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Tales from the Dugout: The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told
     

Tales from the Dugout: The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told

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by Mike Shannon
 

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This memorable collection of anecdotes about America's national pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box with some of the game's greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the always-quotable Casey Stengel to modern-day stars Ken Griffey, Jr. and Larry Walker, Tales from the Dugout features more

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This memorable collection of anecdotes about America's national pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box with some of the game's greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the always-quotable Casey Stengel to modern-day stars Ken Griffey, Jr. and Larry Walker, Tales from the Dugout features more than 150 priceless stories. You'll hear about George Steinbrenner's revolving-door hiring policies, Tommy Lasorda's feud with the Phillie Phanatic, Yogi Berra's expansive strike zone, Earl Weaver's battles with American League umpires, and Phil Rizzuto's battles with the English language. This intimate and entertaining collection is sure to delight fans of all generations.

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Library Journal
The latest from prolific sportswriter Shannon is a very entertaining digest of more than 100 lesser-known stories about baseball legends past and present. Some hilarious, some heartwarming, all the anecdotes will be of interest to fans. Patrick Cullen adeptly conveys the diverse personalities that have shaped the game and woven it into the national fabric--from the fiery temper of Oriole's manager Earl Weaver to the good-natured personality of Ken Griffey Jr. A welcome addition to sports collections in public libraries.--Mark Tierney, Charles Cty. Pub. Schs., Waldorf, MD Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470889081
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Cullen, a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., where he continues to live and work in the theater.

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Tales from the Dugout: The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for fans of major league baseball. Mike Shannon has done a lot of research to bring the reader many great stories. He has stories anywhere from how Nolan Ryan pitched a record seven no-hitters to the seasons where Anthony Young had a 27 game losing streak. He has put in many funny stories and some meaningful ones too. The stories differ but they all have a common theme. All the stories told by these major leaguers show how the people who have fun with life come out on top. He shows how even in the worst situations people can find some good. The people who look for the positves usually end up doing better because of their great attitudes. I like how Mike Shannon found very interesting stories from major league players and did not just write down anything he heard. It is obvious that he took a lot of time to find the most intersting information to entertain the reader. I do not like how he used a lot of baseball 'slang' or terminology. It was alright for me because I play baseball and understood what he was saying. If you did not know baseball very well you might have been confused on some little things. If you are not a big baseball fan some parts of the book may not be as meaningful. If you are a baseball fanatic I would definitely recomend this book to you. Overall I would give the book a four. It did not apply to everybody but it was ment for baseball fans and it was great for the audiance it was intended for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Baseball stories - they never get old! Lots of behind the scenes tales here. Fun to read. Nothing too in depth but when baseball season is just starting and you want your jucies to start flowing - pick this up. Just a fun read.