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Tales from the Ballpark

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Author Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America's pastime from some of the greatest players and storytellers. From legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson to modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells, Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories. Read on to learn about Roberto Clemente's chiropractic skills, a now-famous nun in Cleveland who bakes thousands of cookies ...
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Overview

Author Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America's pastime from some of the greatest players and storytellers. From legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson to modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells, Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories. Read on to learn about Roberto Clemente's chiropractic skills, a now-famous nun in Cleveland who bakes thousands of cookies for the Indians every year, the dangers of pitching batting practice to Gaylord Perry, and Billy Martin's tacit protest against the American League's subjective rating system for umpires.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470846930
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/20/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 5

Table of Contents

Preface
Sister Mary Assumpta 1
Stan Bahnsen 3
Ball Four, Revisited 7
Bat Boys and BP Pitchers 10
Bats 16
Buddy Bell 18
Gary Bell 20
Vida Blue 23
Pedro Borbon 25
Bob Brenly 28
Dan Briggs 29
Lew Burdette 31
Harry Caray 33
Roberto Clemente 37
Collecting 40
Dizzy Dean 51
Jimmy Dykes 54
Fans 55
Fathers and Sons 63
Paul Foytack 69
Gene Freese 70
Eddie Gaedel and Bill Veeck 73
Lloyd Gearhart 75
Bob Gibson 77
Pumpsie Green 80
Tony Gwynn 83
Gil Hodges 85
Alice "Lefty" Hohlmayer 88
Tracy Jones 90
Ralph Kiner 92
Ray Knight 94
Duane Kuiper 95
Tommy Lasorda 98
Brad Lesley 103
Connie Mack 107
Billy Martin 110
Mascots 112
Willie McCovey 114
The Mexican League 115
Milestone Baseballs 118
The Minor Leagues 120
Vinegar Bend Mizell 130
John Montefusco 132
Jerry Morales 135
Thurman Munson 137
Masanori Murakami 141
Names and Numbers 142
Bobo Newsom 146
Phil Niekro 149
John Pacella 152
Ted Power 160
Pedro Ramos 167
Pokey Reese 169
Pete Rose 171
Babe Ruth 173
Chris Sabo 175
Marge Schott 179
Seinfeld 183
Norm Sherry 185
Eric Show 186
Sonny Siebert 188
Mayo Smith 192
Tracy Stallard 193
Don Sutton 196
Birdie Tebbetts 198
Frank Thomas 200
Luis Tiant 203
Ticket Scalping and Counterfeiting 205
Umpires 207
Mo Vaughn 211
Robin Ventura 212
David Wells 215
Turk Wendell 219
Ted Williams 223
Don Young 226
Index 229
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2000

    The real deal

    As one of the players mentioned in this book, I wanted to carefully read it and see what this author was up to. I can tell you I laughed my butt off and I complement Mike for presenting Major League shinanigans at its best. Bravo Shannon-san. You dun good, real good.

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