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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Turbow, John Miley Narrator: Bob Costas Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9781482915778
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John Miley has compiled the most comprehensive audio account of baseball history in existence—a vast and wildly entertaining assemblage of game tapes from throughout the sport’s history. His archive contains classic moments, like the Shot Heard ’round the World, and amazing feats, like Carl Hubbell striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin—in order—in the 1934 All-Star Game. Narrated by Bob Costas, Baseball Forever! brings you highlights from Miley’s collection, with numerous clips available for the first time since their original transmission. 

Bestselling author Jason Turbow (The Baseball Codes) mines the archive with Miley himself, taking us to some of baseball’s greatest settings—Yankee Stadium, Ebbets Field, Fenway Park—while guided by the game’s legendary broadcasters, like Mel Allen, Red Barber, Harry Caray, and Vin Scully. Miley and Turbow have carefully selected an abundance of highlights for Baseball Forever! that is sure to inform, entertain, and appeal to anybody nostalgic for baseball’s storied history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a rare and priceless work of baseball love.”

    Ken Burns

  • “Baseball fans have all heard stories of the game's greatest moments. But this collection of radio calls—classic broadcasting from different eras—is a must-listen. Sportscaster Bob Costas is his usual steady self as he introduces these timeless broadcasting snippets. Some are famous—such as Don Larsen’s perfect World Series game in 1956 and Bobby Thomson’s shot heard ’round the world in 1951—while others are trivial but engaging moments from various periods of time. In the static-free digital world of today, it’s refreshing to hear some authentic roughness as Red Barber, Mel Allen, and others describe exciting moments of baseball lore. Many of these unfiltered sounds come from a time before television, when radio delivered immediately and newspapers were devoured hot off the presses.”


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About the Author

Jason Turbow has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, SportsIllustrated.com, Slam magazine, Giants magazine, and Athletics. He also served as content director for “Giants Today,” a full-page supplement in the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and two children.

About the Narrator

Bob Costas has won twenty-four Emmy Awards—more than any other sports broadcaster—and been a prominent part of the coverage of every major sport over the past three decades. In 2012, he was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame and selected for the Walter Cronkite Award for distinction in journalism.