Inspired by Chairman Mao's infamous Little Red Book, ?SpacemanOCO Bill Lee offers an off-the-wall revisionist history of baseball's most colorful franchise, the Boston Red Sox. In addition to rewriting Red Sox history, Lee offers up his unique views on today's and yesteryear's game. With this hilarious take on Red Sox history, the Spaceman proves he's the true MVP in helping the Red Sox win the 2004 World Series and lift the Curse of the Bambino."
Propounding his “small ball theory” of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that “the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature.” Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable—vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they’re missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be.
The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine presents a timeline format that not only includes the Red Sox's greatest moments—including its nine World Series wins and individual achievements—but focuses also on some very unusual seasons and events, such as the refusal of the New York Yankees to go up against them in the 1904 World Series, the derivation of its name, and of course the famous Curse of the Bambino. There are dozens of impressive, wild, wacky and wonderful stories over the years regarding Red Sox history and Gitlin is the perfect person to write it with his trademark humor and thorough knowledge of Red Sox lore.
Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards
Author: Bill Nowlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
So You Think You’re a Boston Red Sox Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Red Sox baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the great Red Sox players and coaches of the past and present, from Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and Roger Clemens to Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: What was the team nickname before it was the Red Sox? Who leads the Red Sox in ejections? Which Red Sox manager, who ran the team for at least 200 games, had the best winning percentage? Who holds the record for most stolen bases in a season? What former Red Sox player later became a candidate for President of the United States under the Rhinoceros Party ticket? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the BoSox!
On June 28, 2002, over six hundred members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) descended on Fenway Park for an interleague contest between the hometown Boston Red Sox and their National League rivals, the former Boston—-now Atlanta—-Braves. Sixty-four of these avid fans, historians, statisticians, and game enthusiasts recorded their experiences for this book. Some wrote from privileged views such as inside the Green Monster’s manual scoreboard, the Braves clubhouse, and the broad- cast booth, while others took in the essence of Fenway from the grandstand or bleachers. The result is a fascinating look at Major League Baseball, the Red Sox and their colorful history, the charms and challenges of Fenway Park, and the allure of being a baseball fan. Including articles on Red Sox/Boston Braves history and the City Series, The Fenway Project combines historical background as only SABR can deliver it with this fascinating "one night at the ballpark" as recorded by 64 observers on the spot. From the man who sang the National Anthem (SABR member Joe Mancuso) to the woman who threw out the first pitch (SABR's president Claudia Perry), from a man in the bleachers to a woman in the press box, readers of The Fenway Project will see the game from all angles. Includes contributions by: Jean Hastings Ardell Phil Bergen Steve Bennett & The Bennett Family Bob Brady Steven Wolfgang Brooks Bob Buege Anne Campbell Jeff Campbell Jim Cambpell Jimmy Campbell Gene Carney Ken Carpenter R. Chamberlain Randall Chandler Will Christensen Richard Cohen Dick Dahl Eric Enders Joe Favano F.X. Flinn Michael Freiman Roy Gedat Rich Gibson Irv Goldfarb Rich Klein Francis Kinlaw R.J. Lesch Glenn LeDoux Daniel Levine Howard Luloff Joseph Mancuso Peter Mancuso Jr. Skip McAfee Lawr Michaels Wynn Montgomery Andy Moye Bill Nowlin Paul Parker Mark Pattison Claudia Perry Fred Peltz R. Plapinger Jim Prime Denis Repp Susan Riggs John T. Saccoman Ryan M. Saccoman Anthony Salazar Jim Sandoval Lyle Spatz Michael Spatz Steve Steinberg Cecilia Tan Stew Thornley Scott C. Turner Zack Triscuit Lewis Trott Jeff Twiss Jay Walker Angela Jane Weisl Peter Winske Saul Wisnia John Zajc Andrew Zinner
On April 20, 1912, The Boston Red Sox played their first official game at Fenway Park. 27,000 fans were on hand to witness the Red Sox defeat the rival New York Highlanders—later known as the Yankees—7–6 in 11 innings. It was an event that may have made front page news in Boston had it not been for the sinking of the Titanic five days earlier. Since that day, the oddly-shaped stadium at 4 Yawkey Way has played host to nearly 8,000 Red Sox games, including fifty-five in the postseason, launching the legends of Tris Speaker, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, and Pedro Martinez, and making the ballpark a worldwide destination for legions of baseball fans in the process. From the Green Monster to Pesky’s Pole, The Triangle to the lone red seat marking the longest home run ever hit in the stadium (a 502-foot blast off the bat of Ted Williams in 1946), Fenway Park’s unique charms have captivated generations of sports fans. 100 Years of Fenway Park tells through vivid, full-color photographs and illuminating prose, the story of the most cherished American stadium, creating an endearing portrait of a building whose rich history resonates in the hearts and minds of the Red Sox vast fanbase. With a special foreword by Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski, this is a book that no Red Sox fan should be without.
The Red Sox story, notwithstanding the mythic " Curse of the Bambino" is a matter of pride and achievement, and of pleasure and excitement. The Red Sox Encyclopedia is the ultimate Red Sox reference book including eight eras from 1901-1997, moments of glory, greatest moments in Red Sox history, the greatest Red Sox players, Red Sox managers, as well as detailed statistical coverage. Young, Speaker, Williams, Yastrzemski, Evans and many more are included in this magnificent volume.
