Red Sox Century: The Definitive History of Baseball's Most Storied Franchise, Expanded and Updated

Red Sox Century: The Definitive History of Baseball's Most Storied Franchise, Expanded and Updated


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Red Sox Century: The Definitive History of Baseball's Most Storied Franchise, Expanded and Updated by Glenn Stout, Richard A. Johnson

For more than a hundred years, the Red Sox have meant all sorts of things to all sorts of people, often all at once—elation, 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 championship—a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618423194
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Edition description: None
Pages: 528
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

Table of Contents

1901 / 1902 the Americans1
1903 the First Champions23
1904 / 1911 Red Stockings and Red Faces49
1912 Invincible Summer73
1913 / 1916 From "Rough" to Ruth93
1917 / 1918 the Last Champions113
1919 / 1922 Harry Frazee and the Truth about Ruth135
1923 / 1932 Embers in the Outfield: Green Light, Green Monster157
1933 / 1935 the Richest Boy in the World173
1936 / 1938 Yawkey's Ways195
1939 / 1941 Enter the Kid211
1942 / 1945 of Front Lines and Color Lines231
1946 / 1949 Three-Time Losers: Rooting for the Red Sox245
1950 / 1960 Teddy Ballgame: Knock Downs273
1961 / 1966 the Country Club: The Dead Zone295
1967 Incredibly Beautiful People: Summer of '67315
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 Rat389
1987 / 2000 the Public Trust: Musical Chairs on Yawkey Way413
2001 / 2003 the Fix: Destiny Gets Big Assist from Little445
Appendix ARed Sox Century Teams Pre- and Post-World War II471
Appendix BThe Red Sox Record474
Selected Bibliography478
Illustration Credits503

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