For the Love of the Red Sox: An A-To-Z Primer for Red Sox Fans for All Ages

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9781572436671: For the Love of the Red Sox: An A-To-Z Primer for Red Sox Fans for All Ages

The colorful characters that epitomize the storied history of baseball’s most beloved franchise—the Boston Red Sox—are captured in this brilliantly illustrated and thoughtfully written book. From Dale Alexander to Carl Yastrzemski, For the Love of the Red Sox provides a who’s who of Red Sox lore and a whimsical walk through the alphabet for children and adults alike. Each illustration by artist Mark Anderson is accompanied by lively text from Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein to create this unique, educational tribute to the Boston Red Sox.

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Baseball has endured as one of our most cherished American institutions for nearly a century and a half. It is a shared treasure that continues to bond one generation to the next, and its rhythms and vocabulary are embedded into our consciousness at an early age.

And Boston, with its rich history and eternally passionate fans, has long been considered the quintessential baseball town. Members of the Red Sox Nation wear their colors with pride and unwavering loyalty, and the storied history of baseball’s greatest franchise is passed along with the same kind of zeal. For the Love of the Red Sox presents a unique opportunity to celebrate that legacy and to recapture its magic.

Longtime Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein and renowned artist Mark Anderson have collaborated to create the perfect vehicle for introducing young fans to the Red Sox immortals. Each letter of the alphabet showcases one or more Boston baseball icons with brilliant illustrations, witty poems, and brief summaries of their places in Red Sox history. Names like Williams, Yastrzemski, Fisk, and Garciaparra are brought to life on these colorful pages, which provide a loving, educational way to indoctrinate the next generation of Sox fans.

About the Author:

Frederick C. Klein is a longtime writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal, where he originated the "On Sports" column. He’s the author of six previous books, including two compilations of his columns. He’s now a freelance writer living in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mark Anderson’s illustrations have appeared in Outside Magazine, Harvard Business Review, the Chicago Tribune, and Washingtonian. He owns and operates a graphic design firm called Mark Anderson Studios in Chicago, Illinois.

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