Len Levin has had a love affair with the Red Sox — with all the joy and heartbreak that entails — since the mid-1940s, when he saw Dave Ferriss shut out the Yankees in his very first game at Fenway Park (the heartbreak: The leadoff Yankee in the second game of the twin bill hit a home run and the Sox were trounced). He has done extensive research on Babe Ruth's brief stay with the Providence Grays in 1914, when the Babe pitched the Grays to the International League pennant. A retired copy desk chief at the Providence Journal, he remains active in professional journalists' associations and conducts workshops for copy editors. He is married to a university professor of journalism and has two daughters.
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