The Boston Red Sox's loss to the New York Yankees in the 2003 playoffs has been called "the game of the century," evidence that the rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees was hotter than ever. In the wake of that defeat, author and Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy updated his bewitching story of the curse that laid over the Red Sox after they sold Babe Ruth to the hated Yankees in 1920. Here he sheds light on classic Sox debacles from the years before they broke the curse and finally reached the World Championship againfrom Johnny Pesky's so-called hesitation throw to the horrifying dribbler that slithered between Bill Buckner's legs. Lively and filled with anecdotes, this is baseball folklore at its best.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.76(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist for the Boston Globe. He is the author of numerous books on Boston’s rich sports history, including Ever Green: The Story of the Boston Celtics and One Strike Away.
What People are Saying About This
Shaughnessy emerges as something like a jock's Hawthorne, evoking the muse and writing of witchcraft, foiled heroism, and the scarlett letter B upon every Red Sox fan's breast. (Scott Booth, The National)
A wonderful book that performs magnificently on every levelùas history, as mythology, as drama, and as pure entertainment. (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
The quintessential New England horror story. Read it and weep. (Stephen King)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The now out of date book explaining the 86 year World Series drought for the Bosox.Of course, now we know there was no curse. Boston just sucked for 86 years.
Just about everything in this book in regard to Ruth and Frazee has been proven wrong. It is an interesting study in gullibility, but little more, and be forewarned, it has very little to do with the recent HBO special - they were smart enough to use the idea of the book but not its contents.
THE TRAGIC HISTORY OF THE BOSTON RED SOX WRITTEN BY A WRITTER FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE! ALL THE PAINFUL HEARTBREAK IS HERE IN A BOOK THAT IS VERY ENJOYABLE TO READ!
Great book for the whole family!!! They loved it. THat's why I give it two bambinos way up!!!