Bill Mueller in 2005. Googie man at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
Forget Clark Kent. Bill Mueller was the mild-mannered surprise for the 2004 Red Sox.
Winner of a league batting title that year, he pounded the rival Cardinals for six hits in the World Series.
Small wonder the St. Louis-area native was hired by the Cardinals as a 2015 coach.
The strong right arm of Jim Lonborg sent the Sox to the 1967 World Series. By Boston Red Sox / MLB (ebay.com, front of photo, back of photo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
In Out of Left Field, Brandon saw many connections between his father’s past and his present.
Brandon’s 2004 Red Sox faced the Cardinals in the World Series that year, just like in 1967.
Relive the final step that “Impossible Dream” team took to the ’67 Fall Classic here:
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