So Long, Billy Ballgame

BILL MUELLER / BOSTON.COM

Bill Mueller has called it quits due to a knee injury not improving.
We will never forget what Bill Mueller meant to us. You’re always welcome in Boston, Billy Ballgame!

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Born on the 37th anniversary of the the day Babe Ruth died (1985) which later became the day Jimy Williams was fired in 2001 (a monumental event at the time), Evan was too young to experience the pain 1986 brought, but a deep wound was sowed in 2003. Since then, Fire Brand has become a blog that Red Sox “club officials read,” as per Peter Gammons. Evan enjoys working out, writing, reading, quality television, science fiction and history and being newly married. He is a professional baseball journalist as well as president of a state non-profit and member of the Board of Directors for a national profit. (Twitter.)

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  1. mouse November 18, 2006 at 4:36 PM #

    Sad to hear, though not surprising in the least. His knees have been a mess for years–it was only a matter of time before they eventually forced him off the diamond for good.
    Thank you, Bill Mueller, for hitting that homerun off of Mariano Rivera to cap one of the most thrilling regular season Red Sox victories in recent history. Thank you for that single up the middle to drive in Dave Roberts after The Steal (TM). Thank you for being 1 of the 25. Thank you for playing great defense at the hot corner for three years. Thank you for being a clutch hitter who constantly grinded out quality at-bats, no matter who was on the mound.
    But most of all, thank you for being the consummate professional during your entire underrated career. The world needs more classy, humble ball players like Bill Mueller.

  2. Dave B November 19, 2006 at 1:26 AM #

    I love Bill, I will never forget what he did for me and Red Sox nation. He is on of the few that should be known for our campionship. God Bless, o yea, screw Lugo, never overrated but Drew is a huge pickup

  3. Dave B November 19, 2006 at 5:26 AM #

    I love Bill, I will never forget what he did for me and Red Sox nation. He is on of the few that should be known for our campionship. God Bless, o yea, screw Lugo, never overrated but Drew is a huge pickup

  4. Peter N November 19, 2006 at 10:25 AM #

    Our infield anchor…..whatever he does next, he'll do it well. He's that type of person…and that's why we miss him so!

  5. Sam November 19, 2006 at 4:05 PM #

    Don't miss him. Hire him. If that guy isn't a perfect choice to be a coach (or even manager), then nobody ever was.
    GET ON THE PHONE, THEO!