A 2012 Top Ten Sports Book as selected by Booklist. Winner of the 2011 Seymour Medal and Larry Ritter Award from the Society for American Baseball Research, for the best book of baseball history or biography, and best book on the Deadball era.
Finalist, Massachusetts Book Award for non-fiction.
"An irresistible look back on Fenway Park's first season, not just for Sox fans . . . a great choice for anyone who enjoys a dip into baseball history at its best."--Huffington Post
Even people who aren't fans of baseball know Fenway Park. More than just a ballpark, it is a part of American culture, and has been for nearly one hundred years. In Fenway 1912, Glenn Stout tells the remarkable story of Fenway's first year, from the long winter when locals poured concrete and built the park to the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to the World Series while the paint was still drying and the grass still coming in. Stout tells the stories behind the park's notorious quirks like the Green Monster, and of the designers, builders, managers, and players who made Fenway's first year unforgettable.
For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story. Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers an extraordinary tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration--capturing Fenway as never before.
The book, Fenway 1912 : The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780547844572 in Paperback by Stout, Glenn may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.