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

  • 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
  • Alan Embree

SABR Games Project stories written by Bill Nowlin

  • 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
  • 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
  • April 27, 2002: Pitcher and catcher are in sync as Boston’s Derek Lowe no-hits Devil Rays
  • April 10, 1998: ‘Greatest Closing Act Ever Seen in a Fenway Opener’
  • September 4, 1991: A final push at Fenway Park
  • August 21, 1986: Red Sox offense unleashes ‘havoc and devastation’ on Cleveland
  • April 29, 1986: Roger Clemens becomes first pitcher to strike out 20 in nine innings
  • August 12, 1984: Braves-Padres brawl leaves 17 players ejected in one game
  • July 4, 1983: Dave Righetti tosses a no-hitter on Fourth of July
  • April 14, 1978: Jim Rice gets impatient; Red Sox pull even on the young season

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
  • 1967 Red Sox: Spring Training
  • 1967 Red Sox: Scouting the opposition with Frank Malzone
  • 1967 Red Sox: Yaz and the Triple Crown
  • 1947 Yankees: Spring training in Florida
  • The Team with the Most On-Base Percentage Titles
  • The Day Ted Williams Became the Last .400 Hitter in Baseball
  • Ted Williams’ Year in Minneapolis
  • Choosing Among Winners of the 1981 AL ERA Title
  • Now I Can Die In Peace

SABR Research Topics written by Bill Nowlin 

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SABR Research Articles written by Bill Nowlin 

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