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Fenway Park Day By Day The First Hundred Years

Author : Bill Nowlin
ISBN : 1579402348
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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If you're like some fans in New England (and beyond - for years there was a Red Sox fan group in Anchorage which even offered t-shirts reading "Far from Fenway"), you probably wake up every day thinking to yourself, "I wonder what happened at Fenway Park on this day in years gone by." OK, probably there aren't that many people who wonder that. But ever since Ed Walton's original book This Day in Boston Red Sox History, there have been a plethora of other such books for various teams. It was my honor to be able to update Ed's 1978 book with my own Day By Day with the Boston Red Sox, which Rounder Books published in 2006. That book ran to over 600 pages - and I've kept updating my file ever since, adding another six seasons since then. This book is more manageable since I've limited it only to events at Fenway Park. First of all, that removed the first 11 years of the franchise (1901-11) when the team played at the Huntington Avenue Grounds. Secondly, it moved almost precisely half the games of the succeeding 100 seasons - since they were road games. But there was a lot of great stuff that did happen at Fenway, and I hope this book will be enjoyable. There were moments of exultation, and moments of depression. Maybe more of the latter, but we're tough. We're Red Sox fans. We can take it. We're stronger for it.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fenway Park

Author : John Powers
ISBN : 9780762444908
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fenway Park. The name evokes a team and a sport that have become more synonymous with a city's identity than any stadium or arena in the country. Since opening in the same week of 1912 that the Titanic sank, the park's instantly recognizable confines have seen some of the most dramatic happenings in baseball history, including Carlton Fisk's "Is it fair?" home run in the 1975 World Series and Ted Williams's perfectly scripted long ball in his final at-bat. For 100 years, the Fenway faithful have been tested. They have known triumph and heartbreak, miracles and curses-well, one curse in particular-to such a degree that an entire nation of fans heaved a collective sigh of relief when Dave Roberts stole a base by a fingertip in 2004, triggering the most amazing comeback in the game's annals. To sit and watch a game at Fenway is to recognize that the pitcher is standing on the same mound where Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, and Babe Ruth pitched, that a hitter is in the same batter's box where Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron and Shoeless Joe Jackson dug in to take their swings. This is a ballpark that has embraced its odd construction quirks, including the bizarre triangle out in center field and the Green Monster that looms above the left fielder, and today-for better and for worse-it remains largely unchanged from the day it opened. In its long history, Fenway has hosted football, hockey, soccer, boxing, and so much more. It has provided a backdrop to hundreds of historic events having nothing to do with sports, including concerts, religious gatherings, and political rallies. It was the site of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's final campaign address, as well as visits by music luminaries from Stevie Wonder to Bruce Springsteen to the Rolling Stones. Through it all, the Boston Globe has been the consistent, respected chronicler of every important moment in park history. In fact, the newspaper played a remarkable role in Fenway's creation and evolution: the Taylor family-founders and longtime owners of the Globe-owned the ballclub in 1912, helped finance the new stadium, and renamed the team the "Red Sox". It is the Globe's insider perspective, combined with more than a century of exemplary journalism, that makes this book the definitive narrative history of both park and team, and a centennial collectors' item unlike any other. Its pages offer a level of detail that is unmatched, with exceptional writing and hundreds of rarely seen photographs and illustrations. This is Fenway Park, the complete story, unfiltered and expertly told.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Red Sox By The Numbers

Author : Bill Nowlin
ISBN : 9781613218891
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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What do Rube Walberg, Mike Nagy, Kevin Millar, and Dustin Pedroia all have in common? They have all worn #15 for the Boston Red Sox. Since 1931, the Red Sox have issued 74 different numbers to more than 1,500 players. In this newly updated edition, Red Sox by the Numbers tells the story of every Red Sox player since ’31—from Bill Sweeney (the first Red Sox player to don #1) to J.T. Snow (#84, the highest numbered non-coach in Sox history). Each chapter also features a fascinating sidebar that reveals obscure players who wore certain numbers and also which numbers produced the most wins, home runs, and stolen bases in club history. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Category: Sports & Recreation

