I love baseball. Always have, always will. So what a thrill it was for me when I attended library school at Simmons College in Boston, literally steps away from historic Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox.
Red Sox Nation is probably best known for the long suffering 86 years between world championships in 1918 and 2004. With a storied history, memorable personalities, die-hard fans, and one curse, there has never been a shortage of writings about the Red Sox. You’ll find many of them in our catalog under the Subject heading “Boston Red Sox (Baseball team).”
Here are some quick hits:
Faithful : two diehard Boston Red Sox fans chronicle the historic 2004 season by Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King.
Reversing the curse : inside the 2004 Boston Red Sox by Dan Shaughnessy
Mind game : how the Boston Red Sox got smart and finally won a World Series by the writers of Baseball Prospectus
Big Papi : my story of big dreams and big hits by David Ortiz with Tony Massarotti
Idiot : beating “The Curse” and enjoying the game of life by Johnny Damon with Peter Golenbock.