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Remembering Fenway Park

As I’ve mentioned before, writing a blog about the Red Sox comes with a few perks.  None as good as this (the Mets credentialed some of their bloggers!) but still decent perks nonetheless.

My favorite is receiving books about the team and/or baseball in general.  I’m a book nerd.  I’m a baseball freak.  These two things fit well together so when someone wants to give me a free book who am I to say no?

The people at Press Box Publicity were kind enough to send me Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox, by Harvey Frommer (with a foreword by number 6 himself, Johnny Pesky!) and I haven’t been able to stop going through it.

The photos are gorgeous and are some of the most iconic images in Fenway history (including Carlton Fisk waving his home run ball fair and Manny Ramirez hanging out at the Green Monster) and they’re accompanied by the first-person recollections of the park by former Red Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall, sportswriter and author Leigh Montville and author, Red Sox historian and Rounder Records founder Bill Nowlin, among others.

The book celebrates not only the history of Fenway Park but the love affair we have with it and, in all honesty, I would encourage anyone who holds Fenway close to them to head on out and purchase this gorgeous coffee table book.

For one lucky person, though, you won’t have to go looking very far because I’m giving away a brand new copy of Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox , courtesy of Adam at Press Box Publicity.

So we go again with another trivia question and this time I’m going to make it an easy one!  The first person to send me the correct answer at will have the book sent to them (with a little Red Sox-related surprise as well!).

All you have to do is tell me which Red Sox players have had their numbers retired by the Sox and what those numbers are.  That’s it.  First correct answer I get (to the email above NOT in the comments) wins!

Thanks again to Adam for the book and good luck to everyone!


April 15, 2011 - Posted by | 2011 | , , ,


  1. The retired Red Sox numbers of Bobby Doerr (1), Joe Cronin (4), Johnny Pesky (6), Carl Yastrzemski (8), Ted Williams (9), Jim Rice (14), and Carlton Fisk (27), along with Jackie Robinson’s #42 that was retired by Major League Baseball in 1997,

    Comment by Kwilson1 | April 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. First correct answer I get (to the email above NOT in the comments) wins!////

    Dude, seriously?

    Comment by hayes | April 16, 2011 | Reply

  3. I’m very proud to be a part of this wonderful book, Cyn. Harvey Frommer is quite a gentleman and has put together a wonderful book.

    Comment by Jbq1462 | April 16, 2011 | Reply

    • BTW, I won’t take a guess on the trivia question, as I have the book and it wouldn’t be fair for me to get another one!

      Comment by Jbq1462 | April 16, 2011 | Reply

  4. I am in possession of a Nowlin book, which he autographed and gave to a fiend of mine to give to me. It is filled with all kinds of very interesting stories about the Red Sox; things I never knew. I’m late to this competition and whomever gets the new book is one lucky so of a gun!

    PS: Nowlin, where ever you are, thanks!

    Comment by Tru | April 16, 2011 | Reply

  5. Crossing my fingers! Probably not the first though. It looks beautiful.

    Comment by Mamasita1331 | April 17, 2011 | Reply

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