With the Red Sox the reigning World Series champions, it only seemed fitting that we embrace this season’s lovable, bearded team by taking a look at the franchise’s storied history, as told in both The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits.
The subject of this month’s calendar is Michael T. McGreevy, owner of the former Third Base saloon, affectionately referred to as “the last stop before home.” As explained in Drinking Boston, Third Base, established in 1894 and closed in 1920, was “a temple dedicated to all things baseball…” When members of the Red Sox fan club, The Royal Rooters, would get into heated debates about the team, McGreevy would road “Enough said!”, instantly quieting the patrons.
For more great history on Third Base or all things baseball, pick up copies of The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits!
How to set this image as your Desktop Background
- Download this for your desktop screen in resolutions of 1280 x 800 (small), 1440 x 900 (medium), or 1920 x 1200 (large), based on the size of your screen.
- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture”, — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.
- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.
- Voila! You have a beautiful, seasonal desktop calendar to keep you on track all month long!
About the Union Park Press Calendar Series
When you publish books about arts, history, and culture of Boston and New England, you are bound to see some spectacular photography. It’s our goal to share some of those gorgeous scenes with fellow New England-lovers through our books, our blog, Pinterest and now through our monthly Union Park Press digital desktop calendar series! We hope you enjoy and return each month for a new beautiful calendar.
To learn more about Boston’s sports history, order The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston through our website; online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble; or pick up a copy at your local bookstore. If your favorite shop doesn’t have it in stock, just ask—they’ll be happy to order it for you.
To learn more about the history of Boston as seen through the lens of the city’s barrooms and cocktail lounges, purchase Drinking Boston through our website; online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble; or pick up a copy at your favorite local bookstore.