To call Ralph "Rip" Pallotta a baseball fan just doesn't go far enough. He is a true student of the game. He is, indeed, a baseball historian. Born in 1954 in Leominster, Massachusetts, his baseball upbringing was in the sixties. The Red Sox were his team, and he observed the "Impossible Dream" season of 1967 and fondly remembers it. Rip has had a duel career. He has been in banking and broadcasting all his adult life. He wrote his first book "The Nashua Diamond Register" in 1986. This book was about the minor league franchise in Nashua, New Hampshire. The book is in the National Baseball Library in Cooperstown, New York. Rip has been married to his wife Melanie for 30 years, and has three children, Alison, Randy, and Christopher, and he has one grand child, Alexis. Rip and his family live in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.