Bill Monbouquette

Birth Name:
William Charles Monbouquette
Birth Date:
August 11, 1936
Birth Place:
Medford, Massachusetts
Death Date:
January 25, 2015
Place of Death:
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Cause of Death:
Acute myelogenous leukemia
Cemetery Name:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Bill Monbouquette was an American professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a right-handed pitcher and was a four-time All-Star player. Monbouquette was a stalwart right-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox during one of the leaner periods in the history of the franchise. Born and raised in the Boston area, he played eight of his 11 major league seasons with the Red Sox, from 1958 to 1965, and for much of that time he was the best pitcher on a bad team. During his time with them, the Sox never finished higher than third in the American League. Monbouquette was notable for pitching a no-hitter in 1962 as a member of the Red Sox, and was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000.

Fun Fact

When people would ask him for an autograph, he surprised people because although he pitched and batted right-handed, his hand writing was left handed.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Oak Grove Cemetery

230 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155

Medford, Massachusetts, 02155


North America


Map of Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts.
Map of Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts.

Grave Location:

Forest Lawn, Row IZ, Lot 13

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery stay towards the left and drive back to the newer section. Look for the street sign indicating the Forest Lawn section. Once you find Forest Lawn drive all the way back to the edge of the cemetery that borders the private homes. Monbo is buried in the middle in the very last row of this elongated section of gravesites.

Grave Location GPS

42.42803198, -71.13735671



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