Red Sox Threads: Odds & Ends from Red Sox History

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Red Sox Threads is Bill Nowlin's collection of tangents and tidbits assembled while working on a dozen books about Boston's team. The first Native American, players who were stabbed or shot or committed suicide, the only Red Sox player to play before the King of England. Stats and streaks and hidden ball tricks, the time the team traveled to the wrong city.think of a thread to follow and there's a good chance it's unraveled here.

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Overview

Red Sox Threads is Bill Nowlin's collection of tangents and tidbits assembled while working on a dozen books about Boston's team. The first Native American, players who were stabbed or shot or committed suicide, the only Red Sox player to play before the King of England. Stats and streaks and hidden ball tricks, the time the team traveled to the wrong city.think of a thread to follow and there's a good chance it's unraveled here.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579401573
  • Publisher: Rounder Books
  • Publication date: 7/25/2008
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

The Naming of the Red Sox 1

The Boston Pilgrims Never Existed 6

Franchise Firsts 12

Ballparks 15

Huntington Avenue Grounds 15

Fenway Park 20

The Ballplayers 29

A Surfeit of Surnames 48

Red Sox Nicknames 57

A Number of Names 67

Red Sox Through the Ages 77

Foreign Born Red Sox 83

Latinos on the Red Sox 87

Jewish Sox 96

Native American Players 105

The First African-American Players 124

Asians on the Red Sox 134

The First Woman Who Played at Fenway Park 140

Utopia, Tears and Family Affairs-Relatives Who Played for the Sox 157

One Fine Day 189

Two-Timers and Others We Might Have Missed 206

Phantom Players and a Fantasy 227

An Odd Turn on the Mound 233

The Guys in Charge: Managers, Captains and Owners 244

Oh, the Places You'll Play! Spring Training, the Red Sox, and Geography 259

Exhibitions and the Opposition-Colleges, the Military

Company Teams 274

Opening Days 281

Special Days 289

Hello/Goodbye-Some Memorable Debuts and Departures 293

All-Star Games, Hall of Fame Games, Ties and Forfeits, and Other Odd Games 304

Postseason 330

Tragedies and Altercations 338

Royal Rooters, BLOHARDS, and Far-Flung Fans 363

Sox Who Served 378

Life after the Red Sox (How Ex-Players Kept Busy) 382

Sox Who Played for the Boston Braves or the Yankees 402

Sox Players in Other Sports 406

Records 413

Pitching 413

Batting 435

Baserunning, 4 79

Fielding and Defense 486

Awards and Honors 509

Matchups and Further Fenway Facts 519

Numbers and Uniforms 524

We Couldn't Leave This Stuff Out 528

Bibliography 535

Index 541

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