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Miracle at Fenway: The Inside Story of the Boston Red Sox 2004 Championship Season

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  46 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews

The players and coaching staff of the 2004 Boston Red Sox are now and forever, legends. After all, it had been eighty-six years since Boston last won a World Series, a fact anybody even remotely associated with the team as a player, executive, or fan was reminded of on
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by St. Martin's Press (first published April 29th 2014)
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Budd Bailey
Jan 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Those that thought fans of Boston Red Sox had an unquenchable thirst for books reviewing the 10th anniversary of their memorable season put those boosters to a good test in 2014.

At other points on this blog, you can find reviews of Ian Browne's "Idiots Revisited" and Allan Wood and Bill Nowlin's "Don't Let Us Win Tonight." Now comes "Miracle at Fenway" from veteran writer Saul Wisnia. I think I'm close to done.

Wisnia has done other books, including one on Fenway Park, and has a blog on baseball.
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Even the most casual of baseball fan can recall many of the details of the 2004 postseason. That was the year that the Boston Red Sox accomplished two historical feats – they became the first baseball team to win a seven game series after losing the first three games and they won their first championship in 86 years, breaking the mythical “curse” that had been attached to the franchise.

There were many published writings about that team soon after the last out of the Red Sox World Series sweep of
victor harris
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Some of the ground has been covered in previous works, however this adds a nice twist and tells much the story of the 2004 season from the viewpoint of the fans. Many of those long-suffering fans had become accustomed to late season collapses or mysterious meltdowns in the post-season. The World Series victory over the Cardinals was almost anti-climactic. The real feat was the stunning reversal in the AL championship series when the Sox overcame a 3-0 deficit to take the measure of their deteste ...more
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Saul Wisnia's account of the 2004 World Series Championship Boston Red Sox is a rich mosaic of fan recollections, sportswriter's accounts, player memories, and Red Sox team history. As a result, Miracle at Fenway is the kind of book that allows access to outsiders while offering a rich and engaging experience for true fans of the Olde Towne Team. As a Red Sox enthusiast and an avid reader of baseball literature and history, I went into this book expecting to enjoy it, but left it impressed by th ...more
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First I would like to say I received this book through the goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to say that I have never read anything from this author before.
 I am a huge Red Sox fan, and have been one my whole life, I have thoroughly enjoyed this book as it has gaven me an in-depth view of my beloved Red Sox and that magical season written by an insider to the club. Even if you are not a Red Sox fan you will enjoy this book, anyone who loves our national pastime s
Ed Harrison
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read pretty much every book that came out in 2004-2005 (many of varying quality). This one may the best and brought me back to my sociopathic habits (i.e. hanging up on my buddy Rich who called me during Game 6, because "you didn't call me during Game 5 and the Sox won! Don't call me!" -- Rich, I apologize). The Sox (and sports) were all-consuming in my life until then -- and now selectively, after (GW vs. Memphis in NCAAs where it was strongly suggested I watch upstairs as I was scaring the k ...more
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Saul Wisnia brings back some very happy memories by recapping the incredible summer of 2004. While every detail remains front and center in my mind it's awesome to recap them and see them in print once more. He spends just enough time going over the details of the curse years. But the main focus of this book is 2003 and 2004. There isn't anything here that even the most casual Red Sox fan doesn't know but still it is a great read and makes me think, WOW that was 10 years ago already. Red Sox fan ...more
David Barney
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
For me the 2004 Boston Red Sox team was fun to watch and to see them prevail. To win the World Series after 86 years of not winning it, was amazing. The book was a quick read, yet, gave a good background to the team and the make up of the players on the team. Probably the best part about this team is when they came back and beat the Yankees after being down 3-0. This team and the stories told about the team illustrate the importance of working together, and staying the course.
David Ash
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a very interesting book on the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series run. It's one of the greatest championship runs in the history of sports and the book gives a good in depth look at all the crazy things that happened. It has interviews with players and the author gives personal stories from the time. Very fascinating and a great read.
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Adds very little to what's already been published. It feels slight and spends at least four pages talking about the idiotic movie Fever Pitch. I can only imagine that the target audience is for Red Sox fans born after 2004.
Katherine Decker
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Interesting read. Go Sox
Dave Rosen
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sitting on the new books shelf at the library, this might as well have had a sign that said "Read this one, Dave." So I did. Good book, great memories and fun to relive.
Aaron Lawrence
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book. A lot of history. Felt like I relived all of '03 and '04. Loved the inight of the team. The stats. The background stories. Go Sox!
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