A vivid and affecting memoir, by a writer and New York radio personality, about the game of his life, and life since the game. With an Introduction by Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe.
DESTINY 5 - RED SOX 4 declared one Boston headline after Bucky Dent’s unlikely home run had cost the Red Sox the dramatic 1978 playoff game at Fenway Park against the Yankees for the Eastern Division title of the American League. No one has commented more eloquently and openly on destiny’s victories over the Sox and their devoted fans through the years than writer and New York radio personality Jonathan Schwartz, who left his heart in Fenway at an early age. Schwartz’s stirring and unusually intimate account of the beauty and heartbreak of that resplendent day in ‘78 appeared in Sports Illustrated in 1979. Never previously in book form, it is now issued with a new autobiographical essay in which Schwartz retects on the Sox, his life, and destiny’s various line-ups in the two decades since Dent. Introduction by Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe
JONATHAN SCHWARTZ has hosted radio programs in New York City for more than thirty years; he is currently heard on WNYC and XM Satellite Radio. He has written three novels and a book of short stories.