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Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland Athletics Dan Shaughnessy, author of The Curse of the Bambino A fascinating dissection of a Red Sox-Yankees game. Steve Kettmann needs only nine innings to explain 100 years of a baseball rivalry. Leigh Montville, author of Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero For less than what you normally would pay to park, you get to sit in the good seats, the bad seats, the dugout itself....You squint and watch the action for a couple of innings through a hole in the scoreboard. All this and it's the Yankees and it's a hell of a game and...just start reading. You won't be disappointed. This is the ultimate Fenway experience. Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor, The New Republic No rivalry in sports is as intense as the Red Sox and Yankees, and no year in that rivalry was as intense as 2003. In One Day at Fenway, Steve Kettman has picked out the season's quintessential game and reconstructed it so vividly that you feel like you're right in the dugout with the players, hanging on every pitch. Whether you're a fan of good baseball or just good storytelling, this is a book you'll want to read. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle It's good to know that the Yankees' tiny general manager played some serious hardball in his day. It's priceless to learn that the Red Sox' GM plays a mean guitar after midnight. And it's refreshing to discover that a single ballgame can be so gloriously revived. Perhaps it could only be at Fenway Park, with the terrified exhilaration of its patrons. But in bringing a year-old game to life, Steve Kettmann creates the kind of energy and suspense reserved for the here and now. Leigh Montville, author of "Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero" For less than what you normally would pay to park, you get to sit in the good seats, the bad seats, the dugout itself....You squint and watch the action for a couple of innings through a hole in the scoreboard. All this and it's the Yankees and it's a hell of a game and...just start reading. You won't be disappointed. This is the ultimate Fenway experience. Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland Athletics I was blown away. Baseball books usually bore me, but Steve grabbed my attention with every page. When the Yankees and the Red Sox play, even as an opposing general manager I become a fan. Steve not only captured the intensity on the field but also the layers of interest that surround the greatest rivalry in sports. Madison Smartt Bell Steve Kettmann's kaleidoscopic rendering of a single Yankees-Red Sox game makes a fascinating narrative even for those who know little about the sport. With its cast of dozens of acutely interested characters, "One Day at Fenway" is the "Black Hawk Down" of baseball. Dan Shaughnessy, author of "The Curse of the Bambino" A fascinating dissection of a Red Sox-Yankees game. Steve Kettmann needs only nine innings to explain 100 years of a baseball rivalry. Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor, "The New Republic" No rivalry in sports is as intense as the Red Sox and Yankees, and no year in that rivalry was as intense as 2003. In "One Day at Fenway, " Steve Kettman has picked out the season's quintessential game and reconstructed it so vividly that you feel like you're right in the dugout with the players, hanging on every pitch. Whether you're a fan of good baseball or just good storytelling, this is a book you'll want to read. Bruce Jenkins, "San Francisco Chronicle" It's good to know that the Yankees' tiny general manager played some serious hardball in his day. It's priceless to learn that the Red Sox' GM plays a mean guitar after midnight. And it's refreshing to discover that a single ballgame can be so gloriously revived. Perhaps it could only be at Fenway Park, with the terrified exhilaration of its patrons. But in bringing a year-old game to life, Steve Kettmann creates the kind of energy and suspense reserved for the here and now. Bruce Jenkins, "San Francisco Chronicle"It's good to know that the Yankees' tiny general manager played some serious hardball in his day. It's priceless to learn that the Red Sox' GM plays a mean guitar after midnight. And it's refreshing to discover that a single ballgame can be so gloriously revived. Perhaps it could only be at Fenway Park, with the terrified exhilaration of its patrons. But in bringing a year-old game to life, Steve Kettmann creates the kind of energy and suspense reserved for the here and now. Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor, "The New Republic"No rivalry in sports is as intense as the Red Sox and Yankees, and no year in that rivalry was as intense as 2003. In "One Day at Fenway," Steve Kettman has picked out the season's quintessential game and reconstructed it so vividly that you feel like you're right in the dugout with the players, hanging on every pitch. Whether you're a fan of good baseball or just good storytelling, this is a book you'll want to read. Madison Smartt BellSteve Kettmann's kaleidoscopic rendering of a single Yankees-Red Sox game makes a fascinating narrative even for those who know little about the sport. With its cast of dozens of acutely interested characters, "One Day at Fenway" is the "Black Hawk Down" of baseball.

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 -- Yankees versus Red Sox, Fenway Park. Not just a special day in a great rivalry but also a unique one in the long tradition of baseball writing. For on that day, Steve Kettmann worked with a team of top reporters to chronicle everything that happened, from the point of view of everyone involved. So here are Red Sox owner John Henry and CEO Larry Lucchino, privately second-guessing Grady Little's managing moves during the game; here is Joe Torre, the Yankees skipper, worrying on the bench about his closer, Mariano Rivera, who can't find home plate; here's Theo Epstein, Red Sox General Manager, playing guitar until his fingers bleed the night before the game; here's Hideki Matsui, Yankees slugger, surprised that no Japanese reporters turn up to greet him at the ballpark; and here's Bill Mueller, Red Sox third baseman, driving to the game, hoping he can get a hit to help Boston win.

But it's not just the famous voices we hear. Let One Day at Fenway introduce you to Theo Gordon, who's told his girlfriend, Jane Baxter, forty-five lies, and watch as Marty Martin does what all good Red Sox fans should do, only to find himself thrown out of the ballpark.

Taken together, these and a myriad of other voices reveal a day in the life of baseball unlike ever before, showing in this unique project the human side to America's pastime.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1122 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (31 August 2004)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000NY12MS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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