Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year (Paperback)
The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year
Mariner Books, 9780547844572, 392pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
Praise For Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year…
"Stout imbues his account with a unique vibrancy and a razor-sharp intelligence. A wonderful sports book." -- Booklist, starred review "A valuable addition to baseball history . . . Baseball diehards and historians, and of course Red Sox fans, will find much of interest in this paean to one of sport’s most famous venues." -- Kirkus Reviews "Fun and informative . . . A well-constructed tribute to Fenway on its upcoming 100th anniversary." -- Publishers Weekly "This is a book for anyone who cares about the storied Boston Red Sox, about their 100-year-old bandbox of a stadium, about the remarkable championship season of 1912, about the street-level history of Boston, and about why baseball will forever be the all-American pastime. This is a book for all of us." – Larry Tye, author of SATCHEL: The Life and Times of an American Legend "Glenn Stout has done the impossible: he has put an end to the seemingly bottomless genre that is Fenway Park books. We now need no more. We get not pomp and circumstance, but the bones and blueprint of a legendary ballpark — topped with a star-filled World Series that still endures. He doesn’t pretend history is straw hats and cigars, but gives you real people, real baseball and (the best part) real Boston, the way any real writer should." – Howard Bryant, ESPN, and author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron