The Boys Of Summer/Winter
July 3, 2011 in Jacques Plante, Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens Tags: 1961 New York Yankees, Andre Pronovost, Boom Boom Geofrrion, Dollard St. Laurent, Habs play baseball, Jacques Plante, Jean Guy Talbot, Marcel Bonin, Maurice Richard, Mickey Mantle, Phil Goyette, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra
No, this isn’t Mantle, Maris, Ford, Berra and others from the ’61 Yankees. It’s late 1950′s Habs, after winning another of their five straight Cups, getting down to business of going deep, shagging flies, throwing out runners, creating sparkling double plays, and drinking beer afterwards.
Below, Jacques Plante at bat, sizing up the pitcher; Boom Boom Geoffrion pounds his glove; Andre Pronovost, Phil Goyette, and Claude Provost share an inside joke in the dugout; Dollard St. Laurent at bat, hoping for a nice juicy one down the middle; and Marcel Bonin, the Rocket, and catcher Jean-Guy Talbot plan some serious strategy, because with these boys, whether it’s hockey or baseball, winning is everything.
(Gleaned from my scrapbook).