Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball [NOOK Book]

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Once dubbed the P.T. Barnum of Major League Baseball, Bill Giles has brought more joy and laughter to more people than any other man in the history of the game. The treasure trove of stories in Pouring Six Beers at a Time offers a hilarious, fascinating, and revealing view of the national pastime from the 1930's to the present. You'll learn more about the business of baseball than you ever thought a fan could know. Through it all, you'll grow to appreciated this man's deep love and respect for the game that has ...
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Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball

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Overview


Once dubbed the P.T. Barnum of Major League Baseball, Bill Giles has brought more joy and laughter to more people than any other man in the history of the game. The treasure trove of stories in Pouring Six Beers at a Time offers a hilarious, fascinating, and revealing view of the national pastime from the 1930's to the present. You'll learn more about the business of baseball than you ever thought a fan could know. Through it all, you'll grow to appreciated this man's deep love and respect for the game that has been the Giles “family business” for nearly a century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617493546
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Pouring Six Beers at a Time
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,404,044
  • File size: 740 KB

Meet the Author

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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