The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship
Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, and Johnny Pesky were all members of the famed 1940's Boston Red Sox. Their legendary careers led the Red Sox to a pennant championship and ensured the men a place in sports history. David Halberstam, the bestselling author of the baseball classic Summer of '49, has followed the members of the 1949 championship Boston Red Sox team for years, especially Williams, Doerr, DiMaggio, and Pesky. In this extremely moving book, Halberstam reveals how these four teammates became friends, and how that friendship thrived for more than 60 years. The book opens with Pesky and DiMaggio travelling to see the ailing Ted Williams in Florida. It's the last time they will see him. The journey is filled with nostalgia and memories, but seeing Ted is a shock. The most physically dominating of the four friends, Ted now weighs only 130 pounds and is hunched over in a wheelchair. Dom, without even thinking about it, starts to sing opera and old songs like 'Me and My Shadow' to his friend. Filled with stories of their glory days with the Boston Red Sox, memories of legendary plays and players, and the reaction of the remaining three to Ted Williams' recent death, The Teammates offers us a rare glimpse into the lives of these celebrated men-and great insight into the nature of loyalty and friendship.
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The teammatesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Upon his death last year, Williams-arguably the game's greatest hitter-was bizarrely placed by his son into a state of frozen limbo at a cryonic facility. Halberstam here gives "Teddy Ballgame" the ... Read full review
Review: The Teammates: A Portrait of a FriendshipUser Review - Kelly Claypool - Goodreads
Loved and hated this book. I give it a one because of how it was written. It seemed the author was trying to name drop and impress the reader more than tell the story. The information he gives is incredibly valuable and significant, but the presentation is horrible. Read full review