Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout: The Greatest Stories from a Championship Season

Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout: The Greatest Stories from a Championship Season

by Jim Prime


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Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout is a different kind of look back at the incredible championship season—through the eyes of the players involved. It is packed full of anecdotes, quotes, and perspectives from each member of the team, presented in the context of their on-field heroics. The book includes intimate snapshots of particularly relevant moments—rare glimpses behind the scenes—in order bring you back to the moment. This was a group of bona fide characters who showed great character in facing every challenge put before them—including overcoming a three games to none deficit in the ALCS against their archrivals.

The season had more than its share of the humorous, the poignant, and the downright weird. Thanks to an unconventional and irreverent—but effective—approach to the game, the underdog 2004 Red Sox captured the imagination of New England and the entire nation. In their quixotic quest, they defied an ancient curse and slew the hated Yankees en route to the October Classic and a meeting with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout is a personal and informal look at the first Red Sox team to win a World Series championship in 86 frustrating years. Like the team itself, it is quirky; but also like the team, it is a winner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613216873
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jim Prime has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on baseball including Ted Williams’ Hit List (with Ted Williams) and The Little Red (Sox) Book with Bill “Spaceman” Lee, and Fenway Park at 100: Baseball’s Hometown with Bill Nowlin.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Prelude to a Championship 9

Chapter 2 The Promise of Spring: Fort Meyers, 2004 21

Chapter 3 The Players 39

Chapter 4 A Tale of Two Seasons: April 4th-July 23rd 83

Chapter 5 The Second Season: July 24th-October 3rd 115

Chapter 6 It Takes a Team 159

Chapter 7 The Post-Season 193

Chapter 8 The 2004 World Series 225

Chapter 9 The Afterglow 243

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