For more than a hundred years, the Red Sox have meant all sorts of things to all sorts of people, often all at onceelation, frustration, nostalgia, nausea, amazement, bewilderment, love, and loss. But one thing is certain: the Boston Red Sox are the most interesting team ever to take the field.
Red Sox Century tells the Red Sox story in its entirety for the first time, from the team's inception in 1901 and its early peak in 1918, when it won its fifth and last World Series; to the glory years, which saw the rise of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Teddy Ballgame, and Yaz and witnessed the "Impossible Dream" of 1967; to the near misses in 1975, 1986, and 2003. The Sox are still chasing that elusive sixth world championshipa championship that fate seems not to want them to have.
Now updated through the 2003 season, and including new writing from Tom Boswell and 275 photographs, Red Sox Century is the “definitive look at Fenway’s finest . . . Artistic, well researched, and elegant” (Boston Globe). This is a book that no self-respecting Red Sox fan should be without.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
GLENN STOUT is the author of all the Good Sports books. He was also the author of thirty-nine titles in the Matt Christopher Sports Biography and Legends in Sports series. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.Check out his website at www.goodsportsbyglennstout.com.
Table of Contents
|1901 / 1902 the Americans||1|
|1903 the First Champions||23|
|1904 / 1911 Red Stockings and Red Faces||49|
|1912 Invincible Summer||73|
|1913 / 1916 From "Rough" to Ruth||93|
|1917 / 1918 the Last Champions||113|
|1919 / 1922 Harry Frazee and the Truth about Ruth||135|
|1923 / 1932 Embers in the Outfield: Green Light, Green Monster||157|
|1933 / 1935 the Richest Boy in the World||173|
|1936 / 1938 Yawkey's Ways||195|
|1939 / 1941 Enter the Kid||211|
|1942 / 1945 of Front Lines and Color Lines||231|
|1946 / 1949 Three-Time Losers: Rooting for the Red Sox||245|
|1950 / 1960 Teddy Ballgame: Knock Downs||273|
|1961 / 1966 the Country Club: The Dead Zone||295|
|1967 Incredibly Beautiful People: Summer of '67||315|
|1968 / 1975 "If It Stays Fair ..."||341|
|1976 / 1978 Death, Disappointment, and Dent: How Friendly Is Fenway?||367|
|1979 / 1986 From Ruin to Rocket and Back Again: The Autumn of the Rat||389|
|1987 / 2000 the Public Trust: Musical Chairs on Yawkey Way||413|
|2001 / 2003 the Fix: Destiny Gets Big Assist from Little||445|
|Appendix A||Red Sox Century Teams Pre- and Post-World War II||471|
|Appendix B||The Red Sox Record||474|