Come meet Mike Shalin, an author and sports journalist with more than four decades of experience covering teams from the Boston area. His latest release, The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography is a scrap-book style book featuring fun and insightful commentary along with images captured by longtime sports photographer Steve Babineau.
Featured BoSox legends include: Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, Curt Schilling, Kevin Youkilis, Jon Lester, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, Johnny Damon, Mookie Betts, and many more.
The book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. It's a great gift for Red Sox Fans eager to relive the glory days of their favorite players.
More about the author:
Mike Shalin is a veteran of more than four decades of sports journalism, working for the Boston Herald and the New York Post. He spent much of his early career covering hockey before moving on to baseball and college sports. He is now a freelancer in the Boston area, writing for the Sports Xchange and also the New Hampshire Union Leader. Shalin has spent the past fifteen years as an official scorer at Fenway Park, and this past year, as a statistician for the Connecticut Sun.
Shalin is the author of Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly, as well as several books for young readers. He is also the coauthor of Out by a Step: The 100 Best Players Not in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Tales from the New York Rangers Locker Room.
About the photographer:
Steve Babineau has spent forty-four years photographing Boston-area teams, including the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Manchester Monarchs, and Worcester Sharks. “Babs” has published his photographs in Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs, in numerous magazines, yearbooks, and promotional materials, and online. He was a staff photographer for Fleer baseball card company for fourteen years (1980 – 1994).