Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone? by Harvey Frommer, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone?

Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone?

by Harvey Frommer
     
 
As the Boston Red Sox finally achieved the world championship in the Fall of 2004, the many players who had toiled in frustration during the Sox's 86-year drought of World Series wins felt the surge of excitement that the BoSox finally got what was due. In Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone Harvey Frommer interviews 40 Red Sox players and managers who share their wistful

Overview

As the Boston Red Sox finally achieved the world championship in the Fall of 2004, the many players who had toiled in frustration during the Sox's 86-year drought of World Series wins felt the surge of excitement that the BoSox finally got what was due. In Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone Harvey Frommer interviews 40 Red Sox players and managers who share their wistful memories of playing in Fenway Park and then bring the readers up-to-date on their lives off of the field. Many players, having found their home in New England, remained in the historic Boston area, and some even stayed on with the team. Frommer discovered that 94-year-old Charlie Wagner, for example, is still consulted about Red Sox prospects. And Wagner is not even the oldest living Red Sox: that honor belongs to Bill Werber, 97, who played with the team as a third baseman from 1933-36. Former pitching ace Bill Lee (1969-1978), known as "Spaceman" in his playing days, is an author and well-known speaker living in Northern Vermont. Whatever their current occupation, however, most former players take the view of former shortstop Billy Consolo whose career included stints with six different teams: "I identify myself as a Red Sox. Absolutely. That was my youth."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589792869
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Harvey Frommer is the celebrated author of 37 sports books, including the classics: New York City Baseball, Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, Rickey and Robinson, The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, A Yankee Century, and the best selling Red Sox Vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry (with Frederic J. Frommer). Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York, and professor at Dartmouth College where he teaches oral history and sports journalism, Frommer has been cited in the "Congressional Record" and honored by the New York State Legislature as a sports historian. He is in his 31st consecutive year of writing sports books. Frommer is a resident of Lyme, New Hampshire.

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