Ain't the Beer Cold!

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Chuck Thompson, with the assistance of veteran Associated Press sportswriter Gordon Beard, shares a personal play-by-play account of his celebrated career and life in this newly updated paperback edition of Ain't the Beer Cold! Since his broadcasting beginnings fresh out of high school in 1939, Thompson has served with the Armed Forces in World War II, relaxed as a one-man audience for a crooning Bing Crosby, and done sportscasting for the Phillies, A's, Senators, and Orioles. In 1993, ...
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Overview

Hall of Fame broadcaster Chuck Thompson, with the assistance of veteran Associated Press sportswriter Gordon Beard, shares a personal play-by-play account of his celebrated career and life in this newly updated paperback edition of Ain't the Beer Cold! Since his broadcasting beginnings fresh out of high school in 1939, Thompson has served with the Armed Forces in World War II, relaxed as a one-man audience for a crooning Bing Crosby, and done sportscasting for the Phillies, A's, Senators, and Orioles. In 1993, Thompson's broadcasting achievement was honored with a place in the Broadcasters' Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here he offers a delightful and insightful perspective on his profession, its people, and its place in the heart of American sports.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The words of the title comprised the trademark, tagline and rallying cry of radio and TV broadcaster Thompson until some Bible Belters complained and he dropped it. But annoyances like that are minor to a man inducted into the Broadcasters Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 and who has been on the air since 1939. Thompson started his career in Pennsylvania covering the A's and Phillies, then the Senators in Washington. He joined the Orioles in Baltimore in 1953 and, except for a brief hiatus, has been with them ever since; he also broadcast Colts' football games for some 30 years. Writing with freelancer Beard, Thompson offers dozens of anecdotes, some serious, most not, and his sense of humor relies heavily on practical jokes and booze-generated exploits. This is a typical sportscaster's autobiography, but it should sell like crabcakes in Maryland. Photos not seen by PW. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Two recent electees to the Broadcasters' Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame tell amusing tales from their careers. The books' intriguing titles and humorous content should appeal to patrons at large public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888698527
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,403,514
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Thompson, a resident of Timonium, Maryland, and co-author Gordon Beard, who resides in Baltimore, Maryland, have been friends since the 1950s.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Highly recommended !!

    I gave this book and "A Game of Inches" by Peter Norris to a dear friend for Father's Day. He has finished them both already and totally enjoyed them. He said he laughed from the first page to the last page of "Ain't The Beer Cold".

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