Tuesday, October 7, 2008

For Red Sox Fans

Fun read with lots of facts and back stories - really humanizes Terry Francona. Well paced, easy page turner and a must-read for Red Sox fans... If you like baseball trivia you'll love the Michael Jordan stories.

The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship 
 David Halberstam 2004

The best baseball book ever (well, at least my favorite ). Halberstam, one of the all time great writers tells the story about Ted Williams and   his teammates Johnny  Pesky (as in Pesky's Pole), Dom DiMaggio and Bobby Doerr and  the grand days of the Sox.  He tells about the highs and lows of Teddy and the final journey his friends take to say goodbye to him. Hang on to your kleenex, but also be prepared to laugh as you read because some of the stories are absolutely priceless (yes, like  a visa commercial).
This book  makes a wonderful  gift for anyone who is a Red Sox fan, anyone who loves baseball history or just  appreciates great sports writing.