The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum Celebrating the Character (and Characters) of Boston Sports for more than 37 years. Come visit us at TD Garden! The Sports Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution housed in the TD Garden that has served Boston and New England for more than 37 years.
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At The Sports Museum, we celebrate the character of Boston sports -- the unique brand of teamwork, determination, responsibility, courage, fairness, and other qualities of character possessed by our teams and athletes that make Boston "The Greatest Sports City in America." Equally important, we use this distinctly rich heritage to help build character in kids so that they can stand strong in the face of drugs, violence, and other dangers. Our mission is to use sports to teach the values of leadership, respect, and cooperation to our youth. Over 20,000 students will participate this year in our educational programs that we deliver to that end, including Boston vs Bullies, Stand Strong, the Will McDonough Writing Contest and more. ALL bags are PROHIBITED.

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On this day in 1931, Maple Leaf Gardens opened in Toronto, with the Black Hawks Hawks downing the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2...
11/12/2020

On this day in 1931, Maple Leaf Gardens opened in Toronto, with the Black Hawks Hawks downing the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1. It was a great arena for hockey, as were other Original Six rinks such as the Montreal Forum, the Chicago Stadium, and, of course, the Boston Garden. What ranks as your favorite all-time NHL hockey arena (past or present) – and why?

11/11/2020
Tommy was an amazing man who had the biggest passion for basketball and the Celtics. We miss him already, and he will fo...
11/10/2020

Tommy was an amazing man who had the biggest passion for basketball and the Celtics. We miss him already, and he will forever be in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to his family during this extremely difficult time. Rest In Peace to a legend and friend.

We take this time to celebrate Tommy Heinsohn’s life and legacy, and to share in the sorrow of his passing with his family, friends, and fans. As long as there are the Boston Celtics, Tommy’s spirit will remain alive.

Full Statement from the Boston Celtics: https://on.nba.com/2ItqoC8

Happy Birthday, Jack Clark.  The slugger had a great career in the NL with the Giants and Cardinals before coming to the...
11/10/2020

Happy Birthday, Jack Clark. The slugger had a great career in the NL with the Giants and Cardinals before coming to the Boston Red Sox prior to the 1991 season. It wasn’t a disastrous signing – Clark did slug 28 homers in 1991 – but it didn’t completely work out, either, as Clark underwent a steep decline and retired after the 1992 season. What are some other big free agents signings in Boston sports history that, for whatever the reason, didn’t work out as planned?

Thanks for having us at South Boston Boys & Girls Club, Torch Club 😄We are currently presenting Boston vs. Bullies remot...
11/10/2020

Thanks for having us at South Boston Boys & Girls Club, Torch Club 😄

We are currently presenting Boston vs. Bullies remotely to classes, after school programs, and youth organizations - if interested, please visit bostonvsbullies.org for more info!

To end October's National Bullying Prevention month, Torch Club members participated in a Boston vs Bullies zoom workshop with Michelle and Debbie, two awesome staff at The Sports Museum! :D #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth #BGCBoston Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

On this day in 1975, Harry Sinden pulled the trigger, trading the beloved Phil Esposito and Carol Vadnais to the Rangers...
11/07/2020

On this day in 1975, Harry Sinden pulled the trigger, trading the beloved Phil Esposito and Carol Vadnais to the Rangers for Jean Ratelle and Brad Park (and Joe Zanussi). It was a gutsy trade that eventually paid off for Sinden and the Boston Bruins. What are some other gutsy trades in Boston sports history?

Our good friend and long time supporter of The Sports Museum, Luis Tiant, has a new book! Son of Havana is about his bas...
11/06/2020
Son of Havana: A Baseball Journey from Cuba to the Big Leagues and Back

Our good friend and long time supporter of The Sports Museum, Luis Tiant, has a new book! Son of Havana is about his baseball journey from Cuba to the big leagues and back.

"In Son of Havana, Tiant puts his huge heart on his sleeve and describes his road from fields strewn with rocks and rubbish in Havana to the pristine lawns of Major League ballparks. Ballplayers, family, and media also weigh-in—including a foreword by fellow 1975 hero Carl Yastrzemski and the first in-depth interview ever with Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk on the magic behind the Boston batterymates."

To learn more information and purchase the book, click the link below!

https://diversionbooks.com/books/son-of-havana/

In his own words, the improbable story of Luis Tiant, one of the most charismatic, accomplished Major League Baseball players of the 1960s and ’70s—a living link to the earliest, scariest days of Fidel Castro’s regime; a sports pioneer revered by Cubans on par with Jackie Robinson; a Boston Re...