One Day At Fenway

Author : Steve Kettmann
ISBN : 1416505156
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Saturday, August 30, 2003 -- Yankees versus Red Sox, Fenway Park. Not just a special day in a great rivalry but also a unique one in the long tradition of baseball writing. For on that day, Steve Kettmann worked with a team of top reporters to chronicle everything that happened, from the point of view of everyone involved. So here are Red Sox owner John Henry and CEO Larry Lucchino, privately second-guessing Grady Little's managing moves during the game; here is Joe Torre, the Yankees skipper, worrying on the bench about his closer, Mariano Rivera, who can't find home plate; here's Theo Epstein, Red Sox General Manager, playing guitar until his fingers bleed the night before the game; here's Hideki Matsui, Yankees slugger, surprised that no Japanese reporters turn up to greet him at the ballpark; and here's Bill Mueller, Red Sox third baseman, driving to the game, hoping he can get a hit to help Boston win. But it's not just the famous voices we hear. Let One Day at Fenway introduce you to Theo Gordon, who's told his girlfriend, Jane Baxter, forty-five lies, and watch as Marty Martin does what all good Red Sox fans should do, only to find himself thrown out of the ballpark. Taken together, these and a myriad of other voices reveal a day in the life of baseball unlike ever before, showing in this unique project the human side to America's pastime.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Opening Fenway Park With Style

Author : Bill Nowlin
ISBN : 9781933599366
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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OPENING FENWAY PARK WITH STYLE: The 1912 World Champion Red Sox is the collaborative work of 27 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). This book, which contains over 300 period photographs and illustrations, has at its core the individual biographies of every player on the team, even Douglass Smith—who appeared in just one game. There are also biographies of owner John I. Taylor and American League founder Ban Johnson. The book also contains a detailed timeline of the full calendar year, with essays on the construction of brand-new Fenway Park and its first renovation, as the team (which won the pennant by 14 games) prepared for Fenway’s first World Series. The 1912 World Series remains one of the most exciting in baseball history, extending to eight games because of a 14-inning tie game in Game Two. In Game Eight the Giants scored a tie-breaking run to take a lead in the top of the 10th inning, only to see Boston come back with two in the bottom of the 10th to win at home. Other articles in the book detail intriguing topics including a fascinating spring training, during which Sox players joined the hunt for a murderer in Hot Springs, life in Boston in 1912, and how the newspapers and telegraph reported the games in the days before radio, television, or the internet. It may surprise some to learn of the thousands of people who crowded outside the downtown offices of newspapers so they could get batter-by-batter updates on the progress of the World Series games-in-progress. There are more than a dozen books celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, but only this one is devoted to the 1912 season itself, providing the context for the then-new park which remains home to Boston baseball a century later.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fenway Park

Author : David Hickey
ISBN : 9780738576886
Genre : History
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Five days after the sinking of the Titanic, Boston's Fenway Park held its grand opening. Since that day, millions have witnessed the Red Sox play baseball. Their "Royal Rooters" evolved into the "Fenway Faithful" and are now commonly referred to as "Red Sox Nation." Nine World Series have been staged upon Fenway's turf, along with three Major League All-Star Games. Aside from baseball, Fenway has been host to professional and amateur football games, ice hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hurling, boxing and wrestling matches, and even a circus. Music from concerts has reverberated across its lawn, religious services have been held, and political rallies staged--all adding patches to the quilt of Fenway's rich, illustrious history. The structure that noted author John Updike referred to many decades ago as "a lyric little band box" has become one of New England's most beloved historical landmarks.
Category: History

This Day In Football

Author : T. J. Troup
ISBN : 9781589794528
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A full football season of facts, history, and nostalgia, this book will tell you the date the record for passes attempted was broken (94 on 11/1/53) as well as the game in which a defensive tackle lined up as a tight end to make the only touchdown reception of his career (William Perry, Chicago Bears, 11/3/85), and much, much more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fenway 1912

