Uniform & Team History
The only fictional team in the Oldtime Baseball Game. Film buffs will recall “The Natural,” in which Robert Redford portrayed a slugger named Roy Hobbs.
Oldtime Game History
Jed Hoyer, who had a stellar career at Wesleyan University both at shortstop and as a pitcher, came out of retirement in 2006 and wore this uniform when he played the entire game at shortstop. At the time he played in the Oldtime Baseball Game, Hoyer was assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He went on to become general manager of the San Diego Padres and president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs.
Legendary Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards of NESN wore it in 2015. Joe McDonald, longtime baseball writer for the Providence Journal, wore it in 2009 when he teamed up to form a double play combination with Lou Merloni. McDonald covered the Red Sox throughout Merloni’s playing career.
Also worn by:
Russ Marino, Drew University (’98); Todd Korchin, Northeastern University (’99); Eric Previte, Merrimack College (’00); Evan Greene, UMass/Lowell (’01); Alfredo Nunez, UMass/Lowell (’02); Jeff Krasner, Brandeis University (’03); Andrew Green, Amherst College (’04); Joe Fournier, Providence College (’05); Victor Menieur, Chelsea, ECABL (’07); Josh Connors, University of Maine (’08); Moises Maza, South End Astros (’13); Ross Curley, Bentley University (’14); Trevor Boyce, Babson College (’16); Cam Walsh, Northeastern University (’17-19); Omar Silas, Bunker Hill Community College (’21-22).