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Author: Mike Shannon Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481548090

Publisher Description

Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America’s pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories from some of baseball’s greatest players and storytellers, including legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson and modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells.

Learn about Roberto Clemente’s chiropractic skills, a now-famous nun in Cleveland who bakes thousands of cookies for the Indians every year, the dangers of pitching batting practice to Gaylord Perry, and Billy Martin’s tacit protest against the American League’s subjective rating system for umpires. This entertaining and personal collection will delight fans for many years to come.

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  • “This audio is very good company for any baseball enthusiast on a long drive. Cullen delivers a slew of fun anecdotes ranging from the early days of the game right up to the present.”

    - Today’s Librarian

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a collection of baseball stories, none I had ever heard before, which is what he promises in the introduction. There are a couple of really good ones, look up Thurman Munson if you are just perusing the book. "

    - Rodger, 7/25/2008

About the Author

Mike Shannon is the founder and editor of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine and the author of sixteen baseball books, including Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books and Baseball: The Writer’s Game. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.