Images of America, Fenway Park is here…..

It is with great joy I announce today that Images of America, Fenway Park will be available on Monday April 9th! It has been said that if you love what you do you will never, ever work and so it is! This was a labor of love for David, Kerry and I and on Monday it comes to fruition.

For those of you in the area of Sarasota Florida, you get a two-day head start if you wish for I will be at Circle Books on St. Armands Circle today, Saturday April 7th, from 1-3 PM to sign copies of the book.

I wish my co-authors could be with me but we will be together in Boston on April 21st and 22nd and I will keep you posted on the specifics of when and where as we draw closer to date.

” The inaugural event for Fenway Park’s centennial celebration was Frozen Fenway 2012. It was a hockey extravaganza featuring college and high school hockey games. This photograph features the final high school hockey matchup which took place on January 14, 2012- Rivalry Day, between perennial powerhouses Catholic Memorial High School and Boston College High School. BC High prevailed 4-0.” (Courtesy of Lynda Fitzgerald)

The book is published by Arcadia Publishing Company and it is a pictorial history of a century of Fenway Park. There are over 200 photos, more than 40 of which are being published for the first time. One of those is the above photo which was taken in January of this year and the caption explains the story of this dynamic image.

There is a rich history of Fenway Park which reaches far beyond just the Red Sox. Obviously her history and that of the Red Sox is inexorably linked and coexist side by side; however Fenway Park has been host to a wide range of events.

David, Kerry and I worked diligently to tell Fenway Park’s entire story by capturing as many of those events as possible; from circuses to political rallys from religious services to concerts and of course all of the sports teams which at one time or another called Fenway Park their home.

The foreword was written by Jim Lonborg, the American League Cy Young Award winner of 1967 and the mound architect of the Impossible Dream season of 1967. The deeply personal nature of his story adds to the wonder and magic that encompasses the story of Fenway Park itself.

My favorite part of this book is the fact that so many fans made photographic contributions. People who simply love the Red Sox, love baseball and love Fenway shared that love through their photos.

So you Floridians, I hope to see some of you today, you Bostonians I hope to see you in a couple of weeks and if not check back here every day as Fenway Park’s 100th birthday summer unfolds.

http://www.amazon.com/Fenway-Images-America-David-Hickey/dp/0738576883

http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738576886/Fenway-Park

And so it is on this date in Fenway Park history, April 7, 2012.

 

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About fenwaypark100

Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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4 Responses to Images of America, Fenway Park is here…..

  1. Jim (Ralph) Taubert says:

    Thanks so much for your blog I have enjoyed your writings as not only for the youthful memories that I have for the sox but also for my dear New England upbringing with all of my youthful dreams.
    Congratulations on your signing today I am looking forward to your next writing

    • Jim….Thanks so much. It is amazing how so many of us are attatched to that ball park and in such a meaningful way. You hit it right on the head it is a constant reminder of the joys of our youth to those of us who were fortunate enough to have it as such a part of our childhood. Thanks for all your support and keep up the good work!

  2. mhasegawa says:

    I’m going to get several copies to give to family. We are all crazy for the Sox.

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