Red Sox Century: The Definitive History of Baseball's Most Storied Franchise

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 501 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - yankeesfan77 - Overstock.com

Bought this for my BoSox loving Boss Had good info and was pretty interesting. There were some really good pictures but I thought there would be more that jumped out at me. Read full review

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A well-organized and meticulously researched history that belongs in every Red Sox fan's library. Read full review

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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
THE LAST CHAMPIONS 1917 1918
113
1919 1922 HARRY FRAZEE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT RUTH
135
Green LightGreen Monster
157
1942 1945 OF FRONT LINES AND COLOR LINES
231
Rooting for the Red Sox
245
Knock Downs
273
1961 1966 THE COUNTRY CLUB
295
Summer of 67
315
1968 1975 IF IT STAYS FAIR
341
How Friendly Is Fenway?
367
Musical Chair on Yaukey
387

1933 1935 THE RICHEST BOY IN THE WORLD
173
1936 1938 YAWKEYS WAYS
195
1939 1941 ENTER THE KID
211
1987 2000 THE PUBLIC TRUST
413
2001 2003 THE FIX
445
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GLENN STOUT is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912 .

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