Sportswriter Harvey Frommer gives his account of historic Fenway Park and the fabled Boston Red Sox franchise on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m., in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary.
Noted oral historian and author of numerous sports books, Frommer will talk about his book Remembering Fenway Park, the team's personnel, the ballpark--the oldest in the major leagues, opening in 1912--and team history. The talk will feature slides of priceless historical photographs, many never before published, and personal accounts by almost 140 voices (two of them 100 years old). Envisioned as a fraternal "twin" to Frommer's Remembering Yankee Stadium, his narrative fuses present and past Red Sox players and opponents, fans, media people, ballpark workers like the scoreboard operator and head groundskeeeper, team executives, a nun, a monsignor and a bishop.
Frommer is known for his encyclopedic knowledge of sports history and is the author of 33 sports books, including The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, Growing Up Baseball with Frederic J. Frommer and Rickey and Robinson: the Men Who Broke Baseball's Color Line.
Frommer will be selling and signing his stunning new book along with its archrival 2008 title Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and Narrative history of "the House that Ruth Built."
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary, our ongoing author series, is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933.