Happy Birthday, Bill Walton.  The all-around center was a purist’s delight and the missing link that catapulted the 1985...
11/05/2020

Happy Birthday, Bill Walton. The all-around center was a purist’s delight and the missing link that catapulted the 1985-86 Boston Celtics from contender to one of the best teams in NBA history. What is your favorite memory or moment involving the one and only Bill Walton?

Happy Birthday, Dwight Evans.  Many of us believe that Dewey should be in the Hall of Fame.  Do you think that Mr. Evans...
11/03/2020

Happy Birthday, Dwight Evans. Many of us believe that Dewey should be in the Hall of Fame. Do you think that Mr. Evans belongs in Cooperstown? If so, please make your case.

Thank you to all the students who submitted their Boston vs. Bullies face mask designs for #NationalBullyingPreventionMo...
10/30/2020

Thank you to all the students who submitted their Boston vs. Bullies face mask designs for #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth!

There were so many creative and unique designs, we couldn't pick just three... so congratulations to the following students, whose designs will be printed up and mailed to their class:

Hail to the Chief!!  On this day in 1975, Johnny Bucyk scored his 500th NHL goal in a 3-2 Boston Bruins win over the St....
10/30/2020

Hail to the Chief!! On this day in 1975, Johnny Bucyk scored his 500th NHL goal in a 3-2 Boston Bruins win over the St. Louis Blues. Bucyk’s long career with the Bruins spanned numerous eras – and, throughout, he displayed consummate skill, production, and class. And, of course, his association with Bruins extended beyond his retirement and continues to this very day. What is your favorite memory or moment when it comes to the one and only Johnny Bucyk?

10/29/2020

Throughout #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth, we'll be sharing messages from our teachers, counselors, and supporters - thanks Megan McShane of St. Joseph School Needham for sharing what she loves about Boston vs. Bullies!

On this day in 2007, the Boston Red Sox beat Colorado, 4-3, in Game 4 of the World Series to capture the franchise’s sec...
10/28/2020

On this day in 2007, the Boston Red Sox beat Colorado, 4-3, in Game 4 of the World Series to capture the franchise’s second WS title in four years. Heroes of the clinching game included the likes of rookie Jon Lester, eventual series MVP Mike Lowell, and closer Jon Papelbon. What is your favorite moment or memory of that championship season of 2007?

Throughout #NationalBullyingPrevention Month, we'll be sharing messages from our teachers, students, and supporters - th...
10/27/2020

Throughout #NationalBullyingPrevention Month, we'll be sharing messages from our teachers, students, and supporters - thanks Leslie G. from Tynan Elementary School in South Boston for your kind words!

Happy Birthday, Chuck Foreman.  The 5-time Pro Bowler was a dual threat monster on some powerful Vikings teams in the mi...
10/26/2020

Happy Birthday, Chuck Foreman. The 5-time Pro Bowler was a dual threat monster on some powerful Vikings teams in the mid-1970s before arriving in New England for the 1980 season. Didn’t really work out that well, as Foreman rung up just 63 yards rushing and 99 yards receiving before retiring at season’s end. When it comes to other top-shelf NFL players who suited up with the New England Patriots after their shelf life had expired (so to speak), who else comes to mind?

Happy Birthday, Doug Flutie. The pride of Natick, MA will forever be remembered for his famous Hail Mary pass versus Mia...
10/23/2020

Happy Birthday, Doug Flutie. The pride of Natick, MA will forever be remembered for his famous Hail Mary pass versus Miami, perhaps the greatest play in the history of college football. Other than that, what is your favorite Doug Flutie memory either during his Heisman-winning career at BC or his long professional career in the USFL, CFL, and NFL that saw two separate tours of duty with the New England Patriots?

TD Garden glows orange for #UnityDay2020, Boston vs. Bullies, and #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth. To learn more about ...
10/21/2020

TD Garden glows orange for #UnityDay2020, Boston vs. Bullies, and #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth.

To learn more about bullying prevention, visit bostonvsbullies.org.

Let's win this one together.

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.  So many memorable moments . . . Lynn crumpled agai...
10/21/2020

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. So many memorable moments . . . Lynn crumpled against center field wall, Carbo’s 3-run homer in the 8th, Denny Doyle getting thrown out at the plate (not “Go, Go!!” but “No, No!!”), Dewey’s miracle catch, and, of course, Fisk’s famous home run to win it. Do you think this was “The Greatest Game Ever Played” in the annals of baseball history? If not, what gets your vote?

