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Lost Summer: The '67 Red Sox and the Impossible Dream

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  75 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In the tradition of Summer of '49 and The Boys of Summer, Reynolds takes a nostalgic look at the 1967 Boston Red Sox and re-creates for baseball buffs everywhere their miraculous pennant-winning season. 8-page photo insert.
Mass Market Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Grand Central Publishing (first published May 1st 1992)
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David J. Giffin
Jul 03, 2015 David J. Giffin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The (Impossible) Dream Season, 1967 Red Sox

As Charles Dickens once wrote, "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."

In 1967, the Viet Nam War was escalating, Race Riots were popping up all over the USA like pimples on a teenager, and the Red Sox (a Las Vegas preseason 100-1 shot) captivated the entire City of Boston in their quest for "the Impossible Dream", to win the World Series. Reynolds brilliantly weaves the Baseball story with the changing Social History of the times, and whil
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Jimmy
Nov 14, 2012 Jimmy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baseball
1967 Red Sox. There will never be another team quite like that one. Baseball has changed considerably since those days. Managers are now unable to tell players what to do. Players are wealthy beyond the wildest dreams of 1967 baseball players. That one baseball season during a year that had so much happening in America as well will never be matched.

All of the single men on the team are able to use the pull of Red Sox management to get out of the draft to be put on reserves so they will not have
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George Briggs
Aug 14, 2014 George Briggs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Moment in Time

Bill Reynolds has captured a special summer for this reader. On June 24, 1967 - I returned home after two tours of duty in Vietnam to realize that the Red Sox were actually in a pennant race for the first time in memory. My father would often talk about the '46, '48, & '49 seasons which ended badly. August 18 was my 22nd birthday - the day that Tony C. was hit by Jack Hamilton. I remember the radio broadcasts everywhere you went that summer. The final two games at Fenway were
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Fred
Jul 19, 2015 Fred rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to rate this as a baseball book and not a work of great literature or history. It is a baseball book about a wonderful moment in Red Sox history, the 1967 pennant wining team of Yaz, Tony C, Boomer, Gentleman Jim, Rico and their crazy throw-back manager Dick Williams. This was the team I knew least about as a Sox fan and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Reynolds is a good writer. He writes with accuracy and sympathy. He interjects just enough of the history of 1967 to keep the season in pe ...more
Matthew Baione
Reliving 1967 Red Sox

Pretty good read. I didn't know the story of the '67 Red Sox, so it was good to learn more about their World Series run. Not as good as Reynolds other books.
Greg Raleigh
Jul 18, 2016 Greg Raleigh rated it really liked it
This was a nice trip back to my childhood. I thank the author for names of players I'd forgotten about, descriptions of life during the age of Vietnam, MLK, RFK, antiwar protests, race protests, and general overall anxiety for nearly everyone except children like myself, who didn't really grasp what was happening. All a 6 year old boy cared about were baseball cards and bicycles and getting to stay up and watch tv later in the summer months. This book opened my senses and introduced me to parts ...more
Dale Stonehouse
Dec 26, 2013 Dale Stonehouse rated it really liked it
Not the most pleasant topic for a Minnesota Twins fan - that season was heartbreaking for 3 other teams who were beaten for the pennant by the Red Sox. This book is, however, a nice reminder of how much more important baseball was in those days, when summers meant being outdoors, either playing baseball or beating the heat swimming in cold fresh water. Reynolds weaves news and cultural events into the narrative of a year like few others in American history.
Maggie
Oct 06, 2013 Maggie rated it liked it
good sports book. knowing stats is helpful, but not necessary in understanding this odyssey of the '67 Red Sox. almost wished the book stopped after the pennant
Mike
Jul 12, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it
Fun read about the year that made Boston the city where baseball is the most relevant.
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Bill Reynolds is a sports columnist for The Providence Journal and the author of several previous books, including Fall River Dreams and (with Rick Pitino) the #1 New York Times bestseller Success Is a Choice. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island."
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