Sherm Feller was inducted into The
Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame on September 15th,
Dear Red Sox Fans,
Sherm Feller, the greatest ballpark announcer in Red Sox history passed away twenty years ago. Sherm’s famous “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Fenway Park” is still used on TV , radio, and even at The MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Sherm’s induction into The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame is long overdue.
Please visit www.shermfeller.com and read the many memories that people have written and consider doing the same. You can also visit the Sherm Feller group on Facebook. Keeping Sherm Feller’s memory alive is a labor of love for me and a few of my close friends. Your help is very much appreciated. Thank you for your time. Go Sox!
September 18, 1952 – May 9, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Boston Red Sox Booth Announcer Carl Beane
Read WBZ's Dan Roche's moving tribute
Carl was Sherm's biggest fan
(Note: I did not know Carl Bean until I got this very touching e-mail from him through this website.
Carl, I will be forever grateful for your support. GT)
"I'll never fill his shoes, but I do get to sit in his chair"
Carl Beane and The World Series Trophy
I just discovered this fabulous website. A very dear friend told me about this and after reading through it, I felt I had to write. I have covered the Red Sox as a radio reporter for 27 years and along the way got to know the wonderful voice I heard as a child when my late father would take my two younger brothers and me on the bus from Springfield, Ma to Fenway Park.
When I was a child I told everybody that someday I would be a Red Sox announcer. I loved listening to Sherm, then would have a laugh after every ballgame when Sherm would sit in the media room and tell those wonderful stories in that one of a kind voice. He became a great friend and in a way a mentor to me due to his involvement in radio and as the Voice of Fenway Park. In 2003, my dream came true. I now occupy that position as the P. A. announcer at Fenway. Every game, I pay tribute to Sherm. I tap his picture just outside the booth and ask him to get me through another game. I use the same greeting he did because it was and is perfect.
I always say to anyone who asks about the job, that "I'll never fill his shoes, but I do get to sit in his chair". Bob Sheppard, the long time voice of Yankee Stadium, was a good friend of Sherm's and over the years has shared stories about him with me. Mr. Sheppard had a great deal of respect for him, as do I.
I agree that Sherm should be honored in a special way, and I intend this summer to offer his name for induction into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. He deserves it and it is the right thing to do. I have already spoken to some of the Red Sox executives about this, so it will be brought up at the proper time. I hope it happens. Sherm Feller was and will always be the "Voice of Fenway Park". He was my friend, and ironically, he died 4 years to the day that my dad passed away. I miss them both very much.Respectfully submitted,Carl Beane
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This web site is
dedicated to the memory of Sherm Feller,
Boston Red Sox PA announcer for 26 years. He
also wore many other hats. Sherm was a
Boston Radio personality, and a music lover
who wrote and produced pop songs like
"Summertime Summertime", standards like
"Snow Snow Beautiful Snow", and a moving
Orchestral suite called "Ode To JFK". Sherm
was a friend to all, and this is where some
of his friends will help preserve his memory
for generations to come.
I would like to thank Columnist Beverly Beckham for getting the ball rolling with her article "Sox Should Remember Sherm". Since this is a work in progress, everyone is welcome to contribute a personal story, a picture, or even an article about Sherm. Send your stories and comments to AttentionPlease@ShermFeller.com Thanks in advance for any and all contributions.
Please Take some time to look at, and contribute to the letters page now.
From Mike Dean:
Reading about Bob
Sheppard's passing away reminded me of Sherm
Feller and his distinctive style, which I
enjoyed hearing a lot (sometimes, in my
baseball PA work, I will try to use that
So, since I never sent the Red Sox organization a note of appreciation for Sherm's work, I hope to partially rectify that with this note.
From Kenneth Barr:
am writing to ask that Sherm Feller be
inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of
Fame. As a New York citizen of the
nation, I know the value of an iconic Public
Address announcer. Both Bob Sheppard
(Yankee and Giants Stadium) and John Condon
(Madison Square Garden) are honored for
their legendary work at their respective
venues. PA announcers may mean more in
baseball than in any other sport, as their
player announcements are official and no
player may take the field without an
announcement. In today's world of
cheerleader PAers, Mr. Feller stands out for
his clear, concise method with a unique
personality. Watching Sox games, (I
didn't see my first game at Fenway until
1994), I got a real kick out of his,
"#27, Carlton Fisk, Catcher Fisk."
as an example of his one of a kind style.
Bob Sheppard is known as the voice of Yankee
Stadium, Sherm is the unforgettable voice of
Fenway Park. Please honor him in the
manner he deserves with induction into the
red Sox Hall of Fame.
Dick had a long career with The Boston Red Sox starting as Public Relations Director in June of 1984 and was the Vice President of Publications and Archives until his passing on 11/29/14.
Rest in Peace Lou Gorman (1929-2011)
"The sun will rise, the sun will set, and I’ll have lunch." -- 1987, Red Sox GM Lou Gorman when asked what might happen if he didn't reach a contract agreement with the great Roger Clemens
(Editors note: Lou Gorman was a kind a gentle man. He was extremely warm and genuine any time I met him. He was also the first person from The Boston Red Sox organization to offer a quote for this website. Thank you Lou)
Remembering Fenway Park
To Harvey Frommer - Thanks for including Sherm Feller in your book, and the mention on page 21 "Gary Titus is webmaster for shermfeller.com and a rabid Red Sox fan". There is also a quote from me about Sherm on page 157. I am honored to be a small part of this great book.
(Harvey Frommer's "Remembering
Fenway Park" is available at Amazon.com)
Legendary Yankees Ballpark Announcer Bob Sheppard passed away today (July 11th, 2010) at 99 years old. He and "Sherman" (as Bob called him) were very good friends. RIP Bob, please say hello to our old pal.
Courtesy of Ken Carberry - Circa 1975
Sherm Feller Passed Away on
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The Massachusetts Hospital School Athletic Fund
3 Randolph Street, Canton, Massachusetts 02021
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