Friday, October 19, 2012

1965—The Last Time It Was This Bad At Fenway

The Monstah Back In 1965
We've all been hearing about how this year's edition of the Carmine Hose was the worst since 1965. Indeed, the squad that took the field in the middle of the sixties was pretty awful. Despite boasting a line-up including Carl Yastrzemski, Tony Conigliaro, Rico Petrocelli and Frank Malzone, they could only manage 62 wins against an even 100 losses. To put in perspective how different things were then, here's a list of 1965 costs:

New house: $13,600.00; Avg. Income: $6,450.00; Gallon of Gas: 31 cents; New car: $2,650.00; Loaf of bread: 21 cents; Average Rent: $118.00; Box Seat at Fenway: $3.00. Mercy.