Deerfield Red Sox Connection

I am working for the Red Sox this summer and I was scheduled to meet Rob Wood and Jeff Wood along with additional family members in order to show them around Fenway Park. Both Rob and Jeff are grandsons of Red Sox Legend “Smoky” Joe Wood. As we began to converse about who we are and where we are all from we come to find a lot of connections. The Wood family has Deerfield roots and are proud alumni of Deerfield Academy. Brothers Rob and Jeff, their father Bob, and their two uncles, Joe Jr. and Steve Wood were all members of the Deerfield Classes of 37, 38, 39, 63, and 66. Of course, it was Smoky Joe who made all this happen by originally supporting his three sons at Deerfield. This is a picture of the three of us, Me ’10, Rob ’63, and Jeff ’66 gathered around a replica of the 1912 World Series Championship Trophy. Smoky Joe Wood was a member of that 1912 championship team 100 years ago.
Stephen Kelly Class of 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are regional events in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on regional engagement. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

Contact the Office of Advancement

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342