Bill Nowlin

Bill Nowlin was one of the first fans to the mound when Jim Lonborg induced the final out and the Red Sox won the 1967 pennant. He was elected as SABR’s Vice President in 2004 and re-elected for five more terms before stepping down in 2016, when he was elected as a Director. He is also the author of dozens of books on the Red Sox or Red Sox players, including Ted Williams At War and Love That Dirty Water: The Standells and the Improbable Victory Anthem of the Boston Red Sox (both from Rounder Books.) He has written Johnny Pesky’s biography (Mr. Red Sox) and co-edited a series of Red Sox “team books” written by numerous SABR authors that focus on different years when the Red Sox fielded exceptional teams, including: ’75: The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball (2005); The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox (2007); When Boston Had The Babe: The 1918 Red Sox (2008); and Lefty, Double-X, and The Kid: The 1939 Red Sox, a Team in Transition (2009). Bill is also co-founder of Rounder Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s traveled to more than 100 countries, but says there’s no place like Fenway Park.



SABR BioProject biographies written by Bill Nowlin

  • Aaron Cook
  • Al Baker
  • Al Benton
  • Al DeVormer
  • Al Flair
  • Al Kellett
  • Al Naples
  • Al Niemiec
  • Al Papai
  • Al Richter
  • Al Schroll
  • Al Shaw
  • Al Stokes
  • Al Van Camp
  • Al Worthington

SABR Games Project stories written by Bill Nowlin

  • July 24, 2020: Long delayed but lopsided Opening Day win for Red Sox
  • August 7, 2019: Thousands of fans see their first MLB game in Boston — and it lasts 12 minutes
  • August 14, 2017: Chad Bettis comes home to Colorado
  • August 1, 2017: Red Sox win on yet another walk-off
  • August 2, 2016: Andrew Benintendi makes his debut; Edwin Diaz records first save
  • June 29, 2014: Mookie Betts debuts in Red Sox outfield
  • October 28, 2007: Red Sox complete sweep of Rockies to win World Series
  • October 27, 2007: Boston’s bats push Rockies to the brink in Game 3
  • October 25, 2007: Curt Schilling’s final game gives Red Sox a triumph in Game 2
  • October 24, 2007: Rockies’ juggernaut hits a roadblock in Boston for Game 1
  • April 10, 2007: Red Sox rebound from a humiliating implosion toward a World Series championship
  • October 1, 2006: Devern Hansack throws an ‘unofficial’ no-hitter for Red Sox
  • October 27, 2004: ‘Now I Can Die in Peace’: Red Sox sweep World Series to win for first time in 86 years
  • October 26, 2004: Red Sox win Game 3 as Cardinals blunder on the basepaths
  • October 24, 2004: Stitched up again, Boston’s Curt Schilling sticks it to St. Louis in Game 2

SABR Journal Articles written by Bill Nowlin

  • Did MLB Exist Before the Year 2000?
  • Researching Ted Williams’ Latino Roots
  • The Birth of Red Sox Nation
  • The BoSox Club
  • 1967 Red Sox: Front Page News