Synopses & Reviews
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox unprecedented championship run in the fall of 2004, this guide takes fans behind the scenes and inside the dugout, bullpen, and clubhouse to reveal to baseball fans how it happened, as it happened. The book highlights how, during a span of just 76 hours, the Red Sox won four do-or-die games against their archrivals, the New York Yankees, to qualify for the World Series and complete the greatest comeback in baseball history. Then the Red Sox steamrolled through the World Series, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in four games, capturing their first championship since 1918. Dont Let Us Win Tonight is brimming with revealing quotes from Bostons front office personnel, coaches, medical staff, and players, including Kevin Millar talking about his infectious optimism and the teams pregame ritual of drinking whiskey, Dave Roberts revealing how he prepared to steal the most famous base of his career, and Dr. William Morgan describing the radical surgery he performed on Curt Schillings right ankle. The ultimate keepsake for any Red Sox fan, this is the 2004 team in their own words.
"A modern-day, single-team cousin to the classic 1966 The Glory of Their Times, the key literary effort of the first half of baseball's history." —Colin Fleming, the Boston Globe
"Historic pennant races make for compelling narratives, none more fantastic than the fairy tale 2004 Red Sox season.[...] Memories of David Ortiz's slugging heroics, bourbon fueled pregame rituals, Dave Roberts's stolen base, Curt Shilling's blood stained sock, and Kevin Millar's manic enthusiasm all recall the first and perhaps most profound championship by the long benighted Red Sox." —TheDailyBeast.com
"Captivating . . . . An outstanding oral history . . . . Relive the baseball party of a generation, all over again, in the pages of Don't Let Us Win Tonight." —Don Laible, UticaOD.com
About the Author
Allan Wood is the author of Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox and also writes the popular blog Joy of Sox. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Bill Nowlin is the author of 17 Red Sox-related books, including Amazing Tales from the Boston Red Sox Dugout, Blood Feud, and Boston Red Sox IQ. In 2004 he was elected vice president of the Society for American Baseball Research. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kevin Millar is a former Red Sox first baseman and member of the 2004 World Championship team.