At Fenway: Dispatches from Red Sox Nation

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The author of the sports classic The Curse of the Bambino relates the history and lore of one of the world's most celebrated sports franchises, the Boston Red Sox, and their beloved and venerable home, Fenway Park.

The author of the sports classic The Curse of the Bambino relates the history and lore of one of the world's most celebrated sports franchises, the Boston Red Sox, and their beloved and venerable home, Fenway Park. 256 ...

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Overview

The author of the sports classic The Curse of the Bambino relates the history and lore of one of the world's most celebrated sports franchises, the Boston Red Sox, and their beloved and venerable home, Fenway Park.

The author of the sports classic The Curse of the Bambino relates the history and lore of one of the world's most celebrated sports franchises, the Boston Red Sox, and their beloved and venerable home, Fenway Park. 256 pp. National publicity & author interviews. 15,000 print.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Shaughnessy's (One Strike Away) memoir about the Boston Red Sox and their home field, Fenway Park, is baseball from the heart. Throughout the book there are reminiscences about Fenway; many fans recall youths spent watching the Sox with their mothers and fathers and what this special baseball bond means to them. Shaughnessy recalls the history of Fenway-the park opened the week the Titanic sank in 1912; the left-field wall came to be dubbed the Green Monster because of its color-and exposes the management's lie about the length of the line to left (it is not 315 feet; Shaughnessy measured it at 309 feet, 3 inches). He takes a rapid look at Sox history: how the club was the last team to integrate (it had the first shot at both Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays and rejected them); and how the 1986 loss to the Mets in the World Series reminded fans of the infamous Curse of the Bambino (Bruce Hurst was the starting pitcher in the seventh game of the '86 series; a rearrangement of the letters in his name indicated "B. Ruth Curse!"). A lovely memoir that will leave baseball fans hoping that the long-suffering Sox will eventually win the big one. (May)
Library Journal
Shaughnessy (The Curse of the Bambino, Dutton, 1990) has written an entertaining if sometimes self-indulgent yarn on the Red Sox mystique. He revels in recounting player controversies of the recent past while showing why the Red Sox are the first love of New Englanders. Regional fans will enjoy this tale that reads like a heralded feature in a Sunday newspaper's sport section.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609800911
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 241
  • Sales rank: 1,039,598
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Shaughnessy is a columnist for the Boston Globe and appears regularly on television and radio.  He is the author of five books, including The Curse of the Bambino and Seeing Red:  The Red Auerbach Story.  He lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Marilou, and their children, Sarah, Kate, and Sam.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : Tangled Up in Green 1
Ch. 1 The Ballpark 17
Ch. 2 Red Sox Nation 43
Ch. 3 October is the Cruelest Month 72
Ch. 4 Foiled! Curses Again 93
Ch. 5 Citizens of Red Sox Nation 122
Ch. 6 The Knights of the Keyboard 179
Ch. 7 The Jimmy Fund 202
Ch. 8 Save Fenway 219
Bibliography 231
Index 233
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  • Posted October 5, 2012

    A must read for a true Red Sox Fan

    As long as you realize that this book was written before the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, you will enjoy the information.

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