The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship

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The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship

by David Halberstam
Introduction by Jane Leavy

Hachette Books | May 5, 2004 | Trade Paperback

The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country''s most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

The Teammates
is the profoundly moving story of four great baseball players who have made the passage from sports icons--when they were young and seemingly indestructible--to men dealing with the vulnerabilities of growing older. At the core of the book is the friendship of these four very different men--Boston Red Sox teammates Bobby Doerr, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Ted Williams--who remained close for more than sixty years.

The book starts out in early October 2001, when Dominic DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky begin a 1,300-mile trip by car to visit their beloved friend Ted Williams, whom they know is dying. Bobby Doerr, the fourth member of this close group--"my guys," Williams used to call them--is unable to join them.This is a book--filled with historical details and first-hand accounts--about baseball and about something more: the richness of friendship.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 0.62 in

Published: May 5, 2004

Publisher: Hachette Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786888679

ISBN - 13: 9780786888672

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Can't seem to put it down!" I have to say that I don't read books all that often, but for those people that have a hard time finding a book that they actually enjoy reading, I strongly recommend this novel. It is a tale of everlasting friendship, and the power to overcome struggles both as an individual and as companions. There is no other book like it, and a definite read for those sports lovers. Dont pass up the opportunity!
Date published: 2008-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Different Game Baseball, and all professional sports really, have entered a new age in the last ten years. Free agency, and rising salaries have led to athletes changing teams almost as often as they change their socks. In contrast to this, comes the stories told in The Teammates , stories about four players who spent almost their entire careers together. Though they were as different as four men could be, Doerr, DiMaggio, Peskey and Williams were more than friends...they acted as family. Whether one is a Red Sox fan or not, this book is a must for any baseball fan. It's a touching look at a friendship that did not end when playing days finished, and meant enough to these men that they would drive across the entire country when it was clear one of them was in his last days. Readers with even a passing interest in Ted Williams, The Boston Red Sox, or the game of baseball should put this very touching book at the top of their 'must-read' list.
Date published: 2004-10-27

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The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship

by David Halberstam
Introduction by Jane Leavy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 0.62 in

Published: May 5, 2004

Publisher: Hachette Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786888679

ISBN - 13: 9780786888672

From the Publisher

More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country''s most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

The Teammates
is the profoundly moving story of four great baseball players who have made the passage from sports icons--when they were young and seemingly indestructible--to men dealing with the vulnerabilities of growing older. At the core of the book is the friendship of these four very different men--Boston Red Sox teammates Bobby Doerr, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Ted Williams--who remained close for more than sixty years.

The book starts out in early October 2001, when Dominic DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky begin a 1,300-mile trip by car to visit their beloved friend Ted Williams, whom they know is dying. Bobby Doerr, the fourth member of this close group--"my guys," Williams used to call them--is unable to join them.This is a book--filled with historical details and first-hand accounts--about baseball and about something more: the richness of friendship.

About the Author

David Halberstam (1934-2007) was the author of twenty-two books, including fifteen bestsellers. Born in New York City , Halberstam spent much of the 1960s as a reporter for The New York Times , covering the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. His Vietnam reporting earned him both a George C. Polk Award and a 1964 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Vanity Fair dubbed Halberstam "the Moses of American journalism," and the subjects of his books reflect his passion and range: war, foreign policy, history, and sports. The Best and the Brightest (1962), his sixth book, a critique of the Kennedy administration''s Vietnam policy, became a #1 bestseller. His next book, The Powers that Be , a study of four American media companies, was hailed by The New York Times as a "prodigy of research." Many of Halberstam''s books explored themes in professional sports, including bestsellers The Teammates , a portrait of the friendship between baseball players Ted Williams, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Bobby Doerr, and The Education of a Coach , a profile of New England Patriots'' Coach Bill Belichick. Jane Leavy is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Last Boy , Sandy Koufax: A Lefty''s Legacy , and the comic novel Squeeze Play . She has written for many publications, including the New York Times , Newsweek , and Sports Illustrated . A native New Yorker, she attended Barnard College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she wrote her maste
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