Baseball and the Baby Boomer: A History, Commentary, and Memoir

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Tapping into the nostalgic era of feel-good baseball in the late 1940s and moving up to the Mitchell report, this collection documents the story of baseball as seen through the eyes and experiences of the postwar generation. From daytime games heard on the radio to players testifying before Congress on steroid usage, baseball has undergone a major transformation over the past sixty years. This chronicling of such vast changes features stories involving famed players such as Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Roger ...
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Overview


Tapping into the nostalgic era of feel-good baseball in the late 1940s and moving up to the Mitchell report, this collection documents the story of baseball as seen through the eyes and experiences of the postwar generation. From daytime games heard on the radio to players testifying before Congress on steroid usage, baseball has undergone a major transformation over the past sixty years. This chronicling of such vast changes features stories involving famed players such as Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Roger Maris, and Nolan Ryan.
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Dan Shaunessy
Thoroughly researched and beautifully written. (Dan Shaunessy, sports columnist, Boston Globe, and author, Senior Year: A Father, a Son, and High School Baseball)
greatbaseballbooks.wordpress.com
Boston has a fine writing style. . . . If other Baby Boomers could shift their gaze from their own navels they'd probably find a lot to like in this book
Louisville Courier-Journal
Boston does a superb job of striking a chord with baseball fans of the last several decades by pushing the right buttons.
American Profile
Fans of any age, background and team affiliation can appreciate its pure, passionate salute to the heart and soul of the game itself.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933979267
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Talmage Boston is a sportswriter, a member of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame, and the author of 1939: Baseball's Pivotal Year from the Golden Age to the Modern Era, and 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point. Frank Deford is a six-time U.S. Sportswriter of the Year winner, a senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, and the author of numerous books, including An American Summer and Everybody's All-American, which was named one of Sports Illustrated's Top 25 Sports Books of All Time.
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