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For Boston: From Worst to First, the Improbable Dream Season of the 2013 Red Sox [NOOK Book]

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When John Farrell was introduced as the new Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012, he took over a last-place team lacking talent and cohesion. A franchise that once made Boston proud had become an embarrassment. Just one year later, the Red Sox have won the World Series, their third title in a decade.

There were many keys to the team’s success: General manager Ben Cherington remade the roster with a series of mid-range free-agent signings. The returning players ...

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Overview

When John Farrell was introduced as the new Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012, he took over a last-place team lacking talent and cohesion. A franchise that once made Boston proud had become an embarrassment. Just one year later, the Red Sox have won the World Series, their third title in a decade.

There were many keys to the team’s success: General manager Ben Cherington remade the roster with a series of mid-range free-agent signings. The returning players recommitted themselves, bonds were formed, and beards were grown. The Red Sox never had more than a three-game losing streak and led the majors in runs scored. They regained the respect of Red Sox Nation and lifted a city still reeling from the senseless violence that marred its beloved marathon just as the baseball season was getting underway.

With emotions running high and “B Strong” signs cheering them on at Fenway, the Red Sox wrote their own worst-to-first story that brought them to a World Series meeting with who else but the St. Louis Cardinals, the longtime foe who had denied Williams, Pesky, and Doerr in 1946, as well as the Impossible Dream team of 1967, while providing the foil for the lovable “idiots” of 2004. The 2013 season was destined to be just as drama-filled and unforgettable. As in 2004, it would end in victory for the Red Sox. No more curses; in just one season, this was fortune reversed.

It’s a journey that transcends sports—a tale of resolve, resilience, and, finally, redemption. And it’s all chronicled in the new, must-have keepsake book by Triumph Books and the Boston Globe, For Boston: From Worst to First, the Improbable Dream Season of the 2013 Red Sox. Relive each dazzling moment of the team’s latest eventful season and incredible playoff run with this special commemorative book—128 pages of award-winning reporting, vivid storytelling, dramatic photography, complete game summaries, and statistics. Plus, look back at the historic importance of this World Series match-up with a special Sox–Cardinals retrospective section that makes this the perfect souvenir or gift for any fan.

This has been a season to remember for Red Sox fans, a journey of deep lows and great highs that both underline and transcend the sport of baseball. For Boston offers the perfect way to replay those moments and revel in the triumph of a team and a city that refused to be counted out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623687403
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 600,974
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

The Boston Globe was founded in 1872 and is the recipient of 21 Pulitzer Prizes. It is located in Boston. Larry Lucchino is the president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox. Lucchino joined the Red Sox in 2002 and has presided over three World Series championships. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    HUGE RED SOX FAN

    I THINK THAT THE RED SOX COULD WIN THE WORLD SERIES FOR TWO YEARS IB A ROW AFTER WINNING AGAINST THE CARDINALS. THE RE SOX ARE MY FAVORITE AND BOSTON STONG!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    This is an exceptional chronicle of the season from worst to fir

    This is an exceptional chronicle of the season from worst to first and Boston Strong!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Go sox

    This was one of the most magical years ever for the sox, so much fun to watch good luck 2014 red sox

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