Synopses & Reviews
What do Rube Walberg, Mike Nagy, Kevin Millar, and Dustin Pedroia all have in common? They have all worn #15 for the Boston Red Sox. Since 1931, the Red Sox have issued 74 different numbers to more than 1,500 players.
In this newly updated edition, Red Sox by the Numbers tells the story of every Red Sox player since and#8217;31and#151;from Bill Sweeney (the first Red Sox player to don #1) to J.T. Snow (#84, the highest-numbered non-coach in Sox history). Each chapter also features a fascinating sidebar that reveals obscure players who wore certain numbers and also which numbers produced the most wins, home runs, and stolen bases in club history.
About the Author
was born in Boston. He is the author of twenty-five Red Soxand#150;related books. In 2004, Nowlin was elected vice president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
Matthew Silverman is coauthor of Mets by the Numbers (with John Springer), Cubs by the Numbers (with Al Yellon and Kasey Ignarski), and Shea Goodbye (with Keith Hernandez). He is the author of Mets Essential, 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, and Baseball Miscellany.