The 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. Whether we are used to hearing their voices while in the car, on the front porch, or in front of the television, these mikemen's styles of speech, cadences, and catch phrases, coupled with their wonderful ability to report the game, are both entertaining and familiar. Listening to them weave baseball stories is like having a close friend at the game: someone who conveys the excitement, anticipation, and ...
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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. Whether we are used to hearing their voices while in the car, on the front porch, or in front of the television, these mikemen's styles of speech, cadences, and catch phrases, coupled with their wonderful ability to report the game, are both entertaining and familiar. Listening to them weave baseball stories is like having a close friend at the game: someone who conveys the excitement, anticipation, and the thrill of winning - or the anguish of losing. Their voices can bring us back in time to our days of youth, or serve to remind us of how much the game has changed. And their words have been our long-distance eyes and ears for events that we could not have experienced otherwise. Rich and varied, their recollections - many told expressly for this book - have been compiled over the past decade by award-winning author Curt Smith. They show another side of baseball, revealing what goes on in the minds of those behind the mikes.

Ernie Harwell, Lindsey Nelson, Vin Scully, and more than 60 other expert baseball mikesmen recount their childhood memories of the game, how they got into the business, their most embarrassing moments, favorite players, games, and ballparks, and more. Photos.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780028604114
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

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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