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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsEddie Popowski Born: 1913Died: December 4,2001 Eddie Popowski didn’t takethe field in Major League as a player, but “Pop” spent 65 years as a memberof the Boston Red Sox franchise.  He died Dec. 4, 2001 at theage of 88.He first joined the Red Soxorganization in 1937, spending time as a player, a scout, a minor leaguemanager and a Major League coach, a player-manager and a special instructor.21 of those seasons were spent managing minor league teams. Popowski’s teams finished first 14 times and 4 of those teams won pennants.His major league debut came in 1967 as a third base coach with Boston. After serving as third base coach, first base coach an interim manager (9 games in 1969 and one in 1973), he became a special assignment coach in 1975.”Today is just a sad day,” said Johnny Pesky, in an online article. Pesky was serving the organization as a special assignment instructor. “I feel badly. He and (special instructor Charles) Wagner are the longest continuous employees in the organization. “I remember the first yearI met him was 1940. I was just out of high school and that was my rookieyear. He was the second baseman and Eddie Pellagrini was the shortstop.He was always an active little guy. I coached with him with the Red Soxand really enjoyed it.”