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When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912-1918
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In the years before the Curse of the Bambino descended on New England, the Boston Red Sox rode major league baseball like a colossus, capturing four World Series titles in seven seasons. Blessed with legendary players like Babe Ruth, Tris … Read More

Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk
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Carlton Fisk retired having played in more games and hit more home runs than any other catcher before him. A baseball superstar in the 1970s and 80s, Fisk was known not just for his dedication to the sport and tremendous … Read More

The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend
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The complete story surrounding the most famous and significant player transaction in professional sports. The sale of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919 is one of the pivotal moments in baseball history, … Read More

The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams – Ben Bradlee Jr.
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From the Publisher: Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. … Read More

When Boston Won the World Series: A Chronicle of Boston’s Remarkable Victory in the First Modern World Series of 1903
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first World Series, in which the upstart Boston squad of the fledgling American League triumphed over the Pittsburgh Pirates of the time-honored National League. Starring such legendary players as Boston’s Cy Young … Read More

The Kid: Ted Williams in San Diego
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As a major-league baseball Hall of Famer, there is little doubt that Ted Williams was the greatest hitter of his era. THE KID presents the story of Williams’ formative years, the years before he made it to the major leagues. … Read More

Smoky Joe Wood: The Biography of a Baseball Legend
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WINNER OF THE 2014 SEYMOUR MEDAL sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research and finalist for 2014 SABR Larry Ritter Award Though his pitching career lasted only a few seasons, Howard Ellsworth “Smoky Joe” Wood was one of the … Read More

Francona: The Red Sox Years
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From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, perhaps the most scrutinized team in all of sports. During that time, every home game was a sellout. Every play, call, word, gesture—on the field and off—was analyzed by … Read More

Summer of ’49 (David Halberstam)
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From the Publisher: Halberstam’s classic #1 bestseller about the magical summer when baseball’s fiercest rivalry captured the nation’s imagination, and changed the sport forever The summer of 1949: It was baseball’s Golden Age and the year Joe DiMaggio’s New York … Read More

Lefty Grove: American Original
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Lefty Grove may have been baseball’s best pitcher. He was certainly one of its most interesting. A three-hundred-game winner during 1925–41, he captured an unmatched nine ERA and five winning-percentage titles. While starring for the Philadelphia Athletics he was known … Read More

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