When the Game Changed: An Oral History of Baseball's True Golden Age: 1969-1979

When the Game Changed: An Oral History of Baseball's True Golden Age: 1969-1979

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by George Castle
     
 

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An authoritative look back at the decade that brought America’s favorite game into the modern era.

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An authoritative look back at the decade that brought America’s favorite game into the modern era.

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"I pitched throughout the era, not knowing the ongoing history of the game as well as I should, but George Castle was on top of his game during that time. George knows baseball history as well as any journalist or author in today's game and will certainly bring this era to life in this book." —Ferguson Jenkins, Hall of Famer and 1971 NL Cy Young Award winner "I have read all of George Castle's books, and I can say without hesitation that he is one of those rare individuals who is extremely gifted both as a reporter and a writer. I have also seen George work the Cubs' clubhouse, and it is clear that he has a rapport with team personnel that no other reporter in Chicago can touch. They trust him and they respect him, which means they will also tell him things they will never dare tell anyone else." —Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August "I had the wonderful opportunity to play professional baseball over fifteen seasons, and of all the characters in this great game, no one stood out like George Castle. He has always shown to have the most knowledge of anyone when it comes to baseball history. I spent a full season with him on his radio show, Diamond Gems, and his wealth of information on baseball is mindboggling. For those who take the time to read this gem, be prepared to learn more than you ever have about the game." —Doug Glanville, former Phillies and Cubs outfielder and now a NYTimes.com baseball columnist "From uniforms to facial hair to Afros to strike zones, this decade saw it all. . . .If you're a baseball fan, and especially one who grew up idolizing the players of the '70s, this is a must read." —Chicago Examiner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762766918
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,035,876
File size:
5 MB

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George Castle has covered Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago White Sox for decades for various newspapers and magazines, including the Times of Northwest Indiana. The author of ten books, including Sweet Lou and the Cubs (Lyons Press). 

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When the Game Changed: An Oral History of Baseball's True Golden Age: 1969--1979 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MikeMcCann More than 1 year ago
What a disappointment! While this book has its moments, it is eclipsed from being a good read or even great read by the author's negativity and poor organization. While every fan has their preferences, the author here slams certain clubs, cities and omits huge figures in an unforgiveable pattern. Also, the coverage of off-the field issues is poorly clustered at the end, rather than spread throughout the book, making for a "dud" of an ending. Finally, there are numerous, quite numerous typos as if the author didn't bother to proof-read... all the more disturbing when dates and statistical feats are fouled up to the dismay of any true fan. This book is relegated to the cheap seats!