Thursday, May 19, 2005

Book 9: Teammates

I just finished a short book by David Halberstam, Teammates.

Like many books, I am not sure what I expected from it, but I left it wanting a little more than it had to give. The book chronicles the lives of four players, Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr from their playing days on the Boston Red Sox in the late '30s until 2002. Those four players (2 of which are in the Baseball Hall of Fame) essentially grew up in Baseball together and remained friends throughout their lives. In 2002 Ted Williams was dying and Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky made one last road trip to visit their friend.

It was a fascinating look back into a time and an era that may never exist again. These are four men that grew up during the depression, served our country (WWII and for Ted Williams Korea as well), and played America's sport.

If you are a fan of baseball, you'll like this book. If not, you may find it interesting, but I think it lacks something to hold you non baseball fans.....


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