Home
  • About
  • Batterymates
  • BBA
  • Blog Disclosure Policy
  • Contact Us
  • September 13th, 2011

    Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial
    100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, by Saul Wisnia

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:13 pm in Baseball,Book Reviews,Giveaways,Red Sox Comments (17)

    Read on to see how you can win a copy!

    Fenway Park front cover-1We all know that Fenway Park will celebrate her 100th anniversary in April 2012, and that, at 100 years, she is the oldest Major League Baseball Park in existence.

    Only Fenway and Wrigley Field in Chicago have the manual scoreboards still in operation today, and Fenway Park is still one of the decreasing number of parks that haven’t been co-opted by some big corporation (Minute Maid Park, US Cellular Field, Safeco Field, etc)

    And Fenway Park, for me, is the Holy Land…

    And what more perfect way to celebrate the Birthday of Fenway, “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” than with a book of its rich and beautiful history, filled with wonderful pictures of the last 100 years of this magnificent and special place.

    Add to that, an in-depth documentary of Fenway Park, narrated by Red Sox catching icon, Hall of Famer, and the only “Pudge” as far as I am concerned, Carlton Fisk and you have Fenway Park: The Centennial

    And this is truly a match made in heaven–Both the book and the accompanying DVD are full of stunning photography, a well-researched historical timeline, as well as quotes from folks who have been touched by Fenway Park, like this gem from Duffy Lewis, who played left field before there was a Green Monster, and when it was just “Duffy’s Cliff”:

    “I’d go out to the ballpark (during the) mornings and have somebody hit the ball again and again out to the wall. I experimented with every angle of approach up the cliff until I learned to play the slope correctly. Sometimes it would be tougher coming back down the slope than coming up. With runners on base, you had to come off the cliff throwing.”

    Or this one from Kevin Youkilis:

    “It’s pretty impressive how much energy and adrenaline flows through this stadium. It’s always been that way and always will be for me. Sitting in the same dugout as Ted Williams really makes you reflect and have an appreciation for the game.”

    Written by former sports and news correspondent for the New York Post, Feature writer for the Boston Herald, and now a senior publications edition for Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Saul Wisnia is a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and of Fenway, and lives exactly 6.78 miles from the Park, today.

    Fenway Park: The Centennial – 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, released today, and can be purchased here, or wherever fine books or sold, and it’s well worth your time and money to pick this book up.

    But, before you do that, Boston Red Thoughts is giving away THREE of these books and DVD collections. What do you need to do? Share your favorite memory of Fenway Park in the comments section of this post, and the 3 best will win. Deadline is this Thursday, September 15th at 12 noon, EST. Start writing, and Good Luck!

    17 Responses to “Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial
    100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, by Saul Wisnia”

    1. Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial 100 Years of Red Sox … | bostonredsox.sportsblogstoday.com says:

      [...] is a new Post at Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial 100 Years of Red Sox …. … Feature writer for the Boston Herald, and now a senior publications edition for [...]

    2. Kevin Evans says:

      My Dad took me to my first game at Fenway when I was 6 years old. I had a fenway frank, and I think the Sox played the Twins. I don’t remember alot, because I was only 6, but I remember how much fun it was to be there with my dad.

    3. Jay Bryce says:

      The first time I was at Fenway Park was about 6 years ago, with my girlfriend, and a friend of hers. It was June, and the weather was perfect. I was not a big baseball fan growing up – Fenway was the first ballpark I ever visited. I was amazed at how small it was, how close we were to the game, and how neatly it fit into the neighborhood. They lost that night, but it was a great experience in a great park. As a gift, my girlfriend got me a lineup card of that game, signed by Jerry Remy, which I thought was pretty cool.

    4. J. L. D. says:

      I grew up about 10 miles from Fenway, and lived there until I was 12…so there were many games my family went to when I was growing up, its hard to pick one favorite out…I guess it would have to be the game where the Mike Lowell hit the grand slam against Atlanta in 2007…what a great game that was…

    5. exchange rates calculator says:

      exchange rates calculator…

      [...]Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, by Saul Wisnia » Boston Red Thoughts[...]…

    6. medical asssiting says:

      medical asssiting…

      [...]Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, by Saul Wisnia » Boston Red Thoughts[...]…

    7. meilleur site de film streaming ! says:

      meilleur site de film streaming !…

      [...]Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, by Saul Wisnia » Boston Red Thoughts[...]…

    8. schody, schody dywanowe, schody drewniane says:

      schody, schody dywanowe, schody drewniane…

      [...]Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, by Saul Wisnia » Boston Red Thoughts[...]…

    9. forum says:

      Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to present one thing back and help others such as you helped me. forum

    10. L.E.Doten says:

      I was on affiliation at Boston Childrens Hospital in 1957,we students were told not to talk to any of the Red Sox players who came to see the children for the Jimmy Fund.
      I said I wouldn’t unless Ted Williams came and that I would just have to say hi to him.
      With that,my nursing supervisor said,please,do not let me catch you doing that.

    11. empower network review says:

      I appreciate, lead to I found exactly what I used to be looking
      for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man.
      Have a great day. Bye

      my weblog … empower network review

    12. Bathroom Cabinets Fairfax VA says:

      This design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep
      a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to
      start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
      I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.

      Too cool!

      Also visit my website … Bathroom Cabinets Fairfax VA

    13. JC penny coupon code says:

      In fact when someone doesn’t understand afterward its up to other people that they will assist,
      so here it happens.

      my page; JC penny coupon code

    14. acai berry says:

      This information is worth everyone’s attention. Where can I find out more?

    15. Sytropin reviews says:

      Thank you for every other great article. Where else may anybody get that type of info
      in such an ideal manner of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the search for such info.

      Look at my weblog Sytropin reviews

    16. Network Marketing Tips says:

      Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your
      website and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.

      Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

    17. {restaurant chinois toulouse| chinois toulouse| meilleur japonais toulouse| meilleur chinois toulouse | livraison sushi toulouse | sushi toulouse| sushiman toulouse| livraison sushi barriere de paris| livraison sushi 31200| livraison sushi centre ville| m says:

      Heya i am the very first time right here. I came across the following aboard so i believe that it is truly handy & them reduced the problem available lots. Lets hope to deliver anything yet again along with enable people such as you helped me to.

    Leave a Reply