…Tom Werner, co-owner of the Fenway Sports Group (Owner of the Boston Red Sox, Rousch Racing Group and Liverpool FC). Werner graduated from the Hotchkiss School before going to Harvard. After leaving Harvard, Werner went to Hollywood and produced many successful TV shows, including That 70’s Show.
As part of the Red Sox ownership, Werner was present for one of the worst collapses in history, and then actually signed paychecks for the Most Unlikeable Team Ever last season.
I remember my dad waking me up to watch the last inning of the 2004 World Series, and loving the Red Sox. Now, they have faded into obscurity for me and many of my friends. We’ll see what 2013 brings.
The Boston Red Sox are trying to crawl back into their fans’ good graces by cleaning up their act. Part of their rebuilding process has been building a new coaching staff. Today, they announced that they hired Juan Nieves, who was a star athlete at Avon Old Farms.
Nieves graduated from Avon Old Farms in Connecticut before pitching parts of three seasons in the majors for Milwaukee. going 32-25 with a 4.71 ERA. He no-hit the Orioles on April 15, 1987.
Nieves is in Avon Old Farms’s Hall of Fame. He compiled a career record of 19-1 with a 1.05 ERA in three years at the school from 1980-83 and, in addition to baseball, captained the cross-country and basketball teams.
Why did MLB players wear such small hats back in the day?
Rhett Wiseman of B.B. & N at bat facing Lawrence Academy’s (and Toronto Blue Jays 1st round draft pick) Tyler Beede
High School baseball here in Massachusetts is not as big as it is in warmer parts of the country. It’s hard to be as competitive when you have to play indoors for a good chunk of the year. Despite our colder climate, New England prep schools have been turning out Division I caliber athletes in baseball as well as lacrosse.
Rhett Wiseman of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, and Max Tishman of Lawrence Academy are I.S.L. baseball rivals, and will certainly continue the tradition next year at the collegiate level. Tishman head to Wake Forest in the fall while Wiseman is off to Vandy. Both players may be drafted in this year’s MLB draft.
Max Tishman, Lawrence Academy '12