Fathers and Sons in Baseball Broadcasting: The Carays, Brennamans, Bucks and Kalases

Fathers and Sons in Baseball Broadcasting: The Carays, Brennamans, Bucks and Kalases

by Tony Silvia
     
 

In this work, first-hand accounts and original interviews illuminate how the father-son relationship thrives because of baseball, and, sometimes, in spite of it. Each of these men bears a legendary name in baseball broadcasting—Caray, Brennaman, Buck and Kalas—and some can count four generations of men whose voices defined a team. All of the sons relate

Overview

In this work, first-hand accounts and original interviews illuminate how the father-son relationship thrives because of baseball, and, sometimes, in spite of it. Each of these men bears a legendary name in baseball broadcasting—Caray, Brennaman, Buck and Kalas—and some can count four generations of men whose voices defined a team. All of the sons relate how their fathers' names opened doors for them but concurrently raised expectations of how they should perform, and all relate how they learned from their fathers' (and grandfathers') triumphs and mistakes. Includes a foreword by Chip Caray, speeches by Joe Buck about his father Jack, and articles by Skip Caray, Chip Caray and Marty Brennaman.

Editorial Reviews

SABR Bulletin
Silvia profiles the four families behind the mike

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786438150
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Silvia is a professor of journalism and media studies at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Visit his website at tonysilvia.wordpress.com.

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