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Red Sox by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Boston Red Sox by Uniform Number Paperback – March 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602399956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602399952
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,737,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bill Nowlin was born in Boston. He is the author of seventeen Red Sox-related books. In 2004, Nowlin was elected vice president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He lives in Burlington, Massachusetts

Matthew Silverman is co-author of Mets by the Numbers (with John Springer), Cubs by the Numbers (with Al Yellon and Kasey Ignarski), Red Sox by the Numbers (with Bill Nowlin), and Shea Goodbye (with Keith Hernandez) and the author of Mets Essential, 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, and Baseball Miscellany. He also served as the associate publisher at Total Sports Publishing, editing titles such as Total Baseball and Total Football. He lives in High Falls, New York.

Joe Castiglione has been the radio play-by-play voice of The Boston Red Sox since 1983. He is also a lecturer in the department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, where he teaches a course on Sports Broadcasting. He is the author of Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox.

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Author of more than 40 Red Sox-related and other baseball books and an avid reader of baseball, travel, and mystery books.

Co-founder of Rounder Records, America's most active independent record label specializing in roots music - now celebrating our 43rd year!

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I purchased this book for a 10 year old boy who adores the Red Sox's. He loves the book and he loves baseball, so it was wll worth the purchase!
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By John W. Waters on May 20, 2013
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The book was a lot more than I expected. It was a great history on every player who wore a Red Sox uniform, from seasoned vets, and superstars, to players who just played a few games. I was very impressed, read it cover to cover as soon as I received it.
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Being a Red Sox fan (not fanatic) it was nice to read about some history. Although i was looking for a quicker read, but their are alot of players to cover. I just started to skip to the numbers I was interested in. 8, 19, etc.
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By Section36 on August 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
If baseball is a game of numbers, this book intends to tell us all about them. This is a Red Sox history, in numerical order. It progresses through the different uniform numbers worn by the different Red Sox players over the years, and gives a quick biography of some of the key players. If you've ever wondered just how many players have worn number 29 for the Sox, and what their stories were, this is the book you're looking for.

Unfortunately, this is a book that wasn't written for me. When you're trying to condense 100 years of history into 300 pages, you can't go into much detail. So, the stories of the players who wore the different numbers were very brief. This would be a better book for a novice Red Sox fan. It's a creative way to get a lot of information about the team organized. There were, however, several side stories that I found interesting. There were many discussions with clubhouse personnel discussing how numbers were assigned and selected. Unfortunately, these snippets were too rare. While I can imagine any number of people who would enjoy reading this book, I was not one of them.
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OK this isn't the most insightful book ever written about the Red Sox. It does offer insights into the different numbers worn by various players through team history. Or since they started to use them. Either way it is fun and silly and a good way to pass the day. Not great, but not terrible.
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