The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship

Ted Williams and his “guys”—Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, and Johnny Pesky—were the four horses that pulled the Red Sox through the 1940s and '50s. Framed by a 1,500-mile drive undertaken by DiMaggio and Pesky from Boston to Florida to visit a dying Williams, Halberstam's book recounts the teammates' six-decade, four-way friendship, “linked through a thousand box scores, through long hours of traveling on trains together, through shared moments of triumph, and, even more in the case of the Red Sox, through shared moments of disappointment.” —Greg Lalas