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The Teammates

Written by: David Halberstam
Narrated by: Tate Donovan
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Publisher's Summary

More than six 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 WWII. A Pulitzer Prize winner for his groundbreaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them best sellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

The 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 audiobook 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 60 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 first-hand accounts - about baseball and about something more: the richness of friendship.

©2015 David Halberstam (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • Montclair 65
  • 29-04-22

Superb Baseball Story

Halberstam's The Teammates gives us an outstanding and moving story of iconic Red Sox baseball stars from the 1940's and 50's. And this is a excellent narration that brings alive this wonderful book.

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  • Thomas Andrew Hawkins
  • 11-12-21

Great book

Few glitches in the audio, but great book overall!
Halberstam puts a bow nicely on this story at the end.

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  • Dominic
  • 07-12-18

Such a great story

This is truly a great story about friendship. It gives you a view of what makes it takes to make a friendship and how to make it last. I recommend this to all people not just fans of baseball and the Red Sox.

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  • Ben Paul
  • 15-01-16

Great story but the audio track has 3 bad spots

Where does The Teammates rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a WONDERFUL story for fans of baseball history!

Who was your favorite character and why?

It focused on Ted Williams

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The Narrator was great; however, the audio recording had a couple problems where it skipped and jumped for 15 seconds or so.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me tear up near the end.

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This is a warm story about 4 friends who were lucky enough to play baseball together. Halberstam does an excellent job portraying their friendship from their younger years in the minor leagues through their lives well into their 80s.

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  • Jen
  • 23-09-15

A decent read for any Red Sox fan!

This is a story of the lives and relationships of 4 of the most beloved Boston Red Sox players, Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dominic DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky. It's a heartfelt account inspired by a trip that 2 of the stars took from Massachusetts to Florida to visit the ailing Ted Williams for the last time. The book gives insight to some of their thoughts about the game, their lifelong friendship and growing old when they were so immortal.