For baseball enthusiasts everywhere, the names of the greatest Boston Red Sox are synonymous with the game itself: Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Dom DiMaggio, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Damon, and so many more. And no other franchise can claim as many moments that have become indelible parts of baseball’s history: Williams’ last at-bat, Carlton Fisk’s Game 6 home run, Bill Buckner’s fatal error.
Red Sox Nation is the finest, most comprehensive history of this storied franchise, told from the point of view of the people who lived it. From every disappointment to each triumph, culminating with the 2004 World Championship, Red Sox Nation takes you into the dugout and onto the field to relive each moment.
Best book I've come across on the history of the Boston Red Sox - highly recommended
Loved it. A complete and potted history with a good update for the 2004 season.
If you could sum up Red Sox Nation in three words, what would they be?
Heartbreak and Hope.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Sox Nation?
I enjoyed the whole book but especially the history, told through the words of the players etc. As a lifelong fan I cried hearing how close they always got and how bad the losses were, but I also cried hearing about the wins, the hope, and the never-ending passion for this beloved team.
What about Peter Golenbock’s performance did you like?
I thought his performance was so great! It felt like hearing stories from your father or grandfather about this team. It made you feel like you were at Fenway with your old man as he shared his memories of the team with you.
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The moral of the story is, don’t narrate your own book. Peter Golenbock is an amazing writer but I almost had to turn this off. He mispronounces names (Mientkiewicz being the worst—it’s Ment-KAY-vitch, not mee-ENT-kuh-wix, as every Red Sox fan knows). He doesn’t stop for periods or commas, but he sure stops when he has to turn a page, even if the pause makes zero sense to someone listening. And yes, this is nitpicky, but no one is a “Red Sock” fan or a “Red Sock” player. It’s RED SOX. I highly recommend getting this book in hard copy. Great writing. Just don’t try to listen to it.