Fenway 1912

Fenway 1912

The Birth of A Ballpark, A Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year

Book - 2011
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Houghton

“Each time you walk up the ramp from beneath the stands and out toward that sea of sunlit grass, Fenway Park remains the most special kind of place there is, a place that can still change your life.”

"This is the untold story of how Fenway Park came to be and its remarkable first season. 1912 was a leap year, the year the Titanic sank, and it was also the year baseball’s original shrine, the one and only Fenway Park, was born. While the paint was still drying, the infield grass still coming in, the Red Sox embarked on an unlikely season that culminated in a World Series battle against the Giants that stands as one of the greatest ever played.

Fenway 1912 tells the incredible story of Fenway, from the unorthodox blueprint that underlies the park’s notorious quirks, to the long winter when locals poured concrete and erected history, to the notorious fixers who then ruled the game, to the ragtag team who delivered a world championship, Fenway’s first.

For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story of its tumultuous yet glorious first year. Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers an extraordinary tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration – capturing Fenway as never before.


A narrative of the first Red Sox season at Fenway Park.



Baker & Taylor
For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story of its birth, construction, and tumultuous yet glorious first season - 1912. While the paint was still drying and the infield still turning green, the Red Sox embarked on an unlikely season that would culminate in a World Series battle against John McGraw's mighty Giants that stands as one of the greatest ever played. Fenway Park made all the difference, helping to turn an average team into the greatest in Red Sox history.

Baker
& Taylor

A centennial tribute to the beloved ballpark shares the behind-the-scenes story of its tumultuous origins and first year, sharing coverage of such topics as the unorthodox blueprint that belies the park's notorious quirks, the construction contributions of local citizens and the history-making World Series battle between the Red Sox and the Giants. 25,000 first printing.
Shares the behind-the-scenes story of Fenway Park's origins, sharing coverage of its unorthodox blueprint, the construction contributions of local citizens, and the history-making World Series battle between the Red Sox and the Giants.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
Description: xxii, 392 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780547195629
0547195621
Branch Call Number: 796.35764 Sto

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