Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America

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9780762442041: Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America

Since it opened in 1912, Fenway Park has become an iconic destination for baseball fans everywhere and a source of great civic pride for generations of New Englanders. Home to the Boston Red Sox--as well as many important non-baseball events over the decades--it is consistently among the most visited and toured stadiums in the country. Published in association with the Boston Globe, Fenway Park is the product of an all-star cast of writers, photographers, and baseball historians. It includes more than 250 classic and never-before published photographs, a removable poster featuring the rare blueprints of Fenway's historic 1934 renovation, a double gatefold of Fenway's famous Green Monster, a foreword by Jim Lonborg, and a special introduction by former Globe publisher Benjamin Taylor.
With a decade-by-decade narrative detailing the remarkable history of the Red Sox--plus more than 60 intriguing illustrated sidebars covering memorable events such as concerts, political rallies, football and other sports, along with people profiles and much more--Fenway Park is a collector's item as well as the perfect gift for any fan of baseball or Boston.

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About the Author:

John Powers is a longtime sportswriter for the Boston Globe, New England's leading daily and Sunday newspaper. Ron Driscoll is a former copy editor for the Boston Globe and the Cape Cod Times. Both Powers and Driscoll live outside of Boston. Please visit them at boston.com/bostonglobe.

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Boston Red Thoughts.com
“A must read, and a must have on every Red Sox fans coffee table. Check it out!” Fenway Nation
“You know when you first pick up that fresh new copy of Sports Illustrated and rush to see the latest "how did they do that?" photos at the front? That's what this entire book is like. Photo after photo will make your jaw drop. Whether it's a casual pre-game street scene of Boston's "new" ballpark in 1912, or Curt Schilling standing on the dugout in 2007 showering the crowd with champagne, each image is unforgettable. The Boston Globe's John Powers and Ron Driscoll weave a compelling story of the park—and the photofest is also peppered with amazing commentaries by Globe writers like Dan Shaughnessy and the Great, Great, Great Bob Ryan. His essays alone are worth the price of this book. Fenway Park—A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America will make the past come alive—from "the Lady With The Megaphone" (Lolly Hopkins) to the man who gave us all the sound of the Red Sox (organist John Kiley). Putting this book on your coffee table will make it the coolest in town.” 

Longtime Boston Sportscaster Clark Booth
"We love Fenway Park because we love antiques, be they rocking chairs or ballparks. But we love it even more because the eccentricities of the place mirror our own. It is, like us, difficult and cranky. ... Players come and go, but Fenway Park may become an American pyramid."

Carl Yastrzemski
“I came to love Fenway. It was a place that rejuvenated me after a road trip; the fans right on top of you, the nutty angles. And the Wall. That was my baby, the left-field wall, the Green Monster.”

M.M. Library Journal
"This coffee-table book, commemorating the park’s 100th anniversary, painstakingly re-creates its history, from planning and construction to its role in the surrounding neighborhood and its designation as a symbol of a bygone era. Powers (sports reporter, Boston Globe) and Driscoll (formerly, Boston Globe) explore the unique character of the field and the legendary Green Monster, nemesis of many would-be home-run hitters. With large-format, archival color and black-and-white photos, stories of memorable games, and interviews with past players, this is more than a book about a stadium; it’s a testament to a city, a team, its fans, and the game itself. A treasure for all fans of baseball history, a must-have for Red Sox faithful."

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