MLB Network Presents: The Impossible Dream: Red Sox Nation Begins
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Join us in the Grandstand Theater on Wednesday, August 21st, as we screen MLB Network Presents: The Impossible Dream: Red Sox Nation Begins. Prior to the screening, we will hold and artifact spotlight with items from our collection that are currently not on display that correspond with the film.
Launched in January 2015, MLB Network Presents has produced programs covering many subjects across baseball, including The Story of Billy Bean and the recent Mike Trout: Millville to MVP, as well as Holy Cow! The Story of Harry Caray, The Bird, The Colorful Montreal Expos and The Nasty Boys: The 1990 Cincinnati Reds.
With four World Series victories since 2004, the notion of a curse is a distant memory for most Boston Red Sox fans. But long before the likes of Papi, Pedro and Manny, and before the heartbreak of 1986 and the indelible image of Fisk waving the ball fair, Red Sox Nation as we know it began 50 years ago. This documentary will talk about how the Red Sox were part of one of the greatest pennant races the game of baseball has ever known. Although the team fell one game short in a dramatic seven game World Series, the impact of the “Impossible Dream” season helped shape the experience that Red Sox fans enjoy today.
This program is free with museum admission.
The Museum's Autumn Glory exhibit pays tribute to the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. The exhibit will remain open until the end of the 2019 MLB postseason. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)