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On The Fly: Frank Sullivan, 85, Was Immortalized By Norman Rockwell

Peter Rockwell

Frank Sullivan, who led the Red Sox in ERA four straight seasons (1954-57), has died at 85. He's in the Red Sox Hall of Fame and in a Norman Rockwell painting called The Rookie. Rockwell painted it in 1957. It shows a rookie in street clothes in the Red Sox locker room with others, including Sullivan (No. 8 on his back) and Ted Williams. The original was sold in 2014 for $22.5 million by Christie's auction house. It first appeared on a Saturday Evening Post cover. ... The Yard Goats' home opener in Hartford is May 31, a Tuesday. Average high temperature in Hartford then is in the 70s, low in the mid 50s. Don't have to worry about April...