Author : Glenn Stout
ISBN : 9780547195629
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A centennial tribute to the beloved ballpark shares the behind-the-scenes story of its tumultuous origins and first year, sharing coverage of such topics as the unorthodox blueprint that belies the park's notorious quirks, the construction contributions of local citizens and the history-making World Series battle between the Red Sox and the Giants. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Red Sox Vs Yankees

Author : Harvey Frommer
ISBN : 1596700580
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Traces the history of the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Greatest Game

Author : Richard Bradley
ISBN : 9781416534396
Genre : History
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An account of the pivotal playoff game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox traces the season leading up to the game; the contributions of such figures as Carlton Fisk and Reggie Jackson; and the stakes that made the contest particularly significant.
Category: History

The Red Sox In The Playoffs

Author : Joshua R. Pahigian
ISBN : 9780786427789
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Covers all of the team's postseason appearances from 1903 through 2005. Each chapter begins with review of team's regular season exploits in the focus year. Explains how the team qualified for postseason play. Captures the ethos of team and fans during c
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Fenway Project

Author : Jim Prime
ISBN : 9781933599502
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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On June 28, 2002, over six hundred members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) descended on Fenway Park for an interleague contest between the hometown Boston Red Sox and their National League rivals, the former Boston—-now Atlanta—-Braves. Sixty-four of these avid fans, historians, statisticians, and game enthusiasts recorded their experiences for this book. Some wrote from privileged views such as inside the Green Monster’s manual scoreboard, the Braves clubhouse, and the broad- cast booth, while others took in the essence of Fenway from the grandstand or bleachers. The result is a fascinating look at Major League Baseball, the Red Sox and their colorful history, the charms and challenges of Fenway Park, and the allure of being a baseball fan. Including articles on Red Sox/Boston Braves history and the City Series, The Fenway Project combines historical background as only SABR can deliver it with this fascinating "one night at the ballpark" as recorded by 64 observers on the spot. From the man who sang the National Anthem (SABR member Joe Mancuso) to the woman who threw out the first pitch (SABR's president Claudia Perry), from a man in the bleachers to a woman in the press box, readers of The Fenway Project will see the game from all angles. Includes contributions by: Jean Hastings Ardell Phil Bergen Steve Bennett & The Bennett Family Bob Brady Steven Wolfgang Brooks Bob Buege Anne Campbell Jeff Campbell Jim Cambpell Jimmy Campbell Gene Carney Ken Carpenter R. Chamberlain Randall Chandler Will Christensen Richard Cohen Dick Dahl Eric Enders Joe Favano F.X. Flinn Michael Freiman Roy Gedat Rich Gibson Irv Goldfarb Rich Klein Francis Kinlaw R.J. Lesch Glenn LeDoux Daniel Levine Howard Luloff Joseph Mancuso Peter Mancuso Jr. Skip McAfee Lawr Michaels Wynn Montgomery Andy Moye Bill Nowlin Paul Parker Mark Pattison Claudia Perry Fred Peltz R. Plapinger Jim Prime Denis Repp Susan Riggs John T. Saccoman Ryan M. Saccoman Anthony Salazar Jim Sandoval Lyle Spatz Michael Spatz Steve Steinberg Cecilia Tan Stew Thornley Scott C. Turner Zack Triscuit Lewis Trott Jeff Twiss Jay Walker Angela Jane Weisl Peter Winske Saul Wisnia John Zajc Andrew Zinner
Category: Sports & Recreation

