The Boston Red Sox Fan Book: Revised and Updated

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Macmillan, Apr 20, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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Little-known facts, statistics, stories, quotes, nicknames, all-time leaders, rosters, puzzles, and more from over one hundred years of Red Sox history

The Boston Red Sox were originally named the Pilgrims--but for over one hundred years they have always been Beantown's favorite team, with a history that has been celebrated and mourned by generations of fans.

If you love the Red Sox, you'll find hours of challenging trivia in this book. Packed with text and information, it includes: *A history of the Red Sox from their origins to the present * Trvia questions designed to test your baseball memory * Corssword puzzles, word games, unusual quotes, funny nicknames, and anecdotes about the Sox *Complete all-time Red Sox roster of players, with stats * Comprehensive leader tables for batters and pitchers *Award winners, Hall of Famers, and other honors *And much more!

Do You Know...
- Who was the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in the twentieth century?
- Who decided to turn Babe Ruth into an outfielder?
- What was Ted Williams's batting average with one day left in the 1941 season: .406, .399, .3996, or .4001? What happened on that day?
- How many batting titles did Carl Yastrzemski win in his career?
- Which team Roger Clemens's had 20 strikeouts against in a 1986 game?

Bring this book to Fenway, or keep it next to your favorite armchair at home, to liven up commercial breaks and rain delays. In no time you'll be an expert on Red Sox trivia!

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Following Michael Lichtenstein's recent Ya Gotta Believe, a 40th-anniversary Mets fan book, this one celebrates the first 100 years of the Boston Red Sox. Beginning life as the Pilgrims in 1901, the ... Read full review

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Pilgrims Progress 19011909
The Best of Times 19101918
The Worst of Times 19191932
Buy Me a Champion 19331946
Frustrations and a Dream 19471967
The CloseCall Years 19681985
Pitching and Heartache 19862001
Fenway Park
Trivia Questions and Answers
Red Sox Statistical Leaders Record Holders Award Winners and HallofFamers
AllTime Red Sox Roster

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David S. Neft, Michael L. Neft, Bob Carroll, and Richard M. Cohen are four of baseball’s most respected historians. David S. Neft, Michael Neft and Richard Cohen are also the authors of the Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball series.

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