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The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

You have to read this book!

This book is such a treasure to me that I read it every year as Spring Training begins. Mr. Halberstam was such a gifted writer, and the subject matter that he works with here is truly interesting. It doesn't matter if you are not a baseball fan, the lifelong friendship...
This book is such a treasure to me that I read it every year as Spring Training begins. Mr. Halberstam was such a gifted writer, and the subject matter that he works with here is truly interesting. It doesn't matter if you are not a baseball fan, the lifelong friendship between these four men is a great testimony, and the end will leave you not only with a tear in your eye, but longing for more. Truly one of my favorite books of all time.

posted by Mrjohnnybuck on February 2, 2011

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The Teammates

The Teammates was basically a documentary of four really great friends who had a love for the game of baseball. They all played professionally and that's how they met. They all were players for the Boston Red Sox. Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Dominic DiM...
The Teammates was basically a documentary of four really great friends who had a love for the game of baseball. They all played professionally and that's how they met. They all were players for the Boston Red Sox. Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Dominic DiMaggio made up the group of friends. All had great talent but were never able to put together a Championship season.
I thought the book was a little slow and kind of dragged on. It told mostly just stories of their playing days. Also how they continued their friendship past their playing days. It was great to see how players of such high status and can be humble and be such great friends even with the surrounding media. Also, it was interesting how they stayed very competitive while being good friends.
Its pretty impressive how they remained friends for so long even after. Usually players sort of lose touch of their teammates once they retire and don't see each other everyday like they used too. They managed to keep in touch and get together for birthdays and celebrations like at the Hall of Fame Induction even until there really old age.
I was mostly impressed about how Ted Williams was a true star not just out of the group but in the league. He was one of the best hitters of all time but he stayed humble and did not think he was better than any of his friends or teammates or even competitors. He just had a true love for playing the game.
I don't know if I would recommend the book unless you had a true love for baseball or the history of the Red Sox. Most kids wouldn't enjoy it too much because its not too modern. Its very old school in a way.

posted by zpf1111 on September 13, 2009

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