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

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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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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...more
George Briggs
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...more
Dale Stonehouse
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.
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
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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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