Originally Posted by Spitball
I did not actually witness it, but I heard Red Sox rookie Billy Rohr's first ever major league start in 1967 on the radio (WHDH?) against the hated Yankees. He had a no-hitter going into the 9th. With two down and one out away from a no-hitter, Elston Howard hit a weak flare over the infield for a single.
I remember Carl Yastrzemski made a great catch in left to keep the no-hitter in tact. Billy Rohr never really amounted to much after that game, but I will never forget listening to that game.
In 1967, there were not many games televised locally. We listened to games on radios. I remember visualizing games as I would listen to them. Today I have MLB.com and it is (probably) better.
Was it a hand-held transistor radio? I remember taking one to school that Fall of '67 to listen to the World Series. They were played during the day time back then regardless of weekday or weekend. 2nd Grade and a couple of other kids listened with me during recess to the game on the radio. That was a huge deal in Portland, Oregon in 1967, to be able to hear a Major League Baseball game on the radio of any kind. On certain nights in the Summer you could pick up Dodger broadcasts all the way from L. A. They would be bouncing off the stratosphere. The struggles we went through back then to try to get a baseball fix. Used to go to the downtown library to get week old and two week old copies of The Enquirer and The Post to read about the REDS. Had the Baseball Digest subcriptions. Picked up The Sporting News whenever I could afford it. Those were good times.