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A Hero Named Boo

While Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr were serving in World War II, an unlikely Red Sox phenom on a team of journeymen ballplayers taught one family a memorable lesson.

Dave 'Boo' Ferriss Dave 'Boo' Ferriss
By Sam Gwynne
February 19, 2006

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1945 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR AMERICA and a dismal year for the Boston Red Sox. In a season roughly bracketed by victory in Europe and the surrender of Japan, the Sox limped to a 71-83 record, finishing seventh out of eight teams in the American League. While marquee players like Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr served in the armed ... (Full article: 1035 words)

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