Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year
In anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of America’s most beloved ballpark, the untold story of how Fenway Park was born and the remarkable first season ever played there
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. Nineteen twelve was a lea...more
Stout's Fenway 1912 offers up a stunningly rich buffet of pleasures for the baseball fan, centered around the construction and open...more
For the most part the book follows the established lead of Devil in the White City, where it is non-fiction written as fiction, although the plot is the baseball season and the World Series that follows. The writing is dense and the s...more
Jim Thome may have hit his 600th career homerun at Comerica Park this summer, but somehow the signi...more
Often, when authors take on historical baseball topics, they wisely choose to include larger news events and analysis of the times as...more
So I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. The details of construction were very interesting and the author does a good job of recreating the flavor of baseball in the early 1900s.
The 1912 World Series is among the most famous, but even so, the accounts of the games still leave the reader in anticipation of the next pitch.
Very highly recomm...more
Fenway 1912 was a really great, concise history of Fenway Park's first year – both the park and the players who called it home.
It's no secret that I'm a huge Red Sox fan. So, when this book came up for review, I couldn't snatch it up fast enough. Learning about the history of a ball park I love so much was something I hadn'...more