William Deyesso is an experienced executive with nearly three decades of experience in the Boston real estate market. Beyond his professional activities, William Deyesso enjoys leading an active lifestyle. Some of his favorite activities include fencing, cross-country cycling, and baseball.
In 2004, the Boston Red Sox achieved one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. The Red Sox franchise dates back to 1901, when the team played as the Boston Americans. Between 1903 and 1918, the team secured a league-high five World Series championships. Following the controversial trade of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, however, the franchise experienced a “curse” -- years of post-season misery, often at the hands of the Yankees.
Nearly nine decades after their last World Series win of that era, the team appeared destined for another brutal loss to New York. Following a strong 98-win regular season, the Red Sox advanced to an American League Championship Series (ALCS) meeting with the Yankees, winners of 101 games. Boston quickly found themselves down 3-0 in the best-of-seven series, a hole from which no team had come back. The three losses were highlighted by a 19-8 drubbing in Game 3.
The Sox, however, lovably known in Boston as the Idiots, cared little for history. In Game 4, Boston escaped a 12-inning marathon with a 6-4 victory, to the delight of a home crowd. In Game 5, they once again eked out an extra-inning victory, this time with a 5-4, 14-inning win. Back on the road for Game 6, and a potential Game 7, many believed Boston had merely put off the inevitable.
Instead, the Red Sox recorded their most comfortable victory of the series in Game 6, establishing a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning and ultimately prevailing 4-2. Whatever drama had been built up going into the historic Game 7 quickly dissipated. New York fans were left stunned as Boston went up 2-0 in the first inning and 6-0 after two. The score never got closer than 8-3 following the seventh, before the Red Sox scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings, sealing a 10-3 pennant win and the most significant comeback in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Boston took its four-game winning streak into the World Series, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals. Having ended one of the longest championship droughts of any sports franchise, the Red Sox captured additional championships in 2007 and 2013, dropping a total of only two games across three Series appearances.
Outside of work, William Deyesso enjoys staying active through a range of physical activities. William Deyesso remains especially passionate about mountain biking. The Boston metropolitan area is home to a number of excellent trails for mountain bikers. While far from exhaustive, the following list highlights some of the area’s best places for mountain biking.
1. Catamount Ski Area: Riders who want a thrilling downhill experience need not look any further than the Catamount Ski Area, which has tracks of varying difficulty that will keep both intermediate and expert riders engaged. All of the trails are single track and littered with both natural and manmade obstacles, such as launches, bridges, step-ups, and ride-overs.
2. Callahan State Park: Featuring single- and double-track gravel and dirt terrain, Callahan State Park is kept fairly challenging through natural roots and rocky sections. While the trail is mostly great for intermediate riders, some sections become very technical, so riders should exercise caution.
3. Blue Hills: Blue Hills Reservation encompasses 7,000 acres of land with an overwhelming number of routes. Riders have access to single-track trails and fire roads. Rocky and sandy sections add some difficulty to the ride, but trails are largely customizable. For that reason, Blue Hills is great for a short jaunt through the woods or an extended, challenging ride.
William Deyesso - Successful Boston Real Estate Developer and Insurance Executive