10/21/2020

Throughout #NationalBullyingPrevention Month, we'll be sharing messages from our teachers, students, and supporters - thanks Christian Arroyo the Boston Red Sox and New Balance for the shout-out!

10/20/2020

Three days left to send in a face mask design!

Design a #BostonvsBullies face mask and we might print and send them to your class!

For more information, visit http://ow.ly/cqhZ50BUA45

#NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

Throughout #NationalBullyingPrevention Month, we'll be sharing messages from our teachers, students, and supporters - th...
10/20/2020

Throughout #NationalBullyingPrevention Month, we'll be sharing messages from our teachers, students, and supporters - thanks Hassan M. from Clarence R Edwards Middle for your kind words!

54 years ago today . . . Well, it was a big day for Boston Bruins debuts.  In the season opener at the Garden, Harry Sin...
10/19/2020

54 years ago today . . . Well, it was a big day for Boston Bruins debuts. In the season opener at the Garden, Harry Sinden was behind the Bruins bench for his first game. And Bobby Orr (discarding the #27 he had worn in the pre-season for his soon-to-be-famous #4) played in his first regular season game, collecting an assist as the Bruins toppled the Red Wings, 6-2. What are some of your favorite debuts in Boston sports history – and why?

10/16/2020

Calling all artists! Design a Boston vs. Bullies face mask and we might print and send them to your class!

For more information, visit http://ow.ly/SGuU50BUA46

#BostonvsBullies #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

On this day in 1964, the New England Patriots and the Raiders played to a 43-43 tie in a game that epitomized the wild a...
10/16/2020

On this day in 1964, the New England Patriots and the Raiders played to a 43-43 tie in a game that epitomized the wild and wooly AFL. The Pats were down 31-14 in the second half before storming back to take the lead . . . only to lose that lead . . . only to regain it . . . only to get tied with a late Oakland FG. Patriots QB Babe Parilli threw for 422 yards and 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. A wild, wild game. What was the wildest football game you saw in person or on television?

45 years ago today, the Boston Red Sox lost Game 3 of the 1975 World Series to the Reds, in large part because of home p...
10/14/2020

45 years ago today, the Boston Red Sox lost Game 3 of the 1975 World Series to the Reds, in large part because of home plate umpire Larry Barnett (who declined to rule that Ed Armbrister interfered with Carlton Fisk on a play that resulted in a key Fisk error). Do you think that was a bad call? And what are some other bad umpire decisions that come to mind in Red Sox (and MLB) history?

On this day in 1986, the Boston Red Sox won the most dramatic games in MLB playoff history, beating the Angels, 7-6, in ...
10/12/2020

On this day in 1986, the Boston Red Sox won the most dramatic games in MLB playoff history, beating the Angels, 7-6, in Game 5 of the ALCS. On the brink of elimination and down 5-2 in the 9th, Don Baylor hit a 2-run HR. Then, just one strike away from the season being over, Dave Henderson hit perhaps the greatest HR in franchise history to give the Sox the lead. The Angels came back to tie it (and almost won it) in the bottom of the 9th. In extra innings, Hendu’s sac fly plated the winning run. Was Hendu’s HR the greatest in Red Sox history? If not, what was?

It was 16 years ago tomorrow that the New England Patriots set an all-time pro football record with its 19th consecutive...
10/09/2020

It was 16 years ago tomorrow that the New England Patriots set an all-time pro football record with its 19th consecutive victory by defeating the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. The streak (which eventually extended to 21 games) spanned parts of the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The 2003 Patriots and 2004 Patriots were two of the best in franchise history, for sure. What gets your vote as the single greatest single season Patriots team of all-time – and why?

Happy Birthday, Dick Jauron.  He was one of the greatest schoolboy football players in the history of Massachusetts, sta...
10/07/2020

Happy Birthday, Dick Jauron. He was one of the greatest schoolboy football players in the history of Massachusetts, starring on some powerful and legendary teams at Swampscott High, before going on to storied career at Yale and then a long career in the NFL both as a player and a coach. There have a been a lot of great high school athletes through the years. Who was the greatest that you ever saw?

It was 17 years ago tomorrow that the 2003 “Cowboy Up!!” Boston Red Sox completed a comeback from a 2-0 series deficit, ...
10/05/2020

It was 17 years ago tomorrow that the 2003 “Cowboy Up!!” Boston Red Sox completed a comeback from a 2-0 series deficit, beating the A’s in Oakland, 4-3, to win the deciding Game 5 the ALDS. Pedro got the W, Lowe got the SV, and Varitek and Ramirez provided the key homers, with Manny’s 3-run dinger proving to be the decisive blow. It is, in many ways, a great forgotten comeback. What are some other “great forgotten comebacks” in Boston sports history?

