In the year 2001, the Red Sox will celebrate one hundred years of baseball in Boston. In no other city, in no other sport, has there been a team that has enjoyed such a loyal following and yet has broken more hearts. This is the Red Sox story in its entirety, much of it never before told — from the team's inception, orchestrated by baseball czar Ban Johnson, and its early peak in 1918, with its fifth and LAST World Series win; through the glory years, which saw the rise of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Teddy Ballgame, and Yaz, and which witnessed the "Impossible Dream" of 1967 and near-misses in 1975 and 1986; to the present, when the Sox are still chasing the world championship that their fabled destiny seems not to want them to have. In these pages, many a Red Sox myth is debunked, and many stories are told for the first time.© Did the Red Sox fix the first World Series game ever played?© What is the truth about Babe Ruth and Harry Frazee?© Did Johnny Pesky hold the ball?© Does Fenway Park have a future?© Will the Red Sox ever win a World Series again? Drawn from countless interviews and tireless research and illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, RED SOX CENTURY is far more than a picture book. It is a comprehensive and always colorful history of a team that helped to define not only its city but its sport.