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  • Bill Monbouquette, Herb Plews and Bill Enos, former Red Sox figures, pass away

    Bill Monbouquette was quite good for a Red Sox team that was quite bad. He managed a winning record, 96 wins and a 3.69 ERA in eight years with the club. In 1963, he won 20 games for a squad that had only 76 victories overall. He was an All-Star four times while in a Boston uniform.

    Bill Monbouquette, a stalwart right-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox during one of the leaner periods in the history of the franchise, died on Sunday in Boston. He was 78.

    The cause was complications of leukemia, his wife, Josephine, said.

    Monbouquette, who was born in the Boston area and grew up there, played eight of his 11 major league seasons with the Red Sox, from 1958 to 1965, and for much of that time he was the best pitcher on a bad team. During his time with them, the Sox never finished higher than third in the American League; after his first season, never higher than fifth; and after his second, never higher than sixth.
    Read more:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/sp...ies-at-78.html

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    Herb Plews, a teammate of Monbouquette's, played 13 games for the Red Sox in 1959. He was acquired by the Red Sox in a fairly substantial trade with Washington: "Traded by the Washington Senators with Dick Hyde to the Boston Red Sox for Billy Consolo and Murray Wall. Dick Hyde and Murray Wall returned to original teams on June 14, 1959."

    Herb Plews, the only local area athlete to play Major League Baseball, died on Friday of natural causes in Boulder, Colorado. He was 86.

    Plews played for the Washington Senators from 1956-58, and the Boston Red Sox in 1959. Best known for his defensive skills as a middle infielder and third baseman, he finished with a career .262 batting average in the big leagues.
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    http://helenair.com/sports/baseball/...a2339e7ab.html

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    Bill Enos scouted for the Red Sox in the 1970s and 1980s. He signed, among others: Rich Gedman, John Tudor, Jack Cressend, Ken Ryan and Jeff Plympton.

    Bill Enos, the longtime Red Sox scout whose career extended through parts of eight decades in professional baseball as a player, manager, scout and consultant, passed away due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 94.

    He died last Wednesday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Read more:

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/104155...cout-bill-enos
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-30-2015, 12:03 AM.

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