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Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Orioles Stories Ever Told [NOOK Book]

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For several decades, the Baltimore Orioles were the envy of every Major League Baseball team. Now fans of this indomitable team can walk into the stadium and onto the field with Louis Berney’s newly revised edition of Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout. Individually, these stories are funny, poignant, and eccentric. Collectively, they offer a portrait of a team that is as much a family and a community treasure as it is a professional sports organization. A must have for any...
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Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Orioles Stories Ever Told

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Overview

For several decades, the Baltimore Orioles were the envy of every Major League Baseball team. Now fans of this indomitable team can walk into the stadium and onto the field with Louis Berney’s newly revised edition of Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout. Individually, these stories are funny, poignant, and eccentric. Collectively, they offer a portrait of a team that is as much a family and a community treasure as it is a professional sports organization. A must have for any Orioles fan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613213063
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Series: Tales from the Team
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 886,262
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Louis Berney grew up watching as many Orioles games as possible from the bleachers of old Memorial Stadium. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Time, the Baltimore Sun, Newsweek,
the Boston Globe, and USA Today. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 "Bullet Bob" Heads North: Bob Turley (1954) 1

Chapter 2 The Early Days: Joe Durham (1954; 1957) 5

Chapter 3 The First Bonus Baby: Billy O'Dell (1954-1959) 10

Chapter 4 The O's First Slugger: Gus Triandos (1955-1962) 14

Chapter 5 The Human Highlight Reel: Brooks Robinson (1955-1977) 19

Chapter 6 The Rope: Bob Boyd (1956-1960) 27

Chapter 7 Sixteen Innings Later, a Victor: Jerry Walker (1957-1960) 30

Chapter 8 The Reluctant Cincinnati Kid: Milt Pappas (1957-1965) 35

Chapter 9 The Flake: Jackie Brandt (1960-1965) 39

Chapter 10 The Diamond in the Rough: Jim Gentile (1960-1963) 43

Chapter 11 A Lust for Life: Boog Powell (1961-1974) 47

Chapter 12 The Turkey: Dick Hall (1961-1966; 1969-1971) 54

Chapter 13 Old Man: Robin Roberts (1962-1965) 59

Chapter 14 A Character Actor: Bob Johnson (1963-1967) 63

Chapter 15 Center of Attention: Paul Blair (1964-1976) 67

Chapter 16 Earl's Best Bud: Jim Palmer (1965-1984) 72

Chapter 17 The Prankster: Moe Drabowsky (1966-1968; 1970) 81

Chapter 18 A Game of Firsts: Eddie Watt (1966-1973) 88

Chapter 19 The Steaming Teapot: Earl Weaver (1968-1982; 1985-1986) 92

Chapter 20 Good in a Pinch: Terry Crowley (1969-1973; 1976-1982) 101

Chapter 21 Taking Orders from Jim: Al Bumbry (1972-1984) 105

Chapter 22 The Hitting Whiz: Ken Singleton (1975-1984) 110

Chapter 23 The Call: Mike Flanagan (1975-1987; 1991-1992) 118

Chapter 24 No. 1 Pick: Rich Dauer (1976-1985) 124

Chapter 25 Baltimore's Own "Babe Ruth": Rick Dempsey (1976-1986; 1992) 128

Chapter 26 A Game for the Record Books: Tippy Martinez (1976-1986) 135

Chapter 27 A Tip of the Cap to the Skipper: Steve Stone (1979-1981) 143

Chapter 28 Playing with Scissors: Mike Boddicker (1980-1988) 150

Chapter 29 A True Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr. (1981-2001) 154

Chapter 30 Tee Bone: John Shelby (1981-1987) 164

Chapter 31 Traded for Himself: Tito Landrum (1983; 1988) 170

Chapter 32 Soft-Tossing Lefty: Jeff Ballard (1987-1991) 173

Chapter 33 All in the Family: Bill Ripken (1987-1992; 1996) 179

Chapter 34 Wrasslin' Gators and Ripkens: Ben McDonald (1989-1995) 184

Chapter 35 Eight Steps to the Plate: Jack Voigt (1992-1995) 189

Chapter 36 The Moose: Mike Mussina (1991-2000) 196

Chapter 37 20 Years at Camden Yards: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly 200

Epilogue 207

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