]

Yawkey devoted his time and finances for the rest of his life to attempting to build winning teams,[1] with the Boston Globe citing Yawkey's estimation in 1974 that he lost $10 million on the team during his tenure owning the Red Sox.[7] His teams' best seasons occurred in 1946, 1967, and 1975, when the Red Sox captured the American League pennant but then went on to lose each World Series in seven games, against the St. Louis Cardinals (1946, 1967) and the Cincinnati Reds (1975). He would never achieve his ultimate goal of winning a world championship.[4]

Fixed: Yawkey was a cheap racist prick who never won poo with the Sox and didn't deserve a street named after him anyway. Plenty of more deserving Sox players it could be renamed after.

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The Red Sox had multiple black players in their farm system during the 1950s, with the team failing to promote them despite the successes other teams realized after integrating black players.[9] During this period, the Red Sox went from perennial contender to failing to finish within ten games of first place for 17 years (1950–1966)

 

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