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

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

by Talmage Boston
     
 
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

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.

Editorial Reviews

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)
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933979267
Publisher:
Bright Sky Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

David Mariness
Equal parts passionate fan and clear-eyed historian, Talmage Boston is perfectly equipped to guide us through baseball's rollicking last half century. (David Mariness, Pulitzer Prize-winner and author, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero)
Tim McCarver
Talmage Boston's new book is a powerful statement of what baseball has meant to America's fans since World War II
John Grisham
Talmage Boston captures the heart and soul of the game that we, as baby boomers, inherited.
Rob Neyer
Talmage Boston is perfectly equipped to guide us through baseball's rollicking last half-century. (Rob Neyer, baseball columnist, ESPN.com)

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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