|Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Stout, Glenn
ISBN: 0547844573 ISBN-13: 9780547844572
Publisher: Mariner Books
OUR PRICE: $15.30
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 2012 Annotation: Tells the behind-the-scenes story of Fenway Park's construction and the tumultuous--yet glorious--first season it saw in 1912, which culminated in a World Series battle against John McGraw's New York Giants.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Sports & Recreation | Baseball | History
|Academic/Grade Level: General Adult|
|Book type: Non-Fiction|
|Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 1.25" (0.90 lbs) 392 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 August #4)
In his new work, Stout (Red Sox Century) turns back the clock to 1912 to capture the first season the Boston Red Sox played on their now storied home field. The author gives a detailed account of how Fenway was constructed using "reinforced concrete," an improvement from the wooden ballpark it replaced. Of course, a ballpark is nothing without a team, and Stout weaves the story of the new ballpark into the saga of the Red Sox ownership, players, fans, and the city of Boston. While Stout is thorough in covering the 1912 season from spring training to the Sox's World Series with the New York Giants, some of the 100-year-old game recaps don't seem as fresh. Still, Stout's knowledge of the sport and passion for the game certainly come across in his writing, especially when he is uncovering little known details of this bygone era of baseball. The book is full of fun and informative anecdotes about Fenway's past and present including the connection between the ballpark and the sinking of Titanic, the origins of the term "Green Monster," and how the new field with its cliff in left field, its short porch in right, and the bleachers in center affected Sox outfielders Duffy Lewis and Tris Speaker. Finished off with an epilogue that captures the major moments in Fenway history, this work is a well-constructed tribute to Fenway on its upcoming 100th anniversary. Photos. (Oct.)[Page ]. Copyright 2011 PWxyz LLC