Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Stapleton's Birthday And What Might Have Been

Today is Dave Stapleton's 59th birthday. One year ago, we wrote that Stapes:

 "...should be waking up today and slipping on his 1986 World Championship ring. But, because of the stubbornness of one John McNamara, Stapleton was not the late defensive replacement in Game Six of the World Series that year—as he had been in every post-season win."

Stapleton played his whole career with the Red Sox, and was a key part of that great team that should have broken "The Curse" is 68, not 86 years. Happy birthday, Dave!