President Shirley Tilghman never got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the ninth annual Princeton Night at Boston’s Fenway Park Aug. 5. Foul weather delayed Tilghman’s flight to Boston, putting the guest pitcher in a time crunch to make a connection for her overseas flight later that night. Told that she would have only five to 10 minutes to spend at the game, Tilghman remained at Boston’s airport and caught her international flight.
In spite of the inauspicious prelude, the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-2, and now sport a record of eight wins and only one loss on a Princeton Night.
Pictured above holding Tilghman’s souvenir Red Sox jersey is Ted Gallagher ’67. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino ’67 is directly behind Gallagher wearing a Class of 1952 reunion jacket. Also in ’52 jackets, and shown to the right of Lucchino, are Dick Kazmaier ’52 and Gary Walters ’67, Princeton’s director of athletics. Lanny Springs, class secretary for ’67, provided the photo but like Tilghman was delayed by bad weather. He reached the park in the bottom of the first inning.
At Fenway, Lucchino hosted nearly 40 friends, ’67 classmates, and other Princetonians. By Fran Hulette