The Curse Of The Bambino
This book has put into words the mentality of the loyal fans of Boston's beloved Red Sox after years of emotional torment. For those of you who aren't familiar with the history of the Sox, you are in for a most entertaining book about one of baseball's great tragedies.
Dan Shaughnessy writes with a twisted sense of humor about the inconceivable act of the Red Sox's selling the greatest baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth, to the despised Yankees. After that, as Shaughnessy put it, "The curse began." For the next three-quarters of a century, Shaughnessy goes through each excruciating account of the curse with an ironic twist to go with the torturing truth. From Johnny Pesky's so-called hesitation throw to the nightmarish grounder that dribbled through Bill Buckner's legs in the '86 World Series, it's all there.
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