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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (962 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: James Mio Publisher: PC Treasures, Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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These two two thrilling, classic baseball stories written by the legendary Zane Grey are read with a respectful nod to the play-callers of a bygone era. The story The Red-Headed Outfield tells the hilarious story of three unique outfielders and the coach who has to deal with their wild ways. The touching tale of Old Well Well recounts the last days of a legendary baseball fan and his final wish to watch his nephew play in the big leagues. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ej cullen | 2/17/2014

    " Like anecdotes with minimal humor? Hundreds of them? Non-stop? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daigo | 2/10/2014

    " This book is all about Baseball's un-written rules or "Codes" Everything from brush back pitch to retaliation to sliding hard to second to stealing catcher's/coache's signs to cheating (corked bat/spit balls etc) to don't talk to the pitcher when he is pitching no-hitter. All with a lot of real examples. Those examples are awesome baseball stories. Must have been a lot of research. Loved it. I listened to it as audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 2/8/2014

    " Fun book that manages to cover a good chunk of baseball's eras and give you something of a feel for what it's like to be on a major league team. Lots of amusing anecdotes. Definitely worth reading by any baseball fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Westmoreland | 2/2/2014

    " Great book...especially if you like the ins and outs of baseball...the REAL rules. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 1/24/2014

    " If you're a player or coach or superfan, it would surely be bad form to own a book on what you're supposed to absorb by osmosis, but for the rest of us baseball fans, this is essential reading. From hitting batters to giving hot foots it's always interesting and often flat-out hilarious. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Welch | 1/17/2014

    " very humorous and insightful book about the unwritten Code of baseball... and yet it provokes a bit of melancholy too, for most of it applies to a game from the past, and not the modern game..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Griffin | 1/15/2014

    " You love baseball? You like to laugh? You like to read behind-the-scenes stories? READ THIS BOOK! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/11/2014

    " A short interesting read. This book gave some interesting insight to the game of baseball that you don't see everyday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mokieblylk | 12/18/2013

    " great stories involving the baseball codes from early days of baseball to the present days of baseball "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Fechner | 8/6/2013

    " Pretty close to a must-read for baseball fans. Nothing all that groundbreaking, but the stories are amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Bolin | 8/4/2013

    " Loved the stories and the history but the author's writing style left something to be desired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deena | 6/17/2013

    " i listened to this book. it is a great read if you like sports, specifically baseball and what's really going on in a game. i love the history + true americana aspect of baseball and this book reveals SO much about all these things that the basic fan does not know is a part of the game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 6/16/2013

    " Being a fan of baseball, and a fan of the history of the game, I enjoyed reading about the "old" days and the respect for the game. If you are a true fan of the game, and enjoy hearing about what goes on on the bench and in the club house, this book is for you! Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/1/2013

    " For any true fan of the game, a great insight into the codes we always hear about but never quite understand "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Steve | 9/25/2012

    " This was dry reading in some spots, but definitely had some interesting stories that I did not previously know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 9/12/2012

    " A fun book about inside baseball. Witty and funny, it provides an inside glimpse of the other half of the game that we don't get to see or appreciate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 6/18/2012

    " It took me forever to read this book but, as a baseball fan, I loved it! It has tons of behind-the-scenes stories and it made me feel like an insider to learn the details behind the great unwritten rules of baseball. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 11/20/2011

    " Very interesting book, but eventually all the examples became overwhelming for me, just so much information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 8/10/2011

    " One of the (if not _the_) best baseball books I've ever read. Fascinating, hilarious, informative. I learned so much about baseball that I never knew by just watching games on tv and in person, and it definitely will change the way I watch baseball from now on. Well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 7/3/2011

    " The Codes is typical sports journalism so the writing is only kind of so-so, but a deep dive into all of the games unwritten "rules" is pretty fun and very quick. If you're a fan, totally worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas Graney | 6/16/2011

    " Not bad to pick up and flip through. Good stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Breuner | 6/1/2011

    " I loved this book. As a die hard fan I thought I had an understanding of the "Unwritten Rules". I was wrong. Not only does this book give a glimpse of what those rules are but backs them up with historical examples. A must read for any Baseball Fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Roberts | 3/15/2011

    " Fascinating look at the unwritten code that rules baseball...almost chivalric in some ways...I really had no idea how deep some of these codes of honor/retribution/loyalty go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 2/9/2011

    " Not a typical book for me but really good. Taken place back when settlers were just moving west to Ohio. Book encompasses what life was like back then, encounters with Indian tribes and even a little romance included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/24/2011

    " Hey, this is a well written western. There is romance, danger, and a happy ending. It is set around Fort Pit, and involves woodsmen rather than cowboys. If you like the mountain man theme, you'll enjoy this one. I sure did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danzaiss | 1/19/2011

    " This book concludes the trilogy that began with Betty Zane, followed by The Spirit of the border. A spirited and captivating story of pioneer life on the U.S. borderland (Wheeling, West Viginiia - from a time that predates the creation of WV). Very good descriptions on the wilderness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 9/6/2010

    " i love historical fiction in almost any form. Betty Zane is the true story of one of Zane Grey's great, great, (something) grandmothers who settled the wilderness back in the 1600s. The writing is dated, but still a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimbolimbo | 3/11/2009

    " If you ever want to make sure you have a GREAT book to listen to on a long drive you'll never go wrong with a Zane Grey book. Everyone in the car will get caught up in the action and romance. This was another fun book to listen to while performing mundane tasks at work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/17/2009

    " In this typical western, the good guy gets the bad guys and wins the girl. Enough said! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bee | 4/17/2008

    " I read a lot of Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour when I was in my early teens, thanks to my dad. 'The Last Trail' is my favorite Zane Grey. I did try to read it again as an adult a couple of years ago and it didn't hold quite the same charm, which made me a little sad. I still love them, though. "

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