BOOK REVIEW

THE TEAMMATES -  DAVID HALBERSTAM

Author, David Halberstam tells the story of four teammates from the Boston Red Sox baseball team in the late 1930's and early 1940's.  The four ballplayers were Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio.  Halberstam describes how these men became friends and how their friendship survived for more than 60 years.

In October, 2001, Ted Williams was dying.  Pesky and DiMaggio wanted to see Ted one more time.  However, since it was so soon after September 11th, they did not want to fly.   Pesky, DiMaggio and a Boston TV personality, Dick Flavin, drove from New England to Florida to see Ted.  Dick offered to help them drive.  Bobby Doerr was not able to come along.  It was a shock when they saw Ted who now weighed 130 pounds.  Ted was the one who kept the friendship of these four going for so many years.

The book is filled with nostalgia of the great baseball days of these great athletes. 
David Halberstam does an excellent job of describing the details behind the baseball careers of these four men.  This is a wonderful book to read.  You don't even have to be a sports fan to enjoy it - It's just wonderful to see how four people could keep a friendship for so many years. 


NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR, NANCY EATON

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