Play-by-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider

Play-by-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider

by Bill Mercer, William Mercer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589792246

ISBN-13: 9781589792241

Pub. Date: 09/25/2007

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

Both a memoir and a "how-to" for anyone who aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, particularly sports, this book calls on Mercer's vast experience and name recognition in Texas to give an insider's view of everything from play-by-play to interviewing a celebrity athlete. Mercer began his career as the voice of professional wrestling in Dallas in the 1950s, and…  See more details below

Overview

Both a memoir and a "how-to" for anyone who aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, particularly sports, this book calls on Mercer's vast experience and name recognition in Texas to give an insider's view of everything from play-by-play to interviewing a celebrity athlete. Mercer began his career as the voice of professional wrestling in Dallas in the 1950s, and later went on to be a play-by-play announcer for teams ranging from the Dallas Cowboys to the Chicago White Sox, in addition to a brief "hard news" stint at the time of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas in 1963.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589792241
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Mike Capps     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
The Cleats I Never Wore     1
Romancing the Diamond     123
Body Slams     239
Afterword     283
Index     285

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