On this day in 1983, Carl Yastrzemski played the final game of his 23-year MLB career (all with the Boston Red Sox) at F...
10/02/2020

On this day in 1983, Carl Yastrzemski played the final game of his 23-year MLB career (all with the Boston Red Sox) at Fenway Park. What do you admire most about "The Man They Called Yaz"?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month! We are proud to have our Boston vs. Bullies program offered both virtuall...
10/01/2020

October is National Bullying Prevention Month! We are proud to have our Boston vs. Bullies program offered both virtually and in-person to help prevent bullying in our schools and communities. Best of all? We provide the program completely free of charge!

To learn more, visit www.bostonvsbullies.org

If you are located in the city, TD Garden will be lit up in orange tonight for Bullying Prevention Month! Make sure to take a look if you are driving in on the Zakim Bridge or walking by.

The Sports Museum's cover photo
10/01/2020

The Sports Museum's cover photo

On this day 40 years ago, Dave Cowens retired.  The undersized center played with great skill and passion.  No one playe...
09/30/2020

On this day 40 years ago, Dave Cowens retired. The undersized center played with great skill and passion. No one played with more intensity and more fire. When it comes to Boston athletes through the years, who is you own personal favorite Mr. Hustle?

On this day in 1986, the Boston Red Sox clinched the AL East at Fenway Park behind a complete game victory from Oil Can ...
09/28/2020

On this day in 1986, the Boston Red Sox clinched the AL East at Fenway Park behind a complete game victory from Oil Can Boyd. The ensuing post-game celebration involved ace pitcher (and eventual MVP) Roger Clemens mounting and riding a horse in true Texas Ranger style. There have been many raucous and memorable victory celebrations in Boston sports through the years. What is your favorite -- and why?

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The Sports Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution housed in the TD Garden that has served Boston and New England for more than 40 years. At The Sports Museum, we celebrate the character of Boston sports -- the unique brand of teamwork, determination, responsibility, courage, fairness, and other qualities of character possessed by our teams and athletes that make Boston "The Greatest Sports City in America." Equally important, we use this distinctly rich heritage to help build character in kids so that they can stand strong in the face of drugs, violence, and other dangers. Our mission is to use sports to teach the values of leadership, respect, and cooperation to our youth. Over 20,000 students will participate this year in our educational programs that we deliver to that end, including Boston vs Bullies, Stand Strong, the Will McDonough Writing Contest and more. ALL bags are PROHIBITED.


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100 YEARS AGO TODAY Boston Braves pitcher Joe Oeschger and Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Leon Cadore each pitched 26 innings in a 1-1 tie at Braves Field in what has to be one of the most weird and amazing games in major league history. Darkness halted the game and both pitchers slept for a least a full day following their marathon feat. What was going through their manager's minds as they kept trotting out for inning after inning? No pitch count but I'm guessing both men had to have thrown at least 400 pitches apiece as they pitched nearly three complete games in one mind bending outing.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 10 The Hasselbeck Boys. (L-R Tim, father Don, and brother Matt) The pride of Xaverian Brothers High in Westwood and Boston College.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #9 The DiMaggios, Dom and Vince played in Boston on the Red Sox and Braves respectively. They're shown here posed at Candlestick Park for a reunion celebrating the San Francisco Seals, the AAA team for which they all played. The Seals were also once a farm team of the Red Sox.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #8 The pride of Thayer Academy, Kelly and Tony Amonte....our gift to Chicagoland sports. Northwestern University lacrosse coach Kelly is considered one of, if not, the best women's lacrosse player in US history and Tony starred with Jeremy Roenick at Thayer before heading to BU and then embarking on a 16 season NHL career. Tony is currently the boys hockey coach at Thayer.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 7 The Fuscos (L-R, Harvard Hobey Baker Trophy winners, Lane MacDonald, Jimmy Vesey, Scott Fusco and Mark Fusco
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 6 Ramon and Pedro Martinez
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #5 The Flutie Boys
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 4 The Conigliaros
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #3 The Owen Sisters
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #2 The Gold medal winning Clearys at Squaw Valley in 1960.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #1 The battery mate Ferrells. Catcher Rick is in The Hall of Fame and pitcher Rick should be.
Under nicknames, how about The BOSTON LOBSTERS, World Team Tennis Team back in the day, owned by Bob Kraft, nicknamed by BUD COLLINS... Later revived under Bahar Utatm's ownership for a short period..