• Red Sox Baseball book-signing event

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    Name: Red Sox Baseball book-signing event
    Date: March 30, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    CARL JOHNSON’S NEW BOOK THE BEST TEAM EVER? Were the 2018 World Championship Boston Red Sox, as Chris Sale said, THE BEST TEAM EVER TO WALK THE PLANET? Were they just the latest of four Red Sox teams to claim the World's Championship in the first 18 years of the 21st century? Were they better than the Yankees' famed Murderers' Row or Cincinnati's Big Red Machine? Were they better than the 2004 Red Sox? Did they win a record 108 regular season games because they were playing in one of the weakest Eastern Divisions in years? We'll never know the answer to those questions, but Red Sox fans will always remember the 2018 team led by first year Manager Alex Cora, Mookie Betts, J. D. Martinez and Chris Sale as the most exciting they have ever seen. This book takes you, game by game, play by play and day by day, through one of the most magical seasons in the history of the Red Sox franchise. Relive those come from behind wins, those spectacular blowouts, and the highs and lows of that fabulous season in a book that Red Sox fans, young and old, will refer to when anyone brings up the subject of THE BEST TEAM EVER? THE AUTHOR Carl H. Johnson is a baseball columnist and historian with the Biddeford, Maine, Journal Tribune. He writes a weekly column on Major League Baseball and also produces a blog on the subject at baseballworldbjt.com. In addition, he produces baseball columns for several other newspapers. He also lectures on baseball and its history. He has recently released his eighth book, 'THE BEST TEAM EVER?', which chronicles the Boston Red Sox 2018 World Championship Season, day by day and game by game beginning before spring training, through the 108-win regular season and the magical Post Season. Mr. Johnson's previously published Volume 3 book in his popular 'THE BASEBALL BUFF'S BATHROOM BOOK' series. Volume 3 follows the careers of such colorful players as Dizzy and Daffy Dean, Vinegar Bend Mizell and Leo Durocher and relives the Impossible Dream Year of the 1967 Red Sox. It follows Westerly, Rhode Island natives Dave Stenhouse, the first rookie to start on the mound in an All Star Game, and Eddie Sawyer, who managed the 1950 Champion Philadelphia Phillies' Whiz Kids. It includes articles about the only player in baseball history to play for two different teams, against two different teams, in two different cities on the same day and who got hits in both games against two pitchers who both later made the Hall of Fame. This series which has been called by one reviewer ' ANOTHER GRAND SLAM FOR JOHNSON ' makes fascinating reading for the real baseball fan and is an ideal gift for the teen age baseball player in your life. His previous book, 'BIG PAPI AND THE KIDS', follows the young Red Sox team, led by David Ortiz who closed his baseball career with the most productive offensive year of any retiring ball player in baseball history, from a last place finish in 2015 through a Division winning year and a trip to the playoffs. Relive one of the most exciting seasons in Red Sox history as they journey from Worst to First for the second time this decade and launch what could become a dynasty over the next several years. 'THE BASEBALL BUFF'S BATHROOM BOOK, VOLUME II', which was released on November 10, is another in a series of books each containing 50 stories about major players, games, series and other events in baseball history. From Enos Slaughter's 'Mad Dash' from first to home to win the 1946 World Series to Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych's meteoric rise and fall and many others this book will entertain you in short periods of 'Down' time. The Kennebec Journal said Volume I was a 'smart collection of 50 baseball stories, old and new, some familiar, all entertaining.' His first book, 'From Beer To Beards, Boston Baseball's 2011-2013 Roller Coaster Ride' is an entertaining review of the Boston Red Sox journey from Worst to First from 2011-2013. If you missed the excitement and drama of those years or just want to relive a magical period in Red Sox history, this is the book for you. One reviewer called it ' ONE OF THE BEST BASEBALL BOOKS I HAVER EVER READ ' and ' A MUST READ FOR RED SOX FANS.' In addition to being a great read, the book contains such detail that it is useful for research and providing answers to those questions that inevitably come up when discussing this period. All these books are ideal Christmas or birthday gifts for the Red Sox and other baseball fans on your list. Mr. Johnson is available for book signings and speaking engagements about baseball in general and Major League Baseball in particular, by request. He can be reached by phone at 207-651-3421 or email at baseballworldbjt@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Annie's Book Stop 1330 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246
    Date/Time Information:
    March 30, 2019 10:00-1:00
    Contact Information:
    Simone Henderson
    Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public
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