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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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Batter up--here comes the most memorable collection of anecdotes about the national pastime ever assembled. Tales from the Dugout brings together never-before-told stories from baseball personalities such as Roger Maris, Ken Griffey Jr., Pete Rose, Phil Rizzuto, and Gaylord Perry in this illustrated, one-of-a-kind compendium.

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Batter up--here comes the most memorable collection of anecdotes about the national pastime ever assembled. Tales from the Dugout brings together never-before-told stories from baseball personalities such as Roger Maris, Ken Griffey Jr., Pete Rose, Phil Rizzuto, and Gaylord Perry in this illustrated, one-of-a-kind compendium.

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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:
9780071612616
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Shannon is the editor of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine and the author of five baseball books, including Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books and Baseball: The Writer's Game.

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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.