Former Red Sox pitcher Mel Parnell has passed away at the age of 89.

Parnell was masterful in Fenway Park, where pitchers fought the green wall, a home run hitter’s dream only 310 feet down the left field line. Parnell had a lifetime record of 123-75, but was 70-30 at Fenway.

Slightly before my time but it’s always sad to see one of our own go.