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The Resource Tom Yawkey : patriarch of the Boston Red Sox, Bill Nowlin

Tom Yawkey : patriarch of the Boston Red Sox, Bill Nowlin

Label
Tom Yawkey : patriarch of the Boston Red Sox
Title
Tom Yawkey
Title remainder
patriarch of the Boston Red Sox
Statement of responsibility
Bill Nowlin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few people have influenced a team as much as did Tom Yawkey (1903-76) as owner of the Boston Red Sox. After purchasing the Red Sox for $1.2 million in 1932,Yawkey poured millions into building a better team and making the franchise relevant again.<BR /><BR /> Although the Red Sox never won a World Series under Yawkey's ownership, there were still many highlights. Lefty Grove won his three hundredth game; Jimmie Foxx hit fifty home runs; Ted Williams batted.406 in 1941, and both Williams and Carl Yastrzemski won Triple Crowns. Yawkey was viewed by fans as a genial autocrat who ran his ball club like a hobby more than a businessand who spoiled his players. He was perhaps too trusting, relying on flawed cronies rather than the most competent executives to run his ballclub. One of his more unfortunate legacies was the accusation that he was a racist, since the Red Sox were the last Major League team to integrate, and his inaction in this regard haunted both him and the team for decades. As one of the last great patriarchal owners in baseball, he was the first person elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame who hadn't been a player, manager, or general manager.<BR /><BR /> Bill Nowlintakes a close look at Yawkey's life as a sportsman and as one of the leading philanthropists in New England and South Carolina. He also addresses Yawkey's leadership style and issues of racism during his tenure with the Red Sox.<BR /><BR />"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nowlin, Bill
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.Y38
LC item number
N68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yawkey, Thomas A
  • Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)
  • Baseball team owners
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Yawkey, Thomas A
  • Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)
  • Baseball team owners
  • United States
Label
Tom Yawkey : patriarch of the Boston Red Sox, Bill Nowlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction <BR /> 1. A Baseball Santa, Tom Yawkey in 1933 <BR /> 2. Tom Yawkey and Eddie Collins Buy the Red Sox <BR /> 3. The First Season <BR /> 4. The First Offseason <BR /> 5. Tom Yawkey's Past <BR /> 6. Yawkey at Yale <BR /> 7. The First Full Season of the Yawkey Era, 1934 <BR /> 8. 1935-1938 <BR /> 9. The Kid Makes the Big Leagues, 1939 <BR /> 10. Before the War, 1940-1941 <BR /> 11. The War Years, 1942-1945 <BR /> 12. Postwar and the Pennant, 1946 <BR /> 13. Strong Seasons, 1947-1950 <BR /> 14. The Early 1950s <BR /> 15. Doldrums Descend, the Latter 1950s <BR /> 16. From Ted to Yaz, the First Sox Seasons of the 1960s <BR /> 17. The Impossible Dream <BR /> 18. After the Dream <BR /> 19. Another Game Seven <BR /> 20. Tom Yawkey's Final Campaign <BR /> 21. Jean Yawkey in the Late 1970s <BR /> 22. Tom Yawkey Remembered and the Jean Yawkey Years, 1980-1985 <BR /> 23. The 1986 World Series and the Years That Followed <BR /> 24. The Passing of Jean Yawkey <BR /> 25. The Estate, 1994, and Beyond <BR /> 26. The Yawkey Legacy <BR /> 27. Tom Yawkey and Race <BR /> Epilogue <BR /> Acknowledgments <BR /> Notes <BR /> Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Baseball Santa, Tom Yawkey in 1933 -- Tom Yawkey and Eddie Collins buy the Red Sox -- The first season -- The first offseason -- Tom Yawkey's past -- Yawkey at Yale -- The first full season of the Yawkey era, 1934 -- Settling in as Red Sox owner, 1935-1938 -- The kid makes the big leagues, 1939 -- Before the war, 1940-1941 -- The war years, 1942-1945 -- Postwar and the Pennant, 1946 -- Strong seasons, 1947-1950 -- The Early 1950s -- Doldrums descend, the latter 1950s -- From Ted to Yaz, the first Sox seasons of the 1960s -- The impossible dream -- After the dream -- Another Game Seven -- Tom Yawkey's final campaign -- Jean Yawkey in the late 1970s -- Tom Yawkey remembered and the Jean Yawkey years, 1980-1985 -- The 1986 World Series and the years that followed -- The passing of Jean Yawkey -- The estate, 1994, and beyond -- The Yawkey legacy -- Tom Yawkey and race
Control code
ocn983384026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
531 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496204400
Lccn
2017017421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803296831
  • (OCoLC)983384026
Label
Tom Yawkey : patriarch of the Boston Red Sox, Bill Nowlin
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction <BR /> 1. A Baseball Santa, Tom Yawkey in 1933 <BR /> 2. Tom Yawkey and Eddie Collins Buy the Red Sox <BR /> 3. The First Season <BR /> 4. The First Offseason <BR /> 5. Tom Yawkey's Past <BR /> 6. Yawkey at Yale <BR /> 7. The First Full Season of the Yawkey Era, 1934 <BR /> 8. 1935-1938 <BR /> 9. The Kid Makes the Big Leagues, 1939 <BR /> 10. Before the War, 1940-1941 <BR /> 11. The War Years, 1942-1945 <BR /> 12. Postwar and the Pennant, 1946 <BR /> 13. Strong Seasons, 1947-1950 <BR /> 14. The Early 1950s <BR /> 15. Doldrums Descend, the Latter 1950s <BR /> 16. From Ted to Yaz, the First Sox Seasons of the 1960s <BR /> 17. The Impossible Dream <BR /> 18. After the Dream <BR /> 19. Another Game Seven <BR /> 20. Tom Yawkey's Final Campaign <BR /> 21. Jean Yawkey in the Late 1970s <BR /> 22. Tom Yawkey Remembered and the Jean Yawkey Years, 1980-1985 <BR /> 23. The 1986 World Series and the Years That Followed <BR /> 24. The Passing of Jean Yawkey <BR /> 25. The Estate, 1994, and Beyond <BR /> 26. The Yawkey Legacy <BR /> 27. Tom Yawkey and Race <BR /> Epilogue <BR /> Acknowledgments <BR /> Notes <BR /> Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Baseball Santa, Tom Yawkey in 1933 -- Tom Yawkey and Eddie Collins buy the Red Sox -- The first season -- The first offseason -- Tom Yawkey's past -- Yawkey at Yale -- The first full season of the Yawkey era, 1934 -- Settling in as Red Sox owner, 1935-1938 -- The kid makes the big leagues, 1939 -- Before the war, 1940-1941 -- The war years, 1942-1945 -- Postwar and the Pennant, 1946 -- Strong seasons, 1947-1950 -- The Early 1950s -- Doldrums descend, the latter 1950s -- From Ted to Yaz, the first Sox seasons of the 1960s -- The impossible dream -- After the dream -- Another Game Seven -- Tom Yawkey's final campaign -- Jean Yawkey in the late 1970s -- Tom Yawkey remembered and the Jean Yawkey years, 1980-1985 -- The 1986 World Series and the years that followed -- The passing of Jean Yawkey -- The estate, 1994, and beyond -- The Yawkey legacy -- Tom Yawkey and race
Control code
ocn983384026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
531 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496204400
Lccn
2017017421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803296831
  • (OCoLC)983384026

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