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1942 Holy Cross, 55; Boston College, 12

At Fenway Park, Boston

The Luckiest Loss In The History Of Sports

Never has there been a more fortuitous upset than this one. Undefeated and nearly unscored upon during their first eight games that year, Boston College's Eagles were so confident of capping a perfect season against the unranked Crusaders that it had made reservations for a victory party at the Coconut Grove nightclub the evening after the game. But after Holy Cross had left the Eagles in a 55-12 pile of dust, the disgusted BC eleven canceled the party---and a good thing, too, since that very night the Coconut Grove caught fire, killing 492 people in what remains the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.  Its interesting to note that the player's jersey numbers on the Program cover matched the final score.





1934 Holy Cross, 26; Harvard, 6

At Harvard

Holy Cross swept through the year with but two losses, and finished off on an up note by polishing off their traditional rivals from Boston College. Harvard was so disgusted with its annual setbacks at the hands of the Crusaders that after yet another loss in 1935 it dropped them from their schedule until after World War II.




1949 Yale, 14; Holy Cross, 7

At Yale

Crusaders Salvage The Fashion Contest

Bad day at New Haven, but what a fabulous Crusader illustration on the cover.













This view shows Red Sox "Rookie" Ted Williams with his good friend Bobby Doerr on William's FIRST day in the home
state, just before Ted's FIRST time at bat (pictured below) on April 14, 1939. It is very possible that this could also be Ted Williams FIRST photo in Red Sox uniform. Picture was made at Fitton Field, College of the Holy Cross

WILLIAMS, FIRST at BAT, Holy Cross April 1939 - Baseball great Ted Williams at Fitton Field, Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts taken on April 14, 1939. According to popular historical information, the occasion was a
pre-season exhibition game which turned out to be rookie Williams first day in a Boston Red Sox uniform in the team's home territory. In his first time at bat, shown here, Ted Williams belted in a Grandslam homerun, driving in three famous
team mates and future hall of famers Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr and Joe Cronin. .










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