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