"Fenway 1912" - Glenn Stout

12/07/2011 7:00 pm

To celebrate the centennial of one of America's most beloved ball parks, Fenway, Glenn Stout has written a definitive account of the Red Sox's first season there.

For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story of its tumultuous yet glorious first year. Nineteen twelve was a leap year, the year the Titanic sank, but also the year baseball's original shrine was "born." And while the paint was still drying, the infield grass still coming in, the Red Sox embarked on an unlikely season that would culminate in a World Series battle against the Giants that stands as one of the greatest ever played.

Fenway 1912 tells the incredible story--and stories--of Fenway, from the unorthodox blueprint that belies the park's notorious quirks, to the long winter when locals poured concrete and erected history, to the notorious fixers who then ruled the game, to the ragtag team who delivered a world championship, Fenway's first. Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers a rollicking tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration, capturing Fenway as never before.

Sure, there snow on the ground and last season is best forgotten. But there's a lot of history to celebrate, and a lot of Sox fans who need Christmas gifts--and what would be better than this new history of Fenway, signed by the author?

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$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780547195629
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 10/2011

Location: 
Street:
27 S Main St
Additional:
City:
Concord
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Province:
New Hampshire
Postal Code:
03301
Country:
United States

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