Monday, January 26, 2015

Ex-Sox Pitcher Bill Monbouquette Passes Away

As a kid growing up in Somerville, Mass., it was quite a thing to have a real Red Sox player living in Medford, Mass.—the next town over. Bill Monbouquette, who died on Sunday at the age of 78, was just such a player—in fact he was born in Medford. "Monbo" (as he was affectionately called by fans) tossed a no-hitter in 1962 and toiled for The Carmine Hose for eight years before being traded to the Tigers for George Thomas. In his eight Boston seasons, Monbouquette went 96-91 with a 3.69 ERA for some pretty lousy Red Sox teams. Since 2008, he had been battling acute myelogenous leukemia. Rest in peace, Bill.