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When the Lowell Women Broke the Boston Brahmin Rules

by Nina Sankovitch On a late winter’s evening in the year 1902, Amy Lowell took to the podium at a meeting of the Brookline school board to protest the reappointment of an aged and ineffective teacher.  The audience was shocked by

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First Baseball Strike in History: Carlton Fisk and the 1972 Red Sox


by Doug Wilson The First Baseball Strike in History April 1, 1972 baseball owners and the Major League Baseball Players Association played the cruelest April Fool’s Day joke of all on fans. Only it wasn’t a joke. They stopped the

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Posted in Sports History

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