She has watched Ted Williams shoot pigeons at Fenway Park. Heard the sickening sound of the fastball that crushed Tony Conigliaro’s cheekbone. Hung out with the DiMaggio brothers and written letters for an appreciative Carl Yastrzemski.
As personal secretary for former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey and general manager Dick O’Connell, Mary Trank was the gatekeeper to power at Fenway from 1946 through 1976.
“She was a happy person, always joking, she was just enjoyable to be around, such a wonderful personality,” says former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette.
Trank, 92, recently opened her box of memories and shared them with a Globe reporter. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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