Dan Desrochers

Dan Desrochers’ ventures to Fenway Park began in 1967 as a 12-year-old who had a passionate desire to attend a Red Sox game. Dan Desrochers’ ventures to Fenway Park began in 1967 as a 12-year-old who had a passionate desire to attend a Red Sox game. Unbeknownst to his parents, he schemed and plotted his “Impossible Dream” Maine-to-Boston venture that combined bicycling, hiking, and bus and train rides to catch his first Red Sox game. He successfully completed the 200-mile trip and managed to get home before dark. He now lives in Rollinsford, New Hampshire though he still considers himself a Mainer — and he continues to organize trips to Red Sox games today without his mom’s permission. He was in St. Louis when the Red Sox won it all in 2004.

SABR BioProject biographies written by Dan Desrochers

  • Freddy Parent

SABR Games Project stories written by Dan Desrochers

  • October 12, 1967: Gibson, Cardinals lift Cardinals to title over ‘Impossible Dream’ Red Sox
  • October 11, 1967: Bucking the odds: rookie Waslewski leads Red Sox in Game 6
  • October 9, 1967: Down but not out: Red Sox take Game 5 of World Series
  • October 8, 1967: A One-Inning Game: Cardinals take 3-1 lead in World Series
  • October 7, 1967: World Series gets ‘a little warm’ as Cardinals win Game 3
  • October 5, 1967: Simply Lonborg: Red Sox ace shuts down Cardinals in Game 2
  • October 4, 1967: Awed and paralyzed: Cardinals take Game 1 of World Series

SABR Journal Articles written by Dan Desrochers

  • 1967 Red Sox: World Series recap

SABR Research Topics written by Dan Desrochers 

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SABR Research Articles written by Dan Desrochers 

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SABR Ballparks written by Dan Desrochers 

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