The Impossible Dream Remembered: The 1967 Red Sox

Ken Coleman, Author Stephen Greene Press $0 (260p) ISBN 978-0-8289-0556-5
J. P. Marquand once wrote thatthe chief characteristic of the New England WASP was ""the sadness of predestined failure,'' and nowhere is that characteristic more apparent than in diehard Red Sox fans. Here the team's chief broadcaster is joined by freelancer Valenti in covering yet another year in which the Boston team almost became world champions, this time losing the seventh game of the World Series. The authors follow the team's progress from spring training, under their new and authoritarian manager Dick Williams, through Carl Yastrzemski's amazing stretch performance to the last out of the last game, presenting their own views and those of many players on that Impossible Dream team. There are also excerpts from a diary kept by coach Bobby Doerr. Bosox fans will love it. Photos. (April 7)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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