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Thursday, March 17, 2005

RIP "The Monster"

Dick Radatz, whose towering presence and 95-mile-per-hour fastball made him baseball's most dominant relief pitcher in the mid-1960s and earned him the unforgettable nickname of "The Monster" in Red Sox lore, died yesterday when he fell down a flight of stairs in his home in Easton, according to police.

I wasn't old enough to see him play, but all that I've read and seen show that he will be missed.

On the way home from work today, they had Johnny Pesky on the radio, talking to him about his memories of Radatz. He was telling wonderful stories in incredible detail about things that happened 40 years ago. I can't even remember all I did last week.
Johnny is an absolute treasure. We as Red Sox fans are truly blessed.


posted at 4:12 PM by Hoothehoo

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