Monday, May 30, 2011
Game Six by Mark Frost
Game Six by Mark Frost may just be the greatest baseball book I've ever read. Worst case scenario, top three. Easily.
It's the story of the famous sixth game of the 1975 World Series between the Red Sox and the Reds, the game that ended with the iconic home run by Carlton Fisk. The Big Red Machine, chock full of Hall of Famers and seeking a ring, versys the 'cursed' Red Sox looking to bring a championship home to Boston.
The book details the game certainly, but it's so much more.
It uses that night -indeliably burned into the consciousness of sports fans - to extrapolate the ins and outs of that incredible season.
Well written, masterfully crafted, full of drama and emotion. Just an excellent, excellent book. It's so good I couldn't finish another book I picked up about the '75 season - it paled in comparasion to Frost's work.
If you're a baseball fan, you NEED to read this book.
~ read in 2009