Broadcasting Red Sox Baseball: How the Arrival of Radio Impacted the Team and the Fans

By Donna L. Halper, PhD

This article was published in the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

During the Boston Red Sox's winning years in the early 20th century, the games at Fenway Park were often sold out. An easier way to find out what was happening at the ballpark was emerging. An amazing technology called radio made its debut in the summer of 1920, a life-changing invention for anyone who loved sports. In the early years of the American League, Boston fans had a lot to smile about — World Series victories in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, . . .

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