Storytellers: From Mel Allen to Bob Costas, Sixty Years of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth

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The Storytellers are baseball s play-by-play and color men who have created the legends and lore of the game. From the days of static-filled radio broadcasts to today's internationally televised games, baseball has been shaped into America s pastime by these wizards of the microphone. Assembled in this terrific collection, these great announcers from all over the country share with us some of their favorite stories about the job - their best games, most admired players, preferred parks, biggest flubs and more. ...
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Overview

The Storytellers are baseball s play-by-play and color men who have created the legends and lore of the game. From the days of static-filled radio broadcasts to today's internationally televised games, baseball has been shaped into America s pastime by these wizards of the microphone. Assembled in this terrific collection, these great announcers from all over the country share with us some of their favorite stories about the job - their best games, most admired players, preferred parks, biggest flubs and more. With their unique styles of speech, cadences, and catch phrases, these broadcasters have become our friends at the ballpark conveying the excitement, celebrating the victories, and commiserating on the defeats. Baseball fans of all ages and from the East coast to the West coast will enjoy welcoming these ballpark friends into their homes once again. The Storytellers will be released in an audio version in Spring 1997.

From the days of static-filled radio broadcasts to today's internationally televised games, baseball has been shaped into America's pastime by the play-by-play and color men who have created the legends and lore of the game. This collection profiles great announcers from all over the country, who share with readers some of the favorite stories about their jobs. 60 photos. 288 pp. 12,500 print.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780028615103
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Edition number: 100
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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Curt Smith

Curt Smith is the author of twelve sports books, including the classic Voices of The Game, The Voice: Mel Allen's Untold Story, and Voices of Summer: Ranking Baseball's 101 All-Time Best Announcers. He is a GateHouse Media columnist; XM Satellite Radio and National Public Radio affiliate host; and former speechwriter to President George H.W. Bush. Smith has written for, among others, Newsweek, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and the Washington Post.

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