Monthly Archives: August 2016

Memories of Smoky Joe

A short story on Smoky Joe Wood has been published in the Milford Journal.  It features some  personal memories of Wood’s grand daughter, Durinda.  You can read the article by clicking this link:A Passion for Baseball – Smoky Joe Wood (Caramiello – Milford Journal) – August 2016 (1)





Meet the Hoopers (Harry’s family)

The Great Fenway Park Writers Series

A Public Service of the Boston Red Sox

2 August 2016

Dear Special Friends of The Writers Series:

Our next event honors the memory of Harry Hooper, member, Baseball Hall of Fame, and the only Red Sox player to ever play on four World Series team – 1912, 1915, 1916, and 1918.

Fifty members of the Hooper family will join us for our luncheon, Thursday, August 11, in the EMC Club (enter at 20 Yawkey Way). Please note the starting time – 11 am (that’s earlier than normal but necessary).

To bring back those memories of Mr. Hooper’s career, we have invited two exceptional speakers.

First, Mike Vaccaro, lead sports columnist of the New York Post, and author of, “The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants, and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos who Reinvented the World Series in 1912”; and, second, Dr. Thomas Whalen, associate professor at Boston University, and author of, “When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912-1918.”

Dick Flavin will be Dick Flavin and have a special poem memorializing Harry Hooper, and Gordon Edes, the new Red Sox Historian (and the genesis of this program), will introduce our special guests, including a Barber Shop Quartet.

Oh, this should be great fun with you, and the Hooper family back at Fenway.

The cost of the luncheon in EMC is $45, with Mr. Vaccaro’s and Dr. Whalen’s books available for sale and signing separately

If you have questions, I invite you to call: 619-249-6379, or find details online at

NOTE: ESPN’s Brian Kenny, author of, “The Curve: Inside The Baseball Revolution”, speaks September 13 at our luncheon.


George Mitrovich

The Great Fenway Park Writers Series
4 Yawkey Way | Boston, Massachusetts 02215 | 617.226.6781