Game Day: Red Sox Baseball: The Greatest Games, Players, Managers and Teams in the Glorious Tradition of Red Sox Baseball (Hardcover)
Whether rediscovering the best team moments, or initiating into the histories and traditions of Red Sox fandom, this book about the Boston Red Sox is both a useful resource and cherishable memorabilia. Packed with anecdotes of past and current players, explanations about the beginnings of rivalries and traditions, detailed histories about the greatest players and moments in the franchise’s history, lists of the greatest teams ever, and year-by-year statistics, this collectible book is the primary source for anyone eager to be an expert regarding anything about the Red Sox. The book captures the essence of Boston's pride: Ted Williams’ home run for his final at-bat, Curt Schilling’s bloody sock, the Pesky Pole, the Green Monster, the Rocket striking out 20 batters, Carlton Fisk waving his home run fair, and, of course, overcoming a 3-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees en route to Boston’s first World Series title since 1918.
About the Author
Athlon Sports is a publisher of preseason, single-title sports annuals, covering professional and college athletics and distributed throughout North America and Europe. Founded in 1967, they are now the largest sports magazine in the U.S., and have won Publisher of the Year, Magazine of the Year, and an Emmy Award. They are based primarily in Nashville, Tennessee. Johnny Pesky is a former Major League Baseball player and manager for the Boston Red Sox. He is also a former color commentator for the Red Sox, and his many decades of affiliation with the team have lead the team to honor him by retiring his number and naming a pole in Fenway Park "The Pesky Pole." He lives in Boston.