Mercy!: A Celebration of Fenway Park's Centennial Told Through Red Sox Radio and TV

Mercy!: A Celebration of Fenway Park's Centennial Told Through Red Sox Radio and TV

by Curt Smith
     
 

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The history of Fenway Park, in its Voices' words

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"My good friend Curt Smith is a marvelous writer, as this terrific centennial salute to Fenway Park shows. Here is the history of Fenway, the Red Sox, players like my hero and dear friend Ted Williams, and great broadcasters like Curt Gowdy—all in one book. Reading Mercy!, you will grasp why baseball, my favorite team sport, is so beloved."—George H. W. Bush

“This is an extraordinary book, and for those of us who grew up with the Red Sox, starting back when Tom Yawkey bought the team, it is more than extraordinary. The Red Sox announcers were THE Voices of the team. We've had lots of books about the Red Sox. This one takes it a whole new level.”—Michael Dukakis

“Firmly established as baseball broadcasting’s top historian and chronicler, Curt Smith has expertly researched and documented those of us entrusted to be the eyes and ears of Red Sox Nation. He beautifully captures the essence of being a Red Sox fan—and why Fenway Park is ‘America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.’”—Joe Castiglione, Radio Voice, Boston Red Sox

Mercy! is a grand evocation of the history of the Red Sox told through the voices that called and amplified the games for us from the broadcasting booth. Smith’s style – punchy and laden with wonderful quotations – is a perfect fit for this truly remarkable broadcast history.”—Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick

“Curt Smith is simply one of the best baseball historians ever. This is a must-read for any fan of the Olde Towne Team. Like my Cubs, the Red Sox play in an iconic park, have an immense fan base, and know legendary heartbreak. This book shows why, to some, baseball history is even more sublime than baseball present.”—Pat Hughes, Radio Voice, Chicago Cubs

“Curt Smith displays an amazing awareness of why Sox mikemen are revered as electronic family members, enhancing baseball with their words, tones, and comments. His use of actual play-by-play to complement game action adds a powerful dimension. Terrific insight and research forge absolute can’t-put-down reading.”—Bob Wolff, America’s longest-running sportscaster

“Curt Smith brings two great New England passions alive as only he can: history and Red Sox baseball on radio and television. Mercy! is a wonderful walk down memory lane with each, chronicling the Olde Towne Team’s legacy. An immensely artful and enjoyable book.”—Dave O’Brien, Radio Voice, Boston Red Sox

“Esteemed author Curt Smith has homered again with Mercy! – a poignant and humorous valentine to baseball’s most beloved park. Kudos to the Red Sox for not buckling under the economic pressures to vacate this sacred ground. And kudos to Smith for taking this unique approach to telling the story of the Fens.”—Scott Pitoniak, author of Memories of Yankee Stadium

George H. W. Bush

"My good friend Curt Smith is a marvelous writer, as this terrific centennial salute to Fenway Park shows. Here is the history of Fenway, the Red Sox, players like my hero and dear friend Ted Williams, and great broadcasters like Curt Gowdy—all in one book. Reading Mercy!, you will grasp why baseball, my favorite team sport, is so beloved."—George H. W. Bush
Michael Dukakis

“This is an extraordinary book, and for those of us who grew up with the Red Sox, starting back when Tom Yawkey bought the team, it is more than extraordinary. The Red Sox announcers were THE Voices of the team. We've had lots of books about the Red Sox. This one takes it a whole new level.”—Michael Dukakis
Joe Castiglione

“Firmly established as baseball broadcasting’s top historian and chronicler, Curt Smith has expertly researched and documented those of us entrusted to be the eyes and ears of Red Sox Nation. He beautifully captures the essence of being a Red Sox fan—and why Fenway Park is ‘America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.’”—Joe Castiglione, Radio Voice, Boston Red Sox
Paul Dickson

Mercy! is a grand evocation of the history of the Red Sox told through the voices that called and amplified the games for us from the broadcasting booth. Smith’s style – punchy and laden with wonderful quotations – is a perfect fit for this truly remarkable broadcast history.”—Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick
Pat Hughes

“Curt Smith is simply one of the best baseball historians ever. This is a must-read for any fan of the Olde Towne Team. Like my Cubs, the Red Sox play in an iconic park, have an immense fan base, and know legendary heartbreak. This book shows why, to some, baseball history is even more sublime than baseball present.”—Pat Hughes, Radio Voice, Chicago Cubs
Bob Wolff

“Curt Smith displays an amazing awareness of why Sox mikemen are revered as electronic family members, enhancing baseball with their words, tones, and comments. His use of actual play-by-play to complement game action adds a powerful dimension. Terrific insight and research forge absolute can’t-put-down reading.”—Bob Wolff, America’s longest-running sportscaster

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597979351
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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