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From the Babe to the Beards

The Boston Red Sox in the World Series

by (author) Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime

Sports Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2014
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
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With the “Curse” a distant memory, the Boston Red Sox are the first team this century to win three World Series Titles. Before 2004, an obnoxious Yankees fan might have smirked: The Red Sox in the World Series” The world’s shortest book!”

In actual fact, the Red Sox have played in twelve World Series and won eight. Even during their stories 86-year drought, the Sox took four Series to Game Seven before losing.

Lavishly illustrated, From the Babe to the Beards is the result of another collaboration by Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime?each with more than a dozen Sox books to their credit. The book includes full game accounts of every one of the 74 Series games played (to date) and profiles a significant player from each game. Supplemented with dozens of photos and line scores from every game, the book will provide a solid and eminently readable companion as the team prepares for additional Series in the years to come.

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About the authors

Bill Nowlin was born in Boston. He is the author of seventeen Red Sox-related books. In 2004, Nowlin was elected vice president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He lives in Burlington, Massachusetts

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Jim Prime has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on baseball including Ted Williams’ Hit List (with Ted Williams) and The Little Red (Sox) Book with Bill “Spaceman” Lee, and Fenway Park at 100: Baseball’s Hometown with Bill Nowlin.

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Editorial Reviews

"Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime have put together a fantastic compilation of Red Sox World Series history in this book. The stories, player profiles, and stats together with many great photos will keep you riveted. The 2004 team brought a World Series Championship back to Boston after 86 years. What a great year that was. I had the chance to play in the '67 and '75 World Series where we came up short by one game. This book does not come up short of being one of the best ever written on Red Sox history. I'm sure baseball fans everywhere will enjoy it." “Rico Petrocelli

"When you're a kid on the field playing “It's the seventh game of the World Series...’ it's all fun, but winning the World Series is a mental grind. Basically your whole season comes down to certain plays and everything you do means so much. It's full of added pressure because you want to do it for your teammates, for the guys who haven't won one, and for the fans. You want to win so bad for them. It's stressful and it's definitely a grind. This book describes in game-by-game detail what it takes to become a World Series champion." “Dustin Pedroia

"Nowlin and Prime?authors of almost twenty Red Sox-related books between them?do a fantastic job of shining a light on the glory of The Carmine Hose." -

?From The Babe To The Beards is one highly attractive literary package. In coffee table book format, the combination of top quality color and black & white pictures splashed throughout 285 pages on thick glossy paper makes this book a true collector's keeper. . . . Nowlin and Prime are THE sources for everything Red Sox.” “

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