Revere City Councillor Ira Novoselsky has been a Red Sox season ticket holder for 54 years. Last week, the Red Sox organization honored Novoselsky for his loyalty and support of the American League franchise.
“I started in 1968 the year after the ’67 Impossible Dream Red Sox won the pennant,” said Novoselsky. “The Red Sox gave me a nice baseball that says, ‘Golden Sox Club’ – it was very exciting and very nice of the Sox to do that.”
Novoselsky said he has witnessed some unforgettable moments at Fenway Park over the past five-and-half decades.
“One of my best moments was Yaz (Carl Yastrzemski) hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning against Detroit,” said Novoselsky. “There have been so many great moments – Carlton Fisk’s game-winning home run [in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series], David Ortiz’s clutch home runs – it’s been a tremendous ride.”
Novoselsky said he will be back in his familiar grandstand seats next season, hoping that the team will return to its winning ways that helped the Sox claim four World Series titles in this century.