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The Curse of the Bambino

Shaughnessy, Dan

Published by Dutton, New York, 1990
ISBN 10: 0525248870 / ISBN 13: 9780525248873
/ Condition: Very Good + / Hardcover
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Title: The Curse of the Bambino

Publisher: Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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First printing, June 1990, stated. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Matt / Yours in baseball, / Dan Shaughnessy." Book is tight and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $18.95); some sun-fading to the spine. Brodart protected. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003461

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Synopsis: Any Red Sox fan or baseball buff will tell you: The Sox haven't won a World Series since 1918. Certainly they've come close more times than they wish to remember. Did the unorthodox sale of the greatest baseball player who ever lived cause the Red Sox to be cursed forever?With a wry sense of humor, Dan Shaughnessy traces the frustrating history of the Red Sox since Babe Ruth went to the Yankees. Here, he sheds light on some classic baseball conundrums -- from Johnny Pesky's so-called hesitation throw in the 1946 World Series, to the horrifying dribbler that slithered between Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 series against the Mets, and the expulsion of Roger Clemens in the final game of the 1990 League Championship Series against the Oakland A's. Lively and filled with anecdotes, this is baseball folklore at its best.

About the Author: Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist for the Boston Globe.

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