A Game of Moments: Baseball Greats Remember Highlights of Their Careers

A Game of Moments: Baseball Greats Remember Highlights of Their Careers

by Ron Gerrard


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This collection of new interviews—conducted by the author—recounts some of the pivotal moments in the careers of professional baseball players and in American history.
Negro League players Leon Day, Buck O’Neil, Monte Irvin, Wilmer Fields and Joe Black speak about their experiences on the other side of the color line. Hank Aaron relates how the challenge of breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record was not only on the diamond. Bob Feller, Cecil Travis, Tommy Henrich and Jerry Coleman describe the effects of World War II on their careers. Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca address the “Shot Heard Round the World” in the Giants vs. Dodgers playoff of 1951.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476671949
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ron “G-Man” Gerrard has worked in broadcasting for 30 years—as a network sports anchor, producer and reporter. He has covered 17 World Series and All-Star Games, more than 200 World Championship Boxing events, and numerous PGA golf tournaments. A member of the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, he lives in Henderson, Nevada.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    vi

Preface    1

Hank Aaron 3

Sparky Anderson 7

Bobby Avila 10

Ernie Banks 11

Dick Bartell 13

Joe Black 15

Ewell Blackwell 17

Lou Boudreau 19

Ralph Branca 20

Lou Brock 23

Gates Brown 24

Lew Burdette 27

Rod Carew 29

Gary Carter 32

Rico Carty 33

Chris Chambliss 36

Ed Charles 37

Jerry Coleman 39

Babe Dahlgren 41

Alvin Dark 45

Tommy Davis 47

Leon Day 49

Bucky Dent 51

Larry Doby 53

Bobby Doerr 54

Don Drysdale 56

Carl Erskine 59

Elroy Face 60

Bob Feller 62

Wilmer Fields 64

Rollie Fingers 66

Tito Francona 69

Steve Garvey 70

Bob Gibson 72

Al Gionfriddo 77

Jim “Mudcat” Grant 78

Tony Gwynn 80

Harvey Haddix 83

Bud Harrelson 85

Ernie Harwell 87

Tommy Henrich 89

Ralph Houk 93

Monte Irvin 95

Ferguson Jenkins 98

Harmon Killebrew 99

Ralph Kiner 101

Bob Lemon 103

Al Lopez 105

Juan Marichal 106

Eddie Mathews 108

Bill Mazeroski 110

Rick Monday 113

Manny Mota 116

Ron Necciai 118

Buck ­O’Neil 120

Tony Oliva 121

Mickey Owen 123

Gaylord Perry 125

Johnny Podres 126

Dick Radatz 128

Dusty Rhodes 129

Robin Roberts 134

Brooks Robinson 135

Cookie Rojas 138

Al Rosen 139

Joe Rudi 141

Ron Santo 142

Mike Schmidt 144

Red Schoendienst 146

Roy Sievers 150

Ted Simmons 152

Enos Slaughter 156

Hal Smith 157

Willie Stargell 159

Ron Swoboda 162

Gene Tenace 163

Bobby Thomson 165

Cecil Travis 167

Johnny Vander Meer 170

Mickey Vernon 172

Bob Watson 174

Billy Williams 175

Dick Williams 178

Maury Wills 180

Jimmy Wynn 181

Index    183

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