The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship

Paperback | May 5, 2004

byDavid HalberstamIntroduction byJane Leavy

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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.

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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 ...

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 fo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 0.62 inPublished:May 5, 2004Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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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

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"This account of good people living full lives...will move people the same way that "Tuesdays with Morrie did."