My Living Will

Author : John Trautwein
ISBN : 9781490859743
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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My Living Will is the story of former major league pitcher John Trautwein, and the unbelievable tragedy which befell him and his family when his fifteen-year-old son, Will, took his own life. There had been no warnings, no obvious signs of anxiety, depression, or unhappiness; nothing. A family and a community were left stunned as they pondered how a young man like Will Trautwein, a healthy, happy, popular, athletic, and musical teenager, who came from such a loving home, could lose the will to live. “John Trautwein writes straight from the heart. And his words will save lives. The story Trautwein shares in these pages––a remarkable journey of passion and purpose––will literally save lives.” • Jeffrey Marx, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Season of Life “John Trautwein’s story inspires hope. It empowers people, and it gives its readers the ‘hope for life.’ The triumph that this story imparts arouses the goodness in everyone as it drives people toward action.” • Joe Girardi, Manager, The New York Yankees “In my twenty-two years of broadcasting, I have told many stories of triumph over tragedy, but the story of Will Trautwein and his family has stayed with me. The loss of such a vibrant young man and the strength of his family to use their heartache to help has had an impact on how I parent my daughter, and how I report stories of teenage depression and suicide. This is a must-read if you have a teenager in your life.” • Stephany Fisher, Anchor, CBS News, Atlanta “Ever wonder if a young person in your own home might be at risk? Read this book. In “My Living Will,” John Trautwein takes the emotions of loss and turns them into a message of awareness and hope. A must read for parents and teenagers alike!” • Dan Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

101 Baseball Places To See Before You Strike Out

Author : Josh Pahigian
ISBN : 9781493016471
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A brand new edition of the finalist for the 2008 Casey Award, presented annually to the best baseball book, 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out profiles America’s greatest baseball museums, shrines, sports bars, pop culture landmarks and ballpark sites. From sandlots and skyboxes to TV rooms and sports bars, America’s love for baseball has inspired countless memories, discussions, and tributes. Josh Pahigian takes us across America to explore the places where the game’s history, culture, and lore come to life. Whether we travel by car or sit in the comfort of our favorite armchair, the book guides us to 101 amazing baseball places—including Ted Williams’ boyhood home, the Field of Dreams movie site, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Chicago bar where the Cubs’ “Curse of the Billy Goat” was born, Babe Ruth’s grave, and scores of other captivating landmarks and curios. Replacing the now-extinct sites from the previous edition, updating entries for attractions that have moved, re-assigning coveted chapters to more inspiring baseball venues that have since opened, and including stunning color photos for nearly all of them, Josh Pahigian has created the perfect gift for any baseball fan.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Defending Billy Ryan

Author : George V. Higgins
ISBN : 9780307947352
Genre : Fiction
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A thrilling account of the ins and outs of the Suffolk County Superior Court, this novel is vintage George V. Higgins. The third installment in the Jerry Kennedy series finds the Boston lawyer defending his toughest client yet, Billy Ryan. But it’s a few years on and battered Boston lawyers don’t look so hot under strong white light. Seemingly not the man he was, Jerry has to dig deep to come out on top in discrediting the prosecution. He looks to the likes of Bad-eye Mulvey, Cadillac Teddy and Carlo (a heavy-hitter) for assistance. Will the drama that ensues reveal that Billy Ryan has cut one shady deal too many? Jerry Kennedy leaves no source unprobed in Defending Billy Ryan, a work of stylish, racing prose.
Category: Fiction

100 Things Red Sox Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Nick Cafardo
ISBN : 9781623688899
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With 100-plus years of Red Sox history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Boston fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. This guide to all things Red Sox covers the tradition of singing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" at the stadium, the history of the Yawkey family, Wally the Green Monster, and the myth that lefties can't pitch at Fenway Park. Now updated through the 2013 World Series win, the book includes information about the signing of Shane Victorino and John Farrell taking over as manager.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Designated Hebrew

Author : Ron Blomberg
ISBN : 9781613210550
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive autobiography of one of baseball's most iconic players.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fenway

Author : Dan Shaughnessy
ISBN : 0618737367
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A richly illustrated study of America's oldest major league ballpark incorporates interviews with players, coaches, and fans as it chronicles a history of the park and the great teams and athletes who have played there, in an expanded and updated edition that includes more than thirty new photographs, an account of the 2004 World Series, and more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Place For Summer

Author : Richard Bak
ISBN : 0814325122
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This historical companion of Tiger Stadium contains almost two hundred rare photographs that capture the spirit of 140 years of baseball in Detroit.
Category: Sports & Recreation