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.