Look InsideExtra Innings Website A revised Team Spirit Baseball edition featuring the Boston Red Sox that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. The Team Spirit series paints an engaging, detailed yet accessible picture of professional sports teams. By focusing on the history, great victories and memorable personalities, the books have an enduring quality that will not go out of date quickly. The text is enhanced with plenty of full color photographs as well as reproductions of vintage trading cards and team memorabilia. Once you have the books, be sure to check out the new EXTRA INNINGS website to go along with the reading material! This site will be continuously updated with all new information on every baseball team the perfect source for up-to-date statistics and player information for young sports fans. Each website includes: Achievement Updates, More Go-To Guys, More Fun Facts, League Leaders, and more!
With players such as Ted Williams, Manny Ramirez, Carlton Fisk, and Roger Clemens, most would believe they would be a power house team with several World Series championships under their belts. In 1907 the Boston Red Stockings came into being. They had been around Boston for a few years under a different name, but this name stuck. "Between 1912 and 1918 the Red Sox won four pennants and four World Series." On this incredible team the Red Sox had a pitcher named Babe Ruth. When Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees, a legend was born. "The Curse," as it is commonly referred to, lasted from 1918 to 2004. It took the Boston Red Sox eighty-nine years to win the World Series again. Author Mark Stewart recreates the amazing history of this wayward team using electrifying text and great photographs. Readers will be thoroughly engaged learning about Ted Williams and his .400 season. As with other books in the, "Team Spirit" series, the author focuses on the team but includes general information about the sport being discussed. A good addition to any public or school library.
Young sports fans will welcome this series’ offerings covering major basketball, football, and baseball teams. Each book begins with an introduction to the team, some history, and information on the team today. The venue in which the team plays is described with many statistics. The team’s uniforms, and the changes these have had over the years, as well as an introduction to the parts of the uniform specific to each sport, are covered. The books give vital statistics on pioneers and super stars of each team. Unfamiliar words related to the sport are typed in bold and explained in either the glossary, or in a separate section of “other words to know.” A section of “Fun Facts” offers supplemental information, such as Joe DiMaggio marrying Marilyn Monroe or David Robinson growing nine inches during his time at the Naval Academy. Records are listed, and a list of places to visit, as well as books, Web sites, and a map showing the birthplaces of the players, make these books useful for the browsing fan or the student doing a report on a favorite team. The tone is consistently positive, and controversy related to the team is kept out of the discussions. This series is valuable for the youngest sports fans. Timeline. Index. Recommended.
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION, November/December 2006