After writing for television (most notably Twin Peaks) and authoring several books about golf, Mark Frost takes on perhaps the greatest game in baseball history: Game Six of the 1975 World Series.
Everyone has seen the highlight of Fisk waving his ball fair for the walk-off home run, and many consider it the best moment of their existence as a Red Sox fan. I still wear number 27 on my softball team in Fisk’s honor. Mark Frost shows how important that moment was in the context of the changing game of baseball. He uses the game as a platform to give background on the key players, with particular attention to Luis Tiant and Pete Rose. The book is filled with nuggets on everything from Dick Stockton’s relationship with Leslie Visser to the early history of baseball in Boston.
Frost is able to bring you back to 1975, a time when network T.V. still ruled and free agency had not yet begun. He weaves his way through the innings of the game and brings in all of the important subplots to make you feel as excited as the Fenway faithful in the early morning hours of October 22, 1975 as Pudge’s ball flies toward the left field foul poll.
For those of you that lived through the moment, I highly reccomend you pick up this book bring back the great memories of the Red Sox in the 1970’s. For those that were not yet born, this is a must read to become a true knoweglable member of Red Sox Nation. Simply put, this is the best Red Sox book of the year.