After hovering around .500 for a few months and losing young star Tony Conigliaro to a beanball, Boston made a legendary run at season's end. Four teams sat within a half-game of the AL pennant with a month to go, and on the last day of the season, the Red Sox faced the Twins, both teams battling the Tigers for the AL crown. The Sox beat Minnesota at Fenway during the day, and then huddled around a radio to hear the Tigers lose, giving Boston the AL pennant in the season deemed "The Impossible Dream."
Text: Abe Schwadron, SI.com
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