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The Curse of the Bambino [Paperback]

Dan Shaughnessy
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31 Aug 2004
Any Red Sox fan or baseball buff will tell you: The Sox haven't won a World Series since 1918. Certainly they've come close more times than they wish to remember. Did the unorthodox sale of the greatest baseball player who ever lived cause the Red Sox to be cursed forever?With a wry sense of humor, Dan Shaughnessy traces the frustrating history of the Red Sox since Babe Ruth went to the Yankees. Here, he sheds light on some classic baseball conundrums -- from Johnny Pesky's so-called hesitation throw in the 1946 World Series, to the horrifying dribbler that slithered between Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 series against the Mets, and the expulsion of Roger Clemens in the final game of the 1990 League Championship Series against the Oakland A's. Lively and filled with anecdotes, this is baseball folklore at its best.
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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (31 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142004766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142004760
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 666,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars It hurts it's so good 18 Aug 1999
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Dan Shaughnessy's style mixes straight sportswriting with non-stop pop-culture referencing. Augmented by panged quotes from sources ranging from former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neil to random fans from throughout "The Nation." Players from each era of Red Sox collapse - Johnny Pesky, Denny Galehouse, Bill Lee and yes, Bill Buckner - give their impressions of what it's like to serve the most terminally cynical sportsfan populace in the world. It even features text from interviews with the descendents of Harry Frazee - the Sox owner who dealt Babe Ruth in order to finance his play, "No, No, Nanette." This book is the Book of Revelation for citizens of Red Sox nation, in which the author coins that term, the now constantly referenced title. If you're a fan of baseball, it's a must read. If you're a Red Sox fan, you can recite it.
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The Curse of the great Bambino is one of the greatst books I have ever read about the Red Sox. this 207 page book writen by Dan Shaughessy touches the hearts of millions of Rex Sox fans such as my self. All the tricks of the trade, and baseball owners ways of getting what player thay want. The horrable most heartbreaking trade of Red Sox's Babe Ruth to the Yankees comes back as one of the greatest curses ever. Seventy years of horror for Red Sox fans. All this and more can be found in this book. The Curse of the Bambino is a book that will sweep you off your feet! I Recomend this book to all Red Sox fans, and any one who loves baseball!
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The Curse of the great Bambino is one of the greatst books I have ever read about the Red Sox. this 207 page book writen by Dan Shaughessy touches the hearts of millions of Rex Sox fans such as my self. All the tricks of the trade, and baseball owners ways of getting what player thay want. The horrable most heartbreaking trade of Red Sox's Babe Ruth to the Yankees comes back as one of the greatest curses ever. Seventy years of horror for Red Sox fans. All this and more can be found in this book. The Curse of the Bambino is a book that will sweep you off your feet! I Recomend this book to all Red Sox fans, and any one who loves baseball!
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