The Impossible Dream Team:

The inside story of how the 1967 team built the foundation of Red Sox Nation.


The 1967 Boston Red Sox were 100-1 underdogs to win the American League Pennant. And yet the Impossible Dream team defied all odds and clinched the AL Pennant on the last day of the 1967 season. Not only did they confound the experts but they had a knack of coming from behind and achieving victory at games-end. In addition to the “Impossible Dream team,” they were known as “The cardiac kids.” Herb Crehan has interviewed 21 members of this team plus manager Dick Williams and coach Bobby Doer. As a long-time feature-writer for the Red Sox he has had unprecedented access to these iconic players. He loves to tell the inside story of how the 1967 Red Sox built the foundation of Red Sox Nation!

Herb Crehan, a recognized authority on Boston baseball history and the publisher of, is in his 22nd season as a contributing writer for the Boston Red Sox. Crehan speaks extensively on Boston baseball history, including appearances at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, WBZ radio, NPR’s “All Things Considered,”, and numerous Society of Baseball Research (SABR) meetings.

Join us Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 pm in the Community Room of the Boyden Library in Foxborough, to hear Herb relive some of his great Red Sox baseball stories. All are welcome!