Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball

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A hilarious, fascinating, and revealing view of the national pastime from the 1930's to the present, Pouring Six Beers at a Time offers a treasure trove of stories by a man once dubbed the P. T. Barnum of Major League Baseball, current Philadelphia Phillies Chairman Bill Giles. His 70 plus years of behind-the-scenes stories are an invaluable treat that no baseball fan will want to miss. From sound effects man for the radio broadcasts of the Cincinnati Reds as a teenager to owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, Bill...
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Overview

A hilarious, fascinating, and revealing view of the national pastime from the 1930's to the present, Pouring Six Beers at a Time offers a treasure trove of stories by a man once dubbed the P. T. Barnum of Major League Baseball, current Philadelphia Phillies Chairman Bill Giles. His 70 plus years of behind-the-scenes stories are an invaluable treat that no baseball fan will want to miss. From sound effects man for the radio broadcasts of the Cincinnati Reds as a teenager to owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, Bill Giles has been involved in virtually every aspect of the game of baseball. Highlights from his fascinating life include taking overnight train rides with the Reds as a young boy, witnessing the birth of indoor baseball in Houston, bringing the marketing of baseball into the modern era—helping to establish traditions and promotions that are now standard, and signing some of the greatest players in modern history with names such as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Joe Morgan, and Curt Schilling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600782565
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 386
  • Sales rank: 1,376,250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Bill Giles is the former business manager of the Nashville Vols minor League baseball team before moving on to be publicist and marketing director of the Houston Colt .45s and the Astrodome for ten years. In late 1969 he joined the Philadelphia Phillies becoming director of Business operations. In 1981 he put a group together to purchase the Phillies and became CEO until late 1997 when he semi-retired and became chairman of the Phillies. He is still a part owner of the Phillies and Chairman. Giles is the son of former National League president Warren Giles. Doug Myers is the author of several baseball books, including Essential Cubs and Louisville Slugger Complete Book of Pitching.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Jayson Stark     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Raised in a Ballpark     1
My Dream to Run a Baseball Team     25
Moving on to Texas     37
The Astrodome     59
A Secret Mission     79
A Philadelphia Story     85
Putting the Pieces Together     121
The Team That Wouldn't Die     139
A Valley between the Peaks     181
Last to First     181
Field of Dreams     203
The Economic Evolution of Major League Baseball     219
Special Players     247
Memorable Owners     265
The Commissioners     277
Richie Ashburn: A Philadelphia Icon     305
Family Comes First     313
Sources     323
Index     325
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    First post. Sounds funny

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