The Teammates

The Teammates

eBook - 2003
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More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

The Teammates
is the profoundly moving story of four great baseball players who have made the passage from sports icons--when they were young and seemingly indestructible--to men dealing with the vulnerabilities of growing older. At the core of the book is the friendship of these four very different men--Boston Red Sox teammates Bobby Doerr, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Ted Williams--who remained close for more than sixty years.

The book starts out in early October 2001, when Dominic DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky begin a 1,300-mile trip by car to visit their beloved friend Ted Williams, whom they know is dying. Bobby Doerr, the fourth member of this close group--"my guys," Williams used to call them--is unable to join them.This is a book--filled with historical details and first-hand accounts--about baseball and about something more: the richness of friendship.

Baker & Taylor
Friendship and devotion are the foundation of the 1949 Red Sox team when Williams, Doerr, DiMaggio and Pesky won the pennant championship and the four steadfast friends started a sixty-year relationship with one another as they share memories of the great players, the splendor of the game, and the recent devastating death of Ted Williams. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2003
ISBN: 9781401397852
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jun 24, 2013

Can you imagine a road trip from Mass. to Florida without a radio, CDs, etc., just talking about old times? Wonderful account of 3 old time baseball players and lifelong friends going to see their friend and former teammate for the last time. Good people. Good old days. Since this book was written, Williams, DiMaggio, Pesky, and the author Halberstam have died. A statue of the 4 teammates has been erected outside Fenway Park.

Oct 09, 2011

One of Halberstam's best, this book chronicles the car trip three long-retired Boston Red Sox players took to visit their former teammate, the ailing Ted Williams. Halberstam does a great job of bringing these baseball icons to life. In the process, you realize that perhaps the greatest DiMaggio was not Joe. Should be on every baseball fan's book list.


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