All right, so it’s not exactly weekly. So sue me. Congratulations to Patrick M. of Mexico City, winner of Francona: The Red Sox Years. Next up for grabs: Philadelphia’s Top 50 Baseball Players, by Rich Westcott. A reminder of the new rules: This is now a random pick. I didn’t think it was fair for […]
Congratulations to Sasha G. of Cooperstown, NY, winner of Claudia Williams’ Ted Williams, My Father: A Memoir. Just an an aside, Sasha runs Extra Innings, a baseball memorabilia shop across the street from the Hall of Fame. By the way, I picked up a copy of Frozen: A True Story — My Journey into the […]
Former Red Sox skipper Terry Francona’s self-named memoir debuts on the NY Times‘ Best Seller list at number 2. Gregory Cowles included it in the print edition of the Sunday Book Review’s “TBR: Inside the List” column. Unfortunately, it’s not on-line as of this writing so you’re own your own, since it’s too long for […]
Murray Chass weighs in on Terry Francona’s new memoir The Red Sox Years (written by Dan Shaughnessy). Russ Smith contributed this review of the same book on Baseball Musings. Speaking about managerial memoirs that raise an eyebrow, Mike Reuther, author the baseball novels Return to Dead City and Nothing Down, posts the occasional book review. […]
Former manager Terry Francona will release his new memoir Francona: The Red Sox Years next week. Book publicity seems to be like movie trailers. The excerpts include the most exciting bits, which maybe just just a tiny fraction of the overall project. An excerpt of the book will appear in this week’s Sports Illustrated. The […]
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