Years after his death, David Halberstam remains one
of this country’s most respected journalists and revered authorities on
American life and history in the years since World War II. A Pulitzer Prize winner
for his groundbreaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than
twenty books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of
time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.
Teammates is the profoundly moving story of four great
baseball players who have made the passage from sports icons—when they were
young and seemingly indestructible—to men dealing with the vulnerabilities of
growing older. At the core of the book is the friendship of these four very
different men—Boston Red Sox teammates Bobby Doerr, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny
Pesky, and Ted Williams—who remained close for more than sixty years.
The book starts out in early October 2001, when
Dominic DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky begin a 1,300-mile trip by car to visit their
beloved friend Ted Williams, whom they know is dying. Bobby Doerr, the fourth
member of this close group—“my guys,” Williams used to call them—is unable to
join them. This is a book filled with historical details and firsthand accounts,
a book about baseball and about something more: the richness of friendship. Download and start listening now!