Former Boston Red Sox Shareholder, David B. Hawkes, Launches New Website,

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The new site includes an untold “David vs. Goliath” story few know about the Boston Red Sox purchase in 2002.

How a poor kid from Maine became an owner of the Boston Red Sox

David B. Hawkes and his son, Walter Hawkes, have just launched a new family & small business financial blog called, The site includes the story of how David, who grew up poor in Maine, went on to become the co-founder of the entity that purchased the Boston Red Sox in 2002.

David B. Hawkes, grew up in Lovell, Maine (population 800 in the winter). Born into a family of modest means, David learned the value of hard work from an early age. The summer after his father had a heart attack and became ill with complications, David went to work as a caddie on the local golf course, biking the four miles to and from his home, seven days per week, carrying double. He hoped for a $1 tip.

The summer David was 14 he went to work at Kimball and Walker’s General Store in the village where he lived, working 60 hours a week for $30 in cash. In the evening he mowed several lawns for additional money. David was able from the time he was 13, to purchase his own clothes and provide his own spending money - something that became required as his dad died of a heart attack when David was just 14.

So how does a man of humble beginnings end up owning a minority share of the Boston Red Sox? David’s charisma, perseverance and hard work brought him to a very special place, in October of 2000 - his professional knowledge, pool of contacts—including Les Otten, Severin Bellevieu, Senator George Mitchell—and his love of baseball sparked a conversation that forever changed his life. That, and protracted negotiations with John Henry, the majority owner...

David is happy to share rest of the story on his newly launched website,, a web site he's started with his youngest son, Walter. There you will find other interesting stories from David's 30+ year career in the financial and tax world trenches.

David B. Hawkes, is a tax, financial planning, family & small business consulting expert. He has worked with thousands of clients and saved them millions of dollars in taxes over the course of his career. David is also a former minority shareholder of the Boston Red Sox. His latest venture is, a family and small business financial blog.

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