Not your typical sports book, LITTLE FENWAY inspires and educates. Complete your collection with this unique, limited edition treasure. Priceless images from the Baseball Hall of Fame archives, along with trivia make this a must for every Boston Red Sox fan. Why Little Fenway? Baseball nut and author Pat O'Connor built a Wiffle ball field in the backyard of his Vermont homne in 2001. It was created in the likeness of Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox since 1912. Initially planned for use by family and friends, it soon became apparent that this unique facility could be used for a greater purpose. LITTLE FENWAY and neighboring LITTLE WRIGLEY host a variety of activities raising money for individuals in need and for various charities, including survivors of spinal cord injuries and families of children suffering from catastrophic illnesses. The magic of LITTLE FENWAY has been experienced by former professional baseball legends Bill Spaceman Lee, Bill Monbouquette and others-- who celebrate America's favorite sport with ball players from across the nation, raising awareness and hope with every pitch. Learn of the painstaking detail that went rural Vermont's miniature Fenway, complete with genuine Citgo sign and perfect paint matching. This little ball park with the big heart has raised over $300,000 for the Travis Roy Foundation. Travis was an outstanding young hockey player whose college career ended after only eleven seconds on the ice. Though a severe injury left him a quadrapalegic, his positive attitude and annual Little Fenway appearances inspire everyone he comes in contact with. Nine interesting chapters detail all aspects of this unique facility in text and photos. This 8.5 x 11-inch 160-page, laminated hard-cover book features 27 black and white and 194 color photos, a bibliography, ephemera, and a detailed index. Order your copies before they are gone! This limited edition won't last long.
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Pat O'Connor's mother and father had nine children, enough offspring to field a baseball team. He has never forgotten his first major league ballpark frank, served nearly a half-century ago. Moving to Vermont in 1981 had many advantages, not the least of which was a shorter distance from home to Fenway Park. He soon realized that learning how to make trades with my wife (Beth) is as important in a marriage as it is in fantasy baseball. Once his sons outgrew Little League, and umpiring lost its luster, Pat and a friend hatched a plan over coffee. In June of 2000, the initial blueprints for Little Fenway were crudely drawn on a coffee-stained napkin. Eight years and two ballparks later, the story continues.
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Book Description Evergreen Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110966726464