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nvisioned as a fraternal "twin" to Dr. Harvey Frommer's REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM, the definitive REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK features almost 140 voices (two of them 100 years old) , more than 200 images, many never before published. The author's narrative fuses present and past Red Sox players and opponents, fans, media people, ballpark workers like the scoreboard operator and head groundskeeeper, team executives, a nun, a monsignor and a bishop.

Just a taste of REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK'S subject matter includes: the 1910s, featuring baseball's debut at Fenway Park in 1912 and Red Sox' first world championship, through the down times of the twenties when Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees, to the thirties and the arrival of a very young owner Tom Yawkey and the strutting of their stuff by future Hall of Famers like "Teddy Ballgame," Joe Cronin, Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx and Bobby Doerr.

The forties witnessed Ted Williams batting .406 in 1941, the Red Sox winning a pennant, night baseball coming to Fenway. The first "Ladies Night" was staged in the fifties and the first black player Elijah "Pumpsie" Green was on the scene. Mel Parnell pitched a no-hitter and Ted Williams slammed his 400th career home run.

In the sixties, the "Splendid Splinter" homered in his final at bat. Yaz became a franchise fixture. Twice in that decade the Sox drew less than 500 to games at Fenway. Dave Morehead twirled a no-hitter. In 1967, the longshot Sox pulled off "The Impossible Dream" winning the pennant. Boston was defeated by the Cincinnati "Big Red Machine" in the 1975 World Series. Bucky Dent hit his "pop fly" homer as the Yankees won the one-game playoff in 1978. Carl Yazstremski recorded his 3,000 hit and 400th home run in 1979.

The eighties saw Yaz retire and Roger Clemens arrive. The Rocket fanned 20 in one game. Wade Boggs was the ultimate hitting machine. The Sox lost the 1986 World Series to the Mets. Morgan Magic was on parade. In the nineties ,the 50th anniversary of Ted Williams hitting over .400 was celebrated, and the movement to "SAVE FENWAY PARK" began. Attendance at Fenway climbed above a record 2 1/2 million. The 70th All-Star Game was staged with the All Century team in place with the star of stars — Ted Williams, the center of attention.

New ownership was in place in the 21st century. The "Curse of the Bambino" was finally broken as the Red Sox won world championships in 2004 and 2007. No-hitters were pitched by Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester. A new Major League attendance streak was set at Fenway Park. (And REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK was published).

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Accolades

"Harvey Frommer's Fenway Park first captivates the reader with its visual beauty. They are all there, some in color some in black and white, Ted the Thumper, the matchless Yaz, Mysterioso Manny, even The Babe. And the people, yes the people, from all corners of New England. Add to these images Mr. Frommer's trenchant prose and you have one memorable book."

- Roger Kahn

"Daringly organized as a mosaic of Red Sox Nation, Remembering Fenway Park glitters with fond memories and delightful surprises. Anyone who has ever sat in Fenway, or longs to, will love this book. In his sure hands with oral history, Harvey Frommer is a treasure of our national pastime."

-John Thorn, Official Historian for Major League Baseball

"A tribute to a ball park, a celebration of a game, and a love song to the players, coaches, and fans who've turned a tract of grass and dirt into sacred ground."

- James S. Hirsch, Author of "Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend"

"Harvey Frommer has produced a book worthy of its sacred subject. Remembering Fenway Park is unforgettable."

-Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe, author "The Curse of the Bambino"

"A lovely work of sporting art"

- Furman Bisher | Atlanta Journal Constitution emeritus

"Remembering Fenway Park is an elegant, pennant-winning look-back that should warm the hearts of Red Sox fans young and old. Ted, Yaz, Rico, Roger, Nomar, and Big Papi - they are all there, in the shadow of the Green Monster. What a feeling!"

- Peter Golenbock, author of Red Sox Nation

"Harvey Frommer is one of the most intelligent and informed observers of baseball on the American scene. It is always a pleasure to read his work."

- Roger Kahn

"For Red Sox fans, this gem of a book about a jewel of a ballpark is enough--well, almost enough--to banish from all thoughts of Bucky Dent and other disappointments."

- George F. Will

"Harvey Frommer has written 40 sports books, and this is the best of all of them."

- Ron Barr, Sports Byline USA

"Riveting narrative, great photos, and most important, words of those who have lived it."

- Johnny Pesky

"Absolutely stunning. A Gem. Incredible effort. History of the Red Sox and Fenway Park intertwined in words and images. A must for any baseball fan"

- Ann Liguori

"Harvey Frommer is an accomplished writer about many facets of baseball."

- George F. Will

"First among equals is Harvey Frommer, a great expert on all things baseball and New York (and that city within a city Brooklyn)."

- John Thorn, Baseball Historian

"As a kid who grew up with the joy of Yaz, Sherm Feller, John Kiley, and the green monster, this book gave me goose bumps."

- Marc Bernier 1150AM WNDB Daytona Beach, Florida

"Affectionate, comprehensive and splendidly illustrated"

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About Harvey Frommer

Dr. Harvey Frommer received his Ph.D. from New York University. Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Professor nominee, Recipient of the "Salute to Scholars Award" at CUNY where he taught writing for many years, the prolific author was cited by the Congressional Record and the New York State Legislature as a sports historian and journalist.

His forty-one sports books include autobiographies of sports legends Nolan Ryan, Red Holzman and Tony Dorsett, the classics "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," "New York City Baseball: 1947-1957," "The New York Yankee Encyclopedia," "A Yankee Century," "Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry" (with Frederic J. Frommer), and "Five O'clock Lightning: The 1927 Yankees." His "REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM" was published to acclaim in 2008.

Together with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he has written the acclaimed oral histories "It Happened in the Catskills," "It Happened in Brooklyn," Growing Up Jewish in America," "It Happened on Broadway" and "It Happened in Manhattan."

Highlights from Dr. Frommer's life:

Along with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he is a professor in the MALS program at Dartmouth College where he teaches oral and cultural history. Dr. Frommer has also taught "Sports Journalism" and "Sports and Culture at Dartmouth College, Adelphi and New York University.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today and other publications.