Since 2002, Boston’s four major pro sports franchises have combined to win 10 championships, a distinction to which no other American city can lay claim over that span. But success is hardly new for these teams, each of which possesses a long, rich history.
Beyond the storied franchises, each bearing decades of tradition, are truly iconic stars, unforgettable victories, and yes, at times, shattering defeats. These games have taken place in venerable ballparks and arenas, filled with passionate fans who carry the city’s unique sports history as part of their own DNA.
This book recounts the stories behind the triumphs—and occasional setbacks—of the athletes, coaches, and teams that have combined to make Boston: America’s Best Sports Town.
About the Author(s)
Sean McAdam is a nationally-known, award-winning sportswriter who has covered the Boston sports scene for nearly four decades. He’s written for The Providence Journal, the Boston Herald, Comcast SportsNet New England, the Boston Sports Journal, ESPN.com, and FoxSports.com and regularly appears on 98.5 WBZ-FM. He’s covered the Boston Red Sox for the last 30 years. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Suzanne, and their children.
Pedro Jaime Martínez is a Dominican–American former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for five teams from 1992 to 2009, most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004.