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Who better to rank the best Red Sox of all time than, yes, the president of Red Sox Nation himself? Here, Jerry Remy does just that--forty-four players in all, from early-era legends such as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Johnny Pesky, and Jackie Jensen; to remarkable pros like Ted Williams, Tony Conigliaro, Carl Yastrzemski, Rick Burleson, Dwight Evans, Dennis Eckersley, and Wade Boggs; to modern superstars from Roger Clemens to David Ortiz. Remy draws on his personal memories and his analytical prowess to highlight what makes a given player a Red Sox hero, and his detailed statistics go well beyond batting averages. Each chapter is accompanied by photos, many from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Remy also salutes five special teams in Red Sox history, including the 1967 Impossible Dream team, the 2004 Reverse the Curse team, and the 2007 Champions of the World, Part II tour. And then there are two Great Moments that qualify a pair of Daves for special mention: Dave Henderson and Dave Roberts. Finally, Remy turns his eye on an up-and-coming crop of young stars who may someday be elevated to an even higher plateau as Red Sox Heroes. Eminently readable, painstakingly researched, and imbued with the rich history of the Boston Red Sox, Jerry Remy's Red Sox Heroes is a must for any member of Red Sox Nation.
The Boston Globe's number-one bestseller is back, revised and updated for the 2006 season and presented in a new trim size. Jerry Remy's name and face are already known to millions of fans. During baseball season 400,000 or more households tune in to listen to his broadcast of Red Sox games. But many learned to love him years ago when he was traded to the Sox, earning a trip to the 1978 All-Star Game in his first year with the team. Remy hit .278, scored eighty-seven runs, and stole thirty bases that season. Injured in 1984, Remy never played another game. In 1988 he began his work as an announcer, working color commentary for Red Sox broadcasts on NESN, a basic cable channel available throughout New England and by satellite across the country. He covers more than 150 games per season for NESN and broadcast television and has regular assignments on the national Fox Game of the Week. The best part of Jerry Remy is his easy style: Listeners feel like they're having a beer with a friend while they're watching the game. The same is true of readers. In Watching Baseball Remy explains America's favorite sport by going inside the minds of coaches and players to reveal the game within the game. He takes readers around the diamond, pointing out the positioning of infielders, what's really going on during batting practice, how catchers and pitchers call a game, the difference between high cheese and a knuckler, and much more. Written for both the rainy day fan and the avid addict, Watching Baseball covers the game pitch by pitch and play by play, all in the Rem Dawg's characteristic voice: clear, concise, and opinionated. *Now includes the story of the Boston Red Sox's historicWorld Series victory This is a real baseball book, written by an alert, articulate veteran of the game. -- Boston Globe It's filled with insights about the intricacies of the game and anecdotes about its players and managers. -- Minneapolis Star Tribune pard Newcomers to the game couldn't get a better introduction, while lifelong fans will find new insights. Keep a copy next to the TV so you can refer to it during games. -- Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, MA Jerry Remy is an extraordinary broadcaster. He makes the victories sweeter and soothes me when the Red Sox suffer a defeat. He's a great analyst. ... --Thomas C. Werner, Chairman, Boston Red Sox