Happy Saturday! Just a reminder that Images of Fenway Park is available for those who are looking for a last-minute Mothers Day gift. Head out to your local Barnes and Noble, or for you in New England, the Paper Store and pick up this pictorial history of Fenway Park.
There are over 200 photos covering 100 years of Fenway activity. Over 40 photos have never been published before, many from fans who love Fenway Park!
The foreword was written by Red Sox legend and 1967 Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborg and his very personal story about Fenway Park will delight you! He was kind enough to contribute a great photo as well.
This never before published photo appears in the book with the following caption:
“In 1967 Jim Lonborg emerged as one of the premier pitchers in the league going 22-9 and winning the Cy Young Award. A skiing injury sidetracked his career and he was traded in 1972, but he never left Boston. Establishing a dental practice on Boston’s south shore upon retirement, Dr. Lonborg still calls Fenway home. Here he enjoys the game with wife Rosemary, son Jordan and Jordan’s girlfriend Molly.”
Now for those of you who need to order the book on-line here’s an idea, download the photo of the cover photo, make Mom a nice home made card, put the photo in it and tell her it’s on the way!
And the Sox won yesterday, are they on the way too? yes they are, we’re just not quite sure yet where they are heading!
And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, May 12, 2012.
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.