The Boston Red Sox Killer B's
Baseball’s Best Outfield
Jim Prime, Bill Nowlin, Fred Lynn
- 224 Pages
- August 6, 2019
- ISBN: 9781683583387
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in
The Red Sox are World Champions again. Their outfield of Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Mookie Betts, was one of the most productive in baseball history. Celebrate the superb outfielders who are known collectively as the "Killer B's," with this history of their 2018 season!
Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Mookie Betts made up the Red Sox World Series-winning outfield in 2018, a season in which Betts was voted the American League MVP and received a Gold Glove, Bradley earned ALCS MVP accolades and also a Gold Glove, and Benintendi featured one of the smoothest swings seen in Boston since Ted Williams.
In The Boston Red Sox Killer B's, veteran authors Jim Prime and Bill Nowlin team up to cover the young careers of all three players, with special emphasis on the 2018 season. Along the way, Prime and Nowlin incorporate on- and off-field stories and interviews with teammates to offer fans a better understanding of how this trio has transformed into New England folk heroes and how they have developed a chemistry unmatched by any other outfield around the league.
This book serves as the perfect gift for any Red Sox fan!
Bill Nowlin was born and raised in Boston. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of over forty-five Red Sox–related books, including Red Sox by the Numbers, Fenway Park at 100, and Red Sox vs. Yankees. Since 2004, Nowlin has served on the board of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Fred Lynn was a member of what many consider the greatest Red Sox outfield of all time: Jim Rice (LF), Lynn (CF), and Dwight Evans (RF). He captured Rookie of the Year honors, was named American League MVP, and won a Gold Glove in 1975, his first season in the big leagues. Lynn won three more Gold Gloves during his time in Boston and led the American League in batting in 1979 with a .333 average. He was named to the All-Star Team every season from 1975 to 1980.