Longtime White Sox fan and historian, Paul Whitfield, takes the rich tradition of the White Sox and presents the legend and lore in brief, through quotes, humor, facts, figures and memories. A lot of ChiSox history in a little package!
The game of baseball has often resulted in brawls, both on the field and in the courtroom, and from the 1890's on, much of what baseball is today has been shaped by the law. In eighteen chapters, this eye-opening book discusses cases that involved rules of the game, new stadium construction, ownership of baseball memorabilia, injured spectators, television contracts, and much more.
"Covers all of the team's postseason appearances from 1903 through 2005. Each chapter begins with review of team's regular season exploits in the focus year. Explains how the team qualified for postseason play. Captures the ethos of team and fans during c
How to Become a Sales Superstar by Using What You Already Know About the Game of Baseball
Author: Dave Kurlan
Publisher: Dave Kurlan
Category: Business & Economics
Journeys of the World is proud to present its collection of beautiful Travel Photography books, with its first publication: "Journeys of Cinque Terre". This book features a wide variety of photography from all 5 villages, which make up this world renowned and protected area in North Western Italy (Cinque Terre). Regardless of how many countries you plan on visiting or have visited, it's very likely that you will encounter the vast majority of what is featured in our publication when visiting Cinque Terre. In Journeys of Cinque Terre, the photos were taken on the spot, with no prior arrangements and on the "go". Unlike many other publications, we don't stage or make prior arrangements for our photography. Our product also contains over 90% of photography. This is truly what makes this an exciting item. Journeys of Cinque Terre, along with all other products to come out, has been set up to promote the beauty of its chosen location. This item wants to promote the visual history of Cinque Terre, for both Esthetic and Educational purposes. We guarantee that our publication will satisfy any of your curiosities, through the magic of our lenses. For more info, also check out www.journeysoftheworld.com
Hometown Experts Analyze, Debate, and Illuminate Baseball's Ultimate Rivalry
Author: Bill Nowlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Teddy Ballgame or the Great Bambino? Nomar or Jeter? Clemens or Clemens? For more than 115 years, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have been battling it out on the diamond, playing each other over 2,000 times. This heated rivalry has stood the test of time, as one team’s triumph usually means the other’s dismay. While the teams battle on the field, the fans and cities take the rivalry just as seriously. But who’s the best? Which team’s players have the edge? Which team’s squad would reign supreme? If you ask a New Yorker, you’ll get an obvious answer; same with a Bostonian. But what happens when two men from opposite sides of the track sit down to discuss who is the best? Red Sox vs. Yankees pairs baseball historians Bill Nowlin (Red Sox) and David Fischer (Yankees) to discuss who each team’s best position player was and which super team would win in a head-to-head series. Obviously, they won’t easily agree. Obviously, there will be cheap shots and venom spewed back and forth. But in the end, we will have two teams: one of the greatest players and one of each squad’s best year. You can guess that Nowlin will say that the Sox will win, while Fischer is confident that the Yanks will be victorious. But it’s not that easy. Thanks to the help of Action! PC Baseball, we will have a simulation to find out which team would win in a head-to-head battle. Will the All-Star Yankees take the series? Will the Red Sox pummel the best the Bronx has to offer? There’s only one way to find out.
A marvelous debut novel about love and basketball, time travel and rock'n'roll. Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history. Edwards brilliantly weaves romance, art, sci-fi, history, and culture in this unforgettable debut novel. A great YA read for those looking for a true adventure!
A detailed guide to overcoming the most frequently encountered psychological pitfalls of investing Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Behavioral finance, which recognizes that there is a psychological element to all investor decision-making, can help you overcome this obstacle. In The Little Book of Behavioral Investing, expert James Montier takes you through some of the most important behavioral challenges faced by investors. Montier reveals the most common psychological barriers, clearly showing how emotion, overconfidence, and a multitude of other behavioral traits, can affect investment decision-making. Offers time-tested ways to identify and avoid the pitfalls of investor bias Author James Montier is one of the world's foremost behavioral analysts Discusses how to learn from our investment mistakes instead of repeating them Explores the behavioral principles that will allow you to maintain a successful investment portfolio Written in a straightforward and accessible style, The Little Book of Behavioral Investing will enable you to identify and eliminate behavioral traits that can hinder your investment endeavors and show you how to go about achieving superior returns in the process. Praise for The Little Book Of Behavioral Investing "The Little Book of Behavioral Investing is an important book for anyone who is interested in understanding the ways that human nature and financial markets interact." —Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University, and author of Predictably Irrational "In investing, success means¿being on the right side of most trades. No book provides a better starting point toward that goal than this one." —Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School "'Know thyself.' Overcoming human instinct is key to becoming a better investor.¿ You would be irrational if you did not read this book." —Edward Bonham-Carter, Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer, Jupiter Asset Management "There is not an investor anywhere who wouldn't profit from reading this book." —Jeff Hochman, Director of Technical Strategy, Fidelity Investment Services Limited "James Montier gives us a very accessible version of why we as investors are so predictably irrational, and a guide to help us channel our 'Inner Spock' to make better investment decisions. Bravo!" —John Mauldin, President, Millennium Wave Investments