Seeing baseball played at Fenway is an experience like no other for Red Sox fans and rivals alike because the park reminds us of what baseball used to be. Fenway may not offer fans the best seats or even adequate parking, but when game-goers walk through the park's gate, the smell of hotdogs and roasted peanuts, the sight of Fenway's brilliant green grass and the roar of the Fenway faithful overwhelms the most jaded of baseball enthusiasts, even Yankee fans. At Fenway celebrates the rich history of Fenway Park home to the Boston Red Sox. Told through the wit and perceptions of Dan Shaughnessy, sports columnist for the Boston Globe and one of New England's most admired sportswriters, At Fenway is the writer's hometown tribute to the park how growing up with Fenway and the Red Sox affected his life and the lives of the many die-hard fans living in "Red Sox Nation." Author of The Curse of the Bambino, Shaughnessy takes readers on a walking tour of the fabled park itself, exploring every nook and cranny that makes Fenway unique. He traces the early history of Fenway from the day owner John I. Taylor broke ground for its construction in 1911 to the building material that went into the making of Fenway's "Green Monster" wall. In addition, Shaughnessy introduces readers to some of the unrecognized figures who keep Fenway's cherished traditions alive, including Helen Robinson, who has operated the park's switchboard for more than half a century, and head groundskeeper Joe Mooney, who "protects and defends the green, green grass of Fenway Park." A book that uniquely captures the spirit of Fenway Park and what it means to be a Boston Red Sox fan, At Fenway also explores the "good, bad, and ugly" moments that have nurtured Fenway's love-hate relationship with fans. From the dark day of January 5, 1920, when Babe Ruth left the Red Sox to play for the Yankees, to the Red Sox's 1967 Cinderella-story pennant victory; from Carlton Fisk's 1975 World Series home run to the crowd-silencing homer Bucky Dent hit that clinched the Yankees' 1978 playoff birth, At Fenway recalls the park's greatest and worst moments and talks with the players who created them. Rumors that the Red Sox will close Fenway in a few years have already provoked outrage among the faithful. Closing Fenway will mark the end of an era, and Dan Shaughnessy captures this era in all its tragic glory. At Fenway will be read and cherished by Red Sox fans and all fans of baseball as it ought to be.
A pocket statistical reference work on Red Sox past and present names every player who has ever donned the Boston uniform and gives his physical description, biographical information, anecdotal gems and career highlights, and his Boston major league baseball statistics. Original.
There is no more loyal fan base then those who follow the Boston Red Sox. And since the Red Sox Nation—and it is a nation, as the Sox draw bigger and bigger crowds across America—is made up of people who pride themselves on their knowledge of Boston names, stats, and history, they’ll love showing off their smarts with these fun crosswords. Why is seat number 21, in row 37 of section 42, painted red? What was Ted Williams’s career batting average? Filled with clues about the Red Sox, players past and present, legends and facts, and even Fenway Park itself, this is a great gift for anyone dedicated to New England’s hometown team.
For years now the "Fenway Fiction" series has chronicled the Boston Red Sox through short stories, novels, plays, and poetry. Now the series comes to its exciting conclusion in "Final Fenway Fiction," and the book's 23 contributors touch every base in the best collection yet. Within these pages you'll travel back to Babe Ruth's time and a thousand years into the future, visit the beaches of Normandy and Big Papi's favorite Dominican restaurant. You'll cheer from the Fenway stands and the coast of Ireland, revisit World Series highs and late September swoons. So put on your Sox cap and crack open a copy of "Final Fenway Fiction." The series may be ending, but your love of these Red Sox stories will go on and on.
A second anthology of stories about the Boston Red Sox, written since their dramatic 2004 World Series victory, includes such tales as general manager Theo Epstein's Hamlet-like choice about staying with the team, the unexpected consequences of the team's success on a couple's relationship, and a Fenway park romance that was challenged by rain. Original.
Though Boston's famous legendary baseball team and stadium have inspired many fictional stories, this collection is the first to gather them into a single volume, with contributions from Stephen King, Robert Parker, and others. Original.
Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan, lifelong Boston Red Sox addicts, chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last dramatic game, in their dramatic World Series-winning season. Who better to follow the fortunes of a 'cursed' team like the Boston Red Sox than two renowned horror writers and lifelong Red Sox addicts? Red Sox fans have seen it all since 1918... except that elusive World Championship. The memory of 2003's devastating ALCS Game 7 loss and the anticipation of new ace Curt Schilling's impact made this season that much more compelling. Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan joined the rest of the Red Sox Nation to cheer on the Olde Town Team, with the eternal hope that this might be their year. On 27th October 2004, the Red Sox finally prevailed, taking an unassailable 4-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the best of seven World Series. Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan's email correspondence about the dramatic and ultimately heartbreaking 2003 season inspired the idea for FAITHFUL, a book that records the Sox's 2004 baseball season from start to spectacular finish.
Wally the Green Monster and His Journey Through Red